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Happy New Year

  Happy New Year We were looking back over all the huge milestones we hit in 2020. This was our blog’s first year running, and our businesses as well.  So many things have happened and we are so thankful for all the help and support we have got, from our family, friends, teachers and random supporters, because this wouldn’t be possible without them. That is why we are going to dedicate our blog post for the first time. This post is dedicated to every person who has helped us, especially our parents, who have driven us around, listened to our business plans and helped us to be as effective as possible. Here we have a list of milestones hit in the unpredictable year that was 2020: Our First Blog Post Our first blog post was published on April 28th and was called welcome. Since then we have published 27 posts, gathering a total of 1441 views! Our post with the most views is Welcome, closely followed by Our favourite books. The launch of our Business Our business was officially launched on

Neassa's Christmas List

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Neassa's Christmas List I know that it’s really early to be thinking about Christmas, but I can’t help it. It’s my favourite day of the year and I always start looking forward to it really, really early. And once I start thinking about it, I can’t stop.  Every year, I ask for books for Christmas. Lots and lots of books. My friends all think I’m crazy when they walk around with their new phones and Gucci skirts, but, to be honest, I would prefer to be reading a good book then talking on a new phone. This year, I have a really interesting list of books that I like the look of, and I thought, why not write a post about it? If you enjoy this post, then tell me about it in the comments and tell me if you have any books on your Christmas list and what they are! The Kill Order I really want the Kill Order by JamesDashner for Christmas. It is the fourth book in the Maze Runner book, a series that I really enjoy because it is really unique, unlike any other series I have read. They are abou

Neassa’s bookshelf

  Neassa’s bookshelf I have a really big bookshelf in my room where I keep all of my books (that I don’t just borrow from Saoirse!).People often tell me that I have a weird bookshelf because I have a wide variety of books that I like on it. I personally think that you can’t have a “weird” bookshelf as long as you have a bookshelf that is full of books that you love to read and show who you are as a reader. Whether you love to be on edge with a thriller or love to settle down with a laugh - a - minute comedy, your bookshelf should show everyone this. I thought that it would be fun to write a post where I told aloof you what’s on my bookshelf. I really like all of these books right now so this is really what kind of books I like. I would be delighted if you could tell me one of the books on your bookshelf in the comments! Skulduggery Pleasant books I have almost the entire Skulduggery Pleasant series on my bookshelf and I‘m always re-reading them because they are my favourite books. I lo

About us

Hi everyone! A big hello to those of you new to the blog and welcome back to those of you who have visited before :). We know a lot of you have recently just heard about us, so we decided to make a post about ourselves. There are also some announcements towards the end, so stick around. This post will be split into three sections: about us, about our blog and a short bit about our business, with a little mini section with our links and social media at the end. About Us As most of you already know, our names are Saoirse and Neassa and we are 13 and 11 years old.  We live in the (quite large) town of Drogheda, Ireland and go to school there as well. Saoirse is in secondary school and Neassa in primary. Over lockdown we were very bored, and needed something to do. One day we were watching an episode of Dragon’s Den and we both agreed it would be great to be able to do something together to promote reading, ideally involving a business. The next day the idea for The Book Corner was born. T

Saoirse's September

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Hi everyone! This week, I thought we could do things a little differently. It's just me, writing a blog post on my own (a rare occurrence), so I thought I would write a post about the books I read in September. This month was a good month for me, as I read (and bought!) a lot of books :). Let's get into the list! 1. Morganville Vampires 3-5 by Rachel Caine. Rating: 7/10 This is a series about a girl (Clare Danvers) who moves to a quiet town close to home to attend college. What she doesn't realise is that this "quiet" town is crawling with vampires. After an attack she at her dorm, she moves into the Glass House, where she learns the truth about Morganville. She wants to leave ASAP, but will she be able to get past the vampires and will she leave her newfound friends.... 2. Immortals: Evermore by Alyson Noel Rating: 6/10 This is the first book in a series about a girl (Ever) who falls for a boy she meets in school. But this is no ordinary girl - or boy for that ma

Why you don’t like reading

           Why you don’t like reading In this blogpost we are going to talk about a lot of common reasons why people don’t like reading and how to get around these problems. We know that there are so many different reasons that people don’t like reading and we are only going to cover the basic ones. Teachers Teachers are actually a huge problem when it comes to children reading. They often make their classes read books that they don’t want to read as part of their work. These books are usually classics or books that are quite complicated and very “wordy” [meaning that they have a lot of words and phrases that are uncommon or rarely used]. Not all teachers are like this, though. When I [Saoirse] was in sixth class [fifth grade] I read “Holes” by Louis Sachar. This turned out to be one of my favourite books so that ended up being a good thing. Another problem with teachers is that they rarely have very good or interesting books in their class library. For us, this is a big problem becaus

Our Favourite Books

     Our Favourite Books We have decided to do this blog post a little bit differently than normal. Instead of us writing the blog post on the perspective of both of us at the same time, we are going to split this blog post in half, I (Neassa) am going to write half of it in my perspective and Saoirse is going to do the other half in hers. Neassa What is your favourite reading genre? My favourite genre of books is fiction. I like a lot of the categories included in that genre like fantasy and comedy. I like to read books that are really different from the last book that I read. That’s why I often go from books like the Hunger Games to books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. My very favourite part of fiction is fantasy. I really like reading about witches and wizards, but in quite a realistic way. My second favourite part of fiction is books that are really dramatic and a bit sad. Who is your favourite author? My favourite author is probably Jacquline Wilson, although it changes with great reg