Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

May 25, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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3 on a YA Theme: Authors Inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale

On inspiration from The Handmaid’s Tale…

The idea of a narrator who doesn’t want to be telling a metafictional story but is compelled to and tortured by it.

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May 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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A year of #bookface…

Fun times at the National Library of Scotland; who said librarians were boring? “Here’s a selection of #bookfaces from over the past year (April 2016 onwards). We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed making them. Tell us … Continue reading

May 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Read science fiction more than periodically!

Sci-Fi for People Who Don’t Like Sci-Fi “There’s so much more to sci-fi novels than the usual aliens, spaceships, and evil villains who wants to destroy the intergalactic world. These stories can be filled with mysteries, action, suspense, and of … Continue reading

May 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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‘May’ We Suggest? Lovereading4kids’ Monthly Roundup!

Some great ‘recs‘ here; Lovereading4kids have, as usual, collated a wonderful selection of the best new reads for pupils across a range of reading levels and different genres! “Welcome to May at Lovereading4kids, where there’s a sniff of summer in the … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wave me goodbye!

A Waterstones flyer popped onto my FB feed with this awesome news: “For the first time, the wonderful Jaqueline Wilson turns her attention to a definitive period of history. It is September 1939 and ten-year-old Shirley is sent to live in the countryside … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dramatically dread-filled drabbles…

This, from Goodreads’ blog, is brilliant! Have a read – Short and Sinister: Five-sentence Mysteries and Thrillers “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,” Sherlock Holmes says in The Memoirs … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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New Kingsman Comic Book

If you were a big fan of the 2015 spy caper, Kingsman, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the imminent release of, Kingsman: Golden Circle. Did you know that Harry and Eggsy’s screen adventures are adapted from a comic, … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Code name Verity…

This, from the Scottish Book Trust is interesting – Win Elizabeth Wein‘s new carefully constructed and intriguing prequel to Code Name Verity, The Pearl Thief, in our Teens’ Book of the Month competition: “With its picturesque, historical Scottish setting and variety of … Continue reading

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