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Shannon

Hi.

Now you might be thinking why bother read my blog? But my blog covers a range of topics. I have Cerebral Palsy, am a book nerd, a writer and a student and so this is what my blog covers. Not only that, the disability side of my blog highlights that my disability doesn't mke me who I am, it is just a part of me.

Bearing Disability: 3 frustrations the disabled face

Ok, I’ve been wanting to do this kind of post for a while now but feared I might get the tone wrong. I don’t want to sound angry, though this […]

Sophie’s World| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Sophie’s World Book Author: Jostein Gaarder Book Series: N/A Genre: I don’t know how to answer that, First Published: December 1991 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐ For the last four or five years, my […]

Disability Bearing Transport

The Problems with Public Transport Personally, I try and avoid public transport if I can help it. You never know what you are going to get from one minute to […]

Paws and Prose: Writer’s Responsibility

This isn’t a book review as such. In truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework. On the other hand, there are aspects of it that read like a book […]

Bearing Disability: P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the P.I.P process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a […]

The Program by Susan Young| Berg’s Book Club

  Book Title: The Program Book Author: Susan Young Book Series: N/A Genre: Teen and YA, Dystopoan First Published: March 2013 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐ This book was another one of my pop-sugar prompts: A […]

Bearing Disability: A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Everyone loves the cinema. But do they always make you feel loved back? Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses […]

Bearing Disability: Good News! You’re Cured!

I know this is not normally the day or time that I post but I need to write this. There have been two times in my life that have made […]

A Song of Ice and Fire| Berg’s Book Club

Wow! Game of Thrones. It’s difficult to know where to begin, isn’t it? How long has the TV series been running? some years I believe, last I heard, they were […]

Bearing Disability| Downton Abbey (Spoilers)

The only time I write about a film or TV Show on this blog is when it has a character that has some form of disability. My first and only […]

Ballet Shoes | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Ballet ShoesAuthor: Noel StreatfeildSeries Name: ShoesBook No.: #1Genre: Children’s LiteraturePublished: 1936Publisher: puffinStar Rating: ★★★★  Introduction Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you join Berg the Polar Bear and myself as I review my recent reads. […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Assessment —An Interrogation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for my PIP assessment (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I […]

Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nusbaum (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Good Kings, Bad KingsAuthor: Susan NussbaumSeries Name: PLEASE NOGenre: Disabled Lit, YA, Dystopian?Published: November 2013 Publisher: Algonquin Books Star Rating: ★ Welcome to Berg’s Bookclub. I’ve been meaning to write a book review for Good Kings, Bad Kings by […]

Little Plastic Straw, Where Art Thou?

We live in a society that is growing conscious of the harm we do to this planet and how we can reduce it. And that’s great! We only have one […]

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