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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas everyone! As I mentioned in my last blog post, I will be doing a Christmas Eve diary entry. Here it is:

It's Christmas Eve and I'm sitting on the sofa, typing to you. I'll be going to church soon. Anyway, today I... Gave my friend her present, greeted guests (we've got people staying at my house) and well I've been so bright spirited about Christmas. But actually, Christmas Eve is rather good too. First reason, the excitement and how every child is tense about Santa coming! Second reason, it's the night Santa comes! I'm hoping to get a new laptop what about you? My Christmas tree is sparkling as I look at it. Well, not literally but you know what I mean. My brother has got the biscuits out as I say "isn't it a bit early to get those out? They are meant for Christmas, which is tomorrow!". Who's watching Outnumbered tonight? The Doctor Who Special is on tomorrow at seven. I think. One of the guests at my house has just woken up a little after a huge sleep! Honestly... Oh! I nearly forgot! This Christmas, if you can, watch A Wonderful Life, Polar Express and Arthur Christmas. All either new or classics that are five star movies! And by that I mean... SPECTACULAR! Okay, I'm afraid I need to go! Have a great Christmas and happy Christmas Eve!

Lots of love and wishes,
Abigail Bronte

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Crazy Christmas (Bumper Post)

Welcome back to Readalot! Now, as you know I was going to do the big Readalot Christmas Wishes To Authors Community but some of my plans have changed. Most authors obviously keep their email private so that ruined my plan a bit because I had decided that there would be loads of emails to only four writers. Well... BAM! I've broken the rules! Now I'm going to show you a list of well deserved comments on authors everywhere:

Aliona56 says"Merry Xmas Lauren Child! I love Clarice Bean and all your fab drawings! Keep it up!"
Jessyjane420 says"Merry Christmas Jeff Kinney and a happy new year! I really like your books!"
Lindalisalady says"Thank you J.K.Rowling for inspiring so many people to read and happy Christmas!"
Messywessy likes Michael Morpurgo writing things in his stories that are true. For example, in Kaspar Prince Of Cats he went to a hotel that had a statue of a cat. Great job Michael Morpurgo! Merry Christmas!
Stagegirl1000 says"Dear Jacky Wilson, I love all your books. You've inspired me to write my own type of books. Plus I have one request that might be a bit hard for you. Could you maybe write a book about acting because it might even inspire other people to act and of course me? It would really inspire me to even write my own play when I'm older. You don't have to do this but I would be  honoured if you did. Season's greetings, Stagegirl1000"

So many people who write great stories aren't getting enough credit and should get thank you's more often. That's what the Readalot Community is here to do, say thank you. Christmas is nearly here and I'm so excited! I just have to tell you about a secret. It's not really a secret but I interviewed Santa online and this is what he said!:

Abby: Hi Santa! It's great I finally got a chance to have a proper chat with you
Santa: I know! Everything is so busy these days!
Abby: So Santa, got any Crimbo gossip?
Santa: Well, I'm writing a small story about my life which I'd love you to share with the Readalot fans when I'm finished!
Abby: That sounds so good I'm speechless!
Santa: And, I've got a Christmas tip!
Abby: SPILL!
Santa: Every child in the world must pray before they sleep on Christmas day or the only thing they'll get is an orange
Abby: What a tip! And how is Mrs Claus and Rudolph?
Santa: Mrs Claus is dandy and so is Rudolph. Rudolph has a new nickname... Winter Wow!
Abby: That's funny! Is there anything you'd like to say to the Readaloters?
Santa: Yes. Remember to be nice boys and girls because I'm coming to town! Oh, and post your letters to me because I adore reading them!
Abby: Hey Santa. who's that?
Santa: That's Dasher, one of my reindeer. He says I need to go or Mrs Claus will be shouting at me, telling me my dinner is cold!
Abby: Alright then! Have a lovely Christmas yourself! 
Santa: You too Abby! Bye!

Santa told me his favourite Christmas stories. They are the Christmas story about Jesus' birth, A Christmas Carol and A Christmas Tree. Santa also loves any cook book because then he can give it to his wife who will bake the most wonderful things.

Now we must sing...
Rudolph the red nose reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb!)
And if you ever saw (saw it)
You would even say it glows (like a flashlight!)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio!)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like Monoply!)
Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say ("Where's my underpants?")
"Rudolph with your nose so bright won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him (loved him)
As they shouted out with glee ("Wipee!)
Rudolph the red nose reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history (like the Romans!)

Ever wanted to get your parents something for Christmas but couldn't afford it? Or couldn't get it secretly? Then this is the perfect gift for you to give to your loved ones. Write a Christmas poem or a short Christmas story! Presents don't have to be expensive! I could give my Mum and Dad a present that cost one pound and they'd still like it. Christmas is about the thought, the peace.

As we're coming to the end of 2011 I just have to share with you my favourite, best ever books this year! These books will win the title as BBTY (Best Books This Year) which is an exclusive title that can only be awarded by Readalot, BBTY goes to...
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes and Sapphire Battersea! Look out for these books in Waterstone's, WHsmith and Amazon. 

Here's a questionnaire for you to answer. Send me your results as soon as possible!

1. What is your absolute favourite bit of Readalot?
A: Book reviews
B: General news
C: Arts and crafts ideas

2. What else would you like to see on the Readalot blog? 
A: Interviews with authors
B: More competitions
C: Readalot merchandise

3. Do you tell friends and family about Readalot?
A: No!
B: Not really...

4. Would you recommend Readalot to your school as it is partly educational?
A: I would
B: I'll think about it
C: No

I'd like to congratulate Little Mix, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Harry Judd, Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan for getting to the final of either Xfactor or Strictly Come Dancing!

It's now time for my last book review in 2011! I'm reviewing The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker is all about a girl who's godfather comes to her parent's Christmas party and gives her a wrapped gift. But Clara (girl) is so desperate to open the gift that she unwraps it on Christmas Eve! It's a nutcracker doll, a soldier. The story is based around how the nutcracker comes to life and takes Clara on a journey to meet his magical friends. Just like A Christmas Carol it's a Christmas must have and a forever enduring, compelling tale. A reminder for you all, you may have heard of the poem book, The Night Before Christmas. Well it's really, really lovely and it's extra incredible if you read it on Christmas Eve, before you go to bed! I would know! I've read it over and over again on the twenty fourth.

Speaking of the twenty fourth, I'll be doing a diary entry that day! On my blog! Are you an organised person? Rearing to go? Why not plan out things you can make and do next year?!

My ideas: Create a Youtube account, make a Moshi Monsters account, deliver late Christmas gifts, make friendship bracelets, try a new hobby, print a photo off google images of your most liked celebrity, throw a party, become a follower or suscribe to Readalot, give your teacher a smile, work hard, read lots of books, bake a cake, go bowling, see a movie, discover an animal that isn't very well known and tons more so use your imagination!

If you complete any of these, email me at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk because you will get a shout out in a blog post and get the Amazing Adventurer email award!

Also, you could have a Christmas Eve party or a New Year's Eve party. Buy fizzy drinks, crumbly crisps, biscuits, cakes, pigs in blankets (sausage wrapped in bacon) or ice cream! Choose a theme (Christmas, New Year!) and you could give out party bags filled with sweets and stocking fillers. Make invitations with bold colours and fine handwriting. Play some of that fun Christmas music but don't forget to play other things. Like, Kelly Clarkson, One Direction, Michael Buble, Pixie Lott, Adele or Jessie J. Your party will be one to remember! 

By the way my interview with Santa was online and in the picture he was there and he replied to all my questions, so he is real. I saw Dasher come up on the screen too and Santa would like to wish you a merry Christmas. Have a very magical Christmas! Abigail Bronte xoxo
P.S: Email me and tell me about the presents you received! 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Spectacular Santa

Good day everybody! It's fantastic to be able to speak to you all again! I was sitting thinking today and I wondered if you wanted to hear my letter to Santa? So here it is:
Dear Santa, I always get very excited about Christmas but this year I'm the most excited ever! This year I created a blog called Readalot and I suppose, this is Readalot's first Christmas! So please Santa, this Christmas I would like all the Readalot fans to have a peaceful Christmas and for someone to open up a book one day and suddenly feel like everything is magical, the rest of the world has fallen silent. I'd also like my brother to have a huge smile on his face when he awakes on Christmas day. Maybe these things aren't as easy to find in your toy cupboard as a lego set or a barbie doll, but these are significant to me and if you can get them then I will feel as though my Christmas day is truly perfect. Lots of love, Abigail Bronte xoxo

Was that okay? Oh and guess what? The other day one of Santa's elves gave me an email and she said that Santa would really like to hear from everyone. So I answered "Well if you want, Santa could give me a call and when someone has emailed me a letter to Santa he could tell me what he wants to say back to them and I can put it on an email". If you want to have a Readalot Christmas then give me an email at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk and by that I mean get a Santa letter. Also, please email me your votes for the Christmas Card For Authors. 

Book and author of the week goes to... A Christmas Carol and Lauren Child. A Christmas Carol is all about a man named Scrooge who practically hates Christmas. I know! It's nearly unbelievable! Well one night a group of ghosts come and show Scrooge all the people in the world who are poor and suffering and what will happen to him if he carries on being miserable. A classic Charles Dickens and a well loved Christmas special for all the family. Don't miss out! Lauren Child is a children's writer. She is the author of Charlie And Lola and Clarice Bean, two successful series of books. Her books are filled with energy, passion. She is also a very talented illustrator, you might have seen some of her special little drawings before. Got to get some sleep or Santa won't come! Lots of love, Abigail Bronte

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Come Christmas!

Happy December everyone! Now that it's the twelfth month we can look forward to a large part of the year, Christmas! Of course parents describe Christmas as expensive, busy and a time to lie in. Well mostly. Anyway, I've got five favourite books that would make great Christmas presents! The first one is Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, my second one is Sapphire Battersea, third place is Gangsta Granny, fourth is Christmas Angel and fifth becomes The Best Christmas Present In The World. Some of these can be bought in Waterstone's and others in WHsmith. Are you going to any Christmas parties? Have you got your tree? Sent a letter to Santa? Said a prayer to wish Jesus a good birthday? What do you want for Christmas? Why not tell me? I'd love to see if you are in to the same things as I am! Soon I'm doing a quiz which will question you about which authors you think deserve to get a big "Merry Christmas!". This quiz will be on my Secret Readalot Fanclub and when we decide on four I will either ask you to comment on one particular blog post and say how cool they are and wish them a nice Christmas. Or tell you their email and what to put on it for example to put at the end, from the Readalot Community. I hope you like this idea! Now, website of the day... Paperchase! Paperchase is a shop which sells things like notebooks, stationery and stickers! They make such delicate and attractive things that I always have to buy there and check out their online shop. Already tea time! Abigail Bronte 

Friday, 25 November 2011

Reading Rocks!

I bet you can't guess what musical I went to see! Alright I'll confess... Matilda The Musical! The reason I thought you might want to hear about the musical is because it's about reading, which hopefully you all love. Everyone knows Matilda, have you read the book? Watched the movie? Matilda is a well known character that Roald Dahl invented. She is intelligent and has powers, powers that no one else has. Matilda Wormwood is not a normal five year old. She is a magical five year old and is by far better at maths than me! Matilda The Musical is being staged at The Cambridge Theatre, in London's West End. I don't want to spoil too much for you because you might book to see it but I definitely can recommend it to you. However I will reveal that the stage is amazing! Something that you can't miss. If you would like to read a review of the show click on this: http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/34349/matilda-the-musical or just go to the official website and look at photos and clips or buy tickets for the show: http://www.matildathemusical.com/. On to book and author of the day, which are...  Judy Moody Around The World In 8 1/2 Days and Jacqueline Wilson. The Judy Moody series are written by Megan McDonald and are funny and full of adventure. But I've chosen one book out of the series, Judy Moody Around The World. This book is all about Judy (obviously). She's enjoying her Around The World topic at school and is finding out about Italy with her best buddies named Rocky and Frank Pearl. But when Judy meets Amy Namey everything changes. Amy is just like Judy! They both have rhyming names, like bubblegum and come up with grand ideas. Will Rocky and Frank be upset that Judy is starting to dump them for Amy? Find out in Judy Moody Around The World! Jacqueline Wilson has written bestsellers that entertain children and adults all over the world. Her most successful books include the Tracy Beaker series, Hetty Feather and Little Darlings. That's book and author of the day! Just a reminder like always, if you have a story or question email me at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk  or comment on my fanclub, http://readalotfanclub.blogspot.com. Speak soon, Abigail Bronte

Friday, 18 November 2011

Wonders Of Reading

Have I got news for you? Yep I do! Abby Bronte (me) is back! Sorry I haven't written in ages but I can write now! The first thing I need to reveal is that you can now take a look at the awesome Secret Readalot Fanclub! Obviously it's not very secret but oh well, I bet you guys will love it. So as you guessed it's time for book and author of the week! And they are... Marshmallow Skye and Ian Beck! Marshmallow Skye was also reviewed by Taylor Watson so I'm sure she'll agree that this book rocks! As well as Cherry Crush, this is in Cathy Cassidy's series, The Chocolate Box Girls. Skye is a twin. Her identical twin is named Summer and is pretty, talented at ballet and popular. Skye is feeling a bit pushed into the shadows and not as cool as her twin. Skye's friend Alfie soon spills to Skye that his secret crush is Summer but however Skye is hurt. Mille, Skye's best friend, seems to be going off Skye and instead hanging out with Summer. How will Skye be her own person and develop her own individuality? Find out in Marshmallow Skye! Ian Beck is not just an author but an illustrator too! Ian has illustrated lots of great picture books and novels. The Haunting Of Charity Delafield is his newest book around and is becoming a real hit. Today it's Children In Need so if you can why not spare a pound or two. We can make a difference. If you would like to ask me a question or show me your stories then head over to http://readalotfanclub.blogpost.com or email me at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk! I couldn't miss out Best Website Of The Day, which has to go to... Friv! Friv is an online sort of arcade. Dress up games to haunting game, it's loads of fun! Lastly, remember to vote because there's a poll at the bottom of the Readalot page. Have a fabulous Friday! Abigail Bronte

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Secrets And Surprises!

Hi Readalot readers! Today I've got a mountain of stuff did tell you but this is my first. Is anyone a huge Cathy Cassidy fan? Well on Saturday 12th November Cathy Cassidy will be in Kilmarnock for the Imprint Festival. There, you will be able to listen to an extract from Cathy's new book "Marshmallow Skye", ask questions that you're dying to ask, buy a Cathy Cassidy book or get your existing Cathy Cassidy book signed. For more information on Cathy Cassidy's whereabouts go to Cathy Cassidy Camper. My second and most awesome thing to tell you is that I'm starting a Secret Readalot Fanclub. If you've read my first blog post or all of my posts then you can join. But you must email me to get the quiz so you can become a Secret Readalot Fanclub Member. As a member you will be first be get Readalot news or hear about something top secret! Another mention is that if you go down to the bottom of the Readalot page you will find three exciting new things for you to see. There is a poll, a box to put your email so you can get Readalot updates and pictures for you to look at. If you can't see the words on the poll don't worry! They are Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson, Enid Blyton and Megan McDoanld, all great writers. Now it's time for my book and author of the day and they are... Hetty Feather and Roald Dahl! I have not read all of Hetty Feather yet but I'm really enjoying it! This book is all about a little Victorian girl who has had a tough childhood. After being with her lovely foster family she is taken to the Foundling Hospital where there are horrid matrons, violent teachers and big bullies. How will she cope? Roald Dahl is a very well known author who wrote lots of bestsellers. My favourites are George's Marvellous Medicines and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Even though this author is not with us anymore his books will still live on. And finally for the website of which is... The Cathy Cassidy Fanclub! Look at photos, secrets and when her book are out. Got to go! Abigail Bronte

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Is Here!

Happy new month everybody! November is here which means it's going to get a little chilly! So, yesterday was Halloween and everyone dressed up as things like scary witches, ghosts, werewolves, devils and lots of other things. Did anyone go trick or treating? I did! And it was so much fun! Sweets and chocolate, yummy! But for now it's book and author of the day, and they are... Cherry Crush and Kelly Mckain! Cherry Crush is all about a girl named Cherry who moves with her Dad to live with his girlfriend and her family. Everyone is welcoming all except Honey, Cherry's new stepsister. And worse, Shay, Honey's boyfriend is Cherry's secret crush! What will Cherry do? Kelly Mckain. Kelly is maybe not an author that a lot of you have heard of but I certainly have! Kelly Mckain writes many series but the one that stands out to me the most is the Totally Lucy series. To find out more about Cherry Crush written by Cathy Cassidy and Kelly Mckain just type their names in the google box. I'm starting a new section on my posts now which is... Best Website Of The Week! And that goes to... The Official Jacqueline Wilson Website! On this website you can play games, read about what Jacky's been doing, create your own profile and learn a bit about Nick Sharratt. The website is really fun so don't miss out on it. Now, like I always do, I need to remind you that if you would like to ask me questions or send me a story then send it to abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk. Have a great day! LOL Abigail Bronte

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Bye Bye Autumn!

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! As you can tell from recent weather it's becoming utterly freezing! Autumn is slipping away and winter is approaching which means snow! Not just snow but Halloween, fireworks, Christmas, presents, interesting prayers and carols to sing. Today I've got loads of things I want to tell you and recommend to you. So of course we have our book and author of the day and they are... Million Dollar Mates and Megan McDonald. Million Dollar Mates is all about a teenage girl named Jess who is having a rather tough time. Her mum is dead, her parents have been split up and to make it worse now she's got to move to a new house with her Dad, brother Charlie and Dave the cat. At first Jess is not at all sure about the change and misses her Gran back at home but when Jess finds out that A-listers will be living in the posh apartments nearby Jess starts to cheer up. But for how long? This book is probably for nine and up and just so you know, the author of the book is called Cathy Hopkins and she is one of the most exciting writers in the world. If you are interested in Cathy Hopkins and her book then visit http://www.cathyhopkins.com/. Click on the link if you wish to access the website. Megan McDoanld is an author that you might have heard of and she is stunning. She writes the Judy Moody series and the Stink series too. I have read some of the Judy Moody's and they are rare (meaning trust me they rock!). I'm reading Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer at the moment and I found out that it's the book of the new screenplay! To watch the trailer of the uber cool movie coming out soon search Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer Trailer 2011. Another thing to remind you about is that if you want to see some of my older blog posts then scroll down the page and click "Older Posts". Please remember to email me at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk to get an application form for my new Write-A-Story club or just chat to me about books. Tell your friends, family and anyone else about Readalot so everybody can have a look. Can't wait to write more next time! Abigail Bronte

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Be Fearless

Greetings my friends! It's great to finally get to chat to you again. In the title of this post you will see I have put "Be Fearless". The reason I chose that title is because too many people are just reading for the sake of it. Just because your best friend or your ultra awesome cousin is reading a Michael Morpurgo book and you're reading an Enid Blyton book doesn't mean you have to copy them. You read a book because you like it not because people at school or your siblings say it's "cool". Your book might be about a girl, a boy or maybe even a scared dragon who just wants to be reunited with his family. It doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it. Another situation that may arise is picking up a book, reading a chapter and then deciding that you don't like it. Don't worry about it! To be honest I have actually done that myself and just read another book instead. Okay and now it's time for book and author of the day, they are... Judy Moody Goes To College and Charles Dickens. Judy Moody Goes To College is about a girl called Judy who gets into a mood very quickly and gets to meet a tutor who goes to college. But Judy wants to discover college as well! Charles Dickens was a breathtaking author who wrote lots of books including the one and only Oliver Twist. And just a quick reminder, you can join Write-a-story club whenever you like but remember to email me to get your application form. Lots of love, Abigail Bronte 

Monday, 3 October 2011

Amazing Authors

Good day everybody! Sorry I haven't wrote a new blog post for a week guys, but today I've got a brand new one for you. Just before I talk about books and authors I just want to remind you that you can email me any time about your favourite things and I promise I will reply. But now it's time to reveal to you my book and author of the day and they are... Oliver Twist and Sue Hampton! Oliver Twist is all about a boy who lives in the victorian times and travels to London to make his fortune. This book is a brilliant tale if you like classics and history. Sue Hampton is a fabulous author who writes tales on real life and fantasy, The Waterhouse Girl is her most famous book and is all about an illness a girl gets. So thats that and next I would like to tell you about Waterstone's which is a delightful bookshop where I like to get my books, there is a wide range of different books so everyone can find something for themselves. Just one more thing, I am going to start a club online called Write-a-story. By joining this club you can get your stories looked at first in the writing competition and write stories, poems and haikus for me to look at. You must email me to receive an application form so you can join. Don't worry all you need to fill in is a made up name and your age. I hope that many of you will join because later on in the year there will be more things to look, learn and do at the club. See ya! Abigail Bronte

Saturday, 24 September 2011

New Girl!

Guess what everyone?! There's another new girl on the blogging network like me it's... Taylor Watson! You may see that Taylor has posted a lovely comment on Readalot and that her blog is super fabulous! To access her blog all you need to do is click on the last blog post I wrote, then click on comments and click on her name and then it will take you to her profile so click on Quick Book Reviews. Taylor recommends the Sweet Valley High series which sounds amazing! So check out her fantastic blog! And I have a very important message to the people who are entering the Writing Competition. You are not allowed to write more than 750 words so please don't write more than that. But another exciting thing awaits, it's my author and book of the week! And they are... Kaspar Prince Of Cats and Lyn Gardner! Kaspar Prince Of Cats is all about a boy who works as a sort of bellboy at the Savoy Hotel. But one day a rich lady comes to stay with her beautiful, shiny cat who is named Kaspar and then she sadly dies so the boy looks after Kaspar but for how long? Oh and by the way I'm not telling you the boy's name because it's your quest to find out! Lyn Gardner is a brilliant author who has written lots of books about a girl, Olivia, who goes to stage school and has to try and fit in. I'm afraid that's all for now! Best Wishes! Abigail Bronte

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Brillant Bookworms

Hiya bookworms! Had a good weekend? I have! I watched Super 8 at the cinema and it was really good. Have you guys done anything exciting lately? Another thing you should know is that I've made an email so you can all contact me. My email is abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk, so if you want to chat to me or send a shout out just email. My book of the week is... The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island and my author of the week is... Narinder Dhami. Famous Five (1) is all about three siblings named Julian, Dick and Anne who go and stay with their Auntie Fanny, Uncle Quentin and George (Georgina). Soon all the children start to bond with each other and of course, George's loving dog, Timothy. But will they find the treasure and loose Kirrin Island forever? Find out in Famous Five! Narinder Dhami is an author who writes lots of books about football which she loves. One of her most popular books is Bend It Like Beckham which I have mentioned before. So that's my opinion but what's yours? Tell me your favourite book and author and I'll feature them in the next one if you like! Oh and I nearly forgot! Keep Reading! Bye-di-byes! Abigail Bronte

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Classy Classics

Bonjour! How have you all been? You know, I think old classics like Ballet Shoes are really interesting. Usually those kind of books are made into films and then everyone's desperate to read it! Ask your parents, grandparents and godparents if they have any classics that you could maybe borrow. Another kind of story is comedy. Comedy always involves lots of funny stories for you to enjoy just like books. The other day I got given an electronic dictionary bookmark which is fabulous! So if you don't understand a word you've just read or want to find out the definition then you just type the word in and it comes up with the answer. Why not make your own bookmark?! All you need is a piece of card, a piece of paper, glue or sellotape, some pens, pencils and any other arty things. It would be lovely if any of you could send a photo in of your bookmarks. Having a major crisis? You don't have a book to read?! Then why don't you head down to your local library and take a book out, they always have good books there. Moving on, I have some more details for all the people who are interested in the short story competition. The competition will be in 2012 and the prizes might be a ds game, a book or a voucher for a shop. And the topic your stories must be about is "Friendship". If anybody needs any ideas to get them started I'm happy to help. I will be judging the competition so make me impressed. One thing I like in a story is "wow words" as all the teachers call them. I also like stories with a twist or a massive problem in the middle or that someone finds something exciting. Thats all from me peeps! Abigail Bronte

Sunday, 4 September 2011

New month!

Hello! It's a new month and I'm ready to tell you about even more books! Most of you reading this either read chapter books or short story books. But what do the younger ones read? They read picture books and moving story books! Reading to someone else is fun so if you have a brother or sister who can't read like you do yet why don't you read to them. Anyway I have picked another book and author of this week and they are... The Story Of Tracy Beaker and Enid Blyton! Tracy Beaker is all about a girl who lives in a care home (which she calls the dumping ground). She gets up to a lot of mischief and madness but always brightens up everyone's day! Enid Blyton was a fantastic author who wrote probably thousands of books! She wrote many of my favourite series and died peacefully. If any of you would like to get to know me more just take a look at my lovely profile. Does anyone have a shout out for someone special? If so comment and I'll maybe write about you or your special person in my blog. Moving on, school is here soon so I hope everyone's got their ties and shirt ironed! I love that feeling when you go back to school and see all your friends. If you can tell your friends about Readalot or talk about it that would be fabulous! Ciau!(That's italian for goodbye) Abigail Bronte

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Hey everyone! Some people prefer non-fiction to fiction so they'll love The Guinness World Record Book. It's filled with the wackiest, coolest and most amazing records in the world! Even though I don't read a lot of non-fiction books I really like The Guinness World Record Book. But for all you fiction fans you'll love all of the Enid Blyton books. Why don't you start writing a story? It could be about a haunted house, a dance group or maybe an alien person! So that gave me an idea to share with you some of the story I'm writing here it is, First Term at Westfield Gardens: Lauren stood on the platform. Every girl, it seemed that ever lived was there on that platform. Mr and Mrs Walkinson waved her goodbye and kissed her gently on the cheek. Her sister Emma waved and hugged her too. Lauren was going to miss her family a lot. "Promise on your life you'll send me letters twenty four seven"said Mrs Walkinson smiling. "I promise"Lauren replied and hugged everyone again. Suddenly a loud train whistle came. "Must be your train darling"Mr Walkinson said and Emma nodded. They were right! Finally a red coloured steam train drew in at the station. And a man who was obviously the train driver shouted"Hop aboard!". Lauren grabbed her bags, said goodbye and ran onto the train. Well what did you think? I hope you liked it. For more info on books, authors and stories read this! Bye! Bye! Abigail Bronte

Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Hi again book worms! There's something you should all know, if anyone tells you that the book or author you like isn't "Cool" then just ignore it. People like that do those kind of things because it makes them feel better but it doesn't make them cooler than you. Another thing, if you love reading then go crazy! Read as many books as you can or enter a competition with your friends. Reading in a way is similar to lots of other things for example maths and music. When you do maths you have to add numbers together and figure out the answer and in reading you read the story and at the end all your questions are answered. And in music an instrument or voice tells a sort of story in their lyrics and sound. So all these things are just like reading, sometimes you read without actually realising which is weird isn't it? This month I'm reading another version of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I haven't finished it yet but it's really gripping. There's also an Usborne version of Jane Eyre which some of you may like. Most boys and girls go back to school soon and school is a great place to read. Any girls out there who are huge footie fans? Well then you've got to read Bend It Like Beckham written by Narinder Dhami. Other books I know of by Narinder Dhami are her Beautiful Game series about football and friends. Thats all for now folks but I'll write soon! Abigail Bronte  

Monday, 29 August 2011

Readalot Returns!

Hi everyone! Readalot is back! I'm so happy that people are starting to comment on the website. Anyway I have come up with my favourite author and book for today and they are... Drum roll please! J.K.Rowling and Dead Man's Cove. For all you Harry Potter and Lauren St John fans out there I hope you like this. As many of you know J.K.Rowling is the author of the famous Harry Potter series. Her books are all about a young boy named Harry who's parents were killed by an evil wizard Voldemort. Harry learns exciting, interesting and sad things on his journey to defeat Voldemort forever. I'm not going to say any more because I don't want to spoil the suprise. J.K.Rowling is now an extremely successful writer and an inspiration to us all. Dead Man's Cove is a fantastic book about a girl called Laura Marlin who goes to live with her Uncle Calvin but soon suspects some sort of mystery happening in St Ives. Lauren St John is the writer of this book and a great one she is. Would you like some info on your favourite authors? Or a book that will glue your eyes to all the pages. If so just leave a comment and I will try and include your thoughts too. I also thought I should mention that I'm going to be judging a little competition soon. All you have to do is write a short story about five hundred words and then send it in. I will give further information on this soon but for now enjoy reading! Toodles! Abigail Bronte

Sunday, 28 August 2011


Welcome everyone!

I am Abigail Bronte and this is my new blog. Readalot is obviously about books and I love books! So I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to share my love of reading with you all. Every week I will have a new post for you which I hope you will enjoy. I would also love it if any of you could comment on my weekly blog or share it as a link. What are your favourite books and authors? You will always find a new book and author on the website which you can read about and learn about. My favourite authors are Enid Blyton, Jacqueline Wilson, The Brontes, Eva Ibbotson, Lauren St John, Narinder Dhami and Pamela Cox. I love the Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton and Pamela Cox and I have read every single one. Enid Blyton wrote the first six and Pamela carried on when Enid sadly passed away. Lots of people are not fond of reading and prefer to watch TV or play computer games which is fine but if you read you will be able to write, spell and speak better. GO READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See you next week, Abigail Bronte