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Book Review: Colliery Kids (Ebook Edition)

Colliery Kids

by Arthur Williams
Smashwords Edition, 2012
88 pages
Eye reading, 1-2 hours

★☆☆☆☆

They say “never judge a book by its cover” but I would like to add to this, “never judge a book by its title”.

I am a big fan of free ebooks! It means that I can check out authors I’ve never read before and find books I’d never heard of before. Colliery Kids was one such free ebook that I thought sounded interesting from its title and from the books’ description.

“Kevin and Robbie two young boys growing up in a small Northumberland mining village as their Mother struggles to make ends meet.” – Goodreads

Coming from a mining background myself, I thought this short book would be an interesting insight into the life of colliery workers’ children growing up in the 1950s in England. However, I was hugely disappointed by the book which had huge potential.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: “So Many Books, So Little Time”

Frank Zappa has created music that has been in my collection for many years and I have learnt valuable lessons about “Yellow Snow” which I will definitely NOT be eating. Mr Zappa once said, “So many books, so little time.” This is a quote I have really taken to heart in the last few years.

I’m covering a bit of old ground here, but it is something that I am becoming more passionate about since taking on the Goodreads Challenge earlier this year. That and jealousy of conversations I have been left out of in regards to popular fiction and classic books everyone seems to assume that you have read.  Read the rest of this entry

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