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Pillow Thoughts | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts

Author: Courtney Peppernell

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 01 Jan 20 – 02Jan 20

Publication date: 05 Oct 2016

Publisher: Andrews Mckeel

Genre(s): LGBT, Poetry


Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions.

It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

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Moonrise | Review

Title: Moonrise

Author: Sarah Crossan

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 27 Jan 18 – 28 Jan 18

Publication date: 07 Sep 17

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Genre(s): Young Adult; Verse



They think I hurt someone. 
But I didn’t. You hear?
Cos people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.

Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

This is a largely spoiler free review

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Bout of Books 18: Day 4

bob-expert06I am in denial that this is the half way point and I am going to pretend that it’s just going to go on forever, OK? Good! I have a normal shift slot, length, everything today, no overtime or crazy starts or finishes, which makes a weirdly nice change. It’s the local pub’s quiz of the year tonight, and I will actually have an evening to do things. I am hoping the earlier start also means more reading time of course too!

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Bout of Books – Day 2


10am: I am up earlier than usual, this is nice, a productive day of reading will hopefully ensue. I’ve already had (and passed) a telephone job interview, and I am going out with my Aunt and Gran in about an hour, so after that, the day is dedicated to Darcy. I got some more reading done before bed, my reading count is now at 181 pages! If I struggle later, I think I am going to start High Rise at the same time, we’ll see. Watch this space!

Croxteth Hall, coffee and a good book
Croxteth Hall, coffee and a good book

3pm: I went to Croxteth Hall this lunchtime with my Aunt and Gran. It was nice, it finally stopped raining! Looking at the hall reminded me of the splendour that stately homes within Pride and Prejudice are described to have, it definitely feels like an estate that could fit within the pages of the book. It’s renewed my want to read it, which is good. I think reading it in the day is better for my concentration, I seem to progress much better with it. My reading count has risen to 206 pages.

4:15pm: I have read a bit more, but became distracted by my Rubiks Cube, which is now solved! And I completed the second of today’s challenges – the Book Spine Poetry creation. I hope it’s OK. (See Below)

10:30pm: I am now 258 pages in, making decent progress. I got sidetracked by making a goodreads, a youtube channel (so I can start posting videos and vlogs) and having a bit of a rant about social media campaigns.

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