Let’s Talk About Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

This post isn’t necessarily going to be a review, however you might take some of my opinions to be a drastic ‘please don’t pick up this book!’ There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Florence Given recently, and whereas I’m not completely clued up on it, before this I had seen her book becoming more and more popular. When I found it on Kindle for 99p as opposed to the usual hardback price, i figured i’d give it a go.

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Why I Haven’t Made 2021 Reading Resolutions

For the past couple of years, I’ve made reading resolutions in January about the kinds of books I want to read that year. It’s included things like finish a specific series, read more non-fiction, and finally finish Anna Karenina (which I actually did do last year!). 2021 is different however and I wanted to write about my slightly different approach to reading this year…

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The Issue of Fetishising Queer Characters in YA

The fetishisation of MLM (men loving men) has long been an issue – particularly in fandoms – and there has been a lot of discourse around this and the inappropriate sexualisation of teenagers in the YA and bookish community recently. This is a huge topic, and way more than we could ever cover in one post, but it’s something that must continue to be discussed. Content warning: fetishisation, hypersexualisation, homophobia.

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Something We Should ALL Know

Primarily, yes we talk about books here. We are a book blog, discussing everything bookish. But with that, sometimes comes other issues. For example, me and Sophie are both in the LGBTQ+ community, which leaves us very open to what is happening in that community. Another thing that is involved with being in the Bookish community is authors, and bloggers, and the relationships between the two.

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