Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reading in School Video – Stories 1.4

In today’s episode of Stories, I join in the discussion on reading in school started by Ariel Bissett. I talk about the role of teachers and parents in engaging readers, favourite reads and more.

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Book Review – Escapement by Rene Gutteridge

Escapement by Rene Gutteridge My rating: 4 of 5 stars The interesting thing about this multi-author series is that with each new book you get an entirely different experience. Escapement was a particularly unique read for me. The chatty first-person … Continue reading

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Now on BlogLovin’

The thing about the internet is that everyone likes to consume it in different ways. There is now another way that you can consume The Collings Zone. I have listed it on the site Bloglovin.com. If you’d like to follow … Continue reading

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Book Review – And the Beat Goes on by Tracy Krauss

And The Beat Goes On by Tracy Krauss My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a suspenseful edgy tale. It starts off with a glimpse into the distant past. We see a race of pre-flood people who worship pterodactyls. … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight – Robin Parrish (Stories 1.3)

In today’s episode of Stories, I spotlight one of my favourite authors – Robin Parrish. Robin writes ‘mythic fiction’, often with a speculative-fiction edge to it. Watch the episode below. I discuss and recommend the following books: Corridor (YA) Relentless … Continue reading

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