Category Archives: Reading

Recovery Time

I released a new book nearly two weeks ago now. With everything the launch entailed (blogging, Facebooking, organising promos) and then the anxiety of checking my reports and seeing how Rising Tides was faring in the enormous marketplace that is Amazon, stress … Continue reading

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Who should read YA? by Gill-Marie Stewart

A recent article by Anthony McGowan in The Guardian claimed that 80% of readers of Young Adult (YA) fiction are over 25. This was presented as a bad thing. But does it matter? Does what we read have to be … Continue reading

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Is a good edit just a matter of taste?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the process and results of editing. In part this is because I’m perfecting a book ready for release later in the month, which has gone through two rounds of editing and another of proof-reading. … Continue reading

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EXAMS AND YA FICTION by Gill-Marie Stewart

Do exams – and in particular exam success – feature more in YA fiction than in real life? I’ve been pondering this recently. Is YA fiction some middle-class enclave where for the most part exams matter and, for the most … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT WHERE TO READ by Gill-Marie Stewart

Yes you read that title right. I’m not talking today about WHAT to read but WHERE to read. Think of reading as an active thing to do. The experience of reading (where you are, your mood, etc) can change how … Continue reading

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Reviewing books – who’s it even for?

You probably already know that as well as this blog, the Paisley Piranhas also run a book-review blog (check us out for some YA recommendations if you haven’t already). We review books because we love them and we want to … Continue reading

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