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BBC Young Writers’ Award shortlist announcement

The BBC Young Writers’ Award is a short story competition that gives teenage writers aged between 14 and 18 the chance to submit their fiction for the chance to have their story broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and read by a top actor (previous actors have included Sir Ian McKellen and Daisy Ridley). The winner will… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award shortlist announcement

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite short stories and novellas

Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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 17: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite short stories and novellas

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that make great summer reads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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: June 19: Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that make great summer reads

The Friday 56

Blogmas Day 8: The Friday 56 – The Language of Thorns

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read! Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you… Continue reading Blogmas Day 8: The Friday 56 – The Language of Thorns

Book Reviews

Novelette review: You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong

Author: Alyssa Wong Pages: 44 Genre: Fantasy, Short story, Suspense Edition: Online webpage Publication date: 7th June 2016 Read: 17th – 19th May 2017 Rating:  When the desert finally lets you go, naked and stumbling, your body humming with raw power and the song of dead things coiled under your tongue, you find Marisol waiting… Continue reading Novelette review: You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong

TBRs and Wrap ups

March Wrap Up (Aka: the month I commuted across London and actually had time to read)

Hello everyone! April is here and I’m SO excited for spring! The weather seems to be warming up (please let it continue) and on my train journey yesterday I saw approximately 4372 lambs. It was joyful. I had a much better reading month in March than February, mostly thanks to all the commuting I was doing while… Continue reading March Wrap Up (Aka: the month I commuted across London and actually had time to read)

Book Reviews

Book review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Pages: 111 Genre: Mystery, Suspense Publication date: 5th January 1886 Read: 27th – 29th January 2017 Rating: “Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” This was originally published as a ‘shilling shocker’, but… Continue reading Book review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Underrated Books You’ll Wonder Why You Haven’t Read Sooner

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope it’s a good one for you! As always, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this weeks theme is: January 17:  Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So (up to you if you want it to be those published… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Underrated Books You’ll Wonder Why You Haven’t Read Sooner