Information Store staff like a challenge! This year, Cat, Rosie and Victoria are all attempting the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018, a list of 50 prompts designed to help you read outside your comfort zone and perhaps discover some new favourite books along the way. Is it possible to fulfil all 50 prompts without buying any… Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenges
My sixth and final book in the Reading Ahead Challenge is an old favourite, Sabriel by Garth Nix. Across this challenge I read loads of things I’d never tried before, and finally managed to get through a book I’d been planning to read for years. But Sabriel holds a special place in my heart –… Continue reading Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix
As part of my Reading Ahead Challenge this year, I decided to try and read far-ranging stories about fantastical worlds or just places I’d never been – but for my fifth read I also decided to take advantage of the fact that we have some amazing journals in the Information Store and at Norfolk House.… Continue reading National Geographic
More than half way through my Reading Ahead Challenge, I’d already visited an art show in Paris, braved the jungles of Colombia, and been dazzled by visions of the near future. But, like one of the characters in the novel I’ve just finished, I did not expect to enjoy my time on a tiny island in… Continue reading Book Review: Nation
My Reading Ahead Challenge choices so far have at least been set in the real world, but I am also exploring futures that may never be and places that we can’t visit except in fiction, with this anthology of short stories by Cory Doctorow adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel, my third pick for… Continue reading Book Review: Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now
As part of the Reading Ahead Challenge, I’ve been choosing books from our Quick Reads section that whisk me far away to distant places for marvellous adventures. My second book for the challenge is Gold of the Gods, book one of the Mission Survival series, by survival expert Bear Grylls.
Paris for One is my first read in the Reading Ahead Challenge! For more information, check out our blog post here or come and ask in the Information Store.