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Jim Dean
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YA Book Blogger at www.yayeahyeah.com
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Thoughts on the Carnegie Longlist 2017
I wanted to share my thoughts on the recently announced Carnegie longlist - and particularly the lack of any BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) writers on it, and felt Twitter wasn't the best way to do it due to character limits, so have spent part of ...

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Shorts on Sunday #8
My new Shorts on Sunday feature continues, with two recommendations from me and one from Lisa Williamson, author of  All About Mia  (published by David Fickling Books) I've only just started this book, but can't wait to read it; I'm a huge fan of her debut ...

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Twenty Things I've Read #11
My new (hopefully weekly!) links recap format continues.  As mentioned in week 1, there are some sites which could quite conceivably fill this list between them EVERY WEEK as they constantly produce amazing posts - and I find it way too hard to single them ...

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My 1000th Post
So, 1000 posts. Wow. I started this blog on Boxing Day 2010, just over 6 years ago. I created the accompanying Twitter account on the same day. I could never have imagined just how much of an impact either would have had on my life. I blogged after chairing...

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Brief Thoughts On Short Stories
I used to consider myself to be a big fan of short stories, and somehow drifted away from reading them over the past couple of years. Trying to rectify that, I launched my Shorts on Sunday piece a few months ago, with the idea of showcasing some of my favou...

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Series Spotlight: Elisenda Domènech Investigations by Chris Lloyd
Great to be spotlighting the Elisenda Domènech Investigations series by Chris Lloyd today, they look awesome! Elisenda
Domènech Investigations by Chris Lloyd Summary: An intense and brilliantly realised crime thriller set in
the myth-soaked streets of Giron...

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books With Romantic Relationships I Love
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at  The Broke and the Bookish . I generally don't do Valentine's Day romance posts, due to me being cynical and grumpy and preferring friendship to love. That said, there are some romantic love stor...

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Trying Out Time Tracking - My Experience
After seeing my friend Julianne post about it a week or two ago, I tried time tracking last week. For more details read her post, but the general idea is that you note down in a spreadsheet (I used the one created by the amazing Laura Vanderkam ) what you'r...

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Shorts on Sunday #7
My new Shorts on Sunday feature continues, with two recommendations from me and one from Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out? (published by Chicken House) I haven't read this book yet, but have heard tons of great things about it from friends who love...

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Twenty Things I've Read #10
My new (hopefully weekly!) links recap format continues.  As mentioned in week 1, there are some sites which could quite conceivably fill this list between them EVERY WEEK as they constantly produce amazing posts - and I find it way too hard to single them ...
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