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    A non-bookish post! Good Charlotte on the Kerrang Tour 2011 – Manchester Academy

    So last night I went to Manchester Academy. I’ve been loads of times before but this was more special than ever because I was going to see my favourite band EVER!I have seen Good Charlotte a couple of times before – once in 2007, Newcastle academy, and in 2008 in Sheffield. I got to meet the guys after the Sheffield gig and that has to be one of the best moments of my life!I’ll give you some background into my love for Good Charlotte. I was 12 and my favourite band was 5ive, yeah that’s right, 5ive… *shudders*. One day I came across Kerrang TV, Avril Lavigne was on I believe so I kept…

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    The 13 Treasures – Michelle Harrison

    “An unpleasant laugh sounded from somewhere near the bed. Tanya felt herself being propelled forwards and before she knew what was happening she had turned a full somersault in the air, followed by another… and another. ‘Just stop it!’ She heard the desperation in her voice and hated it. The somersaulting stopped and, finally, she landed on her feet – upside down on the ceiling. The curtains billowed weirdly in the breeze. She averted her eyes, trying to steady herself. It was like gravity had reversed for her only. The blood was not rushing to her head, her pyjamas were not falling upwards, and her hair was now tumbling down her back.”  Tanya…

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    Unique – Alison Allen-Gray

    “I know the big secret now.The thing nobody wanted me to find out.I’m not an only child. There was someone before me. My Brother. He was everything I’m not. Clever. Funny. Loved. But he’s gone.Now I cant believe a word they say.Got to get away. They’re after me.They want me to be like him. Before they find me, I have to find the truth…. The whole truth.”  In Unique we are introduced to Dominic as he finds out he has, or had, a brother. He is confused because his parents never told him about this bother and he goes off on a journey to try and find out more about him and the…

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    Specials – Scott Westerfeld

    “As she moved, Tally found it was easier to dance, going with the crowd’s motion rather than forcing a path through it. she allowed herself to be pushed randomly through the throng, like when she let high wind current guide her hoverboard, imagining herself a bird of prey.Closing her eyes, Tally drank the bash in through her other sense. Maybe this was what being special was really about; dancing along with the rest of them, while feeling like the only real person in the crowd…” **This review may contain spoilers of the previous books in the series, Uglies & Pretties, Sorry about this but its virtually impossible to prevent!** Tally Youngblood…

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    So it’s Friday…

    Friday for me means two things; one its the end of the working week (wahoo!!!) and two it’s time for #Fridayreads on twitter..Friday reads is a weekly meme which was started by Bethanne Patrick (or @thebookmaven) in which everyone posts what they’re reading with the Friday reads hashtag. I’ve been doing this for about 5 months now and since new year the number of participants hit 5000. That’s 5000 people sharing their love for books! That’s awesome! I encourage EVERYONE to join in, it’s fun and you get to nosey at what other people are reading throughout the world. There is a top ten reads lists published every week too…

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    Matched – Ally Condie

    On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he’s not. In Cassia’s society Officials decide who people love.  How many children they have.  Where they work.  When they die. But as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, he is determined to make some choices of her own.  And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel.  *This review may contain some slight spoilers* Cassia gets her match on the day of her seventeenth birthday. She panics when the screen goes dark and stays dark; it means her match is in the same banquet as she is. It means she…

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    Entangled – Cat Clarke

    “I met Ethan the night I was planning to kill myself. Pretty Inconvenient, when you think about it. The same questions whirl round and round in my head: What does he want from me?  How could I let this happen?  AM I GOING TO DIE? (thats my particular favourite.) This isn’t quite how I planned it. And I do like things to go to plan.These are the first few lines which had me mesmerised with Entangled Grace is a mess. She doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. She only knows that Ethan is there too and keeps bringing food to her in the white room with boarded…

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    British Book Challenge

    I heard about the Bookette’s British Book Challenge (BBC hehe) on Monday, having only seen her blog recently and not noticing the icon at the side of it! I was gutted when I realised, on Tuesday, that the challenge sign up was meant to be over.However, earlier today on twitter she asked if she should keep the challenge open for a few more days. Naturally I said yes as I stupidly didn’t read the post until Tuesday and I believe a few more people said the same as she has kept the challenge open until Sunday. For this I am grateful to you, Becky, thank you!! So as I am obviously a UK…

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    Dear Mr Potter

    I wont be posting or reading much this week. I am working on an amazing project that I found through tumblr called Dear Mr Potter.Dear Mr Potter is a project that a girl named Lily started, she asked people to send letters addressed to Mr Potter explaining how he changed their lives. There’s some amazing stories and the best, most heartfelt, ones will be posted together in a book which will be coming out in the summer. The book will be 100% non-profit and all money will go to the Harry Potter Alliance, which is a great human rights charity that you should all check out!I am proud to be a…

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    In My Mailbox

    This is my first “In My Mailbox” I have cheated slightly as it includes books I picked up last Sunday which, if I was a weekly IMM-er I would have included last week but I hope it doesn’t matter too much! In my mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren as a way of letting people know what books you picked up this week, either from publishers or in the shop/library yourself. You can find more out about it here. So this is my mailbox this week, I picked up That Summer – Sarah Dessen, Pretties – Scott Westerfeld and Matched – Ally Condie last Sunday at the library, Ive…