Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles

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    Reading slumps: who here hates them? *puts both hands up* Recently, I had the misfortune to be in a slump for what felt forever… until I read Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles.

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    Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles

    Publication Date: 14th June 2018
    Publisher: 
    Hot Key Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Kindle edition
    Synopsis: 
    Bennett’s Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It’s a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money. But, like so many bookshops, Bennett’s has become a ‘casualty of the high street’ – it’s strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.
    Time is ticking – but that’s not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of 
    beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign?

     

     

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    22nd September 2018

    Library Love #3

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    It’s time for a Library Love post!

    Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

    Library Love #3

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    12th September 2018

    August Wrap Up and September TBR

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    It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

    The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

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    8th September 2018

    The Island by M.A. Bennett

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    Is this it?  Is summer over now?  Before I crack out the jumpers and start putting together a Christmas TBR, I’ll tell you what I thought of The Island by M.A. Bennett.

    The Island by M.A. Bennett

    Publication Date: 9th August 2018
    Publisher: 
    Hot Key Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 366 pages
    Synopsis:  New boy Link is finding it hard to settle in at the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand?  Link’s naivety makes him the butt of every school joke and the bullying soon becomes hard to bear.  Then his parents relent and say he can leave Osney School if he attends a school summer camp first.  Willingly spend time with his worst tormentors?  Is he crazy?  But maybe enduring it will be worth it for his freedom. This particular trip, though, will require a very special sort of endurance. 

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    30th August 2018

    #TopTenTuesday – Non Fiction Books I Want to Read

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    It feels like its been ages since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday.  What am I like?  Let’s remedy that, pronto!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly series hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s prompt was a “freebie”, meaning we could come up with any topic as long as it was related to school or education.  For my topic, I have chosen the ‘Non-Fiction Books I Want to Read’.  

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    28th August 2018

    Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

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    Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, don’t stop…  it’ll soon be here.  And by that, Fleetwood Mac obviously meant my review of Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham.

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    Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

    Publication Date: 1st August 2018
    Publisher: 
    Walker Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 343 pages
    Synopsis: Stevie is passionate about music.  It’s what keeps her going when things are particularly difficult at home.  Hafiz loves football.  But he’s hardly played since he set out on the long journey from Syria.  Together the two forge a unique friendship that will help save them both.

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    24th August 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #5: YALC Edition

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    I DID IT.  I WENT TO YALC THIS YEAR! *the crowd goes wild*. Unfortunately, I’m the worst person ever and I didn’t take any pictures of the actual event whatsoever.  However, I can still talk about my day at YALC through the books I bought, as well as provide some new reading inspiration to anyone looking for some TBR ideas.   Put the kettle on, it’s a bit of a long post! 

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    20th August 2018