It was the toffee apple cake (with sticky maple caramel) on the cover of the May issue of Delicious that caught the librarycook's eye. With such a cover, what delights would lurk within? And she was right - so many tempting recipes, it was hard to choose. Bitter chocolate and orange Viennese whirls? Roasted eggplant … Continue reading May be a record-breaker
This weeks book commercial is brought to you by Advit. Last term Advit read Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks. His favourite part of the book is when the two main characters get separated from their parents!
Last term Chris read Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin as part of the Trinity Grammar Wide Reading Programme. Chris thinks you should read this book if you enjoy being on the edge of your seat!
The Y7 Readers Club has been meeting every Tuesday at lunchtime since the beginning of 2019. It's convened by me and Mrs Weber from the junior school library. This was initially conceived of as a way of supporting the transition of some of our newer students to the senior school library spaces and collections, and … Continue reading The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away
This weeks book commercial is brought to you by Trinity Grammar student Aaron, who read House of Secrets by Chris Columbus last term as part of the Wide Reading Programme.
As part of the Arthur Holt Library Wide Reading Programme last term, Mr. Bosco's Year 7 English class created book commercials for the fiction novel they read during the term. Over the next 9 weeks we'll be featuring these book commercials on our social media accounts! First up we have Favian who read Zeros by Scot … Continue reading Zeros by Scott Westerfeld
The librarycook really struggled to find something to make from April’s Delicious magazine. She tried the pasta with sausage and cauliflower. The chocolate & pretzel biscuits. Both were fine. Acceptable. Just not great. Half-heartedly leafing through once more, the Pumpkin with Blue Cheese & Pickled Walnut caught her eye. It was pretty. Autumnal. Blue cheese … Continue reading The librarycook almost gives up
This term in the Arthur Holt Library we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of year 7 on a Wide Reading programme in collaboration with the English Department. The Wide Reading lessons are being conducted on a fortnightly basis during timetabled English classes. The unit is comprised of 4 core … Continue reading YEAR 7 WIDE READING
The genre of melodrama is not one that I am too familiar with. But still, Cinema Paradiso from the eyes of an un-seasoned melodrama movie goer is wonderful. I got the hair raising chill feeling from watching this film that brought a tear to my eye. The tone is executed absolutely perfectly, mixing the … Continue reading Movie Review: Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Raising Arizona is a comedy starring Nicholas Cage as H.I. McDunnough and Holly Hunter as his police officer wife Ed. The narrative revolves around a series of kidnappings and ransoms while representing a sincere love for the child taken and a deep desire for family and belonging. The characters struggle with moving from a … Continue reading Raising Arizona Review