Off The Shelf Event – Jamie Campbell

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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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Book Blogging & Mental Health

chatI have a bit of a strange relationship with blogging, reading and generally keeping up with the book blogging community lately. I know I’ve never been the most present on our Twitter and Sarah writes most of the posts for the blog but I’ve felt quite isolated in the online community recently. The reasons are nothing to do with anyone in it but my state of mind right now. This post is mainly just me wanting to vent a little about my conflicting thoughts and also to ask if anyone else has felt similar or has any tips!

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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

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Blogging

There has been a lot of talk online at the moment about blogging, the community and how we all treat each other, along with the amount of work bloggers seem to put in that no-one is aware of. I wanted to talk about what i’d known before i started blogging for today’s post.

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Waterstones YA Bloggers Event

My local Watersones have been hosting a YA Book Bloggers Event for a little while now. It has been hosted by the runners of the YA section of the store and we have met up three times now in total. Each time is a blast and a great way to meet and interact with local bloggers.

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Reading (/General Life) Update

It’s been a long time since i updated on here about what’s going on in my life, what i’m reading and what my reading plans are. This could potentially be quite a long post, so make sure you grab a drink because this is going to be a CHAT.

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The Treatment by C. L. Taylor Review

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Title: The Treatmentyu3hbP5q

Author: C. L. Taylor

Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, YA

Publication Date: 19th October 2017

Publisher: HQ Young Adult 

Pages: 384

Summary: All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She’s not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she’s almost relieved.

Everything changes when she’s followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the ‘treatment’ he is undergoing. The school is changing people.

Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Continue reading