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Books

Disabling Characters – Book Review

I highly recommend this book, written by Patricia A. Dunn, to everyone – it is useful for writers, readers, teachers, and anyone who is part of today’s society! It looks at a range of books (YA novels and short stories), and analyses them in regard to their representation of disability. It is comprehensive, highly educational, […] Read more…

Reading goals for 2017

I like to have a clear plan to work towards with books, so setting myself a reading challenge is something I find enjoyable and productive. For the past few years, my reading goal has been to read as many books as the last two digits of the year; I aimed for 13 in 2013, 14 […] Read more…

The Gracekeepers – A BOOK REVIEW

The Gracekeepers, by Kirsty Logan, is a beautifully lyrical book that is set in a time when the world has been changed by the rising of the oceans. Lands have disappeared, and society is divided into people who live on the mainland (“landlockers”) and those who live on the water (“damplings”). The Gracekeeper, Callanish, has […] Read more…

“One” – Book Review

One by Sarah Crossan is a YA book about two teenage girls dealing with a new school, a difficult family life, new friends, life as teenagers, and health and emotional issues related to being conjoined twins. The summary on Goodreads:  Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But […] Read more…

“The Tidal Zone” – Book Review

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss was published on the 7th of July 2016, and due to raving reviews on booktube (mostly by Jen Campbell at https://www.youtube.com/user/jenvcampbell), I made sure I downloaded the audiobook from Audible as soon as possible. I finished this in three days, and today, only five days after its release, I […] Read more…

“The Recipient” – book review

*spoiler free* Dean Mayes’ new book (which I received as an Advanced Reader’s Copy) is an extraordinary psychological thriller that eases you in at a well-paced speed, and then smacks you with every emotion possible on an epic whirlwind of suspense and mystery. And the twists, boy, will the twists claw at your insides! I […] Read more…

Blogmas days 15 – 21

Blogmas Day 15 (Tuesday): Joyous I have had a massive headache today (since last night) and feel pretty gross all over, so today’s prompt is a little tricky! But Mum and I did watch the movie “Inside Out”, which I have wanted to watch for ages, and it was great!! It is about the little […] Read more…

Blogmas Days 8 – 14

Day 8 (Tuesday): Book on my wish list I have bought quite a few books lately, but my to-read list is forever growing, so a book high on my wish list that I haven’t bought yet is ‘Beyond the Pale’ by Emily Urquhart. This book tells the story of the author’s daughter who was born […] Read more…