As a child, Enid Blyton’s Famous Five was like an extension of my family. I lived through each and every adventure with them and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a new story. I have never lost my love of reading and I like nothing better than to immerse myself in a good book.
When I put this task on the list, I imagined myself discussing the merits of an interesting novel over a glass of wine or two with friends. But when I was asked by one of the Y6 pupils to start up a book club at school, I said yes straight away. Why? Because if I have to listen to one more child talk about how they spend their free time endlessly playing computer games, I will sink into a depression.
Our club meets every week to read and discuss our latest book choice. We have all joined Brent’s amazing new library and the librarian is incredibly knowledgable about children’s novels and what appeals. We can borrow e-books for our
kindles or iPads (technology does have its uses!)
I have been reintroduced to the world of children’s fiction and I love it! If you don’t already, please visit your library. If we stop using them they will disappear 😦 The books are free so all we need is our imagination.
Rant over! 😉 😉
My book of the year? ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes. A truly brilliant read!