Summer Reading – keeps the mind sharp

July 22, 2014

Summer Reading
Private Peaceful is the Abingdon Community Read this summer as promoted by Our Ladies Abingdon. They are hoping that people will read and leave comments abut the book.
Summer Reading
Abingdon Library has a Summer Reading Challenge, with postcards you can fill in:

  • Tell us about a book you’ve read…
  • Which three books would you recommend?
  • What is your personal reading challenge this year?

Mostly Books and The Abingdon Bookstore are promoting both these events, and Mostly Books has its own summer reading special.

The Head Teacher of the school where I am a Governor signed off the end of term newsletter, after goodbyes to Year 6’s, with “Have a great summer and please ensure that your children read daily, it keeps the mind sharp!”

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4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Craig  |  July 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

    My recommendation is “This Thing of Darkness” by the late Harry Thompson. It’s the only book he ever wrote and it’s a gripping, true and fascinating read. Have re-read twice.

  • 2. Rachel  |  July 26, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Children who love to read will read without the need of encouragement from anyone. If it isn’t their thing just yet, let them have a great holiday doing things that they *do* love without having a parent nagging them about reading a book.

    NB lots of children read all sorts of things that headmasters don’t consider to be ‘proper’ reading and their minds are pretty sharp!

  • 3. Geoff Bailey  |  July 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Surely ‘The Convent School ‘ are screening ‘Private Peaceful’ soon. Anyone got any details about dates, bookings, etc?

  • 4. Iain  |  July 26, 2014 at 8:20 am

    24th september – theres details on our lady’s website

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