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UPDATED REVIEW: The Wee Free Men

THE WEE FREE MEN

Author: Terry Pratchett

Ages: 9/10+ (plus as in till you’re so blind you can’t read, my entire family enjoyed it)

The previous review on this book isn’t very informative, and it was written when I was 11. Writing another one will be difficult, since I have read this book so many times and first when I was 9. I’m not sure what I would say if I had read it for the first time this year. This is just an addition, to get the full story see the previous review.

Last week, Tiffany Aching (aged nine) had decided to be a witch. Because nobody likes witches where she lived and had done something horrible to the last old woman they had thought was one. She wants to prove how stupid they were – Roland could never have fit in the oven.

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Daily snippet Stuff to Do When You've Got Too Much Time

Stuff to Do: Plane 02

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

I painted this one red and yellow, just because it was similar to the colour scheme of the impressive Cold War dogfighter that I based the model on in one particular picture that I saw of it.

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All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound

Best Basset Chloë Photos: Puppyhood

Cutest pictures of Chloë the basset hound as an very young puppy (2015)

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All Things Dog Daily snippet Marshall the Bluetick

Marshall

Got a new puppy. 8 weeks. One eighth bluetick, rest foxhound, looks like a bluetick. Male, called Marshall. See Project Marshall.

This is a a copy, or whatever it’s called, of one of the earlier posts on this blog (2018) that I’ve been updating but was hard to find.Cloe+Marshell

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All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound Marshall the Bluetick

Winter for Dogs

The dogs (Marshall the one-eighth Bluetick Coonhound [racoon hunting hound] seven eighths English Foxhound who looks like a Bluetick and Chloë the basset) dealing with the coldest winter of their lives

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To cold to sleep outside
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Daily snippet Stuff to Do When You've Got Too Much Time

Stuff to Do: Plane 01

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

Plane 1: mostly a test. I was aiming for light. Mistake. It did mostly fly straight, though, if not far. It didn’t do well in wind, although I planned it to do so specifically. I painted it black, because I was going for a specific awesome plane that I can’t actually remember the name of right now. Black is a realistic colour for an aeroplane. Not how I painted Plane 2.

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Book of the Week Book reviews

REVIEW: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY

Author: Gary Schmidt

Ages: 12-15andpossiblyover

Honestly, I’m not sure exactly when this story is set, but I think it is in the early last century. It is based on historical events, and the Tripp family really existed.
Turner has just moved to Phippsburg, where his father will be minister. He has already managed to become the worst baseballer (or whatever you call it) in town, even though he was great in Boston, an absolute chicken and scaredy-cat, and a vandal. But then he meets Lizzie, the first black person that he has ever seen, and joins the fight against racism in the town.

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Back at the Park – Chloë the Basset

Moz and I were finally taken back to the Wild today. We have been imprisoned in nice warm soft beds ever since the Disappearance of the Humans, followed by the Eternal Presence of Humans. Those were (and still are) some of the best months of my life: spending cold mornings curled up on a beanbag/someone’s bed/the old mattress we were given, especially when the beanbag was in front of the heater, with the Givers of Food and Belly Rubs always around. But it is still amazing to get out to the streets now, and now we can go into the Wild too!

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All Things Dog Daily snippet Marshall the Bluetick

Back at the Park – Marshall the Bluetick/Foxhound

FIRST WALK IN THE NATURE RESERVE! Yes! We haven’t been there since before the latest Disappearance of the Humans, before the start of the Eternal Presence of Humans. It was as exiting, if not more, than the First Walk in the streets after the Eternal Presence. (I’m not sure if I would say the Eternal Presence is over, but it’s not Eternal at the house, so I don’t care.)

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REVIEW: The Wednesday Wars

THE WEDNESDAY WARS

Author: Gary Schmidt

Ages: 11/12-15 (also a good family book)

It’s 1967, there’s a war on, and Holling Hoodhood is the only Presbyterian in his class. This means he has to spend Wednesday afternoons alone in class with Mrs Baker – who totally hates his guts. And his dad won’t listen because he wants his architectural business a to get a contract with her family. His sister believes him, but she hates his guts to. So every Wednesday, he has to beat the dust out of blackboard erasers from every class in the school or read Shakespeare, and all he time he’s waiting for the ceiling to collapse and release the class’s two escaped monsters/mutated rats. Who even Mrs Baker is scared of