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Read blog posts written by young people about books and literature.
I am a self-confessed Harry Potter devotee. I've read the books multiple times and watched the films more times than I can count. Once, I even watched all eight films back-to-back.
I love a good murder mystery. It is so fun to watch or read a gripping detective story and try to solve the murder yourself.
Call me old-fashioned, but I like a good book. And by that, I mean a real book.
A recent run of coincidences has got me thinking about poetry.
I have always wanted to write. From the day I first started reading I was hooked. When I was a child and Harry Potter came out I found an obsession that I couldn't get rid of.
When I was younger, I loved to read. I could get through a whole book in a day, and used to beg my parents every night to let me stay up later so I could 'just finish my chapter'.
When I was little, I loved reading stories written by Roald Dahl. I would argue that he is one of the best children's authors of the twentieth century; if not the best.
First published by Michael Morpurgo as a childen's book in 1982, War Horse is something of an unlikely success story. When it was first released, the book sold comparatively few copies.
Right now, there are lots of very successful young adult books have one thing in common – they're all dystopias; that is, they all have a community or a society that might seem to be content and h
When I was little I used to read every day but as I got older I read less and less. I preferred to watch TV instead of reading a book.
Never underestimate the power of a bedtime story.
Thanks to budget flights, people travel more now than ever before. Tourists often see all the sights and travellers try to experience culture.
I would like to share some tips and recommendations for reading your first foreign language novel. Reading in your target language is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with a language an
During my summertime, in between University semesters, I often find that sitting down to read a good book is both relaxing and hugely educational.
I really do love to read. Escaping into another world in a work of fiction, or burying myself in news and 'general interest' articles has helped me to learn so much, and to enjoy myself greatly.
One of the joys of spending time in Paris is there is always something to do. You could spend a week exploring the city and only see a fraction of what it has to offer!
Sometimes when I have a bit of spare time, I go to a newsagent’s to buy a new magazine.
Three years ago I was completely against e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle because I loved showing off all the books I owned on a bookshelf and would even store them alphabetically, which gave me
Reading is a wonderful way to escape the real world, and a cheap way to forget about your troubles. Here in Colombia, though, it seems that very few people read for pleasure on a regular basis.
Recently I have been playing games with my conversation classes to liven things up a bit and to get the conversation flowing.
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