Friday, 21 June 2013

Book Giveaway: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I've been pretty quiet here on the blog lately but am launching back into posting with renewed enthusiasm and a revamped look. To celebrate I thought I'd start with a book giveaway. And so, I have a copy of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson to giveaway.

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? This is the premise for Kate Atkinson's enjoyable novel that spans two world wars and the aftermath of both.
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Entries are open until 5pm EST on Sunday 30th June 2013. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 2nd July 2013. Good luck to everyone!!

Starting Point: My 1001 Books Reading Challenge

52 DOWN ..... 949 TO GO!! Yes, this is an ambitious challenge, but I'm one determined reader. I'll get there ..... just not sure when. As of today, I have read the following 52 books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. Books are listed in order of how they appear in the book (front to back), not in order of when they were read. I've been incredibly ruthless too!! If I can't remember reading a book, but think I have, I have to read it again. For example, I'm pretty sure I read Around the World in Eighty Days as a kid, but I can't remember it very well, so it doesn't count. Same goes for books I think I may have read, but am unsure whether I just saw the movie instead. Any words of encouragement to help me on my journey are welcome!!

Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
Emma (Jane Austen)
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
A Room with a View (E M Forster)
The Great Gatsby (F Scott Fitzgerald)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Outsider (Albert Camus)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Lord of the Rings (J R R Tolkien)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carre)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
Chocky (John Wyndham)
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
Possession (A S Byatt)
Wild Swans (Jung Chang)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Shipping News (E Annie Proulx)
Enduring Love (Ian McEwan)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
Veronika Decides to Die (Paulo Coelho)
Disgrace (J M Coetzee)
The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Salman Rushdie)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Back to School Discount for Teachers

With the first school term of the year looming,I’ve been talking with my teacher friends about their programs for 2013. Most of them are already pondering what new themes they can explore, or how they can jazz up some of their old ones. It occurred to me that most of the ‘Back to School’ advertising is all aimed at kids with little focus on the teacher, who often has to fork out money from their own pocket to acquire new resources. So here’s one for the teachers amongst us! We’re offering a 10% discount on all our teacher/education resources until the end of January 2013. To claim your discount, all you have to do is use the coupon code TEACH2013 when completing your order. Please note that the 10% discount only applies to the book portion of the order, not the postage. To view our online teacher resource catalogue, just click through to our website using this link – TEACHER RESOURCES. And, I’ll let you in on a little secret. You can use the coupon code for all of our stock, not just the resources. Shhhhh!