Announcements · features

Announcement: Library Loves // A whole month dedicated to supporting your library

Honestly, it was a struggle not to title this post “Library Loves: WE STAN LIBRARIES.” It’s not a well-kept secret that I love libraries. I visit my local library as often as possible to borrow books, chat to the librarians, and browse new releases. When I go travelling, I’ll sometimes spend hours researching the city’s libraries… Continue reading Announcement: Library Loves // A whole month dedicated to supporting your library

Book Features · features · LGBT

Bi Visibility Day // Bi characters in YA we should all stan

September 23rd marks Bi Visibility Day, a day when bi folk suddenly cast off our invisibility cloaks and parade around in pink, purple, and blue flags. No, but seriously, Bi Visibility Day exists to raise awareness of and celebrate all types of bisexuality. Far too often, bi people are questioned and harassed for their sexuality.… Continue reading Bi Visibility Day // Bi characters in YA we should all stan

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I recorded my reading for a week and this is what happened

We all have reading patterns. Some people prefer to read in the daytime some people prefer night. Some people prefer reading in bed, others prefer reading on the bus. But do many of us actually record when we read, and for how many pages we get through? I definitely don’t. I was chatting with Helen… Continue reading I recorded my reading for a week and this is what happened

Book Features · features · Q&As

Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

Thanks for agreeing to this Q&A! Most readers will know you as the author of Sorcerer to the Crown and, recently, The True Queen, which came out in March 2019. Tell us something about yourself that readers might not know? In my copious free time when I’m not writing, I work part-time as a corporate… Continue reading Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

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Looking back at 2018 // Did I achieve my reading goals for the year?

At the beginning of 2018, I set myself ten reading goals for 2018. Since we’re heading to the end of the year, I wanted to review my goals and see if I’d achieved them. For each goal, I’ll quote my original aim at the beginning of the year, and weight up whether I think I’ve… Continue reading Looking back at 2018 // Did I achieve my reading goals for the year?

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BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

The winner of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (YWA) was announced last night (Tuesday 2nd October) on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.  The winner, with her story ‘Under a Deep Blue Sky’, was Davina Bacon from Cambridgeshire. Her short story was a raw and emotionally powerful tale about a… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

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Literary Discussions // Why I like having an unwieldy TBR

Friends, this title is not clickbait. It’s true. I have 173 books currently on my Goodreads TBR and, although I sometimes jokingly complain that my TBR is too long, I actually quite like it that way. Before I’m excommunicated from the book community for such a brazen statement, hear me out. Yes, sometimes I wish my TBR… Continue reading Literary Discussions // Why I like having an unwieldy TBR