Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

A timely tale..?

March 24, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

The full trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale is finally out! Initial feedback is that it looks really good. There’s never been a better time to read the original book; do it now before you see this new adaptation! Any fans of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel can now get officially very excited! 😉

“The trailer starts by teasing the viewer about how nobody saw the dystopia coming before it happened; mentions of the destruction of Congress and the constitution leave us at the edge of our seats. Doubt it? Watch the whole thing below and tell us what you think in the comments!” – BookRiot

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Screenagers are struggling to read people’s feelings in real life…

The Empathy Gap – The Sunday Times Magazine A colleague gave me a hard copy of this article this morning, and I’m posting a hyperlink because it’s really very interesting! Parents, pupils, teachers; anyone with an interest in young people’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Got fandom?

It’s chic to be geek! Keep calm and join fandom! Wait, what? Clishmaclaver knows there is amazing fanfiction being written, astoundingly good fan art being created (Shout out to Chloe D!), and generally awesome fandoming being undertaken by pupils at … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Emma, nudity, and the meaning of feminism

Clishmaclaver has just read an interesting addition to the current debate on ‘second wave’ feminism from The Day. Speaking of Emma Watson – whom pupils may know best as ‘Hermione’ from the Harry Potter films – the article reads, “She … Continue reading

March 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart


Today is International Women’s Day! 😀 Why is this important? Well, organisers say – “For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – … Continue reading

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