Off The Shelf Event – Jamie Campbell

On Monday night, I got the chance to see a talk with Jamie Campbell (star of documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and inspiration for the amazing musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as a part of Sheffield’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words. This was in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest where I’m currently a trainee! The talk was called Desert Island Reads and was a spin on the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.  Continue reading

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Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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Starfish was one of my favourite reads of this year, i know the year isn’t done but i can’t imagine much will beat it for me. It was stunningly written and had wonderful characters. So admittedly i had extremely high hopes for Summer Bird Blue when i picked it up, and i’m glad it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

An Interview With Laura Wood

I was lucky enough recently to sit down with Laura Wood, author of A Sky Painted Gold and have a chat about her book. I recently read A Sky Painted Gold and absolutely adored it, it was so lovely, gentle and thought provoking. So once i had the opportunity to interview Laura herself, i knew i had to jump at the chance to ask her about her book! Here is the interview…

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September 2018 Wrap-Up

This month i started to hit a reading slump quite hard. Honestly, it’s the first time i’ve ever felt actually panicked by a reading slump. I found it so hard to get in to books and be interested in anything, along with taking a long time to finish books i was actually reading. Towards the end of the month i managed to pick up pace again a little and read some books that i really really loved in September!

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Book Club Night 7 – Ramona Blue

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For our August-September Book Club we read Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy. I bought this a few months ago and I’ve been so excited to read it ever since! I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint.  Continue reading

London Book Haul

I said some time ago that i was aiming to be on a book buying ban for a while. YALC is a very big book buying experience, so i wanted to avoid buying books for a few months while i had chance to catch up on some reading. That clearly did not happen. I’d had this tripped to London planned for months, Hamilton was the main reason that i went, but my partner had never been in a Foyles or explored the book shops of London. So naturally we went to do just that.

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Noah Could Never by Simon James Green

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Noah Can’t Even was one of my few five star books of 2017, and i absolutely adored it. It has a laugh out loud moment on every page and Simon writes a tragic teenager perfectly. I was hoping i’d find Noah Could Never to be exactly the same. Thank God i wasn’t disappointed.

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