Saturday, December 09, 2017

Reading - Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Reading - Gossamer

Gossamer by Lois Lowry

A Junior Fiction

Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old woman’s home where she softly touches beloved objects, gathering happy memories, and drops of old scents and sounds. Littlest One pieces these bits together and presents them to her sleeping human in the form of pleasant dreams. But the dreaded Sinisteeds, dark fearsome creatures that plague their victims with nightmares, are always at work against the dreamgivers. When the old woman takes in John, an angry foster child with a troubled past, the Sinisteeds go after him with their horrifying nightmares. Can Littlest One, and her touch light as gossamer, protect John’s heart and soul from the nightmare of his dark past?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Reading - Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson

A Junior Fiction

The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics--from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes--introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)

Reading - The Strange Library

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Reading - Tom Gates : Super Good Skills (almost)

Tom Gates : Super Good Skills (almost) by L. Pichon

A Junior Fiction

This book is PACKED full of EXTRA stuff to keep you BUSY if (like me) your holiday doesn't quite go to plan.  Who knew sticky notes sould be SO useful for Doodles, flipbooks and messages of Marcus's back.

Reading - Tom Gates : Yes! No (may be)

Tom Gates : Yes! No (may be) by L. Pichon

A Junior Fiction

Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do.  Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is looming over me.  Mum's on a mission to tidy up the whole house.  She says if I can't decide what to get rid of - she'll do it for me.  Which would be a disaster ! Luckily for THE FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once).

Reading - A Tiny Bit Lucky (Tom Gates)

A Tiny Bit Lucky (Tom Gates) by L. Pichon

A Junior Fiction

Dad wants to make a KITE so we can go out and get lots of  FRESH AIR.  I wouldn't mind getting more fresh air if we had a dog.  But that's not going to happen because Delia's "allergic" to dogs (I think I'm allergic to Delia).

Me, Derek and Norman are palnning some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCK WEEKLY BAND BATTLE. We've got loads of time - so I'm not panicking....