Little Sea Bear

Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

Time-travelling Sleep!

The year is 2015 or is it 1944? It is definitely September and it certainly a Sunday. 5 o’clock in the morning. You are sure you hear the siren for an air raid. You’re in world war II. My name is Shannon and it was my third night in student halls at the University of Derby when I awoke to a noise that echoed through my bedroom. The sound of an […]

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Site update

So there is going to be a big site update based on disability. Helpful information, equipment and tips and tricks. I just thought to let you all know that I am planning to do a big update on my site and want to tell you all what I have planned. I’m not sure if I will convert it onto this blog or link it in. Let’s see. A few years […]

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Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Amy and Matthew Book Author: Cammie McGovern Book Series: N/A Genre: Teen & YA, Romance Disabled Lit, First Published: March 2014 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was an unusual read for me. Romance just is not my genre but this was different, it was actually good! A split narrative told in the third person— the story switching between Amy and Matthew’s point of view. This story   focuses on two things: The protagonists’ disabilities and […]

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New York Food

Old New York had a Bar, with a crack, crack here and a crack, crack there I hate egg and my dad is allergic but New York struggles with the concept of an egg-free breakfast. Most of our breakfast mornings started with us trying to find a place that would serve food without egg. Believe me my fellow Brits, it is a hard task, even the bread is dipped in […]

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Choosing a University Course

University. Have I chose the right course? Everyone will have diffent answers because chosing a university course is not an easy task. You have to think about the content you will be taught, the modules, the weighing of those modules. Then there is the campus itself, the helpfulness of the staff, accommodation. So it is no wonder that some people find this all intimidating or ending up chosing the course […]

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Icebreaker Blog

My flatmate and friend, Lizzie from It’s me, Lizzie has nominated me for this, what I call the ‘ice-breaker’ blog challenge. Rules: Thank the person who nominated you by placing a link to their blog in your blog. Answer the 11 questions they gave you. Nominate 5-11 blogs. (NOT the person who nominated you) Give them 11 questions to answer. My Questions: What was the last book that you couldn’t finish? […]

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

Book Title: Heidi Book Author: Johanna Spyri Book Series: N/A Genre: Children’s’ Fiction, disabled lit. First Published: 1881 Star Rating:⭐⭐⭐ Edit: This was one of my first book reviews for Berg’s Book Club back when it … well, when the club had no name. Since then, I have done an amazing module in Creative Writing: Writing and Responsibility.        So… I’ve come back to this review to give it an update on […]

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New York – The Street and NY Pass

Date of visit: 20th April 2017- 28th April 2017 It is true what they say, New York’s sky is starless. The light pollution creates a blanket of light grey sky overnight but what an amazing city. It was a long, ‘eight-hour’ journey. We flew from Birmingham to Germany to JFK. This wasn’t too bad. The food on Lufthansa was actually really nice and I spent most of the hours learning how […]

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Matched by Alley Condie| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Matched Book Author: Alley Condie Book Series: Matched Genre: Teen and YA, Dystopian First Published: November 2010 Star Rating: ⭐⭐ Full of potential but unfortunately, disappointing. The world-building is great, the dystopian society is realistic but it has major flaws. It takes a lot for me to give a book a 2-star review but this book hit me with problem after problem that prevented me from giving it at least a 3-stars. I […]

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Katy by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

  Book Title: Katy Book Author: Jaqueline Wilson Book Series: N/A Genre: Realism, Childrens’ Lit, Disabled Lit, First Published: August 2015 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I love this book, probably my favourite Jaqueline Wilson book. The representation of the disabled protagonist is stunning, realistic and believable. I believe this book is a  marvellous way to introduce a child to physical disabilities or help them to understand and accept that there is nothing wrong with having a disability. […]

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