• Book Review

    True Face – Siobhan Curham

    “Don’t show me your tweet-face  or ur txt spk  show me your True Face  and let your heart speak” This is a guide to learning who you are and loving yourself for it. It is a guide to help unmask the real you. Not the you shown to your facebook friends, or the you put across in class or when you are trying to impress. Its time to show the real you, the one you hide away because you think its boring, or stupid, or some other annoying put down that your inner voice has come up with. Its time you silenced that inner voice and lived the life you…

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    This Book is Gay – James Dawson

    “Lesson one  Sometimes men fancy men  Sometimes women fancy women  Sometimes women fancy men and women  Sometimes men fancy women and men  Sometimes people don’t fancy anyone  Sometimes a man might want to be a woman Sometimes a woman might want to be a man Got that? It really is that simple.” This Book is Gay takes all the myths and prejudice surrounding the notion of gender identity and sexual orientation and tells it how it is. The Queen of Teen James Dawson shows how all human beings are confusing creatures and how not everyone wants, or needs, labels to be who they really are. This book will have you…

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    365 Days of Wonder – RJ Palacio

    “Precepts of maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find. – Seneca.” A companion to the beautiful 2013 book Wonder, 365 days of Wonder is a book of quotes and wise words, one for each day of the year. It includes brilliant, funny and insightful quotes from well known authors, singers and even characters, including some form those we met in Wonder itself, along with a bit of additional information from Mr Browne, Auggie’s wonderful fifth grade teacher.  *** I loved the wise words in this book and thought they…

  • Guest Post

    Siobhan Curham on Finding Your Inner Cherokee

    Today I have a guest post for you from Siobhan Curham, author of some fantastic books including Finding Cherokee Brown and Dear Dylan. These books were fiction novels aimed at the teen market and really hit the nail on the head when it came to real teen issues.  Siobhan’s new book is related closely to Finding Cherokee Brown but is a non-fiction title dealing with the very real issues surrounding bullying. It publishing this week to coincide with National Anti-Bullying Week and Siobhan is my guest today to tell you more!   *** In March of this year, my novel Finding Cherokee Brown was published. Finding Cherokee Brown tells the…

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    Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits are taking over the world – Leslie Simon

    What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys–they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. “Geek Girls Unite” is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the…