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Leicester Writes Festival

A brave little writing festival happened during the last weekend of June. It was brand new and modest, but full of illusions and aiming to fill in the gaps in our local and national literature scene. And it succeeded. Leicester Writes Festival was conceived by Farhana Shaikh from Dahlia Publishing as a way to showcase the […]

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Nerdsville Book Club: M.J. Arlidge – Eeny Meeny

This post is a review for the Nerdsville Book Club. Eeny Meeny was the first book of the month, as selected by Apple Charlotte. Read her review here, as well as reviews by Isha, Marie and Ragini.Eeny Meeny Cover [Click on title to read more…]

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Stephen King – Carrie


When I was in high school, I wanted to be like Carrie. I wanted to have strong, mental powers to defend myself from the bullies, the teachers, and sometimes from family itself. I wanted to have them on the palm of my hand, unable to escape after one joke too many. I’m pretty sure I’m not the one.

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Troy Blackford: First There Wasn’t, Then There Was

Por primera vez en mucho, mucho tiempo, lloré después de terminar un libro. Nunca he sido una chillona con libros ni películas, aunque las ame demasiado. Pero simplemente pasó. Estallé en llanto.¿Y quién fue el culpable? Nadie más ni nadie menos que Troy Blackford, un pequeño y valiente escritor de las Ciudades Gemelas de Estados Unidos, publicado por su cuenta la mayor parte de su vida, y usando el poder de las redes sociales para anunciar sus novelas y cuentos cortos en papel y Kindle. [Click on title to read more…]