To celebrate release week for The Rules by Tracy Darnton, we have hopped on to the blog tour with a whole host of excellent bloggers. Tracy has kindly written a post for us about advent calendars and how they are used in her newly released YA thriller. We both adored her story The Letter in I’ll Be Home For Christmas the anthology, so thought it would be the best way to celebrate the connection between both of those stories. For now, we will hand you over to Tracy.
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June has been a BUSY month. Which means i’ve had little time to read. I’ve officially ended my lockdown and have been back in work for the whole month, and whereas it’s been successful and a whole bunch of fun, it’s left little time for much else. I’ve been reading where i could, and have made my way through some audiobooks in June. Here’s what i’ve been reading…
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We’ve officially made it to 800 posts on The Little Contemporary Corner and we thought we would celebrate by doing a little Q&A. We asked for questions on social media and received more than we anticipated! Thank you so much to everyone who sent us questions and thank you to everyone who supports our blog, whether you’ve read 1 blog post or 50, we appreciate you so much and it means a lot that people enjoy our content. Continue reading “An Interview With Us! Our 800th Post”
I finally got round to reading Queenie and I truly loved it. I got through it pretty quickly as I found it to be such a page turner. I’ve been meaning to read it for so long and it truly did not disappoint. If you want to hear some of my thoughts on the book, check it out below. There will be some spoilers in this review!
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As we’re all still technically in lockdown, i have officially been in the house for the whole of May. I thought this would help with my book buying habits, but it didn’t really. I’ve half been buying books because it helps me get through being at home, and half been strict with myself because i want to get some books from my backlist read.
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We wanted to write a post highlighting some books by Black authors that both/one of us have read, ones that we own and want to read, and ones we are currently reading. It’s so important to support Black creators not just now but always. Both Sarah and I want to do better and are taking meaningful action to do so. At the start of this list we have linked some articles and blog posts by Black people recommending books by Black authors as well as some lists of films to watch to educate yourself. We will also share in this list some resources for the Black Lives Matter movement, including links to donations and petitions, educational resources and info for protestors. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we vow to do better to help the Black community in any way we can.
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What a month May has been. I’ve spent the entirity of it indoors, as i imagine most people have, and i’ve gotten a lot of reading done! Also, so much has happened blog-wise and book-wise! We started our Shelf Help readathon, teaming up with Jaz and Sharn to bring you two weeks of reading and self care. We hope you joined in! Also May brought Blog Every Day May, which honestly, we had nothing better to do whilst in the house so have been smashing out some blog posts.
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