Archive for August, 2009

Books from boxes

pencil case

The best thing about September was always getting a new pencil case for school. I would spend days in Smiths testing zips, sniffing plastic, working out what patterns would look good against my pencils (I was a strange kid).

Sadly, although being grown up comes with the freedom to eat cake before your tea and not make your bed if you want, the simple things that make life good can ebb away…….not this year though!

This September brings a pile of (takes deep breath) shiny new BOOKS!  My favourite things in the world alongside greyhounds, roller derby, and driving with the music up loud.

The lovely people at New Writing North gave me a stack of them which I carried around the vintage shops of Newcastle whilst trying to find a fancy dress outfit last month (I got one and went as Janine Melnitz from Ghostbusters).

Anyway, yes, back to books. There is no theme or slant, just new fiction, chosen by NWN, the group and me . We have a whole list of em for you to read and then come talk about in our awesome new home, Uncle Alberts – just opposite the train station in Middlesbrough.

And any suggestions for future books, post em up on the blog and we’ll see what we can do


About the group

The Tees Valley Book Group meets at Stockton Central Library at 6.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

If you would like more information about what the group is reading, please visit


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