As some of you may know, one of my pencils is Abbie, from Abbiechic.com; earlier this year, we met, up, and explored Brighton. (See my post here.) She very kindly sent me a book by her husband, Dan. He has autism, yet writes about it, creates youtube videos, and more. So: I wished to find … Continue reading Interview: Dan Jones, Autistic YouTuber and Author.
It was the cover that fascinated me whilst wondering round Waterstones; Dear Amy is a book with a red background. What intrigued me was the story, about a Teen girl who is missing, yet letters are written to a Newspaper Agony Aunt from an unrelated case from years before. Part detective, part crime, this is … Continue reading Interview with Helen Callaghan, Author of Dear Amy.
Rowan Coleman released her next book, The Summer Of Impossible Things, just two days ago. It stands out from all of her previous works. Here, I emailed her a few questions, in order to find out more. (Thanks also to Tess Henderson.) Since the last interview, you've written and are about to release a … Continue reading Interview: Rowan Coleman on her new book, The Summer Of Impossible Things.
If you're a regularly reader, you'll know that I live to investigate Sylvia Plath; the confessional poet has been of great importance to me since I read The Bell Jar at thirteen. Recently, Doctor Gail Crowther has written the book, The Haunted Reader And Sylvia Plath;I spoke to her to find out more about it. … Continue reading Interview: Dr Gail Crowther On Her New Book, Sylvia Plath, And Other Projects.
I'm a millennial. I. Am. A millennial. And I will always be a millennial. When Ann Shoket, then the Editor in Chief of Seventeen (USA version), needless to say I was surprised, as well as a little bit shocked. (That was back when this blog was in a different incarnation-Noted In Style. ) Since she … Continue reading Review: The Big Life. *
Disclaimer; Kerry Hood, a publicist at Hodder and Stroughton, sent me this. I had requested the book myself. What follows is my honest opinion. Thank you very much for sending this to me! I do love a thought provoking book; a moral dilema at the core, needing reflection, some sort of resolution. Jodi Picoult … Continue reading Review: Small Great Things By Jodi Picoult.*
*Thank you to Kerry Hood and Jodi Picoult.* I love to read good writers. That's probably a defining characteristic. Any way, at about age twelve, I sat down to read Vanishing Acts ; And, after, I had to read anything Jodi Picoult wrote. I read Vanishing Acts, My Sister's Keeper, Keeeping Faith. Any way, I … Continue reading Interview:Jodi Picoult, on Small Great Things and Racism.
Growing up, I can still remember how I wanted to be a writer. I was the one, who would spend hours in the school library, dreaming of how I would one day leave a book behind on those shelves. This is why I am so exicted to introduce this new interview. I was very humbled … Continue reading Interview: Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Author.
(Disclaimer: this book was sent to me, at my request, by Hodder and Stroughton, in association with Mulcahy Associates. I have been wanting to read this for months, ever since it was announced. What follows is my honest opinion, unhindered. ) David Bowie. If you say his name to some, there'll be fond reminiscences, having … Continue reading Review: David Bowie: Hero By Lesley Ann Jones. *
(Disclaimer: I have been sent this book to review, at my own request. What follows is my honest opinion. Thank you Thomas Hill--) If ever you think of Derren Brown, there's probably a semantic field,relying on the theme of 'magic': illusion, hypnosis, magician, conjuring, etc. What I would not have expected was Philosopher. Which is … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Happy By Derren Brown. *