I haven't done a 'What We're Reading' post for a while, so thought it was time to share once again the books that my Year 4 class are reading! The last one is here: What We’re Reading… There's a wide variety here! And there's a few books missing! I'm reading Goodly and Grave, which the publishers … Continue reading What We’re Reading!
Recently I was thinking about the way in which I read, about how different my reading atmosphere is at home versus when I'm reading and travelling. When I'm at home I like to read in silence, but when I'm travelling I need to have my iPod on, playing music. I have no idea why there … Continue reading How do you read?
Hello! Back to some school talk! I took a few weeks off doing #AskMissElliott to give the kids a chance to come up with some new questions but after requests to bring it back I knew it was time! If you're curious what #AskMissElliott is, it's a chance for the kids in my class to … Continue reading More #AskMissElliott
Reasons To Stay Alive: honest, important, emotive. "WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Matt Haig
The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat: fun, beautifully illustrated and imaginative! Release Date: 4th April 2017 Publisher: Wacky Bee Books The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw... … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Coral Rumble
So it's now May 5th and I have HOPEFULLY handed in my dissertation. Hopefully, it went yesterday. (I write this the Sunday before and I'm MEGA stressed about it). So yeah, that's that done. 2 years of my life building up to this. I can't lie. I haven't been a great student. I've left things … Continue reading Student-ing
There May Be A Castle: adventure filled, emotional and eerie. "Eleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters. But it's snowing, and visibility is bad, and the car goes off the road, and crashes. Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he's not in his world … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Piers Torday
Hello Wednesday folks! Sorry this is late, I have had a mega stressful week, however you are in for a treat with this guest blog this week. My gorgeous friend Rachel, over-lady of #SundayYA, #SundayYAthon and 100-or-less has popped along to talk about YA books which discuss one of the most important things to a … Continue reading Mental Health in YA
Dear everyone, This is an open letter to you all. Hello, I'm Steph. I'm a teacher, a lover of books and a reader of all kinds of books. I am technically an adult, yet I read mostly Young Adult books (which I am NOT their target audience), Middle Grade books (again, I am NOT the … Continue reading “Mam, can I have a book?”
Hello. So it's May. Welcome to a new month. I am trying something this month... I am not allowed to buy ANY books. Those of you who know me, or follow this blog, will know that I am a FAN of books. I do buy books probably weekly/fortnightly. I am going to try for a … Continue reading You MAY not buy any books