Tag: reading

My Reading in 2013: Favourite Books

He didn’t want a television, he had no need of a radio. He didn’t want the world to come in….He couldn’t stand the false hysteria […] 

The Quiet Revolution at Your Local Library

The future of the book has been widely discussed in the last decade, as has that great democratic institution, the library. Both have been challenged […] 

What have you read (so far) in 2013?

Darcy tapped the page of his book and the next appeared. It had been years since he had to physically labour, turning page after page, […] 

Not a list (a reflective post with 2013 in mind)

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” “Fight evil, read books.” These two quotes are […] 

What has Miss 9 read in 2012?

After posting about my reading in 2012 I asked my eldest daughter, who is in 3rd class and 9 years of age, what she read […] 

What have you read this year?

How many adults, especially teachers and parents, discuss their own reading or passion for literature with children? How much reading for professional or personal pleasure […] 

Summer Holiday Reading

Because in my memory of childhood there is always the smell of bubbling tar, of Pinke Zinke, the briny smell of the sea. It is […] 

Reading…

I can still see the poster on my own childhood primary school classroom wall: Kids who read succeeed The Conservative politician and current British Secretary […] 

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