Christmas Readalong 2017

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The time is upon us, and that time is Christmas time. Each year so far on the blog we’ve organised a Christmas Read-Along. Mainly so myself and Sophie have an excuse to read something together. But last year so many of you got involved in our read-along of My True Love Gave To Me it became a whole lot more community based and exciting! It fueled us to do a very similar event this year!

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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton

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I picked up The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy (and other stories) a few months back when there was a sale on at my work. I really enjoy Tim Burton and pretty much anything he’s ever done, so I was guaranteed to like this. I’d also heard a lot about it around.

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Christmas Read-Along Update 2

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I hope the readalong is going really well for everyone! We are now halfway through and today is number 7 of 12 stories! You can still join, we are halfway through which just means if you read two short stories a day you can catch up in no time. Or you can read them out of order (the joy of books of short stories!) Sarah gave her thoughts on the first two stories a few days ago and I will briefly review what I think of stories 3 to 6! Continue reading “Christmas Read-Along Update 2”

Christmas Read-Along Announcement

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Last year we did a Christmas read-along of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve set up a Christmas Read-Along for Christmas 2016! One of our favourite things over on this blog is to read books with our friends, getting different opinions and views as you’re reading something together. It also allows you to have so many people to talk about what you’re reading with. It’s definitely worth the time and effort!

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Mr Jolly by Michael Stewart

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It’s not often that I pick up a short story collection and read through the whole thing in a few days, however that happened with Mr Jolly, Michael Stewart’s first short story collection! I was given a copy of this very weird and wonderful collection for review (as Michael is in fact my lecturer at university) and I could not be more pleased and grateful to have been given the opportunity to read these amazing stories.

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