Akemi Dawn Bowman Interview

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A few weeks ago, we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of debut novel, Starfish. It’s a beautifully written book which has difficult and heavy themes, such as abuse and mental health struggles. It also features some wonderfully positive relationships too however. I absolutely fell in love with the book when I read it and it is definitely one of my all time favourites. This is the transcript of the interview! Continue reading

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Alice Oseman Interview

Last week we had the incredible opportunity to interview Alice Oseman about her new book, I Was Born For This. The book covers friendship, family, fandom and all things band related. I absolutely adored it, i cannot talk about it enough. If you want to know more about my thoughts HERE is my review. This post is a transcription of our Alice Oseman interview and the questions we asked.

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I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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I Was Born for This is my first novel by Alice Oseman that I’ve read, and I absolutely adored it. I’ve heard countless incredible things about this story, and I found not knowing anything about this story going in to it was the best thing to do. I was surprised about how much I loved it, how much it lifted me from a reading slump and how happy i felt reading it.

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Mental Health Representation Books

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! We talk about mental health a lot on our blog and Twitter and we both feel like it’s an incredibly important thing to constantly be talking about. We both have experience with mental health issues and the effect it can have on yourself and everyone around you, so championing books that represent those issues mean a lot to us.

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Alwyn Hamilton Interview!

A couple of weeks ago, me and Sarah had the opportunity to interview Alwyn Hamilton, author of the Rebel of the Sands series! It was so wonderful to be able to meet her and ask questions and we honestly learned a lot and took away some brilliant writing advice. She is a lovely human being and we had such a wonderful chat! We wanted to know mainly about writing and Alwyn’s process when writing her books. A big thanks to Kimi at Teensgate for the opportunity!

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Reading Resolutions 2018

In the last year or two me and Sophie feel like we’ve settled in to a reading flow. We know how much we can read and what we prefer reading, along with the stories we will enjoy and wont enjoy. Sarah achieved her reading challenge of 2017 (yes, well done), and wanted a challenge in 2018 by setting some reading resolutions.

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