Not a bad read, just not a good read…

Bad BehaviourBad Behaviour by Rebecca Starford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve made up my mind about this one, despite the fact that I’m not yet finished… The main ‘character’ Rebecca frustrates me. Perhaps I should be more sympathetic as she’s clearly struggling with her sexuality and therefore yearning to be accepted, but at times, she comes across as insipid. Not a bad read, just not a good read.

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World Book Day: I’m excited!

Tomorrow we will celebrate World Book Day and I’m excited.

I’m excited because I love books. I’m excited because I love reading. I’m excited because….I love to play dress up!

Picture courtesy of http://readingagency.org.uk

Picture courtesy of http://readingagency.org.uk

One of the reasons I became a teacher is because I love to read and wanted to share my passion for reading and creative writing with others. The reality is that as an English teacher I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like talking about books.

Instead, I have to focus on┬áteaching how to write in different styles and working out why a writer has used a specific word in their sentence and focussing on helping students to make the top grade. It’s marking, reporting, assessing…

So, when days like these come along, and I can momentarily abandon the syllabus I make sure to make the most of it. There are so many fantastic YA novels out there at the moment that not only is there not enough time to read them all, but the possibilities for tomorrow are endless.

I think it’s safe to say that there will be plenty dressing as Katniss Everdeen’s and Tris Prior’s… but, I wonder who else I will see wandering the hallways tomorrow?

More importantly, who will I be?