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Book Reviews, Bearing Disability, Student Life and more

Duvet, Pegs and One Hand

I’ve not hidden that I have cerebral palsy. As you can probably imagine, it does bring challenges to my life. They are usually around tasks that are typically done with two hands. So I have to be very creative to be independence. Most of my creativity takes place in the kitchen as you may have seen last week when I cooked a roast dinner one-handed, this week I am going to […]

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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, which was the course name in my second year. It’s been a great experience, and I love my course and my lectures. […]

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Boys Don’t Cry | Berg’s Book Club

As usual with Malorie Blackman, this book deals with issues that people face on a daily basis due to society. In this case, the story focuses on two teenagers, Dante and Adam. Dante is awaiting his university results when his ex-girlfriend, Melanie pays a visit – with her is an infant. Melanie states that she needs to go to the shops and will be back soon. Already, Malorie has turned […]

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Roast Dinner One-hand challenge

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 one-handed. Feel free to accept this challenge. Just to make this fun, if you fail the challenge, you have to nominate five […]

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Coach Chaos

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 inform me that my car has been hit by a coach. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Unfortunately, it happened because my university […]

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Glasdrum | Berg’s Book Club

I know this is a little late – I had someone reverse into my car (more on that on Friday). Welcome to the first of Berg’s Book Club. Today, I will be reviewing Fiona Macbain’s Glasdrum. Fiona has grown as a writer since her first book, Daughter, Disappeared and I enjoyed the read. The writing style is third person limited, but from the point of view of several characters and […]

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Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. The other day, I showed my lecturer my blog. He highly recommended that I put my screenplay from last year up here for all the world to see, so here it is. Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles is a short, fantasy film for children about a young pre-teen girl, who is trying to fit in with school, but […]

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Berg’s Book Club

I wanted to give my book reviews a club name, so I decided to name it after my polar bear, Berg. Polar Bears are my favourite animal, ever since Chris De Lacey’s book Ice Fire. The way he wrote them made me fall in love with these creatures because I felt there was a connection between us. When I was 17, my dad bought me Berg, and now if I stay […]

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Room | Berg’s Book Club

This book has an amazing and interesting plot. The narrator is a five-year-old boy, who’s never seen the outside world. I loved this book. Loved the characters and how the majority of the book takes place in one location. The “Room”. The two protagonists are being held captive there. Born and raised in a single room, Jack has never been outside so Emma Donoghue catches his tone of voice and view […]

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