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Top Ten Tuesday // Books that MADE my childhood

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: July 2: Childhood Favorites For this week’s theme, I chose… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Books that MADE my childhood

Announcements · features

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

Book Features

Celebrating World Book Day: Books I loved as a child

To celebrate World Book Day, which has been going for 21 years now, I wanted to look back on some of the books I loved when I was younger. World Book Day is an annual UK event that happens every March to celebrate reading. Many schools across the country take part by having group reading… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day: Books I loved as a child

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books we should hand down to children (because they’re heart-warmingly good)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by Jamie over at The Broke and The Bookish. The feature was created because Jamie is loves lists, and this weeks theme is: November 14: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.) This week I’m doing books I think should be… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books we should hand down to children (because they’re heart-warmingly good)

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Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

Recently, with the floods in India, earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes devastating Dominica, Puerto Rico, and other islands in the Caribbean, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of our lives revolve around physical possessions, and how lucky we are to be able to own books. Most of us will live in countries where… Continue reading Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

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World Book Day 2017

Hi everyone, Happy World Book Day! World Book Day occurs every March in the UK, and is an annual festival where people celebrate reading, books and their love of literature. Most primary schools across the UK will participate by getting children and teachers to dress up as their favourite characters and giving out tokens, which allow the… Continue reading World Book Day 2017