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OMG – Thank you Official Beano people for your grrreat re-tweet to my blog post!  You can read it by clicking here: The Beano and the Great Pocket Money Renumeration Challenge

The Beano and the Great Pocket Money Renumeration Challenge

Do you know how much a copy of The Beano is these days?

£2.50!!!!

Yes, I know.

That’s £2.50! AND it’s still issued weekly! Continue reading “The Beano and the Great Pocket Money Renumeration Challenge”

Down Among the Women and Gender Equality

Sometimes you read a book and it plays on your mind, making you question accepted beliefs and existing norms, even questioning where you stand in the grand scheme of life. I have just finished reading Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon, and this has prompted some degree of careful introspection on the state of our society. Continue reading “Down Among the Women and Gender Equality”

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I have just finished reading the most remarkable book. Ever. One by Sarah Crossan is written in free verse and is simply beautiful.  Heart-breaking and yet totally up-lifting. Remarkable.

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In a nod to my Neapolitan Heritage I asked for all four of the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Farrante for Christmas last year.   Continue reading “Am Reading”

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Whether you want to learn something, empathise with someone or just lose yourself in a novel, A Boy Made of Blocks might just be the next book you should read.

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Finally… my daughter has selected a Chris Riddell book to enjoy – and believe me there is SO much to enjoy.

Book Club

A few months ago a friend and I were bemoaning the fact that we never seemed to read very much any more.  That when we did read, our book choices were a little off and our general reading habit was more than a little un-inspired.   So we set up a Book Club.

Continue reading “Book Club”

Read to Rio

My children have become really anti-social.  They don’t talk to me, apart from the odd grunt, and they barely even look at me.  They aren’t teenagers and I don’t actually mind.  Why?

They are reading.  On their own.  ALL the time.

Continue reading “Read to Rio”

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