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    Indie Bookshop Week Book Award 2017 Shortlist

    I’m so behind on posting about this, it actually makes me feel a bit sad. I’m sorry I’ve neglected Readaraptor, and I would promise to be better, but it may not be a promise I can keep so thank you if you’re still reading! Anyway, on to the news at hand. I saw on twitter last night that the fabulous Indie Bookshop Week will be upon us next month! This is an awesome week and I always try (but sometimes fail) to get to one of my favourite Indie’s that week. My firm favourite is Storyteller’s Inc in St Anne’s but as thats a hefty 45 minute drive, Ebb &…

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    Bookish News (#62)

    Bookish and Bloggish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!  Hello!  Its been a while since I shared any news – sorry about that! However this week there were a couple of things I wanted to share with you. Hope you don’t mind!  The first up is the exciting reveal of the cover of Nick Lake’s next book, There Will Be Lies. This is coming out from Bloomsbury in January 2015 and it sounds fantastic. I have read…

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    News: The WoMentoring Project

    As a quick post I wanted to share with you the new WoMentoring Project, a project for female writers which has just launched today. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity for budding writers, which I know many of my blog readers will be. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity and I hope some of you benefit from it. Be sure to visit the WoMentoring site and follow the team on twitter for more info.  ***  About? The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities. The mission of The WoMentoring Project is simply to…

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    Bookish News (#61)

    Bookish and Bloggish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!  *** The Booktrust Best Book Awards 2014 The Booktrust Best Book Awards 2014 shortlist was announced recently and there are some fantastic books on the list. If you are part of a school, public library group, bookshop, children’s centre of a local authority you can register to vote in each of the categories and help pick the winner! I am not a member of any of the groups…

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    Bookish News (#60)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!  *** Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award Shortlist  The shortlist was announced this week for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards and I am intrigued. Many of the books on the longlist were amazing and I had convinced myself that a fair few of them would appear on the shortlist yet they aren’t there. I have actually only read two of the books on the Carnegie shortlist and none…

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    Bookish News (#59)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! *** YA Literature Convention Authors Announced!  The first batch of authors appearing at the Young Adult Literature Convention in July have been announced and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve booked my hotel room, the tickets are being booked on my next payday (if they don’t sell out by then!) and I am definitely not missing this!  The authors on this weeks list are as follows:  •    Malorie…

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    Bookish News (#58)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! New Cat Clarke books!  Quercus Books have signed Cat Clarke for two more books. The first will be called Safe and Sound and will be a psychological thriller which tells the story of a girl who’s sister returns home following an abduction earlier in life. The name of the second book is currently unknown. Cat has a book out in April this year called A Kiss In The…

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    Bookish News (#57)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! *** Cover Reveals  Malorie Blackman’s Boys Don’t Cry & Heart Break Girl   I am SOOOO happy to know that finally we have a release date for Malorie Blackman’s second book in the Boys Don’t Cry series. Heart Break Girl will hit the shelves in May/June time and will actually be a prequel of the first books.  The cover has recently been released with a reissue look of the…

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    Bookish News (#57): Authors for the Philippines

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! *** This is taking over my bookish news post for this week because it deserves a massive shout out. If you don’t live under a rock you will probably know that the Philippines was hit by a Tyhpoon this past week and that there are hundreds and thousands of people in need of aid in the country. The British Red Cross is going out to do its bit…

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    Bookish News (#56)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! *** Writes of Passage competition launched The lovely folk over at World Book Day have teamed up with Children’s Laurette Malorie Blackman to launch a campaign to find the top 50 ultimate teen tomes and they want your help!  If you head on over to the World Book Day ‘Writes of Passage’ website you nominate your favourite and most memorable book as a teen reader, and, best of…