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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

have a good understanding of social media culture and using it to source stories and create social media content on various platforms. I am able to write and produce different types of journalism covering a wide variety of topics. 

I have a strong desire to use my journalistic skills to inform, educate and entertain people and 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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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

Summer Loving, Summer Reading

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

A Year in Books: The Return of Good Reads 2023

It has not been an easy year but things are slowly starting to look up. Reading has always been a way for me to escape for a while into a fictional world and a way to unwind and relax. This has helped me to also make more time for reading, and slowly start building up my book count for the Good Reads 2023 reading challenge that I set myself.

These are the next few books that have captured my attention recently, adding to my Good Reads Clint for 2023:

Playlist: The Girl and The City of Books: The Sequel

As Summer is now fleeting, and Autumn is soon to set in, I made another playlist as a sequel to the one I created for this blogs birthday.

This is the second playlist, representing The Girl and The City of Books:
• Electric Touch (feat Fall Out Boy) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift
• I Can See You ) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift
• Somebody to Tell Me (Theme Song From “Love Victor”) – Tyler Glenn
• this is me trying – Taylor Swift
• All Too Well (10 Minute

August is for the Swifties

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

Book Haul

My heart may lie in Waterstones, but stories are stories. Charity shops are great places to search for books on a budget, or when you’re any to try something and get together next time. These are some of my latest finds, all from my favourite genres, from tension fuelled spy thrillers, intriguing plot twisting murder mysteries, epic mythology or fake magic fantasies, and heart string pulling romances:

I have been in love with the films based on Thomas who wakes up in a maze with no memories fig

Taylor Swift and the Book Tropes

If you’re new to this blog, you’ll come to know that not only am I a huge book worm, though I prefer to use the term book dragon sounds cooler, Im also a huge Swiftie.

So, I thought it would be fun to sort different Taylor Swift songs into the bookish tropes they represent. So, without further adou, here are my categories.:
• You’re On Your Own, Kid
• this is me trying
• Look What You Made Me Do
• So It Goes
• I Can See You
• You Belong With Me
• You Are In Love
• Call It What You Want

Waterstones Piccadilly: A Utopia City of Books

If you love books (as in would sell your soul for books) and visiting the city, there’s no place for perfect to go than Waterstones Piccadilly.

It is likely the biggest bookshop in England, let alone the biggest Waterstones. It can be seen as soon as you exit the tube at Piccadilly Circus. The shop is open from 9am to 9pm everyday, except for Sundays where it’s open 12pm – 6pm.

In fact, Waterstones’ website the shop is “Europe’s largest bookshop” with “over eight miles of bookshelves” accordin

Bookstagram Accounts to Follow

Aside from The Girl and The City of Books, there are so many amazing bookstagram and cinematic pov storytelling accounts to follow on Instagram, from story prompts to cosplays, re-enactments, visuals and reviews.

Here’s are my top seven to follow, they are definitely worth a follow, and if you have or know of any other Bookstagram accounts, comment below on this post.

I am in love with her posts, and her amazing cosplays and acting inspired by fantasy romance and adventure book series such as

Fictional Men

To be a reader, is to fall in love with a hundred different people in books, so you never settle for anything less then genuine love in the real the world. Authors may a way of projecting what we’re looking for and what we want from love in reality through characters on ink and paper.

Fictional crushes are the new celebrity crushes, characters can make you fall in love with them and the art of reading, whilst helping you on your journey to one day find that life, that love, that purpose you des
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