I’m recruiting PAs in Leeds!

Featurd Image: ‘Personal Assistant Vacancies Leeds’ in blue lettering on a white banner. It’s that time again! As you may know I am moving to Leeds in September to study the MSc Inequalities and Social Science at the University of Leeds. I’m looking for 2 part-time PAs (women only) to…

One Theatre, Four Lovers, Decades of Dark Secrets – When The Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher [Ad-Gifted]

Featured Image: Book cover. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Little Brown sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post. It contains my genuine personal opinion!…

I am not your warning: Stop using disability to deter reckless behaviour

Featured image: Me in my wheelchair taking a selfie in the mirror. One morning in 6th Form, we were told to go to the Theatre for a presentation. The teachers wouldn’t tell us what it was about, just that we had to go. It turned out that the local fire…

Disney in a Dystopia- Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher [Ad- Gifted]

Featured Image: A picture of the authors and book cover on a cityscape background, with the authors’ names at the top. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Michael Joseph sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review…

Finally, a Geordie YA novel! – Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy [Ad-Gifted]

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REVIEW: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: A banner which shows Murph looking anxious in a running stance, the authors and the book cover. The tagline reads ‘Kid Normal is back and this time he’s going rogue.’ Below the cover is #KidNormal. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Bloomsbury Kids sent me a free advance copy of…

REVIEW: Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: Book cover on a deep red and black background. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Vintage sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post….

‘Plastic Free’ campaigns are failing disabled people, and it’s scary!

Featured image: A banner with packaged cauliflower, multicoloured plastic straws and peeled oranges in plastic containers. There has been a lot of buzz recently about the need to eliminate plastic waste, including passionate pleas from David Attenborough and a commitment from Theresa May that all ‘non essential’ plastic will be…

Everless by Sara Holland- A time-bending, intriguing fantasy [Ad-Gifted]

Featured Image: Book cover on red and blue hourglass background. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Hatchette Children’s Group sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the…

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Featured Image: ‘2018 Resolutions’ in red lettering on a white background. It’s that time again! You can see how I did with my 2017 resolutions here:¬†https://rebeccafarren.com/2017-resolutions-review/ I decided to give myself a bit of an easier time this year with 3 very achievable resolutions. 1. Read 30 books- I managed…