Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Carry On Rainbow Rowell Macmillan, 2015 YA, Fantasy Simon Snow may be the worst chosen one who has ever been chosen. Yes, his magic is incredibly powerful, but it is also totally out of his control. Simon is entering his eighth and final …

2016-01-11 12:49:48  

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Resolutions for 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature run by The Broke and the Bookish. The theme for the first TTT of 2016 is resolutions, so here are my ten bookish resolutions for the new year. Read 100 books this year. … Continue reading →

2016-01-05 16:28:29  

Top 15 Books I Read in 2015

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I read 60 books this year (not including books I read for college or re-reads) and it was very hard to narrow that list down to 15 books 1) My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga A beautiful YA … Continue reading →

2016-01-01 13:15:55  

Christmassy Children’s and YA Reads

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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski and PJ Lynch This moving tale of a curmudgeonly woodcarver whose heart is melted by a young boy is a Christmas classic, and a special 20th anniversary edition has just been … C

2015-12-21 22:18:34  

My NaNoWriMo Experience

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You may have noticed that this blog was been a bit quiet last month. That is because this year, for the first time, I took part in NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative … Conti

2015-12-01 20:41:33  

Interview with author/illustrator Nicola Colton

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Nicola Colton has recently released her first book, A Dublin Fairytale, a picturebook retelling of Little Red Riding Hood featuring familiar landmarks such as The Spire and the Ha’penny Bridge. The book has had a great reception, and has be

2015-11-19 21:37:17  

Top Ten Spooooooky Books

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Hallowe’en is almost upon us, so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is perfect. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature run by the lovely ladies at The Broke and Bookish, which combines books and lists. My list covers children’s R

2015-10-27 23:42:13  

Review: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

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Am I Normal Yet? Holly Bourne Usborne, 2015 YA – Contemporary Evie desperately wants to be ‘normal’. She is almost off her medication and is making a new start at college where no-one knows her past. She wants to be … Cont

2015-10-25 20:59:17  

Review: Name upon Name by Sheena Wilkinson

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Name upon Name Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books, August 2015 Historical Fiction, 8+ Belfast, 1916. Fourteen-year-old Helen feels caught between two conflicting identities. Her mother’s family are Catholic, her father’s Protestant.

2015-10-21 12:33:37  

Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

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Asking For It Louise O’Neill Quercus, 2015 “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.” Emma O’Donovan is beautiful, popular and more than a bit arrogant. One night Emma is

2015-10-15 22:50:31  

Ar an mBothar le Mavis and Marge (On the road with Mavis and Marge)

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Vendor: Walker Eireann Type: Book Price: 8.20 Tá grúpa craiceáilte de chairde a thabhairt i do wanderlust - agus níos mó ná mar a measadh iad a fháil. Mavis agus Marge atá difriúil ó ainmhithe ei

2013-11-19 16:59:05  

On the road with Mavis and Marge

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Vendor: Walker Type: Book Price: 8.20 A zany bunch of pals succumb to wanderlust - and get more than they bargained for. Mavis and Marge are different from other animals. They want to go a-wander

2013-11-19 16:55:06  

Stiucai Stiugtha (The Ravenous Beast)

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Vendor: Walker Eireann Type: Book Price: 8.20 Is é an Beast ravenous ocras - tá sé ocras, ocras, ocras! Ach tá sé an ainmhí hungriest ar fad? Níl feidhm ag na hainmhithe eile go bhfuil sin, ach b

2013-11-19 16:48:45  

Oh no! George

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Vendor: 24 ORE Cultura Type: Book Price: 14.35 Silly George! It's hard work being good all the time, George does try so hard but there's cake and grass and all sorts of things to tempt to be bold

2013-11-19 16:38:29  

A bit lost

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Vendor: Walker Type: Book Price: 10.50 Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping - uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, & with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? Happ

2013-11-19 16:36:00  

The Ravenous Beast

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Vendor: Walker Type: Book Price: 8.20 The ravenous beast is hungry - he's hungry, hungry, hungry! But is he the hungriest animal of all? The other animals don't think so, but they want to watch o

2013-11-19 16:26:41  

I'm a happy Hugglewug

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Vendor: 24 ORE Cultura Type: Book Price: 8.20 Meet the Hugglewugs, a brand-new family - in fact, a brand-new species. Follow them as they go about their everyday lives - singing, eating, going to

2013-11-19 16:22:32  

Mise agus an Dragún

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Vendor: 24 ORE Cultura Type: Book Price: 9.95 "When I am big, I will hunt dragons." One day, little Teddy will be a big Teddy and he will fight dragons but till then, there's plenty to fear. A wo

2013-11-19 15:02:25  

The Lonely Beast

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Vendor: 24 ORE Cultura Type: Book Price: 8.70 Have you heard of the Beasts? No, not many people have. That's because they are very rare. This is the tale of one such Beast, whose determination to

2013-11-19 14:53:35  

I kissed the baby.

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Vendor: 24 ORE Cultura Type: Book Price: 6.20 "I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?" "Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny, weeny thing." "I tickled the baby! Did you tickle the baby?" "Yes! I tick

2013-11-19 14:33:10  

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