Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird

Because books have the power to change your life, teach you lessons and inspire you. With your back against the plush chair and your legs crossed beneath you, the soft murmurs from the other students in the library, and a gentle noise in the background, you finally open up to the first page of thatContinue reading “Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird”

Jacqueline Wilson’s Impact and the Power of Representation

Let’s talk about the legend that brought us, Tracy “bog off” Beaker and how readers remember her books. When we talk about Jacqueline Wilson, we’re instantly thrown back to the days in our childhood and teen years where we’d devour her books hungrily. Long after we’d be told to turn off the lights, we’d stillContinue reading “Jacqueline Wilson’s Impact and the Power of Representation”

In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan

A tête-à-tête with the author of ‘Counting Down with You’ — on representation, diversity and Tangled. I am so excited to post this interview with the lovely Tashie Bhuiyan. Her YA debut, Counting Down with You releases in 2021, featuring a “Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager who navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped intoContinue reading “In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan”

Book Review: It Ends With Us

“Fifteen seconds. That’s all it takes to completely change everything about a person. Fifteen seconds that we’ll never get back.” Synopsis from Goodreads Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants.Continue reading “Book Review: It Ends With Us”

The Book that Changed How I See Relationships

Let’s talk about, ‘All Your Perfects’, the book that will stay with me forever. Sometimes, we read books that end up changing us as people — how we think, feel or even behave. They impact the way we view the world around us and our relationships. These are the books that, in all the waysContinue reading “The Book that Changed How I See Relationships”

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

Prepare to have your heart ripped out. The third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series is A Court of Wings and Ruin (a.k.a ACOWAR). I had gotten three copies of it: one hardback from Amazon, a paperback from my niece and a special edition hardback from Indigo. The Indigo version arrived a few days aheadContinue reading “Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass”