#BookBingo – Prize Winner

I missed Book Bingo in June. With the stress of assignments and exams I was otherwise occupied, but today I am checking off the Prizewinner square with Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (1920-2006). First published in 1958, it won the Carnegie Medal and is still credited as "one of the best-loved children's books ever … Continue reading #BookBingo – Prize Winner

#BookSnapSunday – Tom’s Midnight Garden

When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. But as he lies awake in his bed he listens to the grandfather clock chiming in the hall downstairs. Eleven...Twelve...Thirteen... Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and finds, outside the back door, a … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Tom’s Midnight Garden

Book Review: Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson

  Last year as part of my studies, I completed a creative writing unit called Writing About Place. We conducted roving workshops in the natural and urban environment, explored personal essays and short stories about the importance of place and were required to select two texts to review, as well as write our own fiction … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson