I was stunned and very pleasantly surprised this morning to discover this blog coming fourth on a list of 'The UK's Top 10 Children's Literature Blogs', which can be seen here. Steel Thistles will come up for its first anniversary in November: around this time last year I was still angsting about whether to start a blog at all, and whether I really had enough to say in it. In fact, I've found great pleasure this year in rambling on about all the things I love in children's literature, folklore and fantasy. And I've made many new friends!
And so this seems a good moment to say 'thankyou' to all of you who read this blog and take the time to exchange opinions with me. I value and appreciate your time, your expertise, your thoughtful comments. Without you, I would be talking to myself. Thanks for stopping by!