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Stephanie Francis is an avid reader, professional sensitivity reader, and trainee editor from Greater London, UK. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and a 5-star rated beta-reading service on Fiverr.

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Book Review: The Selfless Act of Breathing by JJ Bola

“Suffering must be given a voice, a platform from which to speak, it is then that suffering becomes art and, in turn, becomes truth.” This post contains affiliate links. If you click any of these links and make a purchase within a certain timeframe, I may earn a commission, at no extra cost to you.…

Legendborn – I Finally Read It and Spotted One HUGE Problem

This review contains spoilers. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn has had a lot of praise. It has been a sensation on TikTok and other socials, and I can see why. The writing is fantastic. The twists are delicious. The themes are relatable and raw. The world was rich and the characters felt fully fleshed out. In…

10 Surprising Reading Goals for 2023

Reading goals are a hot topic for many readers now that 2023 is well underway and the holidays are coming to an end. I read less than 30 books for pleasure over the last year (the rest were manuscripts – I read over 100 of those), and I don’t see myself producing some of the…


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