Rejection in Writing

The thing with finally letting your writing out in to the world, is that it’s open for rejection. I’ve written my whole life; stories, books, poems, songs, essays and school assignments. Most of it I’ve kept to myself, and my school essays I didn’t really mind if I didn’t do well in because I hated…

‘IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD’ by Rae Earl

Thanks to Hachette for sending me a copy of IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD for review. What I hope you take away from this book: good Mexican food deserves to go viral; good underwear never features the word ‘string’; good mental health is the single most important thing you need to live a happy life….

SEPTEMBER 2017 BOOK HAUL

Tower of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang I Hate Everyone But You – Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin Prisoner of Ice and Snow – Ruth Lauren The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu Alex and Eliza – Melissa de la Cruz Editing Emma -…

SEPTEMBER 2017 WRAP UP

So September was another slow reading month for me, but it was still pretty decent. I’m slowly working my way out of my reading slump (hopefully) which is good. I read a few really good books and a few books that I didn’t really enjoy, and I think one of the reasons that I’m still…

‘MOONRISE’ by Sarah Crossan

‘They think I hurt someone. But I didn’t. You hear? Coz people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.’ From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What…

writing updates: working on so many projects!

So I haven’t done a writing update post in a while, but a lot has been happening since I last spoke to you all about it. I have actually been on a hiatus from a lot of things since I started back at uni this semester. I had so many scheduled posts and book reviews…

‘BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME’ – my thoughts on anthologies

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world. In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a…

‘I AM, I AM, I AM: SEVENTEEN BRUSHES WITH DEATH’ – Maggie O’Farrel

I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference – the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman’s life in near-death experiences. Intelligent, insightful, inspirational, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life’s fragility, determined to make every heartbeat count. A childhood illness she…

‘One Italian Summer’ by Keris Stainton

It’s been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie’s dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer’s here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy – but what’s it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms – the sun is…

‘MY LOVELY FRANKIE’ by Judith Clarke

A masterful, moving story about a teenage boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia’s finest YA writers. ‘Frankie believed in Heaven quite literally, as if it was another lovely world out past the stars. And when he spoke the word “love”, it seemed to spring free and fly into the air like…

‘FINDING NEVO’ by Nevo Zisin

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is. Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography…