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Books from @Gulliversbks on World Book Night
Felt like I needed advice from the former, hope to read/review the latter.

Book I chose for myself for World Book Night - look at the pretty.

Book I chose to give as a Community World Book Night Giver

Book I chose to give as a Community World Book Night Giver

West Side Story - Mayflower Southampton - Tuesday 22.4.14

Stacey, Jay, Catherine and I had the pleasure of seeing this from Box B. Comfy armchairs and leg room.

Standout numbers for me were America and Officer Krupke. Loved the show.

Trouble by Non Pratt - Book Review

Trouble by @NonPratt - Book Review

On Saturday as part of UKYADay I read Trouble by Non Pratt.

I expected it to be a UK version of Juno and what I got was a nuanced and clever read. This was told from the alternating viewpoints of Hannah – her trouble being her teen pregnancy, and Aaron – his trouble being his dark past which has bought him to a new school in the middle of his GCSE year. They are drawn to each other, and not in…

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Divergent Premiere Experience

Today sees me off to see the Divergent film again – viewing number FOUR!!

First things first, I urge you to go and see it on the big screen before the wait for the DVD begins.

You’ll have seen me post about being invited to the Premiere in Leicester Square and today I’m going to share my views, and pictures, of the experience.

Once again I’d like to extend a huge thank you to HarperCollins for…

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Sign outside Waterstones Gower Street


Sign outside Waterstones Gower Street


After the excitement of #UKYADay yesterday, today is the day for another bookish announcement.

I am very excited to be involved in the upcoming Countdown to the 5th June blog tour organised by Jim Dean – @YAyeahyeah. There are tons and tons of brilliant books due to be published on 5th June and this project plans to tell you all about them.

On Sunday 11th May I will be posting my interview with…

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#UKYAday - Take your pick

#UKYAday – Take your pick

Today has been #UKYAday, a day organised by the wonderfully committed Lucy Powrie @LucytheReader over at Queen of Contemporary.
UKYA day is about promoting Young Adult literature by writers who were born in or now live in the UK. Lucy also runs @ProjectUKYA, hosts #ukyachat on twitter and has many many other fantastic ideas for continuing to promote UK Young Adult literature.

My blog post comes…

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Did Pottermore put you in Hufflepuff? Excellent. Welcome to the best-kept secret of Hogwarts.