Fiction · Short Stories

How Much the Heart Can Hold, Short Story Collection | 1 Minute Reviews

Books of short stories, it turns out, are great for times when you cannot concentrate on a full novel. Nerys (pictured below) arrived on the scene on the 12th of April, a contradiction of teeth and cuddles, and so my attention has been somewhat divided. Short stories, I thought. This is where to go! My… Continue reading How Much the Heart Can Hold, Short Story Collection | 1 Minute Reviews

Autism · Uncategorized

Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

Hello chums, It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been rather quiet over here because, in case you don’t have me on any of your social media, I got a puppy this month! “Her name is Nerys, she’s a Border Terrier and she’s 12 weeks old.” I’ve gotten used to repeating this script over and… Continue reading Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

This novel absolutely blew me away, tore my heart out and rebuilt me. It was far more than I ever expected, even though my expectations were high. Naondel is the sequel to Maresi, a book I read earlier this year and absolutely loved. In Maresi, the island of Menos is built around the history turned… Continue reading Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

YA

Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

Hello everyone! Very lucky today to be the eighth stop on the Naondel blog tour with Maria Turtschaninoff and Pushkin Press. I absolutely love Maria’s first novel Maresi, which I also talk about in this video discussing stories about gender violence. Naondel is the follow up book to Maresi and I’m absolutely blown away by… Continue reading Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

1 Minute Reviews · Middle Grade

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell | 1 Minute Reviews

Have you been looking for something magical? An adventure to another world that mirrors our own? The Crooked Sixpence, Book 1 of the new Uncommoners series, stands as one of my favourite middle grade novels of last year. Now is a great time to start, with book 2 coming along in June! When her home is… Continue reading The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom | 1 Minute Reviews

Not If I See You First follows Parker Grant as she works through her grief in losing her father, and the close friendship she ended coming back to focus. Her independence, which she values, is taking a hit. How is she going to run any more? Parker also happens to be blind, and Lindstrom does… Continue reading Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom | 1 Minute Reviews

Autism

Autism Representation in Literature | Autism Awareness Week 2017

Hello pals! Today I’m over on Ali Caitrin’s blog talking about why autism representation in literature matters. Please go read and share! As you know this is a very important topic to me, and is the reason why I host The Essential Autie Book List here. If you want to catch my previous posts this… Continue reading Autism Representation in Literature | Autism Awareness Week 2017