Friday, 2 December 2011

New post on You read it here...

You read it here is Sophia Bennet's Wordpress blog, there's a new post which you can read here: http://sophiabennett.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/visiting-the-chickens/

Untill next time,
Beccy xox

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Good music can be so hard to find...

... and I found the most amazing song ever! I love this song:

I know this is pretty random but you just have to listen. I can't stop listening.
Untill next time,
Beccy xox


Monday, 21 November 2011

New post on Girls Heart Books

Sophia's posted a new um, post on the Girls Heart Books website that she posts on quite regularly. Here's the link to the home page: http://girlsheartbooks.com/
And here's Sophia's most recent post: http://girlsheartbooks.com/2011/11/21/a-book-is-like-an-avalanche/
It's really interesting.
Oh, and another piece of news is that Sophia Bennet sent me an email saying she got my entry to the Girl In The Picture competition and she looks forward to reading it. So yay!
Untill next time,
Beccy xox

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Good afternoon

How are you all on this fine Sunday afternoon? I'm pretty nervous to be honest, I have two weeks of mock exams starting tomorrow. And after that two weeks I have a two day art mock exam. If you guys don't know what mocks are they're basically the same as my proper GCSE exams which will be the last exams I do at school so are pretty important but they're are practice ones. But they're still important as the 6th forms (where I'm hopefully going after this last year of high school) will be looking at the results I get. So yeah, I'm nervous.
But that's why I'm writing on here, to get my mind off it. And it isn't really working, so I should probably write about something else.
How about The Girl In The Picture competition that Sophia Bennet's created? Have you guys entered? I'm emailing my entry as I write this (I'm very good at multi-tasking). Here's the link to the contest: http://www.threadsthebook.com/#/gitp-comp-details/4556619444
Good luck everyone!
Untill next time,
Beccy xoxo

Monday, 24 October 2011

New contest!

There's a new contest on the Threads website! Check it out here: http://www.threadsthebook.com/#/competition/4536329688

It's called "The Girl in the Picture" and I'm definetly going to enter it. The closing date is Monday 28th November. So click on the link to find out more.
Untill next time,
Beccy xox

Friday, 30 September 2011

Will Threads be made into a TV series?

Oh my god, I hope so. Here's the link to the article:
http://sophiabennett.com/news/will-threads-be-made-into-a-tv-series/

Wouldn't Threads as a TV series be awsome?

Something to watch...

The weather today here in England is absoloutley crazy. We're having a heat wave, tomorrow (the 1st October) is supposed to be the hottest day of the year or something, my mum says it's an indian summer when it's this hot around the end of September and start of October. Here's the weird bit, it's supposed to snow in October, or atleast be really cold. From one extreme to the other. That's what you get in England I suppose.
Anyway, I'm going a tad off topic, here's something to watch if you know and like this author:

Friday, 17 June 2011

Sophia Bennett's cover story

Here's the story about how Sophia Bennet's book The Look got it's cover:
About a year ago, I got an email from a girl called Elizabeth, asking if I thought she should try and be an English teacher or a model. My first reaction, of course, was that she should be an English teacher. I'd estimate that 98% of writers have been in love with their English teachers at some stage in their lives. When I was 7, I idolised Miss Grace, with her tumbling auburn curls and sweet, young smile ...
But this didn't seem a proper answer, and I didn't know a better one. Why did I have such an instinctive reaction against modelling, when the only actual ex-model I knew was one of my kindest, most interesting, charming friends? So I did some research and thought about it a lot. A year later, I've just finished The Look.
From very early on I had an idea of what the cover should be. Pointless, I know, because new and new-ish writers aren't generally consulted unless they have a background in graphics or illustration. Covers do such a complex, visual job and we're wordsmiths - what do we know?
However, I might as well tell you what I imagined. It was a close-up of the face of a teenage girl with very short hair, staring boldly into the camera. The title would be big and bold too, like a magazine cover. Mostly, the image would about the girl's eyes, and her arresting gaze.
Yeah, whatever.
Rachel, my publisher at Chicken House, was kind enough to ask me about my ideas when we met up to discuss the first draft in February. She fed them back to Steve, the illustrator, and to my surprise he must have agreed, more or less. His first mock-up of what the cover could look like was this:



Yes - closeup! Yes - bold title! Yay - pink round the edges (Rachel's idea). Liking that. Liking the fact that Steve and I were talking the same visual language. But ...
... the grey tones and creepy eye makeup made it look like a paranormal romance to me. And it's so not. It's actually supposed to be quite funny. And the pink of the title was ... too pink.
So I very quietly asked if it could be a bit more colourful and less creepy. And I sent along some Vogue covers I liked, to give a general idea. One of them was of Aggy Deyn. Looking at it closely, I loved the way they'd brought out her eyes and matched the pink of her lipstick to the magazine title.



I felt a bit guilty sending it. I mean, Steve knows what he's doing. But I love the whole ideas-sharing thing, and I thought it was worth a try. After a bit of fiddling about, Steve came back with this:



This is the cover we're going with.
I can't begin to say how happy I am with it. It's got the colour. It's got the gaze. I wasn't completely sure about the font, which is a bit like the Louis Vuitton graffiti fonts you see on bags sometimes, but I love it now. I can't wait to see it in bookshops. If I was a fifteen year-old girl, I would so buy it, and so far the girls I've asked agree. I just hope the text lives up to the promise of this fab design.
*happy author face*
And that's my cover story.
Steve, thank you. You are the Man.

It's interesting how she got the idea for the story isn't it?
Untill next time,
Beccy xox

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Look!

Sophia Bennett's new book The Look's cover has been released! And here's the description:
Ted is fifteen, and...oh yes...tall. When she's spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it.
At the same time, Ted's fashionista sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Should she be the model sister for Ava? Life in front of the camera is harder than it looks. And will they still be smiling when it’s over?
From the award-winning author of the Threads series comes a bittersweet story about what brings family together, looking beyond what’s skin-deep and two sisters brought together by love and looks, Burberry and baldness.
It'll be released in March 2012. Here's the link to find out more:
Untill next time,
Beccy xox

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Ideas

On Girls Heart Books, Sophia Bennett posted a list of where she gets her ideas from, here they are:
  • Out of nowhere. My idea for a girl who was a secret fashion designer just hit me one day, while I was sorting out the laundry. OK, so not ‘nowhere’, exactly – my bathroom. I occasionally get ideas from my bathroom.

  • My childhood. Writing gives me the chance to live out all the fantasies I had while I was growing up. To be honest, I get more ideas from remembering when I was little than from my bathroom. A few more, anyway.

  • Radio and TV, newspapers and Twitter. Big news stories, small ones, crazy things that happen to people … it all goes in and comes out again later as character or a scene in a book. I mostly listen to the radio in my kitchen, so that ends up being a good place for ideas too.

  • The London Underground. Crow’s story in Threads was a direct result of seeing a poster about the Night Walkers of Uganda and not being able to get it out of my head. Public transport can be very useful.

  • Things that annoy me. There’s a truly awful magazine advert for a posh watch that drives me crazy every time I see it and one day I’ll write a big, fat novel based on the irritating people in it. Bad things will happen to them. I can’t wait.

  • My family. Shh. Don’t tell them. They haven’t worked it out yet.

  • Schools. I visit. I look. I learn. If I visit your school – beware. If you’re particularly interesting, you might end up in a book one day. So, for example, might your school hall, your teacher’s haircut and the view from the library windows.

  • Emails from fans. My next book, The Look, is inspired by an email I got last June from a girl called Elizabeth. She asked a simple question. My initial answer was ‘no’, but that didn’t seem to do it justice, somehow. The extended version is 80,000 words long and counting.


  • Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    You'll love this

    There's a new blog that Sophia Bennett's a part of, you'll definetly want to check it out, since not only is Sophia a part of it, these female writers are too:
    Anna Carey, Anne-Marie Conway, Cathy Cassidy, Cathy Hopkins, Diane Messidoro, Fiona Dunbar, Griselda Gifford, Hilary Freeman, Jo Cotterill, Joan Lennon, Joanna Nadin, Judi Curtin, Julie Sykes, Karen King, Karen McCombie, Kate Maryon, Kay Woodward, Keris Stainton, Leila Rasheed, Linda Chapman, Lisa Clark, Liz Kessler, Luisa Plaja, Maggi Gibson, Rosalie Warren, Sarah Webb, Sue Mongredien, Susie Day, Tamsyn Murray, Wendy Meddour.

    Sounds great, right?
    It's called Girls Heart Books and here's the link:
    http://girlsheartbooks.com/

    I'm sure you'll love it, it's absoloutley brilliant and it's a great idea.
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Yay! Threads is on audiobook!

    Sometimes nothing can be better than the Threads book right? Well now there is! You can now get Threads on audiobook. Here's what it looks like:


    Looks brilliant, doesn't it?
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Funny post

    This is a really funny and imaginitive post from the one and only Sophia Bennett and her blog http://sophiabennett.wordpress.com/
    Here's the link to the post if you want to read it on the blog:
    http://sophiabennett.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/a-writer-imagines/

    Or, if you're to lazy to do that I have it right here for you:

    A writer imagines …

    By sophiabennett
    I have no idea if the following is true (at least from the editor’s perspective – it is from mine), but this is what I imagine happens after an author submits a rewrite. The imagining keeps me going, anyway, while I wait to find out what happens next …
    Author: After two months of intensive work the story has changed shape, two of the characters have been merged the new ending is in place, and every comment in the margins is addressed. If I fiddle with my latest masterpiece-in-the-making any more, I’m more likely to do harm than good. It’s not perfect yet, but I hope it’s in a good enough place that my editor will be thrilled with what I’ve done, and will agree that a few minor tweaks will raise it to children’s classic status. Attach to email. Press send. Wait.
    Editor: Oh look – 1 pm. Anyone going for lunch?
    Author: I sent the manuscript off a full five minutes ago, so presumably she’s on page 20 by now, and completely gripped. I feel a bit guilty that she’s going to get home late to her family tonight because she’ll be so engrossed by the text. Can she see the makings of a children’s classic yet? Is she shouting round the office how fabulous it is? I hope she’s not disturbing too many people in her crazed excitement.
    Editor: I see my inbox has gone up from 112 to 113 unread emails . Must check … when I get back from the sales meeting.
    Author: She’s had the book for 4 hours! She’s a fast reader. Has she finished it yet, I wonder? What does she think?
    Editor: Wow, this sales meeting is going on a bit today, isn’t it?
    Author: She’s had it for nearly 18 hours. Or has she? Did she actually receive it? Maybe it got lost in the internet. Or – wait – maybe she’s trying to tell me something. Perhaps her silence means that she’s gently preparing me for the worst. Perhaps, instead of being a children’s classic in the making, it’s actually worse than it was before. Perhaps I’ve gone backwards. Perhaps she’s just trying to work out the kindest way of telling me.
    Editor: Dear Sophia, just to let you know your MS arrived safely. Can’t wait to read it!
    Author: Oh no! My editor has a life. She has other things to do and – I’ve just remembered – other people’s books to edit. Books with deadlines sooner than mine. But that’s fine. I can deal with this. I just have to do all those tasks that were piling up while I was madly finishing the rewrite and that will take my mind off things. Oh, and I must make a note about that change I want to make to chapter 43. And the shift in the main character’s motivation. And the ending. The ending is still wrong. Why can’t I sleep? Why is it four in the morning? Why is it Saturday? That means I have to wait until Monday for a reply. Unless she emails me over the weekend, of course. Editors work over the weekend, don’t they?
    Editor: Thank god it’s the weekend.
    Author: It’s 09.14 on Monday morning. The kids are safely at school. It’s not too early to check my emails yet, is it? Would she have replied to me first thing? Yes, she probably would.
    Editor: Anyone want coffee?
    Author: She hates it. I’ve done the whole thing wrong. I should have left out chapter 3 – that was my fatal mistake. They’re now having meetings round the office to work out who should let me down gently, and who will explain that actually, they can’t publish it after all. And now it’s 09.20! Unless they’re in those meetings what can she possibly be doing?
    Editor: Three sets of line edits signed off. Goodness, that was intensive. Oh look – a gap in the diary. Might get round to starting some of those unread manuscripts today. I wonder what authors do after they’ve submitted a manuscript. Must be wonderful. All that shopping and cake …
    And so on, until the editor finds time in her diary to give 80,000 carefully crafted words her full attention, and to compose a suitable reply.
    Eventually the author learns to sit back, relax and take it all in her stride.
    Doesn’t she?
    (I’m having serious second thoughts about chapter 3.)

    It's pretty good right?
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    If you didn't already know

    If you didn't already know there was a Wedding dress design competition that Sophia Bennet set up, well you can now see all the entries here:
    http://www.threadsthebook.com/#/competition/4536329688

    Mine are the dress designs by Beccy Harris, they're not amazing and I didn't win but I'm still pretty proud of them, one's a dress for the bride and one's a dress for a bridesmaid. There were some great entries so you should definetly check them out.
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Check this out

    And not literally as in out of a library this time, but still check it out. On Nonie's blog (http://noniesworld.wordpress.com/) there's a new post about fashionista.com and their new The 10 Best Tumblrs By Fashion Industry Insiders, which you can check out here: http://fashionista.com/2011/05/the-10-best-fashion-industry-insider-tumblrs/?utm_source=Fashionista&utm_campaign=afa218f910-Fashionista_Daily5_23_2011&utm_medium=email
    It's really interesting, definetly check it out if you're into fashion blogs and fashion sites.
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Safety pin bracelets

    Another thing for all you Crow like fashion designery people out there, and it can be made out of re-used safety pins! Edie would be proud. So, anyway, on Wednesday I went shopping and I bought a book about how to make safety pin bracelets! It's from the same company who make those paper fashion books I mentioned in a previous post.
    Here's where you can order it for $19.99 if you live in America or somewhere similar:
    http://www.klutz.com/crafts/Safety-Pin-Bracelets

    Here;s where you can buy it from Waterstones if you live in England, it's where I bought it from for £9.99:
    http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/kaitlyn+nichols/safety+pin+bracelets/8124911/

    Safety Pin Bracelets - Klutz S.

    It's really interesting and a great way to pass the time.
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Forgot to mention

    Hayley Long (author of the Lottie Biggs series) also has her own blog on Blogspot:
    http://hayleylongwriter.blogspot.com/
    No need to thank me, but maybe you should, because it's polite and you know, nice.
    Untill next time,
    Beccy xox

    Lottie Biggs is NOT Mad, or Desperate, or Tragic.

    You must be wondering what on earth I'm on about, unless you've read the books that is.
    The first one in the series is Lottie Biggs is NOT Mad.
    It's a great book and is for anybody really, I recommend it, it's really funny! Here's a bit about the book I got from the website (I'll give you the link later):
    My name is Lottie Biggs and in three weeks time, I will be fifteen years old. At school, most people call me Lottie Not-Very-Biggs. I’ve never found this particularly funny...My current hair colour is Melody Deep Plum which is not as nice as Melody Forest Flame but definitely better than the dodgy custard colour I tried last week...
    And this is my book – it’s about important things like boys and shoes and polo-neck knickers and rescuing giraffes and NOT fancying Gareth Stingecombe (even though he has manly thighs) and hanging-out with your best friend having A BLATANTLY FUNNY TIME. It is definitely not about sitting in wardrobes or having a mental disturbance of any kind!
    Lottie Biggs is about shoes and boys and English Coursework and selling tights, and dyeing your hair and fancying Neil Adam and hanging-out with your best-friend and detesting poetry and loving art and having a seriously funny time! It’s definitely not about being mad…
    A heart-achingly honest and utterly hilarious voice - about the life of a teenage girl and so much more.

    So yeah, you should definitely check it out as well as the next book in the series, which is Lottie Biggs is NOT Desperate. And here's some info I also found on the website:
    Why am I edgy as an eggshell? Am I doomed to be a tragic desperado my whole life? Am I normal? Or am I mad? If not, why am I being kept awake at night by a hyperactive geriatric chinchilla and indecent visions of Gareth Stingecombe wearing his dad's BRITNEY SPEARS BOXER SHORTS?
    What it all comes down to is this...will I, ever actually have a passionate experience?
    The next one in the series is Lottie Biggs is NOT Tragic. I haven't read that one yet because it's not out until August. And once again, a bit from the website:
    Just when things were starting to look up for Lottie her life's gone a bit pear-shaped, wonk-ways and downside up again. Her mum's all soppy over a bloke with a horrible shemo* daughter, her best pal Goose has disappeared in a cloud of nerd-gas and Lottie's in the midst of an existential crisis. There's only one thing to do - get the hell out of Cardiff and go on the road with the gorgeous Gareth Stingecombe (and his manly thighs). But things don’t go to plan, and Lottie starts to realise she might have been a bit me me me lately. . .

    *a female emo, obviously

    Now, what you've all been waiting for (probably since I keep giving you bits from it), the Website! Well the link to it anyway. You should definitely check it out because it lets you know all about Hayley Long, the author.
    So there's the link, happy now? Hopefully.
    Until next time,
    Beccy xox


    Love Letters

    You must think I'm absolutely crazy about Katie Fforde but her books really are good, the one I've just finished reading is called Love Letters and it's great, believe me. It's even got some of the characters from Wedding Season in it, they're not the main characters but they're in it. Here it is:
    I got it out from the library but I will definitely be buying it so I can read it again and again!
    Here's the blurb:
    With bookshop where she works about to close, Laura Horsley, in a moment of uncharacteristic recklessness, finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival deep in the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is rapidly followed by a mounting sense of panic when reality sinks in and she realises just how much work is involved – especially when an innocent mistake leads the festival committee to believe that Laura is a personal friend of the author at the top of their wish-list. Laura might have been secretly infatuated with the infamous Dermot Flynn ever since she studied him at university, but travelling to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to come out of hiding is another matter.

    Determined to rise to the challenge, she sets off to meet her literary hero. But all too soon she’s confronted with more than she bargained for – Dermot the man is maddening, temperamental and up to his ears in a nasty case of writer’s block. But he’s also infuriatingly attractive – and, apparently, out to add Laura to his list of conquests

    When I next get the chance I'll definitely be buying it, I'll also be buying Summer of Love because it sounds really interesting and I just can't get enough of Katie Fforde's books.
    Here's a list of the books she's written and whether I've read them or not:
    Living Dangerously - Not read.
    The Rose Revived - Not read.
    Wild Designs - Not read.
    Stately Pursuits - Not read.
    Life skills - This one I have read, it's the first one I read actually and it got me hooked on her books!
    Thyme Out - I have read this book, it's great, really interesting.
    Artistic Licence - Super brilliant, I would definitely read it if I were you.
    Highland Fling - Not read.
    Going Dutch - Not read.
    Wedding Season - I have read this one, as probably know by now since I've already mentioned it twice!
    Love Letters - You know I've read this one because I was just talking about it.
    A Perfect Proposal - I have read it and I may have mentioned it before, I'm not sure, but it is great and you should definitely have a look.
    Summer of Love - Not read.

    So there they all are, I'm sure there'll be many more to come. If you like more adult romance books (and they are definitely not for too young readers) then you should definitely check them out (literally, as in out of your library).
    Well I hoped you like this post, and don't worry, I'll definitely be posting more about Threads stuff later.
    Until next time.
    Beccy xox

    Saturday, 21 May 2011

    Wedding Season

    A new book I'm reading is Wedding Season by Katie Fforde. I bought it last week when I bought I heart Paris. You'll probably remember I've already told you about Katie Fforde when I told you about A Perfect Proposal. This book is just as good and is really great, I've been reading it looooaaadddss.
























    Here's the blurb:
    Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth – she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. And whilst her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, her own sister soon starts driving her mad with her high expectations but very limited budget.

    Luckily Sara has two tried and tested friends on hand to help her. Elsa, an accomplished dress designer who likes to keep a very low profile, and Bron, a multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her unreconstructed boyfriend and who'd like to go solo in more ways than one. They may be very good at their work but romance doesn't feature very highly in any of their lives.

    As the big day draws near all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the wedding of the year plus one, they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love; or have they?

    So if you like Katie Fforde's books or books like it then this is definitely for you.
    Until next time.
    Beccy xox 

    Cool fashion blog

    There are many fashion bloggers on the World Wide Web, some of them are famous, featured in magazines and some aren't so famous but are still good. This blog I'm telling you about now is the second one.

    So here's the link:
    http://fashionbeautie.blogspot.com/

    The blogger is great and there's always interesting stuff on there.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    I heart Paris... and here's why.

    So in my last post I wrote about the current book I'm reading: I heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk.  The reason I bought the book is because I'm very excited about Paris at the minute because... I'm going to Paris in August! My grandad has organised it for my mum's birthday, it's her 40th. I'm so excited, I love Paris.
    
    Dusk before dawn in Paris, France

    Isn't it wonderful?
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    I heart Paris

    At the minute I'm reading a book called I heart Paris and I find it really interesting. It's more of an adult chicklit book than a teenager or children chicklit book so if you're a younger reader I wouldn't go for it.
    Here's the website for the series:
    http://www.iheartparis.co.uk/

    And here's the cover of the book:


    Here's the blurb:
    Angela is in the City of Love - but her own love life is heading for trouble...

    Angela Clark is a British girl living the dream in fabulous New York. But she's never been to the romantic capital of the world - Paris. So when her lead singer boyfriend Alex suggests a trip there and she is asked to write insider's guide to the hip city - she jumps at the chance!

    Meandering along charming streets, perusing Paris's hot destinations - all in the name of research - Angela decides she could get used to the joie de vivre of Paris.

    But there's something awry, Angela soon realises that evil forces are at work, conspiring to sabotage her big break… And when she spots Alex having a tête-à-tête with his ex in a Paris bar - without best friend Jenny to counsel her - Angela begins to crumble.

    With London and her old life only a train journey away - now is the time to decide if she should stay and face the music or return to the safety of home.
    More about Paris stuff in my next post!
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Shoe Heaven

    Yesterday the most amazing shoes I have ever seen arrived at my house! I am in love with them, they are my shoe heaven. My mum ordered them for me (isn't she absoloutley wonderful?) and I can't get enough of them.
    Here's the link where you can get them from:
    http://www.next.co.uk/shopping/women/shoesandboots/135/4

    And here's what they look like:
    Denim Floral High Tops
    They cost £22 from Next and aren't they so cute! The floral parts have see-through sequins on them so it sparkles. Amazing. I'll be wearing them everwhere.
    When I next where them I'll post a picture of them for you guys to see.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Sunday, 8 May 2011

    Apologies

    Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've had quite a few exams. Annoying right?
    To make up for it I have some thing great to show you! It's Paper Fashions by Klutz! It's a cool thing where you have loads of different paper patterns and you use stencils to cut out your own fashions! I have two sets. Here's the website if you want to find out more:
    http://www.klutz.com/crafts/Paper-Fashions-Book
    You can buy them from loads of stores including WHSmith and Waterstones.
    Here's where you can find them on the WHSmith website:
    I have the first and second, I don't have Paper Fashions Fantasy yet because it's the newest one and I haven't found it yet.
    Klutz also make other cool activity books, including My Style Studio. Here's where you can get it on the WHSmith website:
    http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=9781591745679

    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Monday, 18 April 2011

    Kelly Mckain

    An author for younger teenage readers is Kelly Mckain. She wrote the Totally Lucy series which are really good books.
    These are the books in the series:
    1. Makeover magic
    Makeover Magic
    2. Fantasy fashion
    Fantasy Fashion
    3. Boy band blues
    Boy Band Blues
    4. Star struck

    Star Struck

    5. Picture perfect
    Picture Perfect
    6. Style school
    Style School
    7. Summer stars
    Summer Stars
    8. Catwalk Crazy
    Catwalk Crazy
    9. Planet fashion
    Planet Fashion
    10. Best Friends Forever
    Best Friends Forever
    To find out more visit kellymckain.co.uk and have a look around.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox
    

    A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde

    Here is the cover of the book I wrote about in my previous post "New York".

    It's a great book and I definetly recommend reading it. Another book I like bye Katie Fforde is Life skills so check that out to. It's definetly for adults or older teenagers, so if your a younger teenager I wouldn't because you might not like it. I'll post another book later for younger teenage readers.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    New York

    In Sequins, Stars and Spotlights Jenny goes to work in New York on a musical, and Edie and Nonie visit her. On threadsthebook.com you can see pictures Sophia Bennett took when she went on a research trip to New York.
    So I searched the web to find you guys some beautiful and interesting pictures of New York. And here they are:





    New York City Hall Park Fountain, New York

    Ofcourse there are many more interesting and exciting places in New York. I could never put all the pictures on here. And if you are interested in reading another book with New York in it I'm reading a book at the minute called A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde which is very good. It's about a girl who gets tired of her family so sets of to New York, where her friend lives, to get a job.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Sunday, 17 April 2011

    Finished

    Yesterday morning I finnished Sequins, Stars and Spotlights. It was brilliant, I loved the ending, it was perfect. Ofcourse I'd love for there to be a fourth book but if that was the last one then it's the perfect ending to a trilogy. If you haven't had the chance to read it then you really should. Check it out of your local library or buy it so you can read it again and again!

    Here's what it says about the book on Sophia's website:
    This is the third book in the Threads series.
    Four girls have four dreams. Crow is on the way to becoming an international fashion designer. Jenny’s been discovered by a Broadway composer. Edie still wants to go to Harvard. Nonie … isn’t really sure, but knows it’s something fashion-related and wonderful. They’re growing up and on the brink of glittering careers. So why are their lives so complicated? Why does success demand sacrifices, and which ones are they willing to make?
    In this, the final book of the Threads trilogy, Nonie discovers that life is just beginning. The girls have choices to make. Who will wait for fame? Who will emerge an outright star? Who will fall in love? And who will turn her back on all her dreams? This time the answers are in New York. It’s a long way for Nonie to travel, especially with only one teeny-weeny wheelie bag. But for the sake of her friendships, Nonie will do whatever it takes.

    So what are you waiting for? Get it!
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Saturday, 16 April 2011

    Fashion fun

    If your interested in fashion like the girls in Threads then you'll love these websites:
    Stardoll   
    stardoll.com
    http://www.stardoll.com/en/
    Dress up celebrities, make your own doll and have fun!


    girlsense.com
    http://www.girlsense.com/premium/
    Design your own fashions and sell them in your boutique!


    Fashion Fantasy Game
    http://www.fashionfantasygame.com/launch.php
    You can either design fashions and sell them to boutiques or run your own botuique.

    Hope you enjoy these sights!
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Friday, 15 April 2011

    Here's Nonie's blog...

    Here's Nonie's blog:
    http://noniesworld.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/weddings-fashion-competition/
    Where you can read about the details of the wedding dress competition, which you can also read about here:
    http://www.threadsthebook.com/#/competition/4536329688
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Sophia Bennett's blog

    Here's the link for Sophia Bennett's blog:
    http://sophiabennett.wordpress.com/
    No need to thank me.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox

    Page 87

    I'm on Page 87 of Sequins, Stars and Spotlights and I'm finding it amazing! It is really hard to put it down. I love it. I've borrowed all the books from the library but recently I saw the whole series in a catalog called the Book People for only £4.99! What a bargain. So I'm going to ask my mum to get that for me. I'm sure it'll be a great buy.
    Here's where you can get it on the web: http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&productId=222621&searchTerm=threads+series
    Untill next time.
    Beccy. xox

    Welcome

    Hello and welcome to my blog! In this blog I will write about the series Threads. At the minute I'm reading Sequins, Stars and Spotlights by Sophia Bennett. It's the third book in the Threads series. The other two books are called Threads and Beads, Boys and Bangles. They are very good.
    I'll also write about any other books Sophia Bennet is writing or has written that you'll like if you like Threads. On the Threads website (threadsthebook.com) Sophia Bennet says "My head is now deep in rewrites for The Look -  a new book about a girl who gets the chance to be a model." I look forward to reading it! She also says "Meanwhile, I've just launched a new competition - to design a bride's or bridesmaid's outfit, inspired by a certain royal occasion ..." Which you can enter here: http://noniesworld.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/weddings-fashion-competition/
    Sophia Bennet also has her own website seperate from the Threads website: sophiabennet.com
    Hope you enjoy reading the blog.
    Untill next time.
    Beccy xox