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Shannon

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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.

Diablo Book Cover. Banner reads Berg's Book Club. Berg sits on the horse.

Diablo by Fallacious Rose | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: DiabloAuthor: Fallacious RoseGenre: Children’s LitPublished: October 2017Star Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I hope you love horses just as much as my friend’s daughter because this week I am reviewing a children’s book featuring a horse. The book review of Diablo was requested by its Australian author, Fallacious Rose. It is a children’s […]

Bearing Disability: Birmingham PHAB Camps

What is Birmingham PHAB Camps? Birmingham PHAB Camps is a charity that means a lot to me and I’ll never forget it. When I was sixteen, I was going through a difficult time and my school suggested that I took a week holiday over the summer with this […]

A piece of work that has been through a writer's workshop

Paws and Prose: A Workshop for Writers

What is a workshop A workshop for writers (or a writer’s workshop) is a place where you gather and share your work with other writers. A place to talk about your latest creative piece – often, spotting the obvious errors. But it touches upon many of the creative […]

The Selection by Keira Cass | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The SelectionAuthor: Keira CassSeries Name: The SelectionBook No.: Book 1 Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Romance, DystopianPublished: October 2017Publisher: HarperTeenStar Rating: ★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club. As you learned last week from my The Book of Dust review, Berg is my little Daemon. He is a soft, kind soul that hates washing machines and is cheeky to me. He likes […]

A group of superheroes: Feature image of Superheroes and Love

Paws & Prose: Superheroes and Love—A Short Story

This post is an odd one for me, it’s a short story of mine. I enjoy Batman, but I wouldn’t really say I’m a superhero fan. Instead, most of my fandoms are things like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Merlin … all things like that. However, just […]

La Bella Sauvage book cover. A boat out in the distance, riding waves. The banner reads Berg's book club. Berg sits inside the boat.

La Belle Sauvage | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: La Belle SauvageAuthor: Phillip PullmanSeries: Name TheBook of Dust Book No.: Book 1Genre: Children, Fantasy, Teen and Young AdultPublished: October 2017Publisher:Alfred A. KnopfStar Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction Hi and welcome to Berg’s Book Club! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be reviewing La Belle Sauvage. La Belle Sauvage is the first book […]

Paws and Prose: Creative Stories

As some of you know, I study Creative Writing at the University of Derby and I’m in my final year. Yay! I still don’t know if my degree will say Creative Writing, which was the name of the course when I signed up, or Creative and Professional Writing, […]

Boy's don't cry book cover. A baby bottle in the left pocket. A dummy (pacifier) hangs out the right pocket. Blue banner reads Berg's Book Club. Berg sits in the right pocket.

Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Boys don’t Cry Author: Malorie BlackmanGenre: Teen & Young Adult, LGBT+, RealismPublished: March 2010Publisher:Doubleday BooksStar Rating: ★★★★★  Introduction As usual with Malorie Blackman, Boys Don’t Cry deals with issues that people face on a daily basis due to society. In this case, the story focuses on two teenager brothers, Dante […]

Roast Dinner

Bearing Disability: Roast Dinner One-hand cooking

Originally I was going to make my bed one-handed but the video didn’t go well, it’ll be filmed one day. So I decided to show you how to cook a roast one-handed instead. My friend, Lizzie, suggested setting a challenge to see if anyone else can cook a roast […]

Coach Catastrophy at the University

On Wednesday, I went to university to run my workshops. A workshop is a writer’s tool to improve your piece. I was getting ready to have a lunch break when my phone rings. I miss it because I’m in the library, but the person leaves a voicemail. They […]

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