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Another meeting...
We had another meeting today and we focused on writing reviews, which have so far been very mixed. I have read 4 books and have to read The Smell of Other People's Houses this week. Out of the four, I have only liked one of them and I sincerely hope that there are some other books on the shortlist that I like. So far, I have noticed some shared current themes, especially immigration and sexual assault. This emphasises the changes in our society as, in the last few years, the content of the award has changed a lot.
Posted on: 22 May 2017

It's our second meeting and we are all looking forward to our upcoming Carnegie event! We have each got another book to read this week and the reviews so far have been quite mixed. We are very impressed with the wide range of issues covered in the shortlist and to combat this, we may need a wider array of biscuits!!!!
Posted on: 16 May 2017

Happy Easter
hey peeps! rowan the strange here to wish you all a happy Easter. All of us at Ashlyns have had a great time catching u on late homework and eating way to much chocolate! how 'bout you? just finished THE LIE TREE witch I recommend you read IMEADIATLY! it is so well written and imaginative, so get cracking on that! just starting THE REST OF US LIVE HERE and am exited to see how t will pan out. I read More than this last year, and finished it, but was extremely disappointed by the ending, so I hope PATRICKK NESS has got his game together for a thrilling and creative novel. check back soon for more posts by the blogger; ROWAN THE STRANGE (there is a book called this and now it is what I am known as in book club!)
Posted on: 29 Mar 2016

RIP Louise Rennison 1951-2016
We are all deeply upset about the author Louise Rennison's death. Aged 65, she died on the 29th February. Her books, including Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and Withering Tights, were so inspiring, she was announced the Queen of Teens and won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She will be deeply missed by authors and readers alike.
Posted on: 07 Mar 2016

Back to Books
Today we are having one of our first carnegie meeting. There are 5 of us today, discussing the carnegie longlist. We are each going to read one and then we can discuss them the following week.
Posted on: 07 Mar 2016

In our library again and after the initial shock at the winner, some of our most lenient readers are (slightly) warming to the idea. At first, we wanted More Than This to win, however at the last minute, some felt more attached to Buffalo Soldier. Nearly all of us are happy with the result and now can't wait till next year.
Posted on: 23 Jun 2015

Happy BlogDay!
okayhhh, so today its Hailing but we are still journeying all the way to the centre of the earth whilst playing giant chess underground and battling to the death. Anyway thats all for today, bye -Daya Signing out.
Posted on: 19 May 2015

Philosophical reading...
This week I had to read More Than This and it got me thinking about what happens after this life. Is there an afterlife? Are we just stuck in the middle of nowhere? Is there more than this in this life? I bet I sound like mr dog has bitten me.
Posted on: 12 May 2015

HI excuse the headline. This week We are On a train heading to the capital while flying broomsticks and battling dragons to reclaim or home land while solving crimes while running away from grievers. Fandom overload
Posted on: 05 May 2015

cuckoo song
its a very dramatic book and the title sounds like an sound a clock makes but good all and all
Posted on: 05 May 2015

First Review day
Today we shall fight the dawfs of the lonely mountain... Just kidding :D (we are actually fighting cows!) We are all writing our review of our first books them we shall rule the WORLD!!! MUHAHAHAHA!!!!!! then we shall receive new books see ya
Posted on: 24 Mar 2015

cows will rule
the cows will probably rule they are to strong
Posted on: 17 Mar 2015

First day!!
Today we got our books to read and we are currently fighting cows. THEY WILL NOT RULE THE WORLD!!! - Hollie - Apple and Rain - Katie - Buffalo Soldier (He's a buffalo soldier, in the heart of America :D) - Laura - The Middle of Nowhere -Miss Rush - Cuckoo Song We are really looking forward to reading these. :D
Posted on: 17 Mar 2015