Blog Stats and Wrap Up – 2018

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Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2018, I thought I’d do a wrap up of my blog year. I say a year, I really mean six months as that’s as long as my blog has been running. I got the blog up and running right at the end of June and at the […]

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Book Subscription Review: I Know Books

Welcome! I’m finally getting around to doing another book subscription box review. This month, I’m working with I Know Books, a London-based independent company who are fairly new to the market. The Company I asked Martin, at I Know Books, to tell me more about the company, and this is what he said: “We’re a […]

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Book Review: Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nine, Ten: A September 11 story

  Title: Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin Genre: Middle Grade Publisher: Turtleback Books Publication date: Out now Synopsis Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day until a plane struck the World Trade Center. But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in […]

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Book Subscription Review: Ninja Book Box

Welcome! I am so excited to be writing my first book subscription box review. I am planning on making this a series and will aim to review a different book subscription every month. The first company to be featured on my blog is Ninja Book Box. Keep reading for to find out how you can […]

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Book Review: Lightness – Catherine Meurisse

Fly far, far away from this baneful miasma And purify yourself in the celestial air, Drink the ethereal fire of those limpid regions As you would the purest of heavenly nectars. Baudelaire – The Flowers of Evil, Elevation Review Lightness is a translation of Catherine Meurisse’s ‘La légèreté’. Originally published in French, this graphic memoir is […]

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Book Review: The Benefits of Being an Octopus – Ann Braden

Review The Benefits of Being an Octopus (TBBO) follows Zoey, a 7th grader who is trying to survive Middle School but has more responsibilities than most adults. She tries to be invisible but when a teacher, Ms. Rochambeau, recognises part of herself in Zoey everything changes. TBBO is a relatively short read but packs in […]

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Book giveaway haul!

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I am partial to a book giveaway. I’ve never won any books until this week when I won not one but THREE books! I feel very lucky and thought I’d make a quick post about the books I won and my thoughts on book giveaways on […]

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Book Review: The Ascension of Melanie Winters

This week I was lucky enough to win not one, but two book giveaways on Twitter! The first of my wins is The Ascension of Melanie Winters by Holly Stockport. I was really chuffed to win the giveaway, not only because it’s great to win books but because I’m now getting to review a publication […]

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Books of the Month: June 2018

I can’t believe we’re into July already! It’s very hot where I am and Summer is well and truly upon us. I’m currently studying part-time as well as working, so I didn’t get a lot of reading done in June. But most of what I did read was great, so I’ve just listed my favourites […]

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