YALC: My First Year

With YALC 2020 steadily approaching (if it goes ahead) I thought I would make a little post about my experience and offer some advice to any first-timers planning on going this year. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I stumbled across the bookish community when a_girl_with_a_bookshelf_ followed me on my personal Instagram. Since then my life has changed for the better and I’ve become … Continue reading YALC: My First Year

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

”We might give it our all and crash and burn. But we might win. We might actually change things. And that maybe makes it still worth going for, don’t you think?” Jaime has been spending his summer helping his cousin with campaigning in time for a special election. When his mother encourages him to go canvassing, he can’t think of anything worse. However, Jaime has always wanted to … Continue reading Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

‘’ Doing something when you’re scared is braver than doing something when you’re not’’ When Mike Parker’s girlfriend comes into school with a black eye, claiming he gave it to her, her whole world is tipped upside down. Her relationship has just ended and now she’s the talk of the school. Mike was the most popular boy in school who was always so in love with … Continue reading What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

How I Started Blogging

Just over a year ago girl_with_a_bookshelf _ * followed me on Instagram and completely opened me up to a new world I never knew existed. As an avid reader, with bookshelves overflowing, I was overjoyed to learn that ‘bookstagram’ was a thing. How had I gone so long without knowing it existed? After years of boring my non-bookish friends with pictures of books and libraries … Continue reading How I Started Blogging