One of the (many) amazing things about being me is that every day I get to publish your thoughts about books – what you love, and what you hate. Amongst this daily flow of awesome book cheer, chatter and criticism, there’s sometimes a particularly great piece of writing that stands out. Today I’d like to share one of these, especially because although it was submitted as a review, it is not a review, and really couldn’t be published as such.
I enjoyed reading this piece of writing too much to let it never see the light of day and so, without further ado, I present ThePirateCaptain's “review” of The Fault in Our Stars:
(Caution: contains spoilers for Harry Potter, Games of Thrones [up to and including A Storm of Swords], Star Wars, The Hobbit, and The Lord of The Rings.)
Love writing? Want to be a part of Inside a Dog? Applications for You’re the Voice contributors are now open!
So, what is You’re the Voice?
You’re the Voice is your opportunity to have your say about the world of books. To write about what you read, what you love, and what you want. It’s a weekly blog post published right here on the Inside a Dog website, which is all about books for teens.
So far there’s been Voices from the Northern Territory through to Tasmania, and they’ve blogged about everything from being in a relationship with books and how to match-make other people with a good book, to the importance of people-watching, and the decline of the bookshop.
'Thank you so much for taking the time to read and edit the blub of words I send you every week! I really liked being one of your Voices and I can't wait to read what the next Voices get up to :D – Margaret
'Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have enjoyed every second of it. It has made me think a lot and as I walk around I try to find inspiration everywhere I go. I have even started keeping a writing journal where I sketch ideas I thought I could do for my writing pieces.' – Rhianna Ricks
This is a very special Inky's Choice, as today I have given my power to another! (It's okay, my powers can only be used for good.) This week's reading recommendation is from Charlotte, a 15 year old student from Brighton Secondary College in Victoria! I got to spend some time with Charlotte as part of the State Library of Victoria's work experience program.
3 reasons to read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie:
1. The mystery will take you to another world. The writing is so brilliant it makes you feel as if you are living the story.
2. It keeps you guessing until the very end, then surprises you by pulling the biggest twist imaginable.
It's supposed to be wibbly-wobbly, but time's not wiming away fast enough for me, yet. It's still just over a month until Doctor Who returns to air with Peter Capaldi taking up the lead role. Good news! The full trailer is here to keep us entertained while we're waiting...
Which Doctor is your favourite? Do you think Capaldi could be one of them?
The new season of Doctor Who screens on ABC TV from Sunday, 24 August.
Hello Inside a Dog readers,
Are you currently experiencing, or have you ever had, any of these symptoms:
1. You start developing feelings towards characters (umm Augustus Waters anyone?) and prefer their company to the company of real people.
2. You obsessively follow/contact the author. (Thank you goodreads.com)
Have you been counting? Because this is the final week of finding out all about this year's Inky Awards judges. Today I'm excited to introduce you to Angus! He is 12 years old, and lives in Victoria with two little sisters, and a pet rabbit called Stanley, who sometimes keeps him company when he's reading.
So, Angus, what's a book that's made you cry?
I have never cried because of the content of a book, only when I’m sad because I’m coming to the end of a series I love.
A book that made you laugh?
What are you currently reading?
1. I'm reading: Razorhurst
This new treasure from Justine Larbalestier takes us back to the dark, dirty and desperate times of 1930s Sydney. Ghosts, gangs and a frightening good read.
2. I'm (ready to start) watching: Arrow
At the end of season one Oliver Queen (right) may have prevented the complete annihilation of The Glades but there were casualities. I cannot wait for Arrow and my favourite Girl Friday, Felicity Smoak, to return to our screens this Tuesday!
Who will the new villain be? Will Roy finally be useful? Will Oliver actually spend any time in the office? More importantly, can Diggle's arms get any bigger? My guess? No. They are canons.