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The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

My first book for Booktober was The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, a tale of an unlikely friendship that I long to experience one day. Alex Woods reminds me of very similar voices that I’ve read before such as Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Matt…

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An Open Letter To Daniel Handler

Dear Daniel, I was going to start this letter by addressing you as Mr Handler, but I feel like I know you a little more informally. Sort of like a friend that I’ve never met. I mean you must be, for you’ve given me a pretty spectacular gift. When I picked up Why We Broke Up I…

Harry Potter book night

Harry Potter Book Night

Grab your wands, cloak and broom and if you’ve mistreated your Harry Potter books that you had once known and love, dust them off and clutch them to your chests! February 5th 2015 will be home to a magical event hosted by Bloomsbury. Fans can attend a range of events in London or you can host your…

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New Blog Design

Hi everyone! I stumbled across the blog of the amazing Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts and immediately fell in love with her branding and the header of her blog. After a quick message on Twitter I found Ula. Ula is an extremely talented lady, you can see this not only for the branding she’s created for thebookiemonsters,…

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Costa Book Awards

The judges have been chosen and now begins the shortlisting process for the Costa Book Award. One of the most prestigious literary awards a writer can receive, the award this year has received 640 books for consideration, more so than any previous year. The First Novel and Novel category also received a higher intake of books.…

The Book Blogger Test

The Book Blogger Test

After the lovely Rachana over at Inspired By Literature commented on one of my posts I checked out her blog and found her page dedicated to bookish tags. We all know how I feel about them, and I really couldn’t resist. As if you needed to know anything more about me, here’s some more facts…

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Quote: The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

“Most people, if they were generous, were so because they thought life was short and that one must make the most of it. Sid Baxter was generous because he knew that life was long. It went on and on even when you had no use for it anymore. It was happiness, not life, that was…