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#Poetry: Dark Cavity #MPBooks

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Image from Pixabay.com

After seeing the daily prompt word was Cavity, I decided to search for the word ‘cavity’ on Pixabay.com. The above picture was part of the search results and the following poem came about from my mind. But I have to warn you it’s not a happy one and may upset some people, though it’s an issue close to my heart so I felt it needed to be voiced. ❤Read More »

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#BookReview: The Day Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains by Tom McLaughlin #MPBooks

The Day Aliens Nearly Ate Our Brains book coverTitle: The Day Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

Author/Illustrator: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/Middle Grade fiction, Humour

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Description:  Best friends Freddy and Sal have accidently started a SPACE WAR with Alan, a grumpy alien brain muncher from Planet Twang.  Soon the police, NASA and world leaders are getting involved.  Freddy is about to become the MOST FAMOUS KID in his town, for all the wrong reasons…Wolverhampton, we have a PROBLEM.

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#ChangeAWordRuinABook #MPBooks

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A few days ago I logged on to Twitter to find a fun hashtag going around. So popular was it that even some publishers were getting in on the action, adding their own ideas to the mix. The hashtag in question was #ChangeAWordRuinABook.

Many of you may have already seen this hashtag and even taken part, but for those of you who don’t know what it is, the idea is to change one word in a book title to give it a different meaning. Some of the results were hilarious and I couldn’t help but come up with a few of my own too. So today, I bring you a fun post, filled with some silly book titles.

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#BookReview: Lucky Lazlo by Steve Light #MPBooks

Lucky Lazlo book coverTitle: Lucky Lazlo

Author/Illustrator: Steve Light

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: No knitting in the wings, no whistling in the building, and no flowers before a performance…theatres are very superstitious places!
But at the Peacock Theatre, where Alice in Wonderland is showing, a few rules have been broken…and Lazlo is in for a bit of bad luck!

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#BookReview: Tigress by Nick Dowson & Jane Chapman #MPBooks

Tigress book coverTitle: Tigress

Author: Nick Dowson

Illustrator: Jane Chapman

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, non-fiction, nature

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Description: Twigs with whiskers?  A tree with a tail?  Or is it a tigress, hiding?  Are you ready for some true tiger magic?

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#BookReview: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky #MPBooks

Crime and Punishment book cover
Wordsworth Classics 2011 edition

Title: Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky & Keith Carabine (introduction & notes)

Translator: Constance Garnett

Publisher: Wordsworth Classics

Genre: Classics

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Description:  Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest and most readable novels ever written. From the beginning we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who, against his better instincts, is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder.
From that moment on, we share his conflicting feelings of self-loathing and pride, of contempt for and need of others, and of terrible despair and hope of redemption: and, in a remarkable transformation of the detective novel, we follow his agonised efforts to probe and confront both his own motives for, and the consequences of, his crime.
The result is a tragic novel built out of a series of supremely dramatic scenes that illuminate the eternal conflicts at the heart of human existence: most especially our desire for self-expression and self-fulfilment, as against the constraints of morality and human laws; and our agonised awareness of the world’s harsh injustices and of our own mortality, as against the mysteries of divine justice and immortality.

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#BookReview: Yucky Worms by Vivian French & Jessica Ahlberg #MPBooks

Yucky Worms book coverTitle: Yucky Worms

Author: Vivian French

Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, non-fiction, nature

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Description:  You can’t be FRIENDS with an earthworm…You can’t even tell WHICH end is which!  Or CAN you?

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