Another successful book club today. I managed to check in with regular visitors and some new ones too about what we have enjoyed reading and what we are thinking about reading next.
Time Travelling with a Hamster
Phoebe in year 5 has managed to finish Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford. She really enjoyed it and says that it has got her back into reading, which is great! This is her mini summary:
This is an emotional book. The moral of the story is don’t mess about with time! As it says on the front cover, he manages to kill his Dad when he goes back in time… My favourite character is Al (Albert). He is funny and can be really silly. I seriously recommend this book!
The young lady who has borrowed Blackthorn Key from me was decoding messages that the
apothecary and his apprentice in the story use hide their recipes and methods. She decided to decode the message with a friend for fun before checking on the next page if she had correctly solved it. This will help her for when we write a message in code together for the next person who wants to borrow the book to solve. The author, Kevin Sands, suggested that we do this and I think it’s a great idea! You have to show that you are worthy and ready to read it!
Katherine Woodfine to visit Sevenoaks Bookshop
Whilst visiting Sevenoaks the other day, I noticed that the Sevenoaks Bookshop had a Katherine Woodfine display in their window. I remember reading and enjoying The Clockwork Sparrow which is written by her, so I was mega excited to see that the display was promoting an event hosted by her in the bookshop later his month. As well as signing books, she has got codes to crack, cakes to eat and will read some parts of her books. Amazing! It’s only £2 and will definitely be worth it! Although I won’t be joining in the activities for the children – it’s probably not socially acceptable for an adult, however much I’d love to crack some codes – I have put the date in my diary and plan to buy her new book and say hello. Some people in my book club today said that they would want to go, particularly the children who are really into their detective stories at the moment.