Blog redesign…

Clearly this isn’t a book review, but I just wanted to tell you about the changes that I have made to my blog recently. As you may realise, my blog is now blue and looks very different since the last time you looked. I changed it because I was bored with my old theme and wanted something newer and nicer looking. For those of you who are interested, the theme I changed to is called ‘Veggie Lite’ and is free to download on WordPress themes (I haven’t got the pro version). By the way, this picture will now be my profile picture for all my social media to do with my blog.

What do you think of the new theme, let me know in the comments, you can also tweet me @Njtbbtc, or Instagram message @NJTBBTC or even email me laranjtbbtc@gmail.com (check out my contact me page). There will be a book review tomorrow so keep your eyes open. And don’t forget to subscribe with your email, it’s free.

11,984 by Scott T. Evans

Blurb: Currently writing this science fiction comedy about a utopia where everyone is rich and famous and the world is free of war, crime, poverty, and disease. Everything is perfect, until strange colours start appearing in the sky . . . 

Price: Not sure, sorry

Age: 12+

Thank you very much Scott, for sending me this book!

This book is very much in the sci-fi, fantasy genre, so if you like that kind of thing then I suggest that you give this book a go.  I enjoyed this book because of the crazy futuristic world that they lived in, it was really cool. I thought it was really clever on behalf of the author (Scott) to describe their surroundings so well that I could see the amazing place they lived, that was definitely my favourite part of the book. I also liked all the characters, especially Star and Troll and Litterbot, Litterbot was really funny and probably the best character in the whole book. The only criticism I have for this book is the fact that I had no idea what was going on in the beginning and I still didn’t understand for a while afterwards until you had met all the characters. But that may just be me. I am not a huge fan of Sci-fi but I did like this book as it was very funny and made me laugh. If you are a Sci-fi enthusiast then I would recommend this to you as you would probably like it. The book is aimed at girls and boys and if you love sci-fi, you should read this. I give this 7 out of 10 stars and hope you enjoy…

Hay Festival (Thursday 2nd of June)

13315220_138403179902056_2476331013229078124_nOn Thursday the 2nd of June I was up in Hay-on-Wye at the amazing hay festival, this is an international literature festival that takes place every year, they go to asia, europe, america,etc. Anyway, I went to see the YA shortlist award. Surprisingly all of the authors but 2 and everyone else was funny and likeable, the line up was…

 

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

One by Sarah Crossan

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The winner was the book One by Sarah Crossan and I shall be reading and posting a review of this book shortly. I thought it was a great selection of books this year and think that you will enjoy all of them. I have just finished ‘the lie tree’ and ‘am I normal yet’ so reviews of these books will be going up shortly and please tell me if you have read any of the following books and tell me if you like them.

We also went to see a talk with Frances Hardinge – The lie Tree, Lynn Gardner – Rose Campion and Katherine Woodfine – Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow who have all recently written a murder mystery book. They were there talking about what makes a great mystery and so on and I found that really interesting.

Lastly, sorry for such a long blog post, of course, I got my books signed, I mean that is one of the joys of hay festival is going to see authors then getting your books signed, I just feel like the book suddenly feels more precious to you as it is now signed by an amazing and talented author!

P.S. I am now part of the world of social media, so go and follow me on Instagram, I have a public account and my name is….

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Hay Festival!!!

logo-hay-festivalYou may or may not have heard of the hay festival, it is an international literature festival. Anyway, there is a hay festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, and I am going to the festival this year. I went last year and there was a great line up, I went to see Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and Otteline, Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, Stardust…. and Michael Morpurgo, author of Listen to the Moon, War Horse. This year there isn’t as good a line up, but I am going up on the Thursday (2nd of June) with my best friend and my mum. Weare going to see Frances Hardinge, author of Cuckoo song (check out my review for it) and the lie tree. Also we are going to see the YA shortlist award that will be announced live at Hay. I am so excited. Who ever wins the YA shortlist award, I will buy the book and write a review on it for you. I will write another blog post after I get back from Hay, tell me in the comments if you are going!!!!!

Coming soon…….

This is not a book review, but it does lead to one.

This is a very exciting thing for me, an author (Chris Morgan) asked me if I would like to read his book, ‘Forestium’ before it is published, obviously I was super excited and agreed. I know have a copy of ‘Forestium’ and I am super excited to read it. After I have read it, I will write a review and by then, the book should be out for everyone to read.

I am super excited about this and cannot wait to tell you guys all about it!! ??