Getting our read on

As you may have noticed I’m a little slow at blogging lately. I’ve found since having Spike that I’m struggling not only to find the time to read but to find the motivation. I actually have plenty of time to read once she’s asleep and when she’s napping etc but …

#UKYA and its shelf space

Obviously, I am an avid reader. Being born and bred in the North East of England I like to celebrate when authors from the UK do well and I always advocate the reading of UKYA. Today for #UKYADay (hosted by the lovely Lucy at Queen of Contemporary) I wanted to …

My favourite books of 2014

So I am a little late with this, I usually do this post towards the end of December but I didn’t get chance! I wanted to share with you my top books of last year, in no order at all and the books I read last year, not just those …

Celebrating the Classics: Stig of the Dump Extract

Today marks the launch of something special in classics for kids. The awesome folks at Puffin have created new covers and more for 20 fantastic classics which they want to bring to a new generation of readers.  These days the classics are often ignored in favour of tv show tie …

In celebration of #UKYA – My favourite UK authors

Forgive me for using a hashtag in the title of my blogpost, that is something I would never do unless the hashtag needs more coverage and I feel that UKYA does! It is a hashtag started by Project UKYA, a blog dedicated to the awesome fiction which comes from our …

Official Grisha Trilogy Re-read Announcement

“In a lavish world where darkness reigns and science collides with superstition, Alina Starkov has the power to save her country…but it comes with a price. Join us as we cross the Shadow Fold, fangirl over the Darkling, discover untapped power, join forces with a pirate named Sturmhond, and come …

Lets look at Curious Fox’ Spring titles

Curious Fox recently turned 1 and to celebrate they had an awesome party. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it but they sent me their catalogue so I could see what books they had coming out at the beginning of 2014 and I just had to share some of them with you!  …

Faber & Faber, books and cake session!

So last week I told you about my trip down to London and the Random House book event…. this week I want to share with you the Faber & Faber book event, complete with cake!  I went from the Random House event to Foyles for book shopping and the pub …

Random House invited me to the movies – and I loved it!

On Saturday 25th January I got up super early – seriously, like 5am – and made my way down to London town for a day filled with books, bloggers and bites to eat! First of a lll I got off the train and treated myself to a hobbit-like second breakfast …

Certificates for YA books? Seriously?

So this article recently published on the Telegraph website got to me. Should kids books come with certificates? Of course they shouldn’t. I think the notion is ridiculous, it’s something that even when put into place is going to cause problems because how is it going to be regulated and …