Several months ago, I launched a blog completely devoted to my passion for books and reading--Cindy's Book Club.
I've really been having difficulty attracting readers to my book blog, which is rather frustrating! One of the things I do to try to gain readers is participate in Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books--a wonderful book meme.
Today, I was inordinately thrilled and excited to find that someone else had not only heard of Auntie Robbo, by Ann Scott-Moncrieff, but was actually reviewing it, and seems to love it as much as I do!
Carol of Magistra Mater-Reflecting Wonder writes:
"P.G. Wodehouse meets Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mix two parts E. Nesbit with three parts Jerome K. Jerome.
Here is a diamond of a book!
I want to wave down readers and persuade them to read this gem. "
She goes on to say:
This is a book I plan to read at least once a year until I slip into my dotage. I laughed aloud; I disrupted my husband's concentration, intruding with quotes. I have plans for read alouds with the grands. I'm baffled whyAuntie Robbo has remained unknown to me before now.
I couldnt' agree more with Carol's review. I DO read Auntie Robbo at least once a year, which is why I had to seek out another copy to replace my falling-apart one in 2004.
You can read about my love for the book, and how I found another copy online, here.
I also blogged about it and one of my other childhood favorites here...and listed it as one of the "15 books that will always stick with me" here.
According to Carol, you can read Auntie Robbo in full at Gutenberg. I'm echoing Carol's "dare you to read the first chapter!"
In fact, I think it's time I read it again. :)
Oh...and please check out my book blog? I would love to have more than a handful of readers!
And be sure and check out Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books!