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Alphabetically Inclined

Alphabetically Inclined

Do I still think last week’s socialising was worth the effort, even after I slept until 6pm on Tuesday and was kind of out of it the rest of the week too? Yeah, probably. I just no longer feel quite so much like I beat the Fatigue Monster. I think it was letting me win, and then it came back twice as strong. I’m back at home now, having packed up all my stuff and said goodbye (for now) to…

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Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

It turns out this whole having a job malarkey is actually really hard work. Imagine: after six hours in the library yesterday, I came home so exhausted I couldn’t do anything except sit in a chair dozing and reading a book. All evening. I didn’t even turn my computer on. MENTAL. Today probably would’ve been the same if I hadn’t been taken ill yesterday evening (a flare-up of stuff probably related to my coeliac disease). Instead I spent most of…

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RIP Terry Pratchett

RIP Terry Pratchett

I wasn’t going to blog today, because I just sat two exams and my hands are tired and I’m tired and I want to celebrate the end of term. But I think my celebrations are going to have to wait a while until I feel more cheerful. Because after I printed off my second exam paper and went online to say that I’d finished, the first thing that greeted me when I opened Facebook was the news that Terry Pratchett…

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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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In The Style Of

In The Style Of

Something I like to do when I’m writing is think of which authors influenced the book in question. I’m not the sort of person who thinks that everything I write is totally original. Everything I write was inspired by something else. Watching, for example – I describe it to potential readers as ‘Holly Black meets Maggie Stiefvater meets Kate Thompson’. More specifically, it’s ‘Tithe meets Ballad meets The New Policeman’, and anyone here who has read those three books will…

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Hear My Words

Hear My Words

This blog post is going to take me a while, so it’ll probably be shorter than usual. The reason for this is that I am not typing it. Aside from a few corrections which I cannot be bothered to correct using the software, I am writing this entirely using voice recognition software, for the first time in my life. I spent some time this morning learning to use it. Although I haven’t worked out everything – for example, how do…

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Books You Should Read

Books You Should Read

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY70J80HRVM

A few of my favourite books (click through to YouTube and read the description for a list of those that I should have included here) at this moment in time, and books you should read.

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The Dalek Ate The Cookies

The Dalek Ate The Cookies

To be perfectly honest with you, blog readers, I have absolutely no idea why I just named this post The Dalek Ate The Cookies. Reasons could include the fact that ‘Happy New Year’ is a very common theme during this season, or that I’ve never had a post entitled that. I think, perhaps, I just wanted to draw your attention without being clichéd. I don’t want you to log on and see another post just like all the other ones…

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The Library In My Bag

The Library In My Bag

Every Friday, or whenever I remember to, I go to the library. Well, it’s more a case of whenever I have time, because it’s pretty hard to forget to go to the library. (Mind you, the amount of things I’ve failed to do this week would cast strong doubts on the truthfulness of that statement.) Today, I went to the library with my friend Andy, because he says he finds it difficult to spend more than five minutes in a…

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Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Dancing Shoes (Noel Streatfeild) The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien) Tithe (Holly Black) Ironside (“) Valian (“) I am the messenger (Markus Zusak) A Company of Swans (Eva Ibbotson) The Secret Countess (Eva Ibbotson) Blood Red, Snow White (Marcus Sedgewick) Double Cross (Malorie Blackman) Lament (Maggie Stiefvater) Ballad (Maggie Steifvater) Mort (Terry Pratchett) Equal Rites (” “) A Little Princess (Frances Hodgesen Burnett) The Colour of Magic (Terry Pratchett) The Light Fantastic (” “) The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)…

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