Blog Number 38: Set up a Book Club.

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! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

My book of the year? ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes. A truly brilliant read!

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5 thoughts on “Blog Number 38: Set up a Book Club.

  1. I’ve just finally managed to finish “Gone Girl” and thought it was excellent. Funnily enough I don’t have much time for reading anymore and I NEVER thought I’d hear myself say that πŸ˜‰ “Me before you” was brilliant and I don’t think I would have picked it up without your recommendation- I’ve now recommended it to many as well so JoJo needs to start paying you a commission!

    • Hi Steph! If I had put bets on who might reply to this blog it would be another teacher or my sister who reads about 4 books a week! How right I was πŸ™‚

      Actually, it was my sister who recommended ‘Gone Girl’ I was a bit iffy about it to be honest but she loved it.

      For all those visual people out there, it is being made into a film starring Ben Affleck! The book is usually ten times better than the screen interpretation though.

      ‘Me a Before You’ still holds the best book award for me. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Correction I do have some time for reading but I don’t think the current favourites of “Room on the Broom” and “Princess Polly’s Potty” count eh? πŸ˜‰

    • You are giving your children a love of books. Good on you! Hope the potty training is going well. Is that the one that Chris Evans recommended when he was potty training his son? It certainly hit the best seller list when he mentioned it on his show!

      • I didn’t know that but a quick google has told me that yes it is! The girl’s version. Alas it means “The Royal Nappy” has been put away for Niamh for now πŸ˜‰

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