Into the breach…

After months of milling about and being indecisive I have finally bitten the bullet and started my own blog! Of course, with the school term starting again tomorrow this will probably end up being my first, last and only post…but as this blog is now a live reality who knows, it may be all the incentive I need to keep it going. Being the Instagram addict that I am, I noticed that quite a lot of bookstagrammers have blogs where they share their reading and book reviews. I guess I just wanted to jump on that bandwagon and share my reading too!

So, a little more about myself –
I’m a primary school teacher now into my 7th year of teaching, I honestly do not know where all those years have gone. My new class will be Year 4s (8-9 year olds) and I was told that the boys are already excited as they know about my massive love for Harry Potter. Proud Ravenclaw, always, and I still miss the very first Pottermore where you could explore the scenes, collect items and brew potions. Anyone else miss that too?

Clearly from the title of the blog, I’m a self-confessed reading addict. One of several inspirational teachers during secondary school told me that you should never go anywhere without a book in your bag. Ever since, I’ve always been known to cart something around with me amongst the other detritus in my handbag whether it be a slim Raymond Carver anthology or the weighty tome Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Hopefully, if the blog manages to stay alive, I’ll be able to share my reading experiences with you.
I will read pretty much anything I can get my hands on but my favourite genres would probably include Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Crime and I’m a sucker for a good conspiracy theory! I’m a monthly subscriber to the FairyLoot box. Roald Dahl and JK Rowling were my childhood heroes; Sarah J Maas is filling the void that the end of Harry Potter left behind (although I still have not read Empire of Storms!).

Other than teaching and reading –
I am a Club Member of the Shed at Gloucester Rugby. For such a small person, people are often surprised at how loudly I yell and cheer at the side of the pitch!
With the home of jumps racing on my doorstep it’s no surprise that I love my horse racing and am part of the Martin Keighley Racing Club which is so much fun and it’s great to be involved with such a friendly and welcoming stable.
Finally, I help to organise a Film Club within the Cheltenham area. We definitely make the most out of our Cineworld cards (although mine is now slightly mangled and broken as I had to use it to pry open my petrol cap the other day!) and will often see films at least once or twice per week.

I think that’s enough about me for now. Hopefully this blog will continue to be a mixture of posts about books, teaching, rugby, horses and films! Wishing all fellow teachers luck with the start of term tomorrow.

My first foray into the blogosphere is complete!

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