Review: Unboxed by Non Pratt

Challenge criteria: A book about a difficult topic.

Blurb:

Unboxed is about four teenagers who come together after several months apart. In previous years, they had put together a time capsule about their best summer with a friend who was dying. Now that their friend has passed, they reunite to open the box.

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Beat the Backlist Challenge: Lent Edition

I am a very lapsed Catholic, in the way that I am genuinely surprised I don’t spontaneously combust when I attend my annual Christmas service. This year though, in an effort to save some dough I decided to not buy any books for the duration of Lent. Six weeks with no book buying. It wasn’t going to come easy.

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Interview with an Author: Ruth Gilligan

Irish author Ruth Gilligan started writing when she was in Transition Year, and her first novel Forget was published in 2006. Ruth was the youngest person ever to reach the top of the Irish bestsellers list. Two more novels followed, before Ruth took a break from the publishing world to begin her studies in the UK.

Ruth studied English at Cambridge, and also holds an MA in Creative Writing from both Yale and the University of East Anglia, as well as a PhD in English from the University of Exeter. She’s currently a full time lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, Ruth’s fourth book, was published in January 2017, her first book since 2009. Ruth told me about bringing work home, and how plans are going for her upcoming wedding.

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