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August Review

Yay for August an lots of reading time. I've had the real luxury of being able to spend a lot of time reading things I've been desperately looking forward to this month which is awesome. Books read in August  Birthright by David Hingley (4 stars) Lead by Kylie Scott (3 stars) What I couldn't tell you by  Faye Bird (3 stars) What's a Girl gotta do by Holly Bourne (3 stars) I see you by Clare Mackintosh (4 stars) Deep by Kylie Scott (3 stars) Unboxed by Non Pratt (4 stars) Kid Got Shot by Simon Mason (3 stars) Super Awkward by Beth Garrod (3 stars) Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland (4 stars) The Treasure Map of Boys by E Lockhart (3 stars) The Sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon (4 stars) Real Live Boyfriends by E Lockhart (3 stars) The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling (5 stars) Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (4 stars) Events Attended I very lucky to be invited to Egmont's Blogger Day. It was an awesome event wh

Can't wait to read

Another pile of books I cannot wait to read soon The Pant Project by Cat Clarke A Transformer is a robot in disguise. Liv is a boy in disguise. It's that simple. Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts. Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policy- it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for

Bookcase Showcase: Author Faye Bird

Books live in various places in my house. They are mainly on the bookshelves downstairs, but also on the landing, in my children’s rooms and next to my bed. There are also usually a couple (at least) kicking around in the bathroom. The bookshelves downstairs are a mixture of my books and my husband’s. We don’t have a huge amount of space at home so these are the books that we’ve each of us decided to keep for one reason or another. His tend to be non-fiction, although the odd piece of fiction does appear.   Mine are all fiction, plays too. They are the books I’ve loved, studied or been given; the books that mean something to me and that I know I’ll want to come back to again for one reason or another. But books move around in my house too. My children, who are now 11 and 13, are getting closer to reading lots of the YA books I’ve devoured, so books have started to move from my room to theirs, and sometimes I’ll nab a book they’ve chosen to read after they’ve finished

The Raven: Pop Up Book

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is one of the most widely recognized poems in the English language. When it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror in 1845, the poem made Poe an overnight sensation. Master paper engineer David Pelham amazes us once again with his pop-up design interpreting this haunting love story. My thoughts I am not by any stretch of the imagination an Edgar Allan Poe fan but I adore this edition of this book. It is the most intricate and beautiful pop up book I have ever seen, Each page is a work of art in itself and utterly stunning. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves below but essentially if you love books you will adore this.