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Miss Carr

What did you read as a child?


I've really had to cast my mind back to the 1980s and 1990s here. I remember vividly being an Enid Blyton fan; I had tonnes of her books (the old hardback originals). My favourites were 'Mr Meddle's Muddles' and 'The Folk of the Faraway Tree'. I also remember liking 'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murphy and 'Danny the Champion of the World' by Roald Dahl. As a teenager, I became more inclined to read books by Judy Blume and rather embarrassingly, I went through a phase of reading Sweet Valley High books (totally influenced by my peers on that one at the time I think!)


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Do you have any stand out reading memories?


I suppose I always remember being one of the best readers in my year group at first school. I went through Oxford Reading Tree books at lightning speed and by an early age was already engrossed in Enid Blyton books. Every week, I would bring home words in an old tobacco tin (my grandad's) and I'd read and learn them.  My mum is my reading hero because every week, right up until I left for university, we'd make a special weekly trip to Dereham library. I'd come back with an armful of books including fiction, non-fiction and even piano books! My parent's also subscribed me to 'Scoop' children's newspaper so that I could learn about current affairs. I loved that!


What do you enjoy reading now?


I do manage to read some adult books such as biographies, historical-based fiction and psychological thrillers. For example, I really enjoyed Chris Packham's 'Fingers in the Sparkle Jar' and I enjoy reading books by Barbara Erskine. At the moment, I am reading a children's novel a week to improve my knowledge of modern children's authors. To be honest, I'm loving doing this; I've been on so many amazing adventures! My particular favourite books so far are 'Brightstorm' by Vashti Hardy; 'The Secret of Nightingale Wood' by Lucy Strange and 'The Clockwork Crow' by Catherine Fisher. I could go on mind you...


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What are your 'desert island' books?


Hmm I wonder ... Well, I'd have to choose a survival book by Ray Mears ('Out on the Land'), a set of books to keep me going - 'The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness' novels by Michelle Paver; I've read the first one but never gotten round to the rest. The final desert island book would be one I've heard lots about, want to read but just haven't had the time. This book is called: 'Night Theatre' by Vikram Paralkar.


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BELOW catch our book-loving teaching assistant (Mrs Sayer) with her thoughts...