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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.

My experience Choosing a Uni

This blog post discusses my experience choosing the right university for me. I discuss ways in which I narrowed down this important decision and how much going to the university open days influenced my choice. I hope what is discussed in this post helps you make a right choice but don’t feel rushed into choosing, it is a difficult and life-changing task, so make sure you know it is the right university for you.

Icebreaker Blog —a blogging chain

This is a blog chain post that I was nominated to do by my friend and flatmate. It is a series of eleven questions answered by me before I nominate between 5 and 11 people to answer questions which I select. This task is great for new bloggers as well as bloggers who have been around for a while. It encourages you to remember why you started blogging and to keep you on track or to see if you have changed your mind.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you can get all your book review needs. This week, it is Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A Victorian classic about a girl who lives in the alps and makes friends with a disabled girl. Like many victorian literature with disabled characters, this book contains unbelievable miracles. However, appreciating it is a book of it’s time, there are some comic scenes in the book that makes it enjoyable to read.

New York – The Street and NY Pass

New York City. In 2017, my Dad and I went to New York for his birthday and it was a fantastic, probably once in a life-time, experience. It’s true what they say—the sky is starless. It never gets truly dark, there is always a semi-grey sky rather than the pitch black that you can get in the countryside in the UK. And the city honks all the way through the night. Here is my experience in New York.

Matched by Alley Condie| Berg’s Book Club

Matched is the first novel in the dystopian trilogy of the same name. The series is written by Alley Condie and tells the story of 17 year old Cassia who lives in tyrannical, tightly-controlled society. Cassia is 17 and is about to be “matched”—that is—her partner is going to be chosen for her but something goes wrong. While all of Cassia’s friends know who they are going to marry…

Katy by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

Katy Carr is an 11-year-old girl who once had a normal life until an accident left her paralysed and completely changed her life. Katy is now disabled and coming to terms with her disability in this book written by Jaqueline Wilson. The story is inspired by the Victorian classic, What Katy Did, but written for a more modern view with an important message for children, both disabled and able-bodied.