Monday, 29 April 2019

How, What, Where and When? - Lisa Williamson, on 'Paper Avalanche'.

I can’t help but feel like the marvellous Lisa Williamson was an intro to the wonderful YA community for me. After seeing her at an event in the magnificent Piccadilly (my first; the New Day New Normal tour with the absolute babe that is Louise O’Neill, and the YA legend David Levithan) we met up for a coffee, and I realised that authors are the best kind of humans – they’re up there with neurosurgeons, parents, and baristas. 

After this I soon found out more about book blogging; the influence it can have on new readers, the value it has to publishers and how much an author will appreciate even the littlest positive review. We’re good humans too, we bloggers. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

What I've watched: moms, voices and unicorns.

You all know my long running series Recent Reads? Well, I seem to have made a TV version of that! Original, I know. Anyway, let’s crack on with my latest recs – and non-recs… oh, there's definitely more of the latter in this one... 


Friday, 19 April 2019

'Little Shop of Horrors', by The Talentz; a review.

For those of you who don’t know, The Talentz is an epic, award-winning musical theatre company offering professional training for folks aged 4 to 21 in Kent and I finally got the chance to see one of their shows, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, last night. 

First of all, I was amazed just how many people were in the audience, considering it was a Thursday night and the show was running all weekend – clearly these superstars are very well loved. Then I spent the rest of the night being awed again and again at how incredibly talented the whole company are. 


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Recent Reads: the first of 2019.

This post was definitely meant to be published in January... oops. Well, happy 2019, my book loving pals! This is set to be an exciting year in the book world, and the magical UKYA community. I started the year with a bookish bang; three YA novels! Wanna know how I felt about them? Read on… 


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

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Hi, I’m Grace.
 
(Photo: Sophie Mayanne for Girlgaze, Dove & Getty Images)


I cry when people get through to the next stage on a TV talent show, even if I don’t particularly like them or their performance. Greggs’ vegan sausage rolls are a new found weakness. My ears are uneven. I’m finally reading Adam Kay’s ‘This is Going to Hurt’. My idea of treating myself is paying to park in a multi storey, rather than leaving the car on a residential road a long walk from work like I usually do, because it’s free. I own purple lipstick, but am rarely brave enough to wear it. Bird & Blend may have a silly name now, but I love their teas. I was on 5 News last week, talking about Project #SHOWUS.

I don’t judge. I really struggle to balance things in my life. Everything I do, I do to make Teen Me proud. 

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