• Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#92)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  Ironsky: Dread Eagle – Alex Woolf (unsolicited)  I hadn’t heard of this book until it dropped through my letterbox but it sounds pretty awesome. It sounds like a steampunk historical book about a fight between Britain and France. I am very intrigued about it! Thanks to Scribo Books for this.  Published: 25th September 2014  A Little in Love – Susan Fletcher (unsolicited)…

  • Event,  Uncategorized

    YALC; the good, the bad and the… erm, freaking out

    So the very first Young Adult Literature Convention was a couple of weekends ago, as many of you will be aware. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts on how I thought the weekend went on my blog as a fair few others have an in light of this article on the Telegraph.  Reading the many blogs and that above mentioned article you would think that the event was a great success, and to be honest I really hope it was and that the people at Showmasters, who organise LFCC, think so too so it can be done again. Saying that though I think there are some…

  • Discussion Post,  Uncategorized

    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 books, picture books and interactive books. I honestly think that parents don’t tend to chose classics to read to children anymore, favouring those they can read together or that can be read through quickly… and whilst there is nothing wrong with that I do feel bad for the amazing collection of classic children’s book there are out there.  Thats…

  • Bookish News,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#79)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  Poppy – Mary Hooper  New Mary Hooper alert! wooop! I love this author and I love historical fiction so I can’t wait to crack open this World War One book. Lets hope its as good as I think it will be, especially since its been published during the 100th anniversary of the war. Thanks Bloomsbury for sending me this one. Published: 8th May 2014…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#78)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. Another two-weeker this time as I was away last weekend. And a good haul too! I am very excited to read some of these!  For Review:  Popular: A Memoir – Maya Van Wagenen  This sounds like so much fun and a very interesting read. Its a memoir rather than a fiction book about Maya finding a 1950’s ‘Guide to teenage popularity’ and decides to…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#76)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  Alan Gibbons – Hate  Inspired by the true story of Sophie Lancaster this book is about hate crime and what it can do to those involved. I’ve wanted to read it ever since I knew Alan Gibbons was writing it because I know he will do it justice and the true story it is based on that is very close to my…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#69)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. The first of three pics. These are the books that came through the post or aren’t for review this…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#65)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black This was sent to me for a bit of…

  • Lifestyle Post

    No Books Allowed (#11)

    November The Best Man, me and The Groom  The cold, dark and wet days have crept in and it looks like they are here to stay. This means I have pretty much gone into hibernation mode and have hardly done anything. The beginning of the month saw an old friends wedding which was amazing and so emotional. To see a friend of 8 years get married to the girl he obviously loves is an incredible experience and I wish them a very happy life together. The wedding was carried out in a church in my home town and the reception in a venue not too far away and it was…