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Chloe Olivia Sladden

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist, and qualified Girlguiding Leader, who is organised, communicative, self-motivated and able to work under pressure. I can confidently write and produce varied forms of media including articles and social media. 

I have a strong desire to use my journalistic skills to make a difference in society.

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The streaming wars: Can Netflix come out on top?

The streaming wars rage on. When Netflix unveiled its quarterly results in July, it showed just how much at risk the king of online video streaming is of being overtaken by rivals like Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Apple TV. While the pandemic created ample opportunities for a plethora of streaming services to flourish, the battle for subscribers has now entered a new phase.

Until now, the war has been fought predominantly in the realm of content. By providing high-quality series and blockbuster mo

Girlguiding reveals Covid-19 impact on young girls –

The latest Girls’ Attitudes Survey, commissioned annually by Girl Guiding UK, showed worrying developments after its end of year survey results for 2021.

Girl Guiding has been doing this survey every year since 2009 and is currently in its 13th year with developments overseen by its youth panel ‘Advocate’.

The 2021 survey asked young girls and women about emerging pressures and issues females face in the modern age, particularly with a world experiencing and living with Covid-19. This year’s s

Girlguiding advocates reflect on World Thinking Day 2022 – Kingston Courier

World Thinking Day was celebrated on February 22, a day full of guiding celebrations where Girlguiding members think about their ‘sisters’ locally and around the world.

It is celebrated on the birthday of both Lord Robert Baden Powell (scout founder) and his wife Lady Olave (the first chief guide) who helped to initially run the girl guides with Robert’s sister Agnes.

The young members of Girlguiding particularly enjoyed taking part in World Thinking Day celebrations this year and reflecting o

All Too Well: The heart breaking short film of a enchanting romance gone sour

After all this time, ‘All Too Well’ is still beloved by fans of Taylor. The popularity of the song resulted in the original ten-minute version of the song and a short film to be released with the re-recorded version of Red, Taylor’s fourth studio album that was originally released in 2012. In this short story film, the artist of the decade tells one of the most soul wrenching, heart breaking and tear jerking stories of a once enchanting relationship breaking into pieces, that the world has ever

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My Good Reads Challenge: Part 3

Hi there, I'm Chloe and welcome to my first blog, the girl and the city of books. Since I can remember I've been an avid reader with a never ending reading list, my favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and mysteries. I created this blog because I wanted there to be a place for readers to discuss and discover the amazing female authors, books and characters out there. View all posts by thegirlandthecityofbooks

Who’s Afraid of Little Old Argylle?

Taylor Swift Song: Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?

Other Songs: Not Strong Enough – boygenuis, Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers

Adaptation: A film very loosely inspired by the book.

Mind over Heart. Flight vs Fight. Vulnerability and Strength. Honour vs Survival. Often we’re told we have to pick society’s and not our right answer to fit into certain boxes we’re given. But why can’t you be both or a whole bunch of things that never went together until you came along.

All this is part of the me

My Good Reads Challenge: Part 2

It’s a bookish world and I’m just living in it.

These are some more of the books I’ve read so far for my Good Reads Challenge 2024. Comment below if you see something you’ve read or want to read.

25. What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything by Cassandra Clare

30. The Maid (Molly the Maid #1) by Nita Prose

31. The Mystery Guest (Molly the Maid #2) by Nita Prose

37. The Three Dahlias (The Three Dahlias #1) by Katy Watson

First Dates: Alec and Magnus prove true love still exists

Title: The Course of True Love and First Dates

Taylor Swift Song: labyrinth, slut!, daylight, enchanted and everything has changed.

Other Songs: Infinitely Falling – Fly by Midnight, Stand by You – Rachel Platten

Adaptation: Netflix series adapted Alec and Magnus’ love story based on the original six book series of shadow hunters.

If there’s one couple proving soulmates are real, it’s Alec and Magnus. The earth shaking fire starting connection they share has transcended demons, danger and de

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Can you ‘Spot the Difference?’

Genre: Coming of Age, Self and Body Confidence

Taylor Swift Songs: the archer & this is me trying

The mirror. A reflection of our inner beauty or a portal into everything we’ve been taught to hate about the supposedly ‘broken’ person staring back at us.

For Avery Morgan, her acne, has made her hate herself whilst classmates bully her for how she looks affecting her own self condolence and self worth in Juno Dawson’s ‘Spot the Difference.’ Avery prefers to neither be seen or heard, depressed t

Happy International Women’s Day!

Hi there, I'm Chloe and welcome to my first blog, the girl and the city of books. Since I can remember I've been an avid reader with a never ending reading list, my favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and mysteries. I created this blog because I wanted there to be a place for readers to discuss and discover the amazing female authors, books and characters out there. View all posts by thegirlandthecityofbooks

My Good Reads Challenge: Part 1

If there’s one thing I couldn’t live without, it’s my books. Whatever emotion I’m feeling, whatever has happened, falling into a fictional world has always made it better. Books let you escape, they let you heal and often reflect something about ourselves or the world back at us.

My reading spark has officially come back this year, (Waterstone book bags in tow) and I’m reaching my goal faster than I thought I would. I decided not to push myself too what’s with my reading goal for good reads thi

The Blog is Back

It’s the Girl behind the girl and the city of books 📖, and I’m back baby 👩🏼‍💻! Note my relatable Waterstones bookmark in the pic, ready for my good reads challenge!

It’s the Year of the Dragon 🐉 🐲, my Chinese Zodiac sign!

I’m so happy to say I’m hoping to have a more regular posting schedule. So for now, why not let me know in the comments what type of bookish content you’d liked to see here. And as always, happy reading!

Chloe’s Winter Reading Playlist

Hi there, I'm Chloe and welcome to my first blog, the girl and the city of books. Since I can remember I've been an avid reader with a never ending reading list, my favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and mysteries. I created this blog because I wanted there to be a place for readers to discuss and discover the amazing female authors, books and characters out there. View all posts by thegirlandthecityofbooks

The Reader Era

If I had to pick a Taylor Swift Era, my top 5 would have to be Speak Now, Midnights, Reputation, 1989 and Folklore but I love all the eras.

There are so many books, that could be represented by a particular era from the music industry herself – the one and only Taylor Allison Swift.

I thought it’d be fun to come up with some of my favourite books that I feel sit each of my top 5 eras! If you have any other suggestions, feel free to add them in the comments below.
• My Life with the Walter Boys

The Magic of Swifties: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film

On opening weekend, I had the chance to see my favourite musical storyteller – the one and only Taylor Swift – in cinemas for the film of her amazing, cathartic and record breaking Eras Tour.

I still love printed stories on the page, but the intelligently and creatively crafted performances and lyrics she has put her heart and soul into, makes the Eras Tour one story you’ll love.

Each and every performance was a work of heart, a moment of history. The Eras Tour Film started out with the Lover

For every book, there’s an era

I’m so excited about Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film, and starting to get that motivation to spark life back into my book blog, I decided to combine my two loves.

I’ve come up with a list of book recommendations to read based on your favourites/favourites Taylor Swift eras, starting from her debut and self titled album Taylor Swift to Midnights. Enjoy, and why not play your era as background music when you’re reading too!

Check out my Swiftie book recommendations below., and comment below wit

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film

As a book lover and a Swiftie, I can’t wait to see the music industry herself on film in October. She’s not only produces music but stories too, especially if all too well the short film is anything to go by:

To celebrate the eras tour film coming to cinemas, I’ve made a list of some of my favourite ‘story book’ vibe songs of Taylor Swift. Songs that tell a story that speaks to you. Add yours below in the comment.
• All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

Chloe’s Autumn Reading Playlist

Hi there, I'm Chloe and welcome to my first blog, the girl and the city of books. Since I can remember I've been an avid reader with a never ending reading list, my favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and mysteries. I created this blog because I wanted there to be a place for readers to discuss and discover the amazing female authors, books and characters out there. View all posts by thegirlandthecityofbooks

Favourite Fictional Book Lovers

It’s always nice to see us book lovers represented on screen, whether it’s obvious to the trained eye or mind or not. It helps makes our huge passions for reading and books and storytelling something we can see and share with other people, helping them to understand why we need books just as much as films and television.

So, I have compiled a list of some of my favourite fictional book worms.

* Red is for film or television, Blue is for books and Purple is where a fictional book lover has also
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