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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.

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Glasdrum by Fiona MacBain | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: GlasdrumAuthor: Fiona MacbainGenre: Psychological Thriller, MysteryPublished: April 2017Publisher:Fionamacbain.comStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I know this is a little late – I had someone reverse into my car (more on that on Friday). So, as you can imagine, today has been a little hectic, but it’s a cut and dry case. I […]

Berg’s Book Club —A place for Book Reviews

Hi guys, so this is about the new name for my brand new book club. All my reviews will now be published under the book club name ^_^. Why am I starting a book club? I feel that a book club will be a great way to let […]

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The powers of the editing stick: A Writer’s Tool 

Is it a drumstick? A chopstick? Wand? Nope, it’s an editing stick. Ok… it’s a chopstick really, but who says that something has only one purpose? Everyone always tells you to proofread your work, right? But you still miss stuff because your brain, being your brain, tells you […]

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Save the Cat by Blake Snyder| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Save the CatAuthor: Blake Snyder Book Series: Save the CatBook No.: Book 1Genre: Non-fiction, How to guidePublished: November 2016Publisher: Michael wiese productionsStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Save the Cat! No, not a real one. Save the Cat is a book for aspiring screenwriters on how to write a screenplay. I mean it has to be useful or it doesn’t fulfil its purpose really, does […]

Creating a Site: What You Need To Know!

Thinking of creating your own site? Maybe you are like me, a writer who wants to share your thoughts, not only on writing but on other things too—current affairs, films, travel. Or maybe you want to get people to a venue you hire on a regular basis. Maybe […]

Bearing Disability: Shifting Weight with disability

Carrying weight has always been a problem for me. I have to consider it all the time when I’m shopping. Even moving a bunch of things to the next room can be an issue. I have to be strategic. Creative. Shopping Most people don’t think about popping to the […]

Bearing Disability| One Hand vs Jar vs Jar Openers

Everyone has had that one jar or bottle that cannot be opened by hand, whether you are disabled or not. You know the situation. You fancied that Bolognese sauce that you have stuffed in a jar, or that nice Balti Curry, in a jar, at the back of […]

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Daughter, Disappeared By F. MacBain | Berg’s Book Club

As the title of this book suggests, this is a story about the disappearance of the main character’s daughter. Daughter Disappeared by Fiona MacBain is a multi-narrative, young Adult psychological thriller that explores the potential dangers of family secrets and the consequences of lying. However, it also touches upon some controversial subjects and has a lot of coincidences while also showing potential in the author’s future work.

Get Ahead at Uni — Disabled Students Programme

Get Ahead is a university programme to help disabled students settle in and learn about their campus. When I originally wrote this Get Ahead post, I was in my third year at the University of Derby. Many people had just settled into their first week here. For me, […]

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Longest Whale Song by J. Wilson | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The Longest Whale SongAuthor: Jacqueline WilsonGenre: Children’s Fiction, RealismPublished: August 2011Publisher: Doubleday Children’sStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Hi and welcome to another Berg’s book club, where we have a polar bear as our book reviewing assistant. Today, we are reviewing The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson. It follows the story of a […]

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