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Blog Post #34 – Life is short and hard sometimes

Hey readers!

Just a short post today because I don’t really have much time to write anything lengthy, but I guess that emphasizes the point of this post? In a way. Kind of. If you can be bothered to try and figure out what I mean, read on.

Basically, Alice and I have recently gone back to school, and now we don’t have much time. Over the summer I’d been enjoying myself doing what I want when I want, having lots of fun and not many time constraints. Now it’s the exact opposite. I have deadlines and limited amount of sleep, and writing this blog post is probably the only voluntary thing I’ve done all week. That’s not great, is it?

This year I’ve been trying to establish some good habits, such as making my bed in the morning, rather than leaving it in a crumbled mess as I try to get ready to leave last minute like I normally do, and getting enough sleep –  which I’ve got better at! – (also post semi-regularly on here) and I’ve realised how hard it is. I’ve written myself a short list of things I have to try and do every day and have been writing down when I do and don’t do them, and it sure is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

Like I said, this is just down to the lack of time to do anything I actually want to do, which is great. So I guess what I’m saying is life is short and hard and not fun sometimes? Haha.

Anyway, longer post should be coming soon, but for now this is it as I have work I need to do yay. Thanks for reading, don’t forget you can contact us through a variety of social medias and stuff (here I am complaining about my lack of time, yet if you message us I’m sure we’ll both make time to get back to you – who needs sleep anyway?)

Bye!

~ April

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New Story – not sure yet (part one)

Hello Readers, Alice here. Below is a brief introduction to the latest story I am writing, and then underneath that is part one. Enjoy! (If you want to read more, check it out on wattpad – my user is its-only-me )

Alfie and Caleb are two boys who could not be more different at first glance. Alfie has been at the same school his entire life, he’s perfected the art of blending into the shadows. No one even sees him anymore, until one day, new boy Caleb steps into the school for the first time on a random day in the middle of the year and turns everything upside down.

Hood up, earbuds in, head down. Three rules to make you invisible. I’ve perfected the art of blending into the shadows. Nobody even sees me anymore, and that’s the way I like it. Having nearly reached the age of sixteen, all my experiences so far have taught me that friends are bad. Everyone I’ve ever trusted has either let me down, or completely crushed me. Life is much more simple when you are the only person you have to depend on.

My daze-like state is snapped in an instant as a hand claps down on my shoulder. The overbearing face of the school’s deputy head, Mr Struthers is staring at me intently.
“Hoodie off and headphones out, thank you, Mr Blacken.” I reluctantly wrap up the wires and pull off the oversized black jumper. The uniform policy is getting stricter by the day; I’ve only just stepped inside the school, and have already been reminded of the dress code.

It makes it harder to blend in, being more exposed like this, but I’ve had enough time over the years to get it just right. I fold the hoodie over my arm and make to leave. Mr Struthers stops me after a beat, decision pooling in his brown eyes.

“Actually, Alfie,” he frowns, steering me, confused, towards the office.

“Sir?” My voice croaks slightly, unused to conversing with somebody outside of my immediate family.

“There’s a new boy just arrived – Samuel Anderson was supposed to be showing him around, but his mother’s phoned in to say he is unwell. You wouldn’t do it instead would you?” I physically feel my face fall, appalled by the news. He can’t seriously expect me, the guy who doesn’t like having friends, to be a good tour guide for some random stranger? And what sort of person joins a new school on a random Wednesday in the GCSE year?

“Okay.” I say instead, too awkward to talk my way out of it.

“Great, he’s just arrived.” I smile unhappily, hoping for someone who will quickly mesh with the popular kids and leave me alone. We round the corner to the office, a tall figure folded into one of the blue swivel chairs outside. His uniform, from the back at least, looks pristine, and not a single one of his shiny jet black hairs is out of place.

“This is Caleb Pearson,” Mr Struthers says, but I hardly hear him, my stomach leaping with butterflies as the chair swings around and I see the boy’s face.

His skin is pale, but it almost glows like the moon, looking good on him in a way that wouldn’t suit anyone else. His eyes are a unique shade of startling green, and seem to be examining me, much like I am examining them. His nose is a little bigger than average, curved, but just right for his face, which is framed by his dead straight pin neat fringe, stylishly swept back. He. Is. Stunning.

I shake such ridiculous thoughts from my head, focusing instead on how much of an inconvenience he will be until I can find someone to offload him onto.
“Hello,” he unfolds his tall frame, standing up to greet me and the deputy-head. I smile nervously, croaking out a ‘hi.’

“Right then,” Mr Struthers pats me on the shoulder, “I’ll let you two get on with it.” We both smile a goodbye, mine pathetic and forced, but Caleb’s wide and genuine.

He’ll fit right in with the popular guys. He’ll get a girlfriend in an instant. I sigh, almost for a moment wishing it were so easy for me to make friends. But then I remember my history, and remind myself how toxic friendships can be.

“Err…” my voice falters, “you know where your locker is?” He unfolds one of the crisp sheets in his hand, scanning it for a moment.

“It says here that it’s in the East Wing corridor? Locker 401.” He raises his eyebrows slightly at the paper, frowning.

“Sure. I’ll show you where it is.”

“Thank you.” I don’t reply, not wanting to give him the wrong idea about any potential friendship between us. I ignore the itching urge to ask why he’s joining at such a weird time, where he came from, what subjects he’s taking. I remind myself that I don’t care about him, and that I don’t need anyone.

People are better off without me, and I need to remember that.

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Blog Post #33 – One Year.

So – a year of writeaweek! Well, technically it’s more than that, as our first post was made in December of 2015, but it’s been a year since we’ve begun posting ‘regularly’, so I’m going to count this as one year. Is that fair enough?

Over this one year, I don’t think we’ve really been true to our name – writeaweek implies there will be some sort of writing – whether that be blog post or a story – weekly, doesn’t it? And the fact that we’re on blog post 33, and the fact that there’s 52 weeks in a year, seems to say otherwise.

Ah well.

So, as I’m looking back on this last year, I’m thinking that I really don’t want to say anything soppy or cheesy.  So I’m not going to. What I am going to say though, is what I say at the end of most of my posts, but never seems to happen. Please please please please please, if you have any requests/ideas for blog posts or stories or anything else on our site really, please do send them to us! We’d love some input (and some affirmation that someone is reading these) and we’d be more than happy to hear your suggestions. You can contact us in the comments of any of our posts, via our email (writeaweek@gmail.com), instagram (@writeaweek) or tumblr (www.write-a-week-wordpress.com).

So that’s all for this post! It’s just been a short one today, but you can check out our last post here, or you can click here for a masterlist of all our blog post and here for a masterlist of all the writing we’ve put up.

So, if you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading! And here’s to another year of semi-regular posting and lots of fun stuff! (man, I said I didn’t want to be cheesy, but here I am doing it now)

Bye!

~ April

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Blog Post #32 – Hugo

(quick note: this contains no spoilers, so it’s safe for all to read!)

Hey readers!

So recently I’ve finished reading a book called “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick, which is a fairly big book of approximately 530 pages, but was quite a quick read due to the format of it, which I’ll talk about in more detail in a few of paragraph’s time.

I actually watched the film adaptation of this book before reading it, a couple of months ago. At the time, I didn’t even know that it was based on a book, that was a surprise that came recently. The film – which is just called “Hugo” – is a very good one, which I really enjoyed watching. It’s directed by Martin Scorsese and has a multitude of awards for lots of different categories. If you enjoy films then you should definitely consider watching it!

Becuase I loved the film so much it was a very exciting moment for me when I caught sight of the spine of the book in my local library. The name “Hugo Cabret” rung a bell in my head, but I couldn’t quite remember where it came from, so I pulled it off the shelf, read the blurb, and realised it was the same plot. It did take me a moment to realise what film it was the same as, but once  had done there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to borrow it and read it.

Although it can often be problematic, I do enjoy both reading and watching the book and film of the same story. I tend to prefer to read the book first – as in many films lots is left out and you don’t gain the full experience – but this is one of the two adaptations where I’ve had a very good experience with watching the film first, the other being Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (which is a very different genre, I must say).

So, onto the format of the book. It is a very long book – over 500 pages, like I mentioned previously – but it’s not over 500 pages of writing. The book is actually a combination of writing and drawings, and it’s probably about a 50/50 split between the two of them. All the drawings are in black and white (and grey – I think they’re pencil drawings), although there are a few black and white photos mixed in too. To be honest, it’s quite cool! Before reading this book I’d never have thought that I would have enjoyed reading a book in this format, but it’s surprised me.

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I was lucky with this book-film adaptation in that the storyline stayed verily similar throughout the film (although, as always, there were minor differences), and it was a good one too. I said at the start there would be no spoilers and I’m staying true to my word so I won’t mention any specific details, but I really do love the story and I especially liked the ending. So, if you’re looking for a book to read or a film to watch, try this one!

Anyway, that’s this blog post finished. Don’t forget you can contact us in a variety of different ways, including Instagram and Tumblr (full details can be found in the “About” page – check the bar at the top to find that!) Our messages are always open, so if there’s anything you’d like to say then we’d love it if you let us know!

Bye!

~ April

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Back to School

Hey readers!

So it’s that time of year again. Many people are preparing to go back to school – lots will have already started again already. You’re probably sick to death of back-to-school this and back-to-school that, but I thought I’d compile a quick list of handy tips and things to remember when you go back.

  1. Be prepared. Try to make sure that you’re ready – this includes being equipped with the correct supplies and knowing how you’re going to get there (eg by the 7:30 bus from xyz street). This will help you be less stressed on the first day and get off to a good start, which is always a good thing.
  2. Remember to eat breakfast (if you can). It’s understandable that some people can’t eat that early in the morning because it makes you feel sick, or that you don’t have access to breakfast (if this applies to you, why not try researching soup kitchens or the like near you when you can get some food in the morning?). It has long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (although there have recently been scientific studies to show otherwise, so we’re just going to ignore science for the moment). If you eat a good breakfast in the morning it will help set you up for the day and put you in a better mood. Also, I, personally, always find it harder to work when I’m hungry, as I’m concentrating on my stomach more than the matter at hand.
  3. Try to stay organised. It can be hard sometimes, but staying organised can help make your life much less stressful. Whether it’s having a planner/diary, a calendar stuck on your wall or a running to-do list, having some sort of organisational tool can really help to keep your life less hectic and stressful. This year, I’m going to try out a new system I discovered recently called Bullet Journaling. If you search it into Google or YouTube then you can easily find loads of information about it, but if you’d like a whole blog post from us about it, then let us know!
  4. Don’t let your work pile up. There’s nothing worse than having piles and piles of work to get done, and not much time to get it done it. To help combat this, try to get your work done as soon as possible after it’s set. Do your smaller assignments and homework the day it’s given to you, and plan out when you will work on your larger projects so you don’t end up leaving everything until the day before it’s due in and as a result staying up until the early hours of the morning trying to get it done on time.
  5. Try to figure out a regular sleeping schedule. Admit it, over the summer your sleeping schedule has probably gone a bit haywire. I know the feeling! But when you’re back at school sleeping irregular and short hours just isn’t going to help, as you don’t have the freedom to sleep whenever you want. For the next few months (until the next break) your days are going to be filled with school and work, so you need to figure out regular and consistent hours when you can get some good sleep. You can find a helpful article on how much sleep you should be getting each night here.
  6. Last, but not least, remember not to stress too much! At the end of the day, it’s just school, and nothing more than that. It’s perfectly okay if you need to take a step back, perhaps take a day off, and just have some time to yourself to relax and unwind. Especially if you suffer from things such as anxiety, school can be a very stressful place and can make you have a pretty hard time. I know it’s difficult, and I’m not trying to be patronising or insensitive, but just try to remember that it’s not that important in the long run, and you are allowed to just relax.

Anyway, that’s all I have for today! I hope you maybe found some of these tips useful? If you did, great!, and you didn’t, … oh well. Don’t forget you can contact us in a variety of ways, including Instagram and Tumblr, our messages our always open!

Bye!

~ April

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Blog Post #31 – Struggling to Read

Hey readers!

So normally my blog posts are book updates, with the odd few with an actual theme scattered here and there along the way. This post, I suppose, is more of an explanation as to why it’s not a book update.

Recently I have been struggling to read books, but I do actually have a legitimate reason. That reason? I’ve been given a very boring book to read for school.

I cannot emphasise to you how boring and difficult to read I am finding this book. Nothing is happening – and we’ve been told by our teacher that nothing is going to happen either, as it’s more of a ‘reading between the lines’ and ‘thought provoking’ book.

Ugh.

Anyway, because it’s so boring and I really don’t want to read it, I’ve been procrastinating doing that. Fair enough, right? We all do it. The problem with this stems from the fact that whenever I sit down to read a different book I feel guilty for not reading the school book, so I’m avoiding reading all together.

Oops.

I feel as though this post should now continue in the form of “and this is what I did to combat this problem”, but sadly it can’t, as I am currently writing this blog to  procrastinate reading the book, soo……

Anyway, that’s all I have for this post. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it, even if it is a bit short and pointless.. Check out our previous posts here and here (in which the second one is an answer to the first!) and be sure to keep an eye out for any upcoming posts on the site. Also don’t forget you can contact us via comments and Instagram, as well as a few other internetty things that right not I can’t really be bothered to list – sorry!

Bye!

~ April

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A reply to April’s post ‘confidence.’

Hello random reader, Alice here.

I’ve been ridiculously inactive and have no excuse whatsoever, so would like to apologise for that and thank April for keeping on going without me.

I’ve just read her most recent blog post, ‘confidence.’, which you should definitely read if you haven’t done already. It struck a chord with me, and really got me thinking.

I’ve known April for nearly nine years now, so confidence is not an issue for me (and hopefully not her either) when the two of us are together. We can be ourselves (generally rather odd, no offence, April) and everything is fine. I never worry about what she’ll think of me, or whether or not I can tell her something, knowing 100% that she will have my back.

With other people however, I am very different. April and I have a close knit friendship group, and most of the time with them, I’m completely fine and we can all have a good time. It’s when I’m with people who I don’t necessarily know as well that things change.

I’ve had rather a lot of very different ‘best’ friends in my life, but April is the only one who has really stuck around. With other people, as we’ve matured and gotten older, we’ve drifted apart, had an argument, or in one case, the other person just started blanking me one day. Maybe this is why I would consider myself socially awkward. Maybe it’s genetics. I have no idea, but around even the people who I once spoke to every day, when I find myself in a situation where I should talk to them, I get stupidly scared.

I know that some people find social situations so much than I do, but the confident, bubbly child that I once was is no longer recognisable unless you are very close to me.

I’m not that sure where I’m going with this post, and am writing it fairly late at night, so have no idea of its quality, but I feel as though there are some things I could share, on the off chance that it may help me, or even someone reading this.

Now, I am 15 years old and feel as though my lack of confidence is holding me back. I want to accomplish things in my life, and have ambitions, but know that I will never get anything done if I can’t pluck up the courage to take the plunge and try new things.

I’m writing a story at the moment (a book?!) and through the main character, Michael, I seem to be learning a lot about myself. For me, writing is a hobby and a release. Whenever I sit down and tell myself: ‘right, I’m going to do some writing now’, as soon as I am done, I feel like I could take on the world.

Other members of my family are practically oozing with confidence, and even as I know that some of the time it is an act,  I do wish that I could have a little of their natural charm.

School is just around the corner, and this year I want to take more risks and do things that I want to do, for me and nobody else. One of my other friends has been talking about ‘reinventing herself’ for the beginning of the term in attempt to make more friends. Although I will stick by her with whatever she does, it makes me a little sad that she thinks that she has to change herself in order to become more popular.

Popularity for me is not a big deal. I once was fairly popular, but now I am not. I’m not bothered. At our school, there are lots of friendship groups, not just a single ladder or hierarchy. Although my group isn’t at the top, being with the friends I have gives me the confidence I otherwise lack and makes me happy.

Of course, I have off days – who doesn’t? Sometimes (quite often) I wish that I could go effortlessly into any situation and get on just fine without so much as blinking. That would be great, yes, but I have amazing friends and I know that some of them will stick by me forever.

I want to try out acting, I want to keep blogging, I want to try radio (April, what do you think?!) I want to keep writing, one day (maybe) I want to try YouTube. However, most importantly, I want to stay with the people who make me laugh on a regular basis but who I could also trust with anything serious.

I’m not the most confident person in the world. I reherse saying ‘good morning’ as I’m walking towards someone in a corridor and kick myself afterwards for sounding like an idiot. Confidence is not something I have in an abundance, but it is something that I really, really want to work on.

Thanks to April for the inspiration for writing this post, and thanks to anyone who stuck around until the end. Writing on here is such a brilliant thing to do, so thank you so much to everyone who supports us.

Feel free to send us a message on Instagram (@writeaweek), or on any other forms of social media and online things we have set up, if you just want someone to talk to or maybe to tell us about your own confidence. It means the world to us when someone likes what we do.

Thank you again, and good luck for whatever your future holds.

– Alice

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Confidence.

So recently, I began working at my new job, and I’d like to discuss something that effected (affected? I never know which to use) me a lot during my first couple of days: Confidence.

I cannot explain to you the amount of nerves I was feeling the night before my first shift, but believe me, I was an emotional wreck. Going in and asking about the job was hard enough for me, never mind the interview, and now I had to walk in and just figure out what to do? Although I had been so looking forward to it, all of a sudden I didn’t want to go. I wanted to curl up in a hole in the ground and never come out ever again.

Honestly, it was terrifying. I walked in, looked around me, and realised I didn’t know how to get into the office (where I got my official badge saying I was actually working there). It took me ten minutes of hiding where I couldn’t be seen by the people at the front desk to finally build up the courage and go and ask for some help. And when I did, they happily showed me how to do it, gave me directions to the office then offered to refresh my memory on how to do everything. They were the nicest they could have been, and honestly, I don’t know what I was expecting. It wasn’t as if they were growing to grow three dragon heads an incinerate me for daring to ask for help, was it?

That, I think, is what the problem was. I wasn’t doing anything bad that would warrant them having a bad reaction, but I wasn’t thinking logically. Realistically the worst they could do was ask me for proof that I was actually meant to be working there before letting me in, nothing worse. But in my head I built it up to something more than it was, which made me worry unnecessarily.

My friend recently told me about someone they knew, who always asked for discounts on anything they bought. Whenever they went to the counter they asked if they could get it for anything cheaper than the marked price. And quite often, the person behind the counter said “why not?” I, personally, would not have had the confidence to do that, and probably never will. But, thinking about it, it isn’t that bad of an idea. What’s the worst they can say – no?

I suppose the moral of this post is that if you never ask, then you never get. Have confidence in yourself, and think logically about the worst outcomes. Are they really that bad? Is it worth all of the worry you’re feeling? The answer to both – probably no.

So that concludes my post for today. Sorry it’s not very long, and also sorry it’s a bit rambly and rubbish. I had some thoughts in my head that I needed to get out, but they didn’t come out very eloquently. Anyway, thanks for reading, and bye!

~ April

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Blog Post #30 – Chasing The Stars

Hey readers!

Oooh, blog post 30, haven’t we come far?! Not really, considering we’ve been doing this ‘regularly’ for almost a year and have had the blog for another year on top of that, but I’ve already apologised multiple times for being inactive so you probably don’t want to hear it again.

Anyway, this blog post is just a short one, about a book I mentioned in my last one – Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman. Beware, there are spoilers below, so if you haven’t read it then stop here!

All in all, I thought this was a good book and would recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of genre of books. However, I was dissatisfied with how the book ended, more specifically, how Vee and Nathan’s relationship ended.

The turning point for me not being satisfied with how their relationship went was how the whole “take your clothes off and I’ll forgive you” bit was addressed – or rather, how it wasn’t. I would have liked for them to have at least discussed it the ending to have gone from there. The way I would have taken it would have been one of these two:

  1. Nathan apologised, admitted he was wrong, and they made up with it resolved. Following this, I would have liked Nathan to have come aboard the ship with the others as Vee was leaving (although I see why Malorie Blackman did not do this and accept that it was probably a good thing)
  2. They discussed it, but Nathan refused to apologise or admit he was in the wrong for saying that. Vee exposed him for the terrible person he was, the broke up and went their separate ways, with Nathan not coming aboard the ship on the end.

Admittedly, had the book ended in either of these ways I would have probably been irked. I would have thought number one was too clichéd, and number two I would have been upset that they broke up that way ad Nathan turned out to be like that (as yes, I did ship them). But I was just generally dissatisfied with how it ended really, all due to that one scene.

However, other than that I very much enjoyed the book. The one other quibble I had was I don’t believe it was ever explained why the Doctor was exiled to Callisto in the first place – but that might have just been me missing out the details because I tend to get excited when reading tense moments and sometimes accidentally skip things. But even if it wasn’t explained, that’s not such a major thing.

However, that’s all for this post! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it, and if you want to discuss this book feel free to message us! (also if you know why the doctor was exiled please tell me as I’d borrowed the book and have given it back so can’t go back and check).

Thanks for reading – bye!

~ April

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Blog Post #29 – Book update!

Hey readers!

Sorry there hasn’t been a blog post in a while, but there have been a couple of other things up (a short story and a miscellaneous post about writing games), so go check them out! However, they were both posted roughly a month ago, so I guess this is my apology for not posting in a  while? I seem to do this a lot, but sadly, I just lack time, motivation and ideas sometimes, so nothing happens here.

This post is just a quick book update really, but there are some more interesting ones to come. Since my last post about books, I’ve read 5 more – Echo Boy (Matt Haig), Born Scared (Kevin Brooks), Bombs on Aunt Dainty (Judith Kerr), Sorta Like A Rockstar (Matthew Quick) and Chasing The Stars (Malorie Blackman). All of these books I would recommend reading, although there are some more detailed reviews below (no spoilers included!)

Echo Boy – This book was certainly an interesting read. It’s set in the future, in a society where Echoes (human-like robots) do all the work and technology is slowly taking over. I’m trying to do my best to not spoil anything, but basically something bad happens which in turn causes an ‘adventure’ (using the term adventure loosely) for the main character, Audrey. It’s an exciting story, also a love story, but it also has quite a deep message about ethics/morality and what it takes to make someone truly human. If that sounds interesting to you, definitely give it a read!

Born Scared – I said in my last blog post that after reading iBoy (another of Kevin Brooks’ books) that I wanted to give some of his other books a try, and this was the result! It’s about a young boy called Elliot, who suffers from an illness which makes him scared of everything, all the time. The only thing that prevents the fear is the medication he takes. However, the book takes place when there’s a mix up at the pharmacy meaning he runs out of his medication, and when his mum goes to collect some more she doesn’t come back. I found this book interesting in the way it was written, which I wont explain because I don’t want to spoil it, but I promise it’s good!

Bombs On Aunt Dainty – The sequel to one of my favourite ever books, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, this semi-autobiographical book follows the story of the girl Anna during her time in England. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit was about her flee from Germany, her stay in several different countries until she finally arrives in England, and this one picks up a few years later when she’s settled in this new country and goes until the end of the war. It’s a very interesting and exciting book, and is also quite informative if you don’t know much about World War II and the lives of German refugees during this time. Even if it doesn’t sound like your type of book, I implore you to give it a go, and tell your friends too! Honestly, I just want everyone to read these books, so please do.

Sorta Like A Rockstar – This book is about a girl called Amber Appleton, whose life isn’t exactly perfect, but she’s happy. Sure, things do go wrong, like having to sleep on the school-bus that her mum drives, but she copes with it and all is fine. That is, until a big tragedy occurs, that sends her life spiralling downhill. All of a sudden she doesn’t want to do anything she did before or live her life like she used to. The main part of the book, which I’ll say now I don’t think is the longest part of the book, is about how she recovers and what happens with her life afterwards. It as definitely a good book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Chasing The Stars – To be honest, I only picked this book up because I loved some of the other books that Malorie Blackman has written – mainly the Noughts and Crosses series, which I’d also recommend! I’d never heard of this book before, I don’t know whether it’s new or old, but I do know that I enjoyed it lots! What I want to say about it though will include spoilers, so I’m going to write a separate post for that, so keep your eyes open for that coming soon!

Now I’ve finished those books, I’m currently reading… a lot more. I’ve never been the type of person to read more than one book at once, but recently I appeared to have picked up more and more until now I have a whole pile of them with bookmarks halfway through. So, here is my list: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (JK Rowling – rereading with my new house copy hehe), Spies (Michael Frayn), Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (Cassandra Clare + various others), Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan), The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick), Sophie’s World (Jostein Gaarder) and… I’m sure there’s some more I’ve forogtten. So I guess I’ll let you know how those are in my next blog post!

So for now, I hope you’ve enjoyed this book update. Again, I’m sorry there hasn’t been much activity for a while, but I promise I’ll do my best to get better at posting regularly! Don’t forget that if you want to contact us our messages are always open, so don’t be shy.

Bye!

~ April