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    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 what are the punishments that are going to be put into place? Before I even get there though, lets discuss the other factors. So a book has a 14 rating on it and a 12 year old wants to read it. They aren’t allowed. They have to read for their own age group which in my opinion could limit their…

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    In celebration of Short Stories: National Short Story Week post

    This week is National Short Story week, no I didn’t know until a few weeks ago either; but I plan on celebrating! I love that short stories have a week dedicated to them because I love short stories; in my eyes they are just as valuable as novels and poetry and other forms of literature and they should not only be reserved for children, everyone should be able to access short stories. The short story is not obviously reserved for children with tales coming from people like Edgar Allen Poe and Oscar Wilde over the centuries but I do feel there are more for children than adults, though that is understandable…

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    Children’s (& Illustrated) Books: Being an adult reader

    I get a lot of grief sometimes because I prefer young adult and kids books to adult books. I am not going to lie, I probably ‘should’ read more adult fiction, at 25 its about time I did, but I find I don’t like a lot of what I try and to be honest, there are adult authors that I will read, just not many. The thing I want to discus today is the benefit of reading kids books and what they can do for you, without you even realising. Last week I was ill, I think it was food poisoning. I was in bed for over 24 hours and…