Ladybird Land feels a long way from the world of social media.

I’ve been using Twitter for many years and find it very useful for lots of different things.  In my work I found it a brilliant way of staying up to date with the latest developments and for swapping ideas and online resources.  But I didn’t want to mix that up with communication with family and friends – so I made separate accounts and switched between them.  Never the twain.

Some years ago I also made a separate Ladybird Books Twitter account, to keep any tweets about Ladybird Books separate from both of the above.  But then I almost never used it.

And so @lbflyawayhome languished.

Just recently I’ve revived my Ladybird tweeting and have found it very useful.  It points me towards little snippets and websites that I can share easily on Twitter but which I’d probably never get around to blogging about. It’s also nice to have a quick chat with other Ladybird Book enthusiasts.

Since it may be true that many Ladybird Book lovers aren’t Twitter users, I can put these links up in a batch every now and then for anyone interested.

The other place to mention is Pinterest.  I’ve made a Pinterest board to collate Ladybird images I find online or ones I upload to different places:
http://www.pinterest.com/mollycoddle1/ladybird-books-loveliness/

As for Facebook, I just can’t find a role for it.  I know that there are Ladybird Book ‘groups’ on Facebook, but it’s just not me. 

Anyway:
Links I’ve tweeted about/found on Twitter that might be of interest:

Plans for the upcoming Ladybird centenury:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/new-licensing-programme-ladybirds-100th.html

Ladybird parody:
http://londonist.com/2006/04/italica_and_jus.php

The Idyllic world of Peter and Jane:
http://ageofuncertainty.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/idyllic-world-of-peter-and-jane.html?m=1

A word from the editor:
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/martin-townsend/454709/A-word-from-the-Editor-Ladybird

Ladybird Books and Modernism:

http://dirtymodernscoundrel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-ladybird-book-of-modernism.html