Hey all cool cats and kittens. We knew I had to do that, right? What can I say? I’m excited because today the #BookReviewBlogChallenge has officially started and I’m here for it.
Today is Day 0 of the challenge and the prompt is “any book cover that sparks joy,” so naturally I chose Matilda by Roald Dahl, because what can spark more joy than a pink background and a girl surrounded by books? I thought about maybe recreating it, but I have to start working in half an hour, so that’s not going to happen, at least not today.
When I was a kid, there was this Colombian TV network that would always broadcast Matilda around vacation time, I guess to have kid-friendly content while students were out of school. That means that I had watched the movie about thirty times by the time I was fourteen, which was when I read it for school. That was the plan, at least. I remember reading parts of the book in class but I never read the whole thing, so this is my chance.
We all know what Matilda is about, right? It’s about a girl who was pretty much born in the wrong family. She is brilliant and special and loves books and her parents don’t appreciate that, or her, for that matter. I honestly don’t know what can be a spoiler when talking about such a well-known book, but I’ll leave it at that.
I’m going to start reading this book today and I’ll do a book study on it. If you’re new here, hi, I’m Camila, and I am a teacher as well as a reader. I create and sell educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, several of which are sets of questions and activities based on books I read. I’ll talk about this some other time since it doesn’t really concern the challenge.
Are you participating? I hope you are, or at least you’re joining me on this journey. Okay, time to go to work.
Love, Miss Camila