Back in May, I was lucky enough to meet Paige Toon at her Bluewater signing. A busy teaching schedule has meant that I am only now getting to blog about it, in August three months later! I was excited to meet her as I am a big fan of her books and am currently working […]Read More Meeting Paige Toon & ‘The Last Piece of My Heart’ Review
July’s books of the month are taking a young adult theme. I’ve chosen a selection of young adult reads to try this month. After hearing good things, about all three of the books I decided to give them a go and offer my perspective. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling Now, […]Read More Books of the Month – July Edition
A few months back, I was lucky enough to be able to make the trip of a lifetime with my mum to New York. We managed to jam pack our trip with excursions, sightseeing and lots of walking. So, I thought I’d share a few of the trips we took with you as well as […]Read More NEW YORK, NEW YORK! My must-see guide to the ‘Big Apple’
Now, I know what you’re thinking. This post sounds all too familiar. Hasn’t she written a post like this before? It’s true I have. I wrote a post shortly after Christmas when I took a month off blogging to have a well deserved break. I wrote a few blog posts following my break and then […]Read More Guess who’s back?
‘Stay Where You Are Then Leave’ by John Boyne Having read ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’, I was excited to hear that John Boyne had published another book exploring life in the war. This book follows the life of a young boy called Alfie, whose life changes after the start of the First World War. […]Read More Children’s Books of the Month – March 2017
‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher A rather festive recommendation for February, however I couldn’t write a blog post without including it! Now, I’ve read this book myself and to the children I work with, both times I truly felt it captured the magic of Christmas (and dinosaurs, of course!). The story centres around William Trundle, […]Read More Children’s Books of the Month – February 2017
‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys A classic novel to add to the collection this month. ‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ is the prequel to ‘Jane Eyre’. As I absolutely adore the story of ‘Jane Eyre’ I was interested to read any work associated with it. This prequel focuses on Mr Rochester’s first wife, the […]Read More Books of the Month – February 2017