Disability and Friendship by Courtney Smyth

Hello everybody! Today, for my last post of May, I have a great piece from upcoming debut author of the Undetectables, Courtney Smyth. They’ve written about disability and friendship, which isn’t discussed nearly enough. Onto the post!

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Blog Tour Extract: The Thief of Farrowfell by Ravena Guron

Hello everybody! Today, I have another blog tour post for you, and this time it’s an extract from Ravena Guron’s debut middle grade The Thief of Farrowfell. Onto the post!

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Spelling Wishbone in Books

Hello everybody! I seem to be going through phases of intensive blog posts and then very sporadic ones, and I think I’m about to enter another intense phase as I have lots of content I want to get out before the end of April, and then lots of content for Are You With Us? too, as well as other bits and bobs I also have planned for May.

Today’s is a new installment of spelling words with books, onto the post!

W is for… the Week at World’s End– it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Emma Carroll, and her landmark tenth book is of course brilliant. It takes place in the UK, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, so a very unique historical setting!

I is for… If I Never Met You– this was my first Mhairi McFarlane book and I loved it immensely. I still burst into giggles when I think of the hooded claw joke. I owe her a whole bunch of rereads cause she’s a genius and I’ll probably start with this fake-dating masterpiece!

S is for… the Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates– this is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read (the smiting scene!!!). Jenny Pearson is one of the greatest middle grade writers around at the moment and I will greedily devour everything she writes until the end of time (and probably reread the ones I’ve already snorted and giggled my way through)

H is for… Hold Back the Tide– this is such a creepy horror, and thinking about it now still freaks me out a little, to be honest. I really must get round to the author’s latest release, Her Dark Wings, cause I still haven’t 🙈

B is for… the Boy Who Saw a Whale- this is the second in the Serendib series of linked standalones. They’re all great adventures with super lovely animal-child bonds!

O is for… Open Road Summer– I read this like 5 years ago now, and it’s another I should probably try and reread sometime. It’s a YA roadtrip romance about a girl falling in love with a musician, and I remember it being utterly incredible.

N is for… Nevermoor- this is, very simply, one of my favourite books of all time. I reread last year, and I’m hoping to squeeze in the whole series before the release of the (extremely long awaited!) fourth book Silverborn. If you haven’t read these books, you MUST.

E is for… the Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks– this is a brilliant debut from 2022, about an autistic girl with the power to speak to animals. It’s so cosy and lovely and made my heart smile, so I’m very excited for the autumnal sequel later this year.

This word is one I chose for myself, because I do social media management for the magazine Wishbone Words and I love it so much 🥰

Thank you so much for reading! Which books would you have chosen for these letters? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve mentioned? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Amy xx

A Mammoth Post of March 2023 Releases I’m Excited to Read!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post, this time talking through the myriad of March releases I’m incredibly excited about reading, even though it might take me a WHILE given the size of my existing TBR and the length of this list. Onto the post!

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Spelling Purple in Books

Hello everybody! So, last year I did a post every single month where I spelled out months with book titles, and I wanted to keep the tradition going but change things up a bit.

I’ve asked friends and followers for some suggestions and have a couple but need more, so if you see this please do send one in! Anyway, onto our first word of the year, purple!

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An Autumn Christmas by Emma Finlayson-Palmer

Hello everybody! Seeing as we’re now less than a week away from Christmas (how has that happened?!), the majority of blogmas content this week will be about how characters are going to be spending Christmas. Today’s installment is from Emma Finlayson-Palmer, who’s written about her character Autumn Moonbeam and her family/friends. Onto the post!

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With Love, From Lizzie Chu by Maisie Chan

Hello everybody! Happy day 9 of blogmas! I’ve not managed any two post days so far this week, but I’ll be starting to make it up to you today. For our first one, here is a letter Maisie Chan wrote from the POV of her character Lizzie Chu, whose gran recently died. Onto the post!

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Merry Blogmas from The Secrets Act by Alison Weatherby

Hello everybody, and welcome to day 7 of blogmas! Today we have the wonderful Alison Weatherby, who has written about the gifts her characters would give one another at Christmas time. Onto the post!

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Books I’d love to see under everyone else’s trees by Ravena Guron

Hello everybody! Can you believe it’s already December 6th? One of my favourite things to gift people is definitely books, and I’m sure that’s true of lots of us. It’s certainly true for 2023 debut Ravena Guron, who’s written a literary gift guide. I’m so excited to read her book, and hope you enjoy her post!

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I Love Christmas by Fiona Barker

Hello everybody! I can’t believe this is already day 4 of blogmas, it’s absolutely flying by. Today’s post is from picture book author Fiona Barker, and it’s about why she loves Christmas and the inspirations behind her wintry books. Onto the post!

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