Instagram Gallery Review

Instagram Gallery Review - blog post image
BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)

I am so enjoying Instagram, aided and abetted by my lovely daughter who taught me the tricks and vetoes my posts, I have decided to do a monthly blog about my favourite post. This month's favourite I shot this morning from my kayak. The light was striking the dead trees at just the right angle, putting me in

mind of witches hands reaching up from the bottom of the river, clawing blindly at the daylight and trying to pull something back to their underworld. I find that what I'm reading really affects my imagination as does what I am writing. I've just finished the wonderful novel The Girl Who Drank The Moon (there's a review on The Bookshelf) and it really is the most magical, bewitching story I have ever read. I have ordered everything else Kelly Barnhill has written from my local library and cannot wait for them to come in.



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The Phantom Lollipop Man! - blog post image

The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Review to follow (busy week!) but, as you can see, I adored this hence its position as the March Book of the Month!  



Igniting Writing is a creative writing club hosted at Wokingham Library and completely free to attend. The club provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere where 11-18 year-olds can develop their storytelling and writing skills. Writing can be a bit of a solitary activity, so this provides a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, 10:30am to 12noon, and focus on a different aspect of writing every week, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond. Roughly once a month Igniting Writing also hosts 'guest speaker' sessions, where local authors, poets, journalists and other people experienced in the world of writing come and share their knowledge and advice – it's a chance to get the inside scoop from the pros!