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My favourite independent bookstores

Please continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter cardd is constantly being updated with new information, petitions, and resources. Today is Independent Bookstore Day in the US (it was originally 29th April 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic) so I wanted to share some of my favourite indie bookstores to celebrate. Since… Continue reading My favourite independent bookstores

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Guest post by Julia’s Bookcase // 8 of my favourite F/F YA books

Today I’m incredibly excited to be sharing a guest post from Julia at Julia’s Bookcase about her favourite sapphic YA books. Make sure to check out Julia’s blog, as she posts wonderful content! I always try to read diversely, but lately I realised that I’ve read far fewer YA books about two girls falling in… Continue reading Guest post by Julia’s Bookcase // 8 of my favourite F/F YA books

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Paper Lanterns // A brand new YA journal for teens and adults

Today, I’m really excited to be spotlighting a brand new YA journal, launching today. Paper Lanterns is a new literary journal, founded in 2020 by Grace Kelley, Ruth Ennis and Amy O’Sullivan, to be published four times a year. Acting as a platform to promote the voices of young people in Ireland and across the… Continue reading Paper Lanterns // A brand new YA journal for teens and adults

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5 Reasons to Read The Silence of Bones

Today marks the release date for June Hur’s debut novel, The Silence of Bones. I’m currently reading it and, friends, it’s excellent. Just so, so good. So I thought I’d share with you five reasons why you should read it too. Rich, cinematic world-building As soon as you open this book, you step into its… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Read The Silence of Bones

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I started a Booktube channel???

That’s right folks, I did. I started a channel. This is something I’ve been thinking about doing since 2015. So five years ago. FIVE YEARS. But I never really had time during university, and once I finished I started working full time so it never happened. But every few months for the last two years,… Continue reading I started a Booktube channel???

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Heart-warming, sweet, and uplifting books to read in times of stress

These are strange times. Across the world people are working from home, distancing themselves, avoiding travel, and trying to safeguard their loved ones. We’re all trying to do our bit to keep each other healthy and minimise risk, but it’s a worrying, stressful time for a lot of people. Which is why I wanted to… Continue reading Heart-warming, sweet, and uplifting books to read in times of stress

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Most Anticipated Releases of 2020 // January to May

It wouldn’t be the start of a new year without a list of anticipated releases. But there are so many great books coming out this year that I couldn’t fit them all into one post. So I’ve split my releases into part one: January to May, and part two: June to December. I’ve tried to… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases of 2020 // January to May

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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

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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