My top 5 ‘scandalous’ reads | #bannedbooksweek 2018

So today is the last day of Banned Books Week. This is an annual event which celebrates the freedom to read, and highlights the value of having open access information. It brings together readers all over the world, as well as people from every corner of the book community - librarians, teachers, publishers, authors - …

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Every Watering Word by Tanya Manning – Yarde | Not Your Regular Paperback

So I never really read poetry. Yes I know I was an English Lit student, but I have just never really been drawn to it, and a lot of the time, the descriptive metaphors pass right over my head and I'm left feeling more confused than anything else. Traditional poetry just isn't my thing. During …

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Exploring Independent Bookshops in London | Travel

So the other day, I was scrolling through Twitter and this thread in particular popped up. It details how this person ending up finding the archive of Paud Hegarty who managed the renowned bookshop Gay's the Word in the 80s and 90s. (Definitely go and check out that thread, it was fascinating and encompasses a …

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Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard | Book Review

Sara Barnard has quickly become one of my favourite authors – I’ve read both of her past YA books (Beautiful Broken Things, and A Quiet Kind of Thunder), and absolutely loved them. Her ability to create such complex and real characters is unique, and I was bouncing up and down to finally get to read her …

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Secrets for the mad by dodie | Not Your Regular Paperback

This is the start of a new series on my blog called Not Your Regular Paperback *party poppers* I’ve been thinking of starting this since last year (couldn’t resist sorry not sorry). My aim with this series is to challenge myself to read books I usually wouldn’t pick up. In particular, I am going to …

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