A few months ago, I did something crazy. I handed in my notice at my exciting book-related marketing job, and took a part-time position at a shop near my house. Why would anyone take such a giant, seemingly backwards, step like that? It all started back in January of last year, when I received a … Continue reading Why I Quit My Dream Job To Work Part-Time
Because of my recent decision to become a YA author and read every YA book ever written, it would naturally follow that I would be interested in attending YALC this year - the Young Adult Literature Convention. I spent some time umming and ahhing about which day to go, until I eventually caved and bought … Continue reading My Pre-YALC Reading List
Content warning: This book and my review of it contain mentions of r*pe and murder. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a proof copy of Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin before release, but didn't get a chance to read it until after it was already published. (Woops!) I wish I'd read it … Continue reading Review of Dead Girls
Last year I made a pretty bold move style-wise and dyed my hair pink - and it is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've never been one for styling hair; I can just about manage to put my hair in a ponytail. But when it comes to colour, I love using hair … Continue reading Pink Hair, Don’t Care
This time last year I was on the other side of the world, exploring the beautiful country of Japan with my boyfriend. In order to relive what was by far the best trip I’ve ever been on, as well as offer some pearls of wisdom that I picked up along the way, I’ve decided to … Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling in Japan
I work at an online bookshop so we get loads of proof copies of new books sent in by publishers. A few uncorrected proofs of Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian were in the latest batch, so I took one home with me to read. I hadn’t read any YA fantasy in years, and I’d been … Continue reading Review of Ash Princess (Spoiler-Free)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is one of those books that I had been meaning to read for a very long time. I first spotted the hardcover in a local bookshop back when I was in college and I was immediately enchanted by it. I loved everything about the cover - the design, the … Continue reading Review of The Night Circus
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