This morning I came across this article on Packed Lunch ideas from Fictional Foods which instantly made me hungry and prompted me to try and remember my favourite fictional foods. I always wanted to go to one of the midnight feasts at Malory Towers (@isfromupnorth - you with me?) - though I'd avoid the hard boiled eggs … Continue reading Fictional foods – yummy!
The BFG by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake (Illustrator) About the book Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 03 -The BFG
Going Solo (Roald Dahl Autobiography #2) Part 1: boys of a childhood - here by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic Adventures Here is the action-packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02b -Going Solo
Boy: Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl Autobiography #1) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) From the evocation of an enchanted boyhood spent in Wales and Norway to his unhappy experiences at an English public school, these sparkling memoirs are filled with high spirits and more than a touch of the macabre. “An autobiography is a … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02a- Boy:Tales of Childhood
LBCPuffins Date: Wednesday 18th of February 2015 Time: 6:30pm Venue: White Swan Leeds Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date: Tuesday 28th of October 2014 Time: 6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING DIVERGENT VERONICA ROTH * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia – Book 10 – Divergent – Veronica Roth
PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED An Afternoon with Children’s Author Jacqueline Harvey and the Heroine of Her Books, Alice-Miranda! WHEN: Saturday the 24th of January 2015 WHERE: Leeds Church Institute, Central Road, Leeds (Opposite the Corn Exchange, just off Vicar Lane, above the Out of This World shop.) TIME: 2pm - 4pm COST: Free … Continue reading CANCELLATION – Jacqueline Harvey at the Leeds Church Institute
In this classic tale of adventure and wish fulfilment, five city kids find the countryside to be filled with magic and wonder Be careful what you wish for. About the book After two years cooped up in London, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, “the Lamb,” are thrilled to be living in the … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 18 – Five children and it
When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a … Continue reading James and the Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
There are two versions of the song made popular during the recently released new Hunger Games (Mockingjay Part 01) film currently doing the rounds.
The Radio Edit – (which Hypable feels is off point [thanks to @not_johnstamos for the link]) – by James Newton Howard featuring the almost unfeasibly talented Jennifer Lawrence. She acts. She dances. And now, she sings!!
I personally prefer the simpler version that was actually used in the mooovie. And the second I can find a link to it, I’ll post it!
The Hanging Tree
Lyrics by Suzanne Collins
Melody by the Lumineers
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree.
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out
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