Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Happy poetry day!

To celebrate - a poem from this century, by a NZ teen... Dedication ~Chloe Sutherland This poem is for the people who, symbolically, tore... Read more »

Friday, July 30, 2010

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When the war is over

You may have read some war poets before - but here's something a bit different from the usual - something from AA Milne, of Winnie-the-P... Read more »
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For word

For Word ~Benjamin Zephaniah Thank you for the words I read Thank you for the words I need Thank you for the WORDS so great Thanks for w... Read more »
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NEW! Teen Review Panel

Check out our NEW Teen Review Panel! Members have the unique opportunity to read and review our latest teen books, and then post their rev... Read more »

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Onto the 17th century

And a poem by a female author, apologising for writing... An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book ~ Margaret Cavendish Condemn me n... Read more »
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18th century

For something different, a poem by an African-American former slave - and a woman. Something quite shocking in the 18th centry. On Being Br... Read more »
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And now for something completely different

From the 19th century - a limerick! Something light and fun... There Was an Old Man Who Supposed ~ Edward Lear There was an old man who su... Read more »

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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A regal poem

...to celebrate poetry day... a poem from Queen Elizabeth I, representing the 16th century. When I Was Fair and Young ~ Queen Elizabeth I ... Read more »

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A carol to celebrate poetry day...

A carol to celebrate poetry day...

...and, the English victory in France in the 15th century - the Agincourt Carol. Deo gracias, Anglia, Redde pro victoria Oure kinge went... Read more »

Friday, July 23, 2010

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More poetry...

This offering is a riddle from the 9th century... Moððe word fræt. Me þæt þuhte wrætlicu wyrd, þ... Read more »
Poetry in prayer

Poetry in prayer

An 11th century version of the Lord's Prayer. All for poetry day. Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum, Si þin nama gehalgod. To becume þin... Read more »
Summer is coming... we wish!

Summer is coming... we wish!

For poetry day - an offering of a hopeful song from the 13th century (they think) 'Sumer is Icumen In...' Sumer is icumen in – Lhu... Read more »
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Hello Geoffrey Chaucer

To celebrate poetry day... a very small extract from 'The General Prologue' of The Canterbury Tales , by Geoffrey Chaucer - 14th cen... Read more »

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Heading up to poetry day

July 30 is National Poetry Day, so to celebrate, I thought I'd post some examples of English poetry over the ages... the plan is one a d... Read more »

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I ain't afraid of no ghost...

I ain't afraid of no ghost...

...particularly when they're hanging out at New York Public Library... Thanks to Improv Everywhere & New York Public Library. Th... Read more »

Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Make it short

Ever dreamed of making money from writing? Do you have a short story - one scintillating and sensational - lurking in your head, waiting fo... Read more »
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Deadline today for your poetic musings

Entries close today for the Auckland City Libraries poetry day competition . So you've got the afternoon to come up with something bril... Read more »

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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The unspoken

A recent newspaper editorial - from the Dominion Post - raised the issue of the non-reporting of suicides in the media. Media outlets - ne... Read more »
Recommendation: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Recommendation: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I was immediately drawn to this book because of its beautiful artistic cover with its silver and black feathered angel and stormy atmospher... Read more »
Extreme makeover - superhero edition

Extreme makeover - superhero edition

So – Wonder Woman is going to get a new look . I’m not sure that running around in high-heeled boots is any easier than keeping it all to... Read more »
Reading anytime... anywhere

Reading anytime... anywhere

and this is how Brit celebs do it... Reminds me of the "inspire me" campaign NZ libraries ran a couple of years ago with Daniel... Read more »

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recommendation: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Recommendation: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This book is a sci-fi dystopia, similar theme to Susan Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy , the characters ... Read more »

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Congrats to Eclipse winners

Congrats to the winners of Eclipse movie tickets. Were you one of them? You can find the list here . Who won the poll ? By one vote - Tayl... Read more »

Friday, July 2, 2010

Watch it... read it...

Watch it... read it...

New book alert! White cat by Holly Black. Want to know more about it? Watch the trailer! - Annie Read more »
Buffy vs Edward

Buffy vs Edward

Found around the interwebs... The legal stuff: This transformative remix work constitutes a fair-use of any copyrighted material as prov... Read more »
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Roskill youth space needs your Vote!

What do you think we should call the new youth space we’re building on Sandringham Rd extension in Mt Roskill? The panel have shortlisted f... Read more »
 
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