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Lately…

Watching: The Black List and Elementary Eating: Paul Newman Tex-Mex dressing - divine! Drinking: Nice coffee Listening to: Mumford and Sons, Into the Wild Soundtrack, Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs and any song played on Friday Night Lights Reading: Trying to decide what to read next after finishing Gone Girl last night. Perhaps Divergent by Veronica… Continue reading Lately…

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Book Club: Perks of Being a Wallflower

I loved this book very much and probably exactly equal to the amount I loved the film. I rooted for the protagonist Charlie throughout the book and the reveal about what had happened to him might not have had the same impact as the corresponding moment in the film but was crushing nonetheless.
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On Wednesday night, we gathered at Berylune for our book club chat. Overall, the group enjoyed the book although some more than others. A coming of age story of a troubled teen in 1990s America, the book takes you through a year in the life of Charlie.

I had seen the film (written by the book’s author Chbosky) and had loved that and the book didn’t disappoint. Other comments from our members:

‘I’m wondering if I will feel more for the characters after I’ve seen the film.’

‘I really enjoyed this book. It took me back to the 90s and reminded me of My So-Called Life.’

‘I really liked the references to other books. Having read lots of them, it added a new dimension to reading the story and understanding the characters.’

Our next book club meeting will be online only. Our next book is Celia Rees’s This is Not…

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Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this book as the first book for the Twitter book club set up by my teaching buddy called the #LETbookclub (Lost English Teachers). We get together on Twitter on the 1st of each month at 8pm.… Continue reading Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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Expanding Bookshelf

I already have a ton of books on my bookshelf that I want to read but during some of my lectures over the past week or so, I have been introduced to some more titles that I want to get my hands on. Stone Cold by Robert Swindells - Kids are disappearing but no one cares. Homeless, frightened… Continue reading Expanding Bookshelf