Once Upon a Bookcase was originally created in June 2009 to hold Sex in Teen Lit Month, as it didn't fit in with my then fantasy blog, Ink and Paper. By the time the month long event had finished, I had fallen in love with YA, and continued to keep it running to review YA, while still reviewing fantasy on Ink and Paper.
However, in February 2012, having spent several years on two blogs - posting reviews and striving to keep both of them interesting - I decided to combine them. All reviews were transferred to Once Upon a Bookcase, and everything I read is reviewed on this blog.
You will find a wide range of novels reviewed on Once Upon a Bookcase; YA novels that fall under many genres, adult urban fantasy, high fantasy, and the occasional non-fiction or misery lit memoir. Due to a huge love of fantasy, you'll find a lot of reviews covering many of the sub-genres on my blog. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my blog!
- In 2009, I won a competition hosted by Lisa Shearin to name the fifth book in her Raine Benares series with Con and Conjure.
- In 2010 and 2012, Once Upon a Bookcase was among the Cision Top Ten Teen Literature Blogs.
- In April 2013, Once Upon a Bookcase was the London Book Fair's Media Partner for the Children's Innovation Theatre, and I was a speaker in the Blogging: The New Community panel event.
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- In April 2013, Once Upon a Bookcase was featured on the Scottish Book Trust website, where I provided a teen book list of 10 Books on Body Image.
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