Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: What defines you?

I thought this would be a good question today. The inspiration was that I was teaching a lesson about motivational speaking. We watched a video of a TED talk, of a speech by Lizzie Velasquez, about just this topic. What defines me? I had to think hard about this, as I realised it’s something I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What defines you?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlet

Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown. The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. Or rather, three unexpected options. Zofi has spent her… Continue reading Book Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlet

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over… Continue reading Book Review: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: What makes you get out of bed every day?

My child, and the knowledge that I'm still alive. Truly. The first point is understandable but the second might sound a bit strange. However it means a hell of a lot to me. I've been through a lot of tough times in my life, and as a result, I've tried to take my own life… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What makes you get out of bed every day?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Ender’s Game

Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader. And they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth, its mission: the annihilation of all human life. Ender could be our only hope. But first he must survive the most brutal military training program in the… Continue reading Book Review: Ender’s Game