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Christmas reading

We’ve got the Christmas books out. We had all of these last year but E wasn’t really into them as much. This year all is different. And I’m thrilled. So let me talk you through them: Santa’s Beard – Matilda … Continue reading

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A Gruffalo stance*

Visitors to Nottingham’s Central Library may have spotted the Gruffalo and his friends in the window recently. I took E in there last week so that she could see the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler bookbench which is pride of place. … Continue reading

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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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“In my day television was called books” *

Arguments about the changes to the GCSE English Literature syllabus rumble on. As far as I can find out, some recommendations were made to the exam boards and the Secretary of State for Education regarding the curriculum. These offered ideas … Continue reading

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A rainy weekend begins with reading…*

I don’t mind rain when I’m stuck in the office but when at home with E it is nice to have the option of going out. So, we plundered her library and read a lot to make up for the … Continue reading

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Oh behave!

We appear to be entering the period of parenting I have been dreading the most (apart from teenagerdom) – toddler tantrums and the terrible twos. E is not quite two but has started, in the last couple of weeks, to … Continue reading

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Time

So one of the main things they tell you when you become a parent is how fast the time goes. And you nod and say thanks but secretly you worry about those times when the baby won’t settle and it … Continue reading

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WBD: Read on

It’s World Book Day! A day of books. How lovely. Sadly for adults this means that we don’t get to spend the day reading but for children there are events and they get a voucher for a free book. My … Continue reading

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Christmas and all that…

I’ve just finished baking up a storm of mince pies, stollen pieces and cranberry and white chocolate muffins; wrapping the last of the presents and finally got round to threading the slices of orange I dried last week to hang … Continue reading

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Midweek book club: Martin Waddell and Alice Munro

It’s back! Midweek book club returns. I can only apologise for having a couple of weeks off. I have used the weeks productively in actually reading some books to review so it’s not been time completely wasted. First up the … Continue reading

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