My Top Five All-Time Best-Ever Life-Changing Books

This is a very tricky list to write as I am going to struggle to put my favourite books into order; it’s a bit like asking a mum to choose their favourite child – impossible really! But here it goes…

1. “To Kill a Mockingbird Bird,” by Harper Lee.

I was made to read this novel at college and I really didn’t want to. When I was 14 I really didn’t want to do much of anything except hang out and look cool! I am so glad I read this book, it is a very moving and powerful novel about civil rights in the USA. Harper Lee the author is just about to publish her second novel after about 50 years and I can’t wait to read this one too.

2. “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen.

Jane Austen was such a clever writer. This is beautifully written and I have returned to read this many times; it is like a very dear old friend.

β€œIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

3. “The Blind Assasin,” by Margaret Atwood.

The primary narrator in The Blind Assassin is Iris Chase Griffen, 83 when we first encounter her, though younger in flashbacks as she tells her story. This has so many twists and turns it is hard to keep up, it took my breath away and I would really recommend it to adults.

4.The “MaddAddam” trilogy, by Margaret Atwood.

This is a bit of a cheat really as I get to include 3 books under one heading. I think Margaret Atwood is an amazing author; she makes you think about life and she takes you to worlds you could never imagine.

5. “The Book of Lost Things,” by John Connolly.

I picked this book up in the library one afternoon when I was a bit lost for something to read. I get a bit lazy and like to stick to authors that I already know but that day I couldn’t find anything that I hadn’t already read so picked this one up on a whim. It had a really boring cover but what an amazing tale was lurling inside. I do say lurking because this is not a nice story; it’s the kind of story that hits you over the head with macabre and horrible happenings while all the while pretending to be a tale about fairy stories. Suprising, a bit blood thirsty, but never boring.

So, there are my top five. What books would you recommend?

Here’s your next task…

Your next blog post is to compile a Top Ten list about anything you want to.

Here is my top ten list of things to do it about…
1. Favourite books.
2. Fave movies
3. Fave sports
4. Fave foods.
5. Fave songs
6. Fave animals
7. Least fave movies
8. Most exciting things you have done in your life
9. Dumbest things you have done in your life so far
10. Fave blog posts

There are lots more that you can do. Get blogging troops!

Homework Friday Feb 27th

This week for homework you need to…
– continue with your reading log
– complete your Mathsmates sheet. If any questions are too hard or you have not been taught how to do them, it is OK to skip them. We will go over them in class.
– complete a blog post titled “If I was ruler for one day…”
– write at least 5 comments on other people’s blogs.

Homework Feb 20th

This week we are starting our Reading Logs. i will be expecting to see them next friday, filled out according to our criteria and signed by a responsible adult. There are stickers at stake!

Our new maths homework system has not arrived yet so you are a bit lucky there is no maths this week. It would be a good idea to practice your times tables to make sure you have not forgotten them.


This week for homework you have a choice. You can either enter the 400 word writing contest, details of which are on the noticeboard outside room 28, or you can complete the 100 word class challenge. This challenge is to use exactly 100 words to write a passage that must contain the following words: grateful, sallow, encroach. these are random words chosen form the dictionary. You may need to look them up to see what they mean.

Don’t forget that you also have maths homework to complete plus book club work. Have fun!

Homework Yahoo!

This week you have a blogging challenge. We are having a competition to find a picture of the weirdest looking, real-life animal. You will need to post your picture on your home page with a suitable caption.

We will have a class vote for weirdest animal and best caption – there may be a prize for both categories.

Plus, don’t forget the 400 word story competition. it is not a “have to” but for all you clever writers out there it is a great thing to be involved with.