Monday, 22 October 2007
Hurrah! After ages of searching finally got my hands on a copy of Diana Pullein-Thompson's A Pony Found. This is the last book in the series about the Fletcher family which begins with The Ponyseekers. It is an interesting series which I loved as the setting was fairly original. The family set up The Ponyseekers, a horse-dealers which rather than just trying to make a profit aims to make sure the ponies they sell are suitable for their new owners too. There were very few pony books with horse dealers as the main characters, they were nearly always the villains!
For some reason I have never actually read the third one in this series, looking at the publishing date I was possibly a little old for pony books when it was released and was probably chasing boys at the time! Now, as an old fart, I am quite happy to read them.
So I am looking forward to sitting down and reading the entire series straight off, with the dessert course being that rarity, a pony book I haven't actually read. I have that warm tingly feeling of anticipation I always get just before reading a great book. (A feeling also inspired by opening a new box of chocs - but at least pony books don't make you fat!)
Sunday, 21 October 2007
This is an exciting time for the website and myself! Due to popular demand I have set up a forum for users of the website. From now on we will be able to chat about our favourite books, discuss reviews and ask questions without having to email each other. This is a new undertaking for me so I hope everyone will excuse any teething problems! You can visit the forum at: http://ponybooks.proboards78.com/index.cgi