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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

It is my last week here at Hot Key Books, and it’s making me really sad. But since I’m stone cold when saying goodbye (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), I do like to find a comforting outlet for those suppressed tears. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re listing…

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Top Ten Books I'd Gladly Take On Holiday This Year

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was written by our intern, Kunmi. Have you booked your summer trips yet? I’ve been thinking about which books I want to take on holiday with me. So here are just a few of my not-particularly-cheery, but ‘I-love-them-and-you-just-might-too’ books that I would take on holiday…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Rebels in Literature

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Rebels in Literature. Here’s a list of rebellious characters, who all go against the norm to fight for what they love and what they believe in, and most of time, managing to do this in a pretty cool, inspiring, sometimes completely dangerous way… 1. Antoinette…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book to Movie To Read List 2014

We love movies. We love books. We love movies based on books. BUT! It is part of the magical experience of reading to be able to create your own imagery in your mind, rather than having it predetermined by the movie you happened to see before reading the book it…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that should be films

It’s movie awards season! And I’ve got films on the brain…so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a list of books that we think should be films. 1. THE GOLDFINCH – Donna Tartt Will it make a good film? I don’t know. But it has a cracking plot so far…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Diary Novels

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is by Tom Easton, author of BOYS DON’T KNIT which was published last week. When chatting to people about my book BOYS DON’T KNIT, I’ve been told a few times that there is a real dearth of funny books for teenagers out in the…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Christmases in Books

What other festive Top Ten Tuesday should there be today than our favourite literary yuletides? I am going to do this without once mentioning The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as I always felt Father Christmas was somehow shoe-horned in.10. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore ‘Twas…

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Books We Want For Christmas

Christmas is looming, and it’s easy to get lost in the stress of getting all your Christmas shopping done. So we thought we would help you along by telling you what books we want for Christmas – we hope you’ll be inspired! 1. For Livs, it’s DIANA VREELAND MEMOS: THE…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Cats

This blog is about TOP CATS – so if you’re allergic, I’m really sorry, take a pill now. Our cat died suddenly this summer.  We buried him in the back garden and I didn’t think the kids would be able to face getting another.  They had named him Jiji, which often needed…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Superpowers!

Ever found yourself in an awkward or sticky situation, cornered by a bully or embarrassed to the point where all you wanted to do was disappear? Well, one of the many wonders of fiction is that anything is possible. For this week’s Top Ten we are listing our favourite characters…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Give You Nightmares

Hello and welcome to a special spook themed Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’re here to SCARE YOU. Yes, we know it’s not Halloween yet, but it IS Tuesday so we’re halfway there. Anyway, here are our Top Ten books to give you nightmares… There’s a Swedish book called AGNES CECILIA…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Fictional Pets

Since I’ve never had a pet of my own, I’ve always been envious of characters in children’s books who have cute, funny and extraordinary pets. Here are my top 10 favourite pets: 1) Hedwig (Harry Potter Series – by J.K Rowling) Hedwig is Harry Potter’s pet owl, a gift from…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer of Sci-fi!

Hi! Natalie Whipple, author of TRANSPARENT, here! The crew at Hot Key Books asked me to talk about my Top Ten Sci-fi novels, and truth is, I never thought of myself as a sci-fi fan growing up. I just liked what I liked and never thought about where it fit….

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things You Never Knew About Publishing (Probably…) But Were Afraid To Ask

Hello! So I’m Naomi, the Editorial Assistant here, and I’m going to tell you some of the top ten things that you probably don’t know about publishing, but might be afraid to ask. As this blog will hopefully illustrate there isn’t a single person in publishing that didn’t know the…

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