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The Diary of an Unpublished Author #8

Dear Diary,

This one is all about rejections. Dum, dum, dum.

I’m not going to pretend that I haven’t received any rejections from literary agents in the quest for a book publishing deal… 418 more words


Little Bits

Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman

This posed some interesting questions about life and was useful in a classroom setting for lower ability readers. Unfortunately, easy to read as it was, it was rather bland. 109 more words

Carnegies So White: The (Lack of) Progress of a Children’s Book Medal

The longlist for the Carnegie Medal came out last week. The Medal, offered by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), is the equivalent (for American readers of this blog) of the Newbery Award. 1,110 more words

Children's Literature

Are Books a Thing of the Past?

There’s something so alluring about reading. The ability for it to suck you in and submerge you in an entirely new world, with characters you get so attached to that they start to feel like family. 866 more words

Time Travelling With a Hamster, by Ross Welford

‘My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine, and again four years later when he was twelve’

I mean, who could possible resist an opening like that? 

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Book club: Malorie Blackman, Cecelia Ahern, Jodi Picoult, Mark Edwards & Audrey Hiffenegger.

Getting lost in a good book is personally, one of my favorite things to do and it helps me to zone out from the world for just a little while. 871 more words


Bookwitch bites #138

If I was in Manchester this Saturday, I could celebrate Harry Potter turning twenty. But I’m not, so I can’t. It’s slightly premature, but that’s all right. 426 more words