Tag Archives: reading

Any excuse

I freely admit to having a bit of an issue with books – perhaps more of a habit? I’m going to have to curtail this a bit though, I’ve only got a fortnight’s holiday and even if I read from … Continue reading

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reading and readers

I have been rereading things recently – The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker because I was asked by a very nice seventeen year old boy if I would help him with an essay. I’d only meant to read the first … Continue reading

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Some are new but some were just pleading with me to be picked up in the bookshop

I know I’m making excuses, but the thing is, if I’m going to be able to recommend books to kids I have to have read them first. Even the David Walliams ones. I’m looking forward to the Marcus Sedgwick and … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale

This is why you should never, never, never leave your ereader inside your rucksack and then allow your husband to sit on said rucksack… Although I didn’t know he was going to sit on it! The worst bit is that … Continue reading

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Who’s going on a bear hunt?

We run a Child Development course for some of the older students, and as a result, my library has a small but select collection of children’s picture books. All the classic things, like The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The … Continue reading

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busy

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still snowing

I don’t care – I’ve got a fire, a rocking chair and the Carnegie shortlist to read…

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The Lord of the Rings – how to make your own condensed version

I was chatting to a group of boys today about the forthcoming film of the Hobbit (they were on the opinionated side regarding the film adaptation, despite not having actually seen it yet), and we progressed to The Lord of … Continue reading

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today…

There was a rainbow at the bottom of my garden. I would have gone out and dug up the pot of gold, but it was hailing at the time, so I didn’t. Handsome tried to sweep the chimney, but couldn’t … Continue reading

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clandestine reading

I’ve spent the last two days doing a much needed complete top-to-toe tidy of the library, during which I have, with a little regret, correctly reshelved the hidden books. Over the years I have spotted three species of book-hider, and … Continue reading

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