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Frobscottle & Fizzy Lifting Drinks: A Study of Soda

As kids entered, the “Whizzpopper Song” from the animated film The BFG was playing, projected from YouTube. To start, I read aloud the “Frobscottle and Whizzpoppers” chapter from… 93 more words

Science

6 Celebrities Who Were Also Spies

The espionage game is a thankless one. The sign of being good at your job is that nobody can ever know. They are chameleons that can blend into any situation, going unnoticed to collect valuable information. 853 more words

Summing it up

I am not exactly thrilled to be back in Sarajevo earlier than I had planned but, as it is, I am not saddened by it either. 468 more words

“Words’, he said, “is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around.”

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Ruminations

LIVE Roald Dahl Celebration by Puffin

Further details have now been released…

Puffin Books are hosting a ‘Virtually Live: Roald Dahl Day’ celebration on Monday 15th September. The amazing literary works of Roald Dahl are celebrated on his birthday (September 13th) each year, and schools around the world often hail the entire month of September as ‘Dahl Month’, when his books, stories, and poems are studied and enjoyed even more than usual. 82 more words

Books

Lord of the Rings versus The Hobbit

- First published in the Nelson Mail’s blog section, 11/10/12

While we’re on the subject of fantasy adaptions, I thought it might be a good time to look at one of my favourite books- … 780 more words

Sarah Dunn

Heroes of Fiction, pt. 1

I’ve always been an avid reader, even before realizing that writing fiction was a job I was allowed to have and would pursue. I consumed stories of every kind, and met characters who thrilled me with their bravery. 1,200 more words