Over the Easter holidays the Librarians enjoy making time to read, especially as we have just launched the Carnegie Shadowing Scheme and there are eight brilliant short listed books to read! Check out our Carnegie short list post for details.
From the short list, Mrs Nolan has just finished reading Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk, which is set in Pennsylvanian, USA, around the time of the second world war. It tells the story of a young girl and her relationship with a local man, who chooses to live his life outside of the community, and how everything changes when a new girl comes to town. A compelling read, it focuses on identity and friendship and not judging people on appearances.Mrs Nolan is also reading Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice by Natasha Farrant and came across a great quote:
“Don’t be afraid of books Miss Bennett. Simply treat them with the respect they deserve, and you will be richly rewarded. You do not need to be clever or rich or have attended celebrated schools or universities in order to appreciate them. It is enough simply to have an open and receptive mind – and, sometimes, it is true, a little perseverance. But you must not be afraid, Miss Bennett, for books do not judge you.”
We look forward to hearing what you have been reading and are always keen to receive your book reviews, which we will post on this blog.