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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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Towel Day 2012

Towel Day 2012

It’s Towel Day today. For those that didn’t see my post last year or my reminder yesterday, Towel Day is a day on which fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy in any of its forms carry a towel in remembrance of Douglas Adams, the creator of the hilarious series. Last year, I carried a small coloured hand towel around school with me, prompting a few questions. This year, I’m on study leave and therefore am at home for…

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I Answer Your Questions!

I Answer Your Questions!

This is a response to the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain prompt. All of the details for this month’s chain can be found here including the list of other participants. There were some great entries last month so please check them out for November too! (Clicking the image below will lead you back to the Blog Chain home) The prompt was “What are the wackiest, funniest, most disturbing search terms anyone has ever used to find your blog?” This…

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Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Dancing Shoes (Noel Streatfeild) The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien) Tithe (Holly Black) Ironside (“) Valian (“) I am the messenger (Markus Zusak) A Company of Swans (Eva Ibbotson) The Secret Countess (Eva Ibbotson) Blood Red, Snow White (Marcus Sedgewick) Double Cross (Malorie Blackman) Lament (Maggie Stiefvater) Ballad (Maggie Steifvater) Mort (Terry Pratchett) Equal Rites (” “) A Little Princess (Frances Hodgesen Burnett) The Colour of Magic (Terry Pratchett) The Light Fantastic (” “) The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)…

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Weird Wednesday: Wash Before Use.

Weird Wednesday: Wash Before Use.

The world has officially gone mad. I should have realised this a while ago, I suppose, but it’s true. We had a punnet of nectarines on the work surface of the kitchen (not yet ripe, unfortunately), and the label included this instruction: Wash before use. Now, I wasn’t sure that you used nectarines. Consumed, yeah. Ate, yeah. But do I say, “Oh, I just used a nectarine”? No. I generally say, “I just ate a nectarine.” I don’t understand why…

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Towel Day Roundup

Towel Day Roundup

Did you celebrate Towel Day yesterday? No? I’m shocked. I’m sure you’ve got an excuse. “I can’t take a towel to work! People would give me weird looks!” Or how about this one? “I might get it dirty…” I would like you to know that I: (a) Carried a towel with me the entire day – on the bus to and from school, in lessons, at ballet class (except when actually dancing) (b) Sat on my towel at the bus…

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150 Books – Half Way!

150 Books – Half Way!

Those of you that have been around for a while will know that I was aiming to read 150 books in 2011, and (here’s the catch) at least 75 of them had to be ones I hadn’t read before. Well. As someone who loves rereading books, this is rather a challenge. 150 books, easy. But 75 I hadn’t read before? What are you talking about? My overall total is 75 although I’m currently in the middle of 3 more (4…

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Towel Day 2011

Towel Day 2011

Share the love … invite people to celebrate Towel Day 2011! Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say on the subject … Towel Day is celebrated every 25 May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referenced in Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams’s…

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