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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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Banded by Logan Byrne | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: BandedAuthor: Logan ByrneSeries Name: BandedBook No.: Book 1Genre: Dystopian, Teen & Young Adult Published: Febuary 2014Publisher: Logan ByrneStar Rating: ★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club! As some of you know, I am doing the pop sugar challenge, one of the prompts is a Favourite prompt from the 2015-2017 challenges by PopSugar I chose the […]

Mobility Component – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the mobility component is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They […]

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Fearless by Tim Lott | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: FearlessAuthor: Tim LottGenre: Children’s Lit, Dystopian, RealismPublished: June 2007Publisher:Star Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club! Berg is my polar bear friend who assists me in my book reviews. This week, we are reviewing Fearless by Tim Lott. Fearless by Tim Lott Book Review It’s not often I give a […]

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Choosing the Right University for You

Three years ago, I applied to the University of Derby. It wasn’t something I did in 10 minutes, it was one of the toughest decisions I had to make. I wanted to make sure I chose the right university for me and so took a year or more […]

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Roald Dahl’s James & the Giant Peach |Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: James and the Giant PeachAuthor: Roald DahlGenre: Children’s Fiction, FantasyPublished: 1961Star Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I was going to review The Book Thief this week and it’s still on my list but reading is slow at the moment. You know, uni and stuff.   So I have decided to review some shorter […]

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Bearing Disability: Bad Hair Day? Make Life Easier

Happy New Years Eve! I hope you all have had a wonderful year, I know I have. I like New Year because it marks the middle of winter, meaning spring is on the horizon. Yes! I’ve got to say, winter is my least favourite season because Cerebral Palsy […]

Mixed Niche Bloggers Award —blogging chain

I’ve been nominated for the Mixed Niche Bloggers Award by  THE WEEKLY INSIDER. So I’d like to thank them for the nomination. The Mixed Niche Bloggers Award nominates bloggers that have at least two niches to appreciate their mixed topics – mine are Disability, Book Reviews, Student Life and Writing. The Rules […]

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