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Scholastic Bloggers Book Feast, March 2016

On Saturday 19 March, a group of enthusiastic bloggers, phone batteries duly charged, were invited along to Scholastic HQ to hear about a selection of their new titles for 2016. I’ve storified my tweets from the afternoon, plus a few tweets and pictures from Scholastic and some of the other bloggers – just ‘Read More’ to see what we chatted about. (more…)

London Life: Lumiere London 2016

Last weekend, despite the chilly temperatures, Rob and I ventured out and treated ourselves to some spectacular sights in the form of Lumiere London. We started near Waterstones Piccadilly after work on Friday – it sounds like we avoided the worst of the crowds by doing so – and we managed to see some fantastic illuminated light-and-sound outdoor art, although we didn’t travel to see things that were further away. I think we’ll try to tick everything off if it happens again. (more…)

Mind Your Head – Juno Dawson and Dr Olivia Hewitt talk about their new book, illustrated by Gemma Correll

On Thursday 21st January, I headed over to the first event at the newly opened Waterstones Tottenham Court Road (open until 11pm – try the cocktails!) to hear Juno Dawson and Dr Olivia Hewitt talk to Jo Elvin, editor at Glamour Magazine, about their new non-fiction book for teens Mind Your Head, illustrated by Gemma Correll. (more…)

Podcast: Hot Key Hot Titles 2015

In May’s YA Edition podcast, Kate mentions the YA titles from the Pan Macmillan/MyKindaBook Vlogger Evening Pub(lishing) Quiz, and then gives the lowdown on Hot Key Books’ hot titles coming up in the second half of 2015, which she heard about at the recent bloggers’ brunch. (more…)

Speakeasy Presents 10 for ’15, at Drink Shop Do

On Tuesday 17th February, Rob and I were very pleased to be invited by Will of Vintage to head along to Drink Shop Do, on Caledonian Road near King’s Cross in London, to Speakeasy Presents 10 for ’15 – ten novelists (including two of Vintage’s authors) reading from their latest book. It gave us all a sneak preview of what the books were like, and a chance to catch up with some of our bookish buddies too.

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