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Valentines Day Ballymena – Weekend Reads

You cant miss that Valentines Day is just around the corner and this weekend we have some of the most romantic reads we know. Books are the perfect gift if you are in love with a bookworm - but we think that these are the sort of books you…

Local Books for Ballymena readers

This week we had a giggle at this post which was shared by Waterstones Ballymena. How depressing that Waterstones have changed their sign from Beach Reads to Perfect Rainy-day reads!! I used to work in a local book shop and if there…

Poetry Trials – Ballymena

Ballymena Today Youth team tackle the Poetry Trials! Last Year, my English class was given the task of writing a poem. These poems could have any theme of our own choice, and we were pretty much given free rein to do with it whatever we…

Ballymena Bookclub – January Favourites

In January Ballymena bookclub tackled The Lady in the Van. The book written by Alan Bennett was a true story chronicling the bizarre story of an old lady who lived in a squalid van in Alan Bennett's driveway for years. If you like a quick…

Brilliant Ballymena Stocking fillers

We love Ballymena and we have spotted some brilliant stocking fillers for any local. These items are perfect to post to family who have moved away, just pick them up in town and pop them into an envelope and get them posted off. Here…

Perfect Autumn Books for a wet weekend

At the weekend there is nothing we enjoy more than kicking off our boots, grabbing a hot chocolate in out favourite mug and getting stuck into a great book. Gone are the flirty beach reads, autumn demands a book with more grit and…

Ballymena Today loves reading

The Ballymena Today office is always full of books whether we are reading and blogging about our latest Ballymena bookclub choice, a graphic novel, cookbook or a textbook they are everywhere. Books are something which we now love but it…

Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee

At Ballymena Today we are very excited about the release of "Go Set A Watchman" by Harper Lee. We read a lot and one of our favourite books is Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". Some people read it in school, others have seen the…