Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Geek Girl, all that glitters. By Holly Smale. A review

Geek girl all that glitters

Tell me a bit about geek girl, who is she and why is she geeky

Her name is Harriet Manners, I think she has aspergers but the book doesn't say that. She has difficulties making friends, she likes facts and can maintain the knowledge in her head really easily. In the first book she was picked as a model while on a school trip. I have read the first book, but not all of them. I don't think you have to read all of the books but it might help. I had to catch up with the plot quite quickly.

"I was so right: this was exactly what I needed. A fresh start. A new beginning. The closure of an old page, and the opening of a new one. The unfolding of a different story. 
Except it isn't."

How does this book start?

Harriet has split with her boyfriend, she is back in the uk, he's in Australia, she doesn't want to talk about it. She's keen to start college as she thinks it will be different to school and full of people that want to learn. She is disappointed as it turns out to be just like high school.

The story is funny, happy and sad. I cried at one bit because I really related to what happened to her (I can't tell you or I'll give away plot spoilers) 

What did you like about the book...

I like the style of writing, it's written in the first person and I like that. I like knowing the facts, like the Chinese invented toilet paper in 600ad and a comets tail always points away from the sun. Harriet tells you facts at the beginning of each chapter, and Harriet uses the facts to relax, maybe it's because I'm a nerd but I find this quite relaxing too.

The ending was a surprise, there is sort of twist in the story. I liked the ending though, it worked well.

DD was answering questions about Geek Girl set by Tattooed Mummy

Thanks to www.toppsta.com for the free copy to review.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Book review of 'Anna and the french kiss' by Stephanie Perkins

Well what should I say hmmmm maybe THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!

The first couple of paragraphs didn't captivate me but once I got past them I was hooked. With beautiful descriptions of every scene (may I add it's a romance, with mild nudity and swearing).

The book mainly revolves around Anna (who would've guessed) and √Čtienne ( St. Clair ) and as the book develops so do Anna and St. Clair. I must admit I have fallen in love with St. Clair. He is charming, from description ( and my imagination ) very good looking, and overall just lovely.

Here is an example of some description about St. Clair and Anna:

" The beautiful boy gives an amused grin. His teeth are lovely        straight on top and crooked on the bottom, with a touch of overbite. I'm a sucker for smiles like this, due to my own lack of orthodontia. I have a gap between my front teeth the size of a raisin. "

yes it's about their teeth but that just shows how much detail Stephanie Perkins puts into the book.

Anna is moved to an American boarding school based in France there she meets a group of friends, St. Clair's room is right above hers and that's where it all begins. As you travel with Anna through term you'll find out her secrets and her lies, and the truth behind true friendship.

You should read this book because once you have turned the last page you'll be distraught that there's no more to read and promptly read it again. I myself have read it at least 14 times.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Porridge the two faced parrot.

Porridge the two faced parrot is an excellent read for all children. The comical story of a young boy and a rather naughty parrot is the perfect short read. Though there is some bad language (farty bum) this book is endearing, funny and enjoyable. It takes you on voyage from confusion, disaster and just to plain silliness.

Summary of the book.

Alfie is just an ordinary school with lots of friends and a perfect family. That is until the arrival of porridge the parrot. How can a parrot cause ....... A black eye, his mum telling him off for lying, a teacher that has it in for him and worst of all having to break dance in the talent show when he can't even dance. But will he conquer his fears and perform, will his eye still be like a plum. But more to the point, what havoc will porridge wreak this time?


Friday, 15 November 2013

simultaneous equations

using subtraction.

2x + 3y = 13
2x +2y = 10

first label the equations so you don't mix them up.

2x + 3y =13 - - - - - (1)
2x + 2y = 10 - - - - - (2)

you can't solve the equations because they have a x and y in them so we to cancel one out.

we can see there is 2x in both equations and if you subtract 2x from 2x you get 0.

so we have cancelled x out but we have to do the same to the rest of the equations to make it equal.
 (1) - (2)

2x -2x = 0
3y -2y =y
13 -10 = 3

so our equation looks like this

0 + y = 3



 but we still need to work out x

to do this we need to put our answer for y into an equation.

 i am going to put it into equation (2) but it doesn't matter which one you put it into

 2x + 2y =10
2x +6=10

so our answer to the simultaneous equation is y=3  and x=2

now try these




answers at bottom

using addition

-2x=y = -4

first label the equations so you don't mix them up.

2x+2y=10 ------ (1)
-2x+y = -4 ---------(2)

you can't solve the equations because they have a x and y in them so we to cancel one out.

we can see there is 2x or -2x in both equations and if you add 2x to -2x you get 0.

 so we have cancelled x out but we have to do the same to the rest of the equations to make it equal.




 but we still need to work out x

to do this we need to put our answer for y into an equation.

 i am going to put it into equation (1) but it doesn't matter which one you put it into

2x + 2y =10

so our answer to the simultaneous equation is y=2 and x=3

now try these




answers at bottom

subtraction answers

addition answers

 tried and tested on my mum 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bargains Galore

So my grandparents have come down for the halfterm and we went out shopping in charity shops on Tuesday. There we discovered so many bargains it was unreal.

The first thing I spotted on the shelf was a lovely white handbag, as I needed a new school bag I started begging my mum to let me buy it. After about ten minutes of prancing about commenting on all its best features and saying how it hung just right over my shoulder she agreed to let me buy it,  for just £4.99, rather reluctantly I must say. When we got home my mum looked up the brand of bag it was then discovered much to our shock that it was worth roughly between $100-$160.

 The next shop had equally exciting exhibits one of which I bought, a pair of gorgeous brown boots with wool along the top. They had barely been worn, there were no scuffs on the toe, the sole of the shoe had no dirt on it and only  a tiny bit of wear, for only £4.00. They fitted perfectly on the in-proportionate size 6 feet and as I tried them on I was sold.

The last charity shop we went in I found the funniest game ever CHARADES we had been playing this the evening before but had run out of ideas so having the official game was wonderful of course we bought it and once we were home we started playing.

It had all the rules and signs you had to use for instance women.

That made us laugh just by itself but as the game continued the cards were producing very random charades one of which caused much hilarity. My grandma got a charade and one of the words was aspects. So she did the two different syllables as and pects. To act as she started walking up and down slapping her bum and putting her hands on her head looking like ears/horns. We now know she was acting ass but at the time we could only think of bum, butt, horn, slap and many others but not ass. By now we were crying laughing so she went on to acting pects she started walking around flapping her arms like a chicken after a while of her doing this she started pecking at the air except we all thought she was plucking or pinching. About fifteen minutes later we guessed aspects and the relief on her face was clear.
Entertainment for hours just for £1.50.   


Thursday, 11 July 2013


 The best part of Glastonbury in my opinion was when we saw Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal and the circus pavement. I liked Rita Ora because she was very good singing live which not all singers are ( you know who I'm talking about). She was a very good crowd entertainer which made all the difference because I hate it when they get up on stage sing then leave with no interaction with the audience. Next was Dizzee Rascal he was amaze balls it was especially funny because he had his swear on and made the crowd sing "lets go fucking bonkers ahaaaaaa"  x? Number of times. It was brilliant when he jumped into the crowd and the security guards were chasing looking very serious. While he was having a whale of a time.

 And lastly there was the circus pavement which was a small stage where different acts came on and performed mostly circus acts but there were also mimes and magicians. One of my favourite acts on the circus pavement was Billy Kidd who was very funny and rude. 

 I also liked the climbing wall in the green kids field. I spent the majority of the time on it, coming away with a different bruise on me from where I had whacked myself on it everyday.

 Another thing I liked was I <3 ostrich which did the best ostrich burger I have ever tasted (we shall not mention that this was the first time I had ever eaten ostrich) out of all the ostrich burgers I have had. 

On the other hand the toilets were an obstacle of their own, my thighs are toned to perfections (bit of an exaggeration) from using them. The best bit of using the long drop toilets was playing toilet roulette. Yes that is what we played in the morning toilet roulette I shall say no more. Overall Glastonbury was the best experience of my life (so far) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, 19 May 2013

desert race scratch project

Press the start button, press the L key to move the lion one space and the A key to move the parrot one space first person to the end wins so................ GOOD LUCK! click here to view it