Classics

Classics Are Classy

Classics are Classy  [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   I love contemporary fiction. Who doesn’t? I enjoy a good chic-lit or a high-tech, action packed mystery just as much as the next person. Recently, I read a book titled The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, written by a new Swedish writer named Jonas…

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Cabin Fever Diary

Cabin Fever Diary   7:30 a.m.     We are snowed in for the fourth day in a row. The car can’t be backed up out of the drive, the roads are covered and so slick and slippery, I don’t dare even attempt a trip to the supermarket to get some much needed fresh fruit and vegetables. The family will have…

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The Bedtime Story Book Challenge

The Bedtime Story Book Challenge   It’s been a while and I do apologise. With the Holiday Season now officially finished, I will do my best to update this Blog/ News Page on a weekly basis.   [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. We were…

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Great Dickens! A Christmas Carol

Great Dickens! A Christmas Carol   If you were shown glimpses of your past, the present and possible future, would you change anything about the way you do things to ensure an alternate future? Would you laugh a little more? Smile often? Love wholeheartedly? Work less? Spend more wisely?   If you were given a second chance at life, to…

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The Hoff, A Blaze and Yours Truly

The Hoff, A Blaze and Yours Truly I read this morning on the BBC News website page that David Hasselhoff of Baywatch fame is set to read a book as part of the CBeebies Bedtime Stories series. The famous actor will be reading a story written by Jo Hodginkinson in the program to be aired on New Year’s Eve in…

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Are You Smarter Than A Third Grader?

Are You Smarter Than A Third Grader? Many of you will not remember a time when Spell Check and Auto Correct functions were not available for everyday use. In fact, even I have relied on technology to correct my various shortcomings since I was first introduced to the Apple II PC back in the early 1980s. Back then, you had…

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Is it Too Early for New Year’s Resolutions?

Is it Too Early for New Year’s Resolutions?   ESL Publishing and Well Read Audio Books are pleased to announce our involvement with a new and exciting project with Kikokushijo Academy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   On Thursday, November 1, KA launched KA Voicecast, a podcast website aimed at the 900 plus students who attend one of…

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Have Blocks, Will Build

Have Blocks, Will Build The year was 1987. The Beastie Boys were on their Licensed to Ill Tour, nobody put Baby in a corner and George Michael had Faith. The world’s population hovered near the 5 billion mark.   [Audio clip: view full post to listen] On a warm, early summer evening in June of that same year, some 250…

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For Better or Worse?

For Better or Worse? AUDIO BLOG [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Looking over the hundreds of film titles for this year, it would be safe to say that 2012 is The Year for Film Adaptations. An adaptation, of course, is a film or other form of performing art, which is based on and adapted from a written work….

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The First Rule of Book Club

The First Rule of Book Club   [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You don’t discuss Book Club.   I’m blogging about it, which might jeopardize my position in a certain circle but my argument is, I am expressing my love for it and promoting its significance- I should therefore not be be ostracized, surely?   So what is…

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