Hello there Bindy, welcome to the chat forum. I hope you find it fun and interesting. Yes we all find loads of new books/authors to read by coming on here. We have members from Europe, Australia and the USA so there's always a good mix of books from different countries too.
Hi Bindy. I am trying to get new books on kindle but three years after getting hooked by an old armada found clearing my parents house I now have many books I had as a child in early hardbacks and am now beginning to branch out and catch up on things I missed last time and some of the new ones.
Hi, my name is Penelope. And though I'm 'getting on', I still enjoy some re-reading of my favorite horse and pony books. I'm in the U.S.A., and we tend to call them horse books here, but I kind of like the term pony books...
I recently branched out and bought a British pony book, one of the ones Jane Badger has republished, Six Ponies and am reading that now on my Kindle. Though I wish it had been available in the Kobo bookstore as I prefer my Kobo device because of the larger screen. Old eyes. I'm enjoying it so far, though the first chapter had me a bit dubious. Now I'm finding it rather hilarious!
Anyway, I've got a fair collection of various horse and pony books sitting on the shelves, mostly with the American slant, naturally, but a few from the UK.
Hi and a very warm welcome. If you enjoy Six Ponies you're in for a treat as the other books in the series are also great. Since starting the forum I have met quite a few American pony/horse book lovers and it prompted me to start reading American horse stories, mainly of which I love.
Thanks! I just finished Six Ponies this morning and I DID really enjoy it, in spite of what initially and mostly looked to be a total trainwreck of pony training, LOL!
I may well get the others after a bit. I wish someone in the US was doing what Jane Badger is managing! I grew up reading a lot of Patsey Gray's books from the library, would be great to see her work available as ebooks! Or Dorothy Lyons. I picked the bay foal as avatar because it reminded me of the cover of Java Jive.
I've gotten some reading of rare books through the Open Library. And I persuaded a relative to buy me the Fidra copy of Silver Snaffles for Christmas one year.
Hello, thruppence here, a Brit living in the USA (Kentucky/Ohio border). Had a Welsh cob x New Forest growing up in the UK and two American mares in the US: A Saddlebred and a Quarter Horse x TB. Currently horse less and reading the pony books I missed as a kid (Jill and The Heron series.) Loved Monica Edwards, the PTs, J M Berrisford, Patricia Leitch, Monica Dickens, Elyne Mitchell, Marguerite Henry, Anna Sewell (of course).
I'm in the US too, in Massachusetts, but a native rather than an ex-pat
Back when I started collecting, I was after nicer editions of the tatty, loved-to-death paperbacks from my childhood, as well as those I'd had out of the library but never owned. Then I found out just how many authors I'd missed growing up...warning, it can turn into quite a hobby (but so much fun )
Hello Thruppence welcome to the forum! That's very interesting being an ex-pat Brit living in the USA. I wonder if that gives you a rather unique perpective on British and American horse books..? Anyhow there are both Brits and Americans (and many others!) here and we'll all be interested in getting to know you
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say I will be adding some Christmas quizzes and games in the next few days. There's also a prize comp to enter! Hope everyone has a great Christmas
Dec 18, 2019 13:45:54 GMT 1
Claire: Apologies that the website is not available at the moment - this is due to billing issues - hopefully will be back up asap!
Mar 11, 2020 15:35:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, sorry for not being around for a few days due to yet more internet problems. Hoping they have all been sorted now!
Mar 27, 2020 23:03:37 GMT 1
Claire: Hi folks will be adding a few quizzes over the next few days so check out the Qizzes and Puzzles for Fun section !
Apr 7, 2020 19:37:24 GMT 1
Claire: Message to spammers - shame on you for spamming at a time like this - your message will be removed anyhow so don't bother!
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