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#BookADayUK / Favourite Austen Brontë character
I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time three and a half years ago and I actually cannot remember how I felt about the characters! I haven’t even watched my two DVD adaptations – clearly a re-read and TV marathon is in order. I’ve picked my favourite Charlotte Brontë character instead. It’s been two years since I first read Jane Eyre, but I still get excited talking about it and I still think Jane is a wonderful character – independent, honest, blunt and dignified.

Hey Stacey :) Hope you're doing well. I just had a quick question. I have an internship at Hodder books next week, and they've told me there's no dress code, but if I chose to dress smart, I wouldn't look like a sore thumb. I just wanted to ask what would be the best dress option? Go for comfortable clothes, or dress sharp throughout to make a better impression?

Asked by Anonymous

I’m not really one for dressing super smart. I don’t even own a suit. I go for ‘smart casual’ (which is generally how people in publishing dress, but they might go a bit smarter for a meeting or an event) and normally wear slim black trousers + a nice top (maybe a pretty cami with a cardigan, or a smart jumper) or a dress (not a really formal dress, but not a summer dress either, normally dark colours but that’s probably personal preference!) with a cardigan and tights.

If you’re in publicity or marketing you might end up posting out a lot of books so I’d say dress comfortably! I think you’re more likely to make a good impression if you’re really friendly, efficient, careful and enthusiastic!
I’m probably closest to 'Emma's outfit selection', wearing dark jeans on a Thursday/Friday.

Good luck with your internship :)

#BookADayUK / A book that gave you hopeI said in my review of Two Boys Kissing: ‘We have come far – during David Levithan’s Every Day event, where he also read a passage from Two Boys Kissing, he said he wouldn’t have been able to write it ten years ago – but we’ve not come far enough.’ But the fact that he was talking about this book at Waterstones Piccadilly, one of the largest bookshops in Europe, gives me hope that things will continue to change for the better.

#BookADayUK / A book that gave you hope
I said in my review of Two Boys Kissing: ‘We have come far – during David Levithan’s Every Day event, where he also read a passage from Two Boys Kissing, he said he wouldn’t have been able to write it ten years ago – but we’ve not come far enough.’ But the fact that he was talking about this book at Waterstones Piccadilly, one of the largest bookshops in Europe, gives me hope that things will continue to change for the better.