The School That Got Teens Reading

 

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The other day, on the spur of the moment, I watched a documentary on BBC iPlayer called The School That Got Teens Reading. As you may or may not be able to tell from my blog, I absolutely love reading and also am a Teaching Assistant in a primary school, so thought I would watch this programme to see what techniques were used to get teens reading for pleasure and may be apply this at work.

I’m not gonna lie, but I was a bit disappointed by this documentary for quite a few reasons, and judging by the reaction on Twitter, I wasn’t the only one.

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WoW: The Hanging Tree

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The Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch is one of those series that I really enjoy but forget how much I do enjoy them.

I originally stumbled on the series when I was in uni. Actually it was during the summer between my third and fourth years as I can clearly remember binge reading the books in my new flat. Weird how we just remember things like that.

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Gemina Review

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Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter and Nik Malikov is the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. Together they struggle with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, blissfully unaware that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall with news of the Kerenza invasion.

Picking up about five minutes after Illuminae ends, Gemina is the electrifying sequel to the hottest YA novel of 2015.

MY REVIEW:

I loved Illuminae. I didn’t think I would but after winning it in a giveaway that I thought I would enter for the hell of it combined with the amount of love for it online, I read it sooner than I probably would have done. I was very pleasantly surprised, and Illuminae ended up being one of my top reads for 2015. Needless to say that I was very much excited for its sequel, Gemina, having pre-ordered it months in advance.

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