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Another post about reading

It seems like barely a week goes by these days without someone wringing their hands about the parlous state of reading among the nation’s children. They’re not reading enough or they’re not reading the right things or they stop at … Continue reading

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Books I’d like my daughter to read

This article was originally published on For Books’ Sake website as part of their Mothers’ Day celebrations. This is the unedited version (they are stricter about word counts than I am.) My motherhood goal has always been to cultivate a … Continue reading

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Midweek book club – William Brodrick and Addis Berner Bear

It’s book club time and it’s perhaps a melancholy choice this week. For no particular reason, it just worked out that way. E’s choice first. Addis Berner Bear Forgets – Joel Stewart Well I say E’s choice but actually it’s … Continue reading

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Midweek book club – Jane Austen and Lucy Cousins

We are on holiday but that hasn’t stopped me from blogging for you all (I could pretend that I did this in advance and scheduled it but I think we all know I’m not that organised.) Anyway this week’s book … Continue reading

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Midweek book club – Quentin Blake, May Witwit & Bee Rowlatt

My mother will be disappointed with this week’s book club recommendation as she’s already read this one. Sorry Mum. Maybe next week. Anyway, here’s the parent choice this week. Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad – May Witwit and Bee … Continue reading

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Midweek book club – Billy Lynn and Pop up Peekaboo!

My choices this week incorporate “the new Catch 22” and a pop up book illustrated by cuddly toys. Aiming for something for everyone. Parents first. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain This was my reading group’s book for … Continue reading

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Midweek book club – Jonathan Coe & Jess Stockham

Happy Wednesday! It’s midweek book club time and as before, I’ll be doing one for parents and one for children. Parents first. Jonathan Coe – The Rain Before it Falls I like Jonathan Coe and have read several of his … Continue reading

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New feature! Midweek book club

So I was pondering a new feature for the blog last week and decided to run a book review – two a week, one for parents, one for children. Parents first. Tim Lott – Under the Same Stars Previously I … Continue reading

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