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Summer Time and the Reading is Easy…

Hello lovely readers. Apologies for my absence; summer hols are a funny old time for us and I’m not sure where the last few weeks have gone.

We needed a week to get over the Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival. Not because of anything bad, we were just exhausted! So, that took us to week two of the break and between running a summer school for Larchwood Primary School, phonics sessions, 11+, the odd 1:1 teaching, Lego, plus all of the regular weekly goings on, we have somehow managed to get to the last couple of weeks without blogging.

So, here we are. A huge plus of such an extended school break is all of the reading time that it offers. I’d like to say that my wish-to-read pile has diminished as a result, but what has actually happened is that I have just added to it, thinking that somehow the days will magically extend to fit it all in.

In the past week or so, I have read a cracking proof from A.F.Harrold, entitled The Song from Somewhere Else. It is one of the most beautifully crafted books that I have read in a long time and is due to hit bookshelves in November. It’s well worth the wait…but then I can say that because I’ve already read it *insert evil laugh here*.

Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Astounding Broccoli Boy is our Book Club pick for September. This is great, for two reasons. Firstly, because I just know that the group are going to love it. Secondly, because it’s given me an excuse to re-read it. Happy days!

What are you reading this summer?


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