5 ways to encourage reading for pleasure in your classroom

5 ways to encourage reading for pleasure in your classroom   Make time for reading This is an important one. While reading before your pupils go home is relatively common, and a great way to finish the day, the fact is that this time is often ‘squished’ out due to unexpected events, handing out letters,…

Waiting on Wednesday: Rogue Princess

Waiting on Wednesday: Rogue Princess Rogue Princess Written by B. R. Myers 304 pages Published by Swoon Reads Publication date: 21st January 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of…

Book Review: It’s Your World Now

Book Review: It’s Your World Now It’s Your World Now Written and illustrated by Barry Falls 32 pages Published by Pavilion Books Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): So go and play and live and learn. It’s your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The…

Book Review: Throne of Swans

Book Review: A Throne of Swans   A Throne of Swans Written by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr 352 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 9th January 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly… When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn…

Waiting on Wednesday: Deep and Darkest Red

Waiting on Wednesday: Deep and Darkest Red Deep and Darkest Red Written by Anna-Marie McLemore 320 pages Published by Feiwel and Friends Publication date: 14th January 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion…

2020 Resolutions

2020 Resolutions   What are you hoping to achieve in 2020? Do you enjoy making New Year’s Resolutions or prefer not to make them? Do you have any tips to help keep your resolutions? Every year, when the Christmas decorations have disappeared from the shops, books about healthy eating, cleaning products and organizational aids fill…

2019 Blogging Stats

2019 Blogging Stats How has 2019 been for you? Has your blog grown or has it fallen by the wayside? Stats are those things that we all really care about, but somehow don’t talk about that often. People always say that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others, but it is difficult not to care about…

Six for Sunday: Bookish Resolutions

Six for Sunday: Bookish Resolutions Today’s theme for #SixforSunday is Bookish Resolutions so here are a few of mine: Review every single book I read, even if it’s just a few sentences. I will not write ‘RTC/ Review-to-come’ because, realistically, I rarely go back to it.  Keep my Goodreads up-to-date as I am awful for…

2019: My Year in Books

2019: My Year in Books   Farewell to 2019 and welcome to 2020! Wow, how quickly did this year go?! How is it 2020 already? How has your year been? What have been your highlights? Which books have been your favourites? This year I have been terrible at updating my Goodreads regularly, meaning that I…

And then there were three…new adventures in 2020!

And then there were three…new adventures in 2020! Happy New Year everyone and I hope that 2020 is treating you well already. As I mentioned yesterday, in my post about the highs and lows of 2019, there is one more piece of exciting news that I would like to share with the world. As soon…

Highs and Lows of 2019

Highs and Lows of 2019 2019 is over and here we are at the beginning of a new year and a new decade! Can you believe it? I have to admit that looking back at 2019 has reminded me of just how much has happened this year, and seeing people posting about what has changed…