#CelebrateYA | selliott16

HELLO.
IT IS ME. Your resident YA loving bookworm. 

Recently, there’s been a lot of MEH-ness about YA books and its decline (?? not in my life lols). I saw this tweet from the brilliant YA author Lisa Williamson and thought ‘YES. I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS MOVEMENT.’

So here I am today to do just that… I am HERE to celebrate YA. To shout about how brilliant it is, how necessary it is, recommend some of my favourite YA books of the past few years and to inspire you all to go out and either share your favourite YA books OR to just pick up something new. Your local Waterstones will have a…

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BOOK BLOG: Cory Leonardo | selliott16

Call Me Alastair: touching, charming and filled me with hope!

“Born in the back of a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape, to fly off with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by 12-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by Mrs Albertina Plopky, Alastair’s hopeful vision for the future crash-lands. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, chewing a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to Aggie and their flight to freedom.

This debut novel is a heart-felt, bird’s-eye view of love and what it means to break free…

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BLOG TOUR: Will You Catch Me? | selliott16

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting author Jane Elson on my blog as part of the blog tour for Will You Catch Me? 

“Nell Hobs lives with a tortoise called Bob Marley, guinea pigs Asbo and Chaos, goldfish Beyoncé and Destiny, gerbils Fizz and Tyrone, Aunty Lou the Hamster … and her mum, who drinks too much. Nell does everything she can to be a good daughter so that her mum will stop. But when things get really hard, Nell stands on her head. Everything looks better upside down, don’t you know?
Nell wishes she knew who her dad was. When new teacher Mr Samuels makes history come alive and…

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S4S – Fave LGBTQ+ characters | selliott16

Good afternoon friends! 

How are we all this fine (but chilly) Sunday?! I hope you are all well. I was in London yesterday for the Scholastic Book Feast blogger event (see my post coming next week for more details!) and today I’m just chilling. 

You’re not here to hear how my weekend has been though, you’re here for #SixforSunday… I know your priorities! 

Today’s #SixforSunday prompt is:
Favourite LGBTQ+ characters

Surprisingly, all of my fave LGBT+ characters are all male characters! 
Jack from Jack of Hearts and Other Parts by L.C.Rosen
He just made me laugh SO much. I loved him….

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February bullet journal | selliott16

Hello friends!

How are you all? What’s going on in your world?

Last year, I bullet journal’d really well for the first half of the year, but then it tapered off and I just didn’t dedicate as much time to as I should have. This year, I bought myself a new bujo and I found a newly invigorated passion for it. I didn’t share my January set up (because by the time I had remembered January was almost over and my bujo was mostly filled in), but here I am to share my February set up with you all!

Yes, I went predictable with the whole ‘love’ theme of my title page. Don’t judge me! I’m also…

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S4S – Bookish hates | selliott16

Good morning Sunday! 

How are we all in this here final #SixforSunday in January?! How did that happen? Where did January go? (To be fair, I’m glad… because it measn it’s closer to Summer and WARMTH) 

Anyway, you’re here for #SixforSunday I see? And what will we be talking about today…
Bookish hates

Oooh, controversial one Steph! So things I don’t like to read, or things that put me off books?
Series that are 378343568 books long
This is INTIMIDATING. Unless I’ve started a series from book 1, I am SO unlikely to get nvolved in a series longer than a trilogy. 
Girl changes for bad boy…

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There’s always a reason to smile… | selliott16

2019 has been a bit of a shit rollercoaster for me to be honest (don’t worry, we’re on the up again, I hope). However, through all of the crap, I’ve made sure that I’ve found reasons to smile. So today, I bring you my first happy post of the year.
Even when things aren’t great, there’s always a reason to smile. 
Birthday presents. Unexpected compliments. Conversations about cake. Messages from strangers to tell me they’ve read a book because I recommended it. Having 200 kids sing happy birthday to me. Positive feedback on the work I’m doing. Messages from my favourite authors. Emails from…

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