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Posted by: Miss Maple 02 Apr 13
What did you read in March? I just finished Clockwork Princess, the last book in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy. I really enjoyed it, particularly her twist on the typical love triangle that YA readers are all too familiar with. This would make an interesting discussion with teen readers!
Posted by: Jan Watts NLNZ 25 Mar 13
Kia ora people
You will have heard us speaking about Dr Steven Layne and his book 'Igniting a passion for reading' at our Inspiring Readers! courses.
I was delighted to pick up my copy of the Literacy Forum last night to see that he is one of the keynote speakers for this year's Reading Association conference in Auckland.
The conference is called 'Sailing from Reading to Literacies' and is being held from the 14-17 July. What a great chance to hear this man speak! And he is just one of a great line up of speakers and workshop leaders….
Posted by: Jeannie 22 Mar 13
You’ve probably heard this quote before, from Groucho Marx, “Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.”
Well, we had a lovely coming together of books and dogs at the Mid North library network meeting when Janine Taylor attended and promoted the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) programme, part of Outreach Therapy Pets, sponsored by St John’s and the SPCA.
Posted by: Miss Maple 21 Mar 13
Our next book club book will be 'Etiquette and Espionage' by Gail Carriger. This will be our March / April book so you have lots of time to get your hands (encased in ladylike gloves, I HOPE) on it :)
I have started it and am having a ball. Here it the copy from the back jacket:
'It's one thing to learn
to curtsy properly.
It's quite another to learn
to curtsy and throw a knife