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Five middle grade books that deserve more attention

I shout about middle grade books a lot on this blog, but I always feel there are a few hidden gems amongst the ranks that I ADORE but that I don’t see a lot of chatter about. This post is basically a way of shouting out these books, so that more readers can enjoy these… Continue reading Five middle grade books that deserve more attention

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Review: The Star-spun Web by Sinéad O’Hart

With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to… Continue reading Review: The Star-spun Web by Sinéad O’Hart

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Books I’m So Excited For I Pre-Ordered Them

Pre-orders mean a lot to authors. They help to generate buzz for a book, to build anticipation. I try and pre-order as much as possible, especially books/series/authors that I love, because (just like leaving an Amazon review) it’s another way of saying “I support you” to an author. HOWEVER, I’m also a broke PhD student,… Continue reading Books I’m So Excited For I Pre-Ordered Them

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January 2019 | Books I read + Podcasts I Loved

Why does January always feel about a billion years long? It seems to go on and on, and I’m always excited when February comes around. I’m *still* very slowly recovering from that horrible infection I got last year, so tried to take it easy/not get ill again this month (a very silly aim, January =… Continue reading January 2019 | Books I read + Podcasts I Loved

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Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd

Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum’s favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn’t always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and… Continue reading Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd