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Pax* by Sara Pennypacker

June 26, 2019
Pax* by Sara Pennypacker

I had no idea I could get so emotional over a children's book about a boy and his fox. But I did. Sam will tell you. I was crying texting him venting about how beautiful but heartbreaking this book was. Admittedly, I do get very emotionally invested in books... What was perhaps my favourite aspect of this book was the style of narration. It was from both Pax's…

Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Rainy Day Reads

April 24, 2019
Top 5 Wednesday

What is Top 5 Wednesday? Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. This weeks topic is: Rainy Day Reads I've noticed that for the most part, my rainy day reads are contemporaries. Frat Girl fits in with this. I'd happily reread this book. It's…

Books Events

An Evening With Tomi Adeyemi

August 30, 2018

It still hasn't sunk in that this happened. That I met Tomi Adeyemi at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. I know, little old me met a NYT bestselling author that appeared on Jimmy Fallon and BBC Breakfast. Is this even real life? A huge thank-you to Pan Macmillan for hosting this evening and providing us with the most amazing food. I'm still dreaming of that steak... An equally…

Books Events

Pan Macmillan Roadshow 2018

August 19, 2018

As always, a huge thank-you to Pan Macmillan for hosting and inviting me to such a fun and lovely event. It's always a pleasure to see everyone at these events, from the authors to publishers and of course my fellow booksellers and bloggers. I think this may have been one of my favourite events I've been to so far. It's not every day that a publisher orders a…

Books Events

Orion on Tour 2018

July 29, 2018

Firstly, a huge thank-you to the amazing team over at Orion Publishing for inviting me to this event and for being so so lovely. I had a wonderful time chatting away with the other bloggers, authors, editors and all the Orion team about everything from books to winged eyeliner. The location they chose was beautiful too, I'm definitely going to head back to Trof at some point. Just…