Calling all 3rd and 4th form
We are excited to announce that Bali Rai, writer of young adult books will be visiting us on Monday 25th February 2013. This seems a long way off now but it is the first day back after the half-term break so we need to be ready.
Bali writes thought-provoking, engrossing books and doesn’t shy away from controversial subjects. Many of his books are set in multicultural Britain. “Killing Honour” tackles the subject of honour killings and “Rani and Sukh” is an Asian version of Romeo and Juliet. His latest book “Fire City” is a very different style – one for fantasy fans – a dystopian fantasy with teenage protaganists fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
We have a good selection of his books in the library so why not take a book out for the Christmas holidays? Who wants to get out of bed on a cold winter’s day when you could just reach out a hand, grab a book and stay warm and comfortable?
Have a browse of the pinterest board to see the range of his books and come and collect one from the library. We welcome feedback and if you enjoy the book why not request to attend one of his sessions in February and hear more about his work?
If anyone wants to help organise the event – show Bali around college, plan what you want out of the sessions, introduce our author please get in touch with Mrs Atherton in the library. firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course I don’t approve of bribery but chocolate flows freely in the library at Christmastime! Celebrations! Celebrations! Celebrations!
Don’t forget to come and choose your holiday reading. We have a good selection of new fiction in the Library as well as the Top Tens by subject. Click on the Library pinterest board below to browse the book covers and learn more about the books. Additional reading suggestions on the Intranet from the English Department.
Read any good books over the Summer? Enthusiastic about sharing them with others? World Book Night is seeking book nominations for the 2013 list
There are only 4 days left to tell us the ten books you’d most like to see featured in World Book Night 2013 (though if you just want to nominate one or a couple that’s fine too!). We’ve had thousands of nominations already and you can see the current top 10 and the full current top 100 as it constantly evolves – what do you think of it so far?
The current WBN Top 10
- To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
See the full top 100 list here
World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading which takes place on 23rd April. 20,000 volunteers give away half a million books within their communities.
What a joy – the summer holidays – a chance to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read!
Here are some places to visit for suggestions:
Top Ten Reads For each subject you will find 10 top reads. The lists are graduated: each subsequent read is more challenging than the last. Start at the beginning and aim to read all 10. Each menu also suggests some journals or magazines you might find interesting, particularly if you are thinking of reading that subject at university.
Here’s a fun infographic on summer reading ideas. Follow the flowchart to explore a mix of classics and contemporary books, fiction and non-fiction. 101 book suggestions.
Read online: Browse the Public Library online shelves from the e-library and read an e-book.
Here is our Delicious Book Recommendation stack – plenty of book ideas, reviews, author interviews and book trailers to inspire you.
One for the boys – one of the links in our Book Stack is the website “Literature for Lads” – crammed with reading ideas and reviews.