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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Readalot's 1st Birthday!!

Hello! Welcome to Readalot, the blog that tells you about books :D

Today it's Readalot's 1st Birthday!! I, Abigail Bronte, am very excited.

Readalot has now been going for a year and I'm really grateful to all the lovely people who have checked it out.

Firstly, let's sing:
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Readalot,
Happy Birthday to you!!

Now, for the awards.

Best Book of the week... The London Eye Mystery!

This book has to be one of my favourites.

Ted and Kat are siblings and they live a normal life with their parents. 
Then, one day, their cousin (Salim) and Aunt Gloria come to stay.

Salim seems really cool and fun to have about.

But... what happens when Salim goes missing? Find out!

Best Author is... Jacqueline Wilson!

I have been reading a lot of Jacky's books recently, and I thought them truly enjoyable.
Jacky is a very successful author and I hope there will be more books to read from her :)

The next award is 'Best Blog'. I couldn't decide, but YOU can!! Just comment which blog is your fave!

Readalot's Playlist:

1. Mr Medicine, Eliza Doolittle
2. Your Song, Ellie Gouldling/Janet Devlin
3. Sing, Gary Barlow 
4. Enchanted, Taylor Swift
5. Wings, Little Mix

If Readalot wanted a present it would be... books, to make people smile and a top with, 'Readalot' on it.

Here are the books I've read in the summer so far:
Emma On Thin Icing
Alexis and the Perfect Recipe
Olivia and the Movie Stars
The Boy In The Dress
The London Eye Mystery
Olivia and the Enchanted Summer
Tennis Shoes
Four Children And It
Lottie Project
Kentucky Thriller (Currently Reading)

Want to start your own blog? If so, feel free to email me at abbybronte@hotmail.co.uk 
for help.

Readalot's Favourite Shops:
Any Food Place ;)

Readalot Quiz:

1. What date was the first Readalot post?

A: 25th October 2011
B: 28th August 2011
C: 10th January 1901

2. Who writes the Readalot posts?

A: Roald Dahl
B: Abigail Bronte
C: Sherlock Holmes

3. Name a Readalot post that people have commented on

4. Was there a BIG Readalot Christmas post?

A: Maybe...
B: Yes
C: No

5. On which post did I review the book: The Twins At St. Clare's?

A: Welcome!!
B: Lots & Lots!

To buy The London Eye Mystery, click this: http://tinyurl.com/8ryjhmb
To buy a cool, snazzy pencil case for school, click this: http://tinyurl.com/9luy66w

Thanks for reading, Readalot loved its birthday surprise :]

Lots of love, Abigail Bronte xoxo

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Keep Calm And... READ A LOT!

It's summer!!!! Sorry I haven't blogged much! I went to Suffolk and stayed in a beautiful cottage with my family. I also swam in the sea, cool, right?

Have you completed any of the Summer To-Do List yet? Well, even if you haven't, keep on trying! :)

Now, time for: Book and Author of the week. And they are... Four Children And It and Noel Streatfield!

The Four Children And It is the newest Jacqueline Wilson novel. This story is about four children who discover a sand fairy who can grant wishes.

Of course, the four kids get very excited. Their wishes might come true, but they all seem to be going a bit wrong.

I suppose the motto might be: Be careful what you wish for. 

The Four Children And It is a summer must-have! I rate it five stars, it's one of Jacky Wilson's best books ever.

Her book is a tribute to E. Nesbit's; 'Five Children And It'. It's an interesting modern version.

Noel Streatfeild was a greatly famous and fantastic author. She wrote lots of classics which everybody still loves now. Probably her best known book is, Ballet Shoes. She has written many 'shoes' books. Such as: Circus Shoes, Tennis Shoes and White Boots. 
I wonder what other kind of books she could have written... Fashion Shoes? Spotty Shoes? Electronic Shoes? What are your crazy and cool ideas?

Character Profile:
Name: Eel (From Lyn Gardner's, 'Olivia' series).
Personality: Energetic, funny, bubbly and caring.
Family: Jack (her Dad), Alicia (Grandmother and head of Swan Academy), Alfie (her cousin) and Olivia (her older sister).
Hobbies: Dancing, watching west end shows and being with her friends and family.
When she grows up, she will most likely be: A dancer

This letter is for Rosalind. Rosalind tells the story of, 'The Four Children And It'.

Dear Rosalind,

I'm Abigail Bronte. I've heard all about your summer holiday adventures with Smash, Robbie and Maudie.

Was the Psammead scary? (By the way readers, Psammead is pronounced: Sammyadd, it's a sand fairy!). He sounded a bit grumpy but kind as well.

Which wish was your favourite? I think everyone's wishes were unique. I loved when you were all rich and famous. And when Robbie's animals came alive and you met up with story characters. 

Your dad must have been so surprised that you kept wanting to go to Oxshott Woods!

Was it annoying when all the nusery rhyme people kept singing the same tunes over and over again in Maudie's wish?

I think your last wish was the most significant though.

Lots of love, Abigail Bronte xoxo

P.S: The next post will be on the 28th and will be Readalot's 1st Birthday Edition.

See ya there!