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Book Readalong November 2020

It is time for another #BringBackPaper activity, as I reveal next month’s book readalong. I really enjoyed this month’s book, The Giver of Stars, I finished it over the weekend. It transported me to another place in another time and I felt like I really knew those ladies. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you …

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Book Readalong October 2020

Oh, how I love a book readalong! This is up there now as one of my favourite #BringBackPaper activities. It really helped me out last month as I was working a lot and barely making any time to read. Knowing that I was reading along with you all prompted me to actually go and pick …

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Book Swap September 2020

I have been all about books over the summer and I have read some truly wonderful ones. That’s why I’ve decided that this month’s Bring Back Paper activity just has to be a book swap. It’s always great to lose yourself in a good book, and the book swap could re-ignite a passion for reading, …

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Book Readalong September 2020

This is fast becoming one of my favourite #BringBackPaper activities. I like the idea that we’re all dipping into books that we might not necessarily choose for ourselves and discovering new things together. And of course, it’s all about books, which will always be a hit with me. It’s a very friendly online book club, …

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Create The Perfect Cosy Reading Sanctuary

This is a collaborative post If you have a passion for reading and a large collection of books, then you need a home that reflects that and gives you a place to store your personal library and a peaceful space to enjoy some reading. Even if you only have a small book collection, you still …

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Book Readalong August 2020

This post contains affiliate links After giving this a go as last month’s #BringBackPaper activity, I though we’d have a book readalong each month going forward. It’s a very friendly online book club, open to everyone, so do come and readalong with us. I really enjoyed disappearing into last month’s book, and then emerging knowing …

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Book Readalong

This post contains affiliate links This month’s #BringBackPaper activity is something I’ve not tried before. I thought we’d give a book readalong a go, which is as straightforward as it sounds. I thought that this could be a fun one to try, as I want to avoid running book or stationery swaps for a little …

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11 Books & Reading Related Activities For Children

You won’t be surprised to discover that we have had several bookish themed activities and days whilst we’ve been schooling at home. Of course we read daily, but then we have expanded on the reading theme through a variety of activities and I thought that it might be useful to share them with you. I’m …

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Reading Is My Escape

Reading is my escape. It has been for as long as I can really remember. OK, so ‘escape’ might lead you to think that I have things that I need to escape from, but that’s rarely been the case. I had a good childhood, I wasn’t seeking solace in my books. But I was disappearing …

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Spread A Little Bookish Happiness

With current international events, I have halted this month’s #BringBackPaper activity as I am aware that it might not be easy for everyone to now get out and post something overseas. However, I also feel that now is a good time to spread some kindness and happiness so I have a new idea that you …

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Book Swap February 2020

It’s dark and it’s chilly out there, which makes it perfect book reading weather! That’s why this month’s Bring Back Paper activity has to be a book swap. (OK, OK, I will no doubt say that the nice sunny days are perfect for book reading too, out in your garden, listening to the bees buzzing …

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Book Swap November 2019

As the colder months are drawing in, what could be better than curling up with a book? That’s why this month’s Bring Back Paper activity has to be a book swap. If you haven’t tried this one before, the idea behind the book swap is simple and really easy for anyone to join in. It’s …

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Once Upon a Time Online With Plusnet

This is a collaborative post When the team over at Plusnet got in touch with me about their #OnceUponATimeOnline campaign I knew that it was one that I was keen to talk about here. The campaign is hoping to provide a solution for busy parents to enjoy fairy tales with their children with a modern …

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Creating A Reading Challenge For Kids

We have had fun this week creating a reading challenge and the kids have already made a good start on it. I know that they have tried similar ideas at school, so I thought I would adapt those ideas and get the children reading a few new books at home. Boo and Little Man do …

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5 Tips To Make The Perfect Reading Corner For Kids

This is a collaborative post Garrison Keillor once said that a book is a gift you can open again and again, and I’m a firm believer in that statement. As wonderful as settling down with a good book is, in today’s fast paced world that’s full of distraction, noise and technology, it’s not always as …

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Book Swap August 2019

As I am in such a summer reading mood, this month’s Bring Back Paper activity just has to be a book swap. If you haven’t tried this one before, the idea behind the book swap is simple and really easy for anyone to join in. It’s open internationally and you can join in as long …

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