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Due to Coronavirus (a sentence I’m sure you’ve read countless times by now) the annual book festival, YALLWEST could not physically take place. They decided instead however to go virtual, conducting panels with authors via the infamous Zoom under the name, Y’ALLSTAYHOME. I thought this was a lovely thing and I was especially pleased because it meant that international readers like me could also take part. I just thought it’d be nice do a write up of what was a lovely event but first I’d like to thank all the authors and organisers for ensuring it could happen! Continue reading “Y’ALLSTAYHOME- Saturday”


The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer

*I received an E-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Goodreads Synopsis: Preachers’ daughters aren’t supposed to be atheists. They’re also not supposed to make pacts to lose their virginity by the end of the year, but high school senior Meredith Beaumont is sick of letting other people tell her who to be.
Spending the last four years as Mute Mare, the girl so shy just thinking about boys could trigger panic attacks, Meredith knows exactly what it’s like to be invisible. But when a vindictive mean girl gets her manicured claws on the anti-virginity pact and spreads it around the school—with Mare’s signature at the bottom—Mare’s not so invisible anymore. She just wishes she was.
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