Book Haul

I know i said in my last book haul that this book buying needs to stop. It still definitely does need to stop and i’m now back on a book buying ban until YALC at the end of July. However, in the last month i’ve picked up a few bargains and offers that i couldn’t refuse. A lot of these books were bought in preparation for YALC, so it’s kind of an excuse, right? Here’s another haul for you.

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We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan – Review

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Title: We Come Apart

Author: Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

Genre: YA, Poetry, Contemporary

Publication Date: February 9th 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 320

Summary: Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they’re picking up litter in the park for community service. He’s so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She’s got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad’s fists are the most powerful force in Nicu’s life, and in the end, he’ll have to do what his dad wants. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can’t be together, forever, and stay safe – can they?

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BEDM: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe Review (Sophie)

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It’s time for the first of our reviews for book two in our LGBTQ+ Book Club! If you haven’t been involved up to now, it’s super easy and there’s a long time frame. Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe is our read for the months of May and June so if you want to read along with us and share your views, please do! You could comment, tweet us or even write your own blog post where you could tag us so we can see what you thought.

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Author: Lucy Sutcliffe 

Genre: Non-fiction, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Scholastic

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Pages: 272

Summary: Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls…

And then she meets Kaelyn online – and everything starts to make sense. Could her Prince Charming be a girl?

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BEDM: Release by Patrick Ness – Review

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Title: Release

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: YA, Social, LGBTQ+

Publication Date: May 4th 2017

Publisher: Walker Books

Pages: 287

Summary: It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake…

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BEDM: A Reader Who Writes

chatRecently, I’ve been getting more into writing again. When I was younger, I used to write quite a lot, be that fanfiction, short stories or even just diary entries each day or week. I loved it, especially when I was really in the mood to write and could keep writing for hours at a time. I had a lull in writing the past couple of years but now I’m back at it again!

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BEDM: The Mr. Men & Little Miss Character Tag

We were recently tagged in The Mr. Men & Little Miss Character Tag, created by Charlotte at Wonderfully Bookish. We both absolutely adore this tag, choosing our favourite characters that matched up with characters from the beloved childhood Mr. Men series.

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BEDM: Book Blogging Tips

This blog started out as a hobby for me, and it still is. I absolutely adore writing and documenting my bookish thoughts and feelings and sharing them with so many people. During my two years on this site now i have picked up a few tips, tricks and hacks for book bloggers out there that might be struggling.

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