Blurb: Sometimes, a door is closed for a very good reason... There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other … Continue reading Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Hey everyone! I've been thinking a lot recently about the rise of Am*zon and other places that sell new books for cheap and what it means for the humble bookshop. Whether it's a chain or an independent, I sincerely feel like us book lovers need to support our bookshops and booksellers while we can by … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Support Bookshops!
Blurb: So much was lost - can hope survive? After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After they ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined. To get to the forest. To join forces with Gabriek and Yuli. To be a family. To defeat the … Continue reading Review: After by Morris Gleitzman
Hey guys! Another tag post for you today, and one that I've been meaning to do for months! I was tagged to do this one over on Twitter back in January and is one I've definitely thought a lot about 😂 This tag was created (I think!) by the wonderful Roxanne over at An Average … Continue reading Dream Library Tag!
Blurb: So go and play and live and learn. It's your world now, this is your turnto think and ask and make and do.This world is magic,just like you! -- Title: It's Your World Now! Author: Barry Falls Illustrator: Barry Falls Publisher: Pavillion Genre: Children's, Picture Book -- Review: This book is a wonderfully touching … Continue reading Review: It’s Your World Now! by Barry Falls
Hey guys! Today I'm addressing something that I've spent lots of time worrying about in the past - what to do with ARCs/proofs that you've received, read and reviewed but are now taking up space that could otherwise be filled with other books. I love getting book post and getting my hands on an early … Continue reading What to do with Unwanted ARCs!
Blurb: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for … Continue reading Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Hey guys! I'm here with a different kind of post today, one for the reluctant readers out there. When I started working as a Children's Bookseller, I was introduced to Barrington Stoke - a publishing house with the aim of creating books for young people. They're perfect for those people who struggle with reading, are … Continue reading Barrington Stoke: Books for Reluctant Readers
I received a free copy of this book in return for a review. --- Blurb: It's not my body that's holding me back. It's the people that keep telling me it should. Emily knows she's smart. Emily knows she's funny. Emily knows she's awesome. Emily knows she's fat. She doesn't need anyone to tell her … Continue reading Review: No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
While I am most definitely not an expert of grieving, it is something that I'm currently experiencing (Sidenote: you can read about my experience here if you'd like). Grief doesn't go away quickly or easily and, for me, impacts most areas of your life. Now, I've always been a bookworm and can usually be found … Continue reading Reading while Grieving: Books to Offer a Hand