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YA Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman Before I begin - I really, genuinely adore Malorie Blackman. I love the Noughts and Crosses series, and I think her writing style is brilliant. I've even watched her on a panel at Hay Festival, back when she was Children's Laureate. However - I did not like Chasing the Stars. It was my… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars

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YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

My college is shadowing the YA Book Prize this year - you can find out more about the shortlist, how you can shadow the event and where it'll be presented here. I'm very lucky in that I live very close by to Hay-On-Wye (which is where the Hay Festival is held in the UK every May)… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

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The Reviewing Reel: We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I started reading this about half an hour ago. I finished it fifteen minutes later. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of that viral TEDx talk from 2013 - also called 'We Should All Be Feminists'. I've linked you to it, there, so definitely have a watch.… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: We Should All Be Feminists

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The Reviewing Reel: How To Build A Girl

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran If you follow my instagram, my twitter or my goodreads (you should do - scroll down to the bottom of the page *wink wink*) or if you've seen my new avatar on here lately, you've probably noticed that I've been reading How to Build a Girl.  Why was I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: How To Build A Girl

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March Music

Take Me Home by Hollywood Undead Paradise City by Guns N'Roses Mein Teil by Rammstein Lemonade by Wheatus You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dope Scars (Acoustic) by Papa Roach Stop by Against Me! Sour Grapes by John The Ghost Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson Black Butterflies and Deja Vu by The Maine… Continue reading March Music

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The Reviewing Reel – Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes This book made me cry about five million times, I'm pretty sure. It was heartbreaking, but heartwarming at the same time, if that makes sense. It's been everywhere over the past few months, probably since the film came out last year. I haven't seen the film yet but I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel – Me Before You

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The Beauty of Old Books

As lovely as shiny new YA covers are, I prefer older books. For one thing, they smell nicer - less like plastic and more like the inside of second-hand bookshops. The spines are sometimes broken, but that's how we're meant to read books anyway. (If you want to have your views challenged on the ways… Continue reading The Beauty of Old Books

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The Reviewing Reel: The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey  The thing is with this book is that it's actually hard to see the main plot point of the entire novel coming, let alone the twist at the end. I'll try not to spoil the main plot (somehow) by talking about this novel in very... Passive… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Girl With All The Gifts

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International Women’s Day

Welcome to the day for us women - a day where we can stand up tall and straight, line our heads with clouds and look to the stars. It's far too easy to say that we're confined to having our feet planted on the ground, especially when we all still live in a world that… Continue reading International Women’s Day

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The Classics Radioactive Spider

A few weeks ago, I was lying in bed, reading one of my many YA novels, when I happened to glance over at my bookshelf. I own a lot of books, and these books include quite a few classic novels. Which, I admit, are the ones I scarcely read. I have to be in the… Continue reading The Classics Radioactive Spider