Mum’s Book Review: Silent Nation by Beverly Sanford

publication1I was motivated to write a review of this book because it was recommended so enthusiastically by my 12YO daughter. She’s recently read it at school, and enjoyed it so much she persuaded me to order it on Amazon so she could have her own copy.  The cover design , with the menacing image of a bar code overlaid on a human eye, hints darkly at a dystopian tale of a population under the thumb of a totalitarian government.

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Wuthering Heights again – Does Anyone Read Joseph’s speeches?

This post has been amended to include the little dots on top of the last letter of Emily Brontë’s surname – thanks to Erin of Bubbles and Beebots for telling me how to do this!

I’ve been thinking a lot about Wuthering Heights and English Literature generally in the last few days.  11YO has dipped into WH, having heard Heathcliff mentioned as an example of an antihero in a Year 7 English lesson.  She read two or three chapters of it, which I was quite impressed by, before giving it up because of “too many long sentences” and then went back to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
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My favourite books

This post has been amended to include the little dots on top of the last letter of Emily Brontë’s surname – thanks to Erin of Bubbles and Beebots for telling me how to do this!

Two bloggers have recently asked me the question ‘what is your favourite book?‘ Funnily enough I’d just been thinking about this very question, and planning do some more book blogging, so the fact that two people have now asked me the question means that a blog post about my favourite book is clearly meant to be!  So here it is…

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