10 brilliant books for fans of The Hunger Games

If you like The Hunger Games, you’ll love… I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games novels. They’re action-packed and addictive, and I remember racing through them in a matter of hours because I just needed to know what would happen to Katniss and co. But when they were…

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How to become a journalist: 8 tips for aspiring journos

As you’ve probably already gathered, this is a bit of a departure from my usual blog posts here on Ashleigh Online, but I’ve had lots of people asking me how I got into journalism lately and I know that lots of you guys are interested in potentially becoming a journalist,…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best books I’ve read so far in 2015

So far this year, I’ve read a total of 27 books, which I’m actually really happy with. I’m well on my way to achieving my goal of 52 books in 2015 (that’s one book a week in case you’ve forgotten how many weeks are in a year). But with 27…

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Be inspired: Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, James Dawson & Catherine Johnson talk all things YA

Four top YA authors discuss writing, reading and why YA in an inspirational talk at Waterstone’s to celebrate the launch of Love Hurts. On 12 February, two days before Valentine’s Day, I headed over to Waterstones Piccadilly excited to listen to a talk with four amazing authors who each contributed…

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Interview: Saci Lloyd on her new book ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’

Find out about the inspiration behind Saci’s incredibly imaginative story, what she likes to read and her advice for aspiring authors.  Saci Lloyd, the Manchester-born author of the award winning The Carbon Diaries series, unleashed the start of an all-new series at the beginning of the year with a brilliantly…

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