We are in lock down again here!
But before lockdown I went on trip to Dunedin with my lovely daughter. We did loads of shopping and I have to admit that she needed to drag me out of Dunedin's University Bookshop, twice! You don't have to be a university student to shop there! Next bonus - they had 15% off everything 😃. This shop is the most beautiful bookshop that I have been into - ever. Yes I have to say - ever. I long to take a stroll around some of the bookshops that I have seen on the internet but that is not going to happen anytime soon (hopefully one day though), so yes, it is I loved every moment of being there. I could have taken up a comfy seat and made myself at home for the day. Of course my daughter probably could have too because in reality she almost out did me shopping wise, I just took longer 😂
So, what did I come home with?
Iliad - Homer
I have been wanting to read this one for a long time. Let's hope that I enjoy it. I am looking at it wondering what I have done! Oh well, I am up to the challenge.
Ex Libris - Michiko Kakutani
I couldn't resist this one. It was the first to be in my arms and it never got put back down. It is a beautiful book. I have no regrets keeping this one.
On writing - Steven King
I picked this one up and then put it back down. Then I picked it back up, second guessed it, and put it back down. Then I saw that it was in Ex Libris and decided I actually 'needed' it, and picked it back up and kept it 😄
How to write like Tolstoy - A journey into the minds of our greatest writers
This one just took my interest. I judged a book by its cover and took it home
~ I also went Young Reflections in Invercargill ~
These ones are for my students to read, analyse, converse over and enjoy:
Little people big dreams - Audrey Hepburn
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by Amaia Arrazola
Some of my students have read this one already and it has their approval
The wise little girl
Written by Alexander Afanasyev
Illustrations by Alice Sinkner
A beautiful early reader that had to be added to my collection
Dinostars and the planet plundering pirates - Ben Mantel
How could I not have this in my collection, it makes me smile.
Out of Bubblo
Written by Jill Eggleton
Illustrated by Rod Kiely
Okay, I only got this because of the pictures 😁 I am always drawn in by illustrations! The story is good though and so far my students like it just as much as I do.
And I am done!
Now to go read them. There has to be some benefits to being in lock down.