Separating The Book From The Author

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In light of recent events and news articles (the specifics are not something i’m going to be going in to in this post), i wanted to talk a little about about the separation between an author and their books. If we should have that divide, if it’s morally right or if anyone even wants to.

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LGBTQ+ Book Club – November 2019

image1This was our last book club of the year and it was truly a great way to finish our LGBTQ+ reads of 2019! In November we read All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle and we had lots of fantastic feedback about it. The book is a contemporary YA magical realism with historical chapters too…I won’t say too much about that but it’s a great mix of genres! It was a great read and the first I, and many others at book club, have read of her books (excluding short pieces in anthologies).

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November 2019 Wrap-Up

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Shock horror, the last two posts i’ve uploaded have been wrap-ups. If that doesn’t prove how little spare time i have had i don’t know what will. As i’ve said before, my new job is taking it out of me, and instead of blogging i’ve been actually reading. Hopefully this month i will pick back up blogging, i’ve really missed it. For now, here’s what a read in November.

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October 2019 Wrap-Up

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My October wrap-up is a whole lot later than it usually is. I’ve had some time off writing for the blog because honestly everything just got a little too much for me. My mental health hasn’t been the best and the pressure of a new job along with blog work has just been too much to balance. That all being said, i had quite a good reading month in October!

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LGBTQ+ Book Club – October 2019

image1First off, apologies for this being over a week later than normal! To be honest, it’s probably only been me bothered by this but even so! In October we read Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand which is the first horror we’ve read at book club. It’s a YA horror with multiple LGBTQ+ representations and it felt quite different in many ways to anything we have read before, and anything I’ve read personally to be honest.  Continue reading

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett – Blogtober

*The book talked about in this post was gifted by Pengiun

Full Disclosure had been on my watch list for some time, so when it came around to Pengiun offering ARCs, i had very big grabby hands towards those copies. It felt like something that should be incredibly important in the YA world at the moment, and iw anted the chance to share it with everyone.

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Reasons to Stay Alive play – Blogtober

Last night we went to see the Reasons to Stay Alive play at HOME in Manchester. We were aware of this a while back when we saw Matt Haig on his tour of Notes on a Nervous Planet and of course me and Sarah had to book tickets! Read on for a little opinion post about the play. Continue reading