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.Continue reading “The Issue of Fetishising Queer Characters in YA”
We are so excited to announce our Crime Readathon which we are hosting along with the wonderful Lois of Lois Reads Books! We have been wanting to do this for a long while now and we finally found the time to bring it to fruition! Read on to find out more about it and how you can get involved.Continue reading “Crime Readathon Announcement”
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”
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.
Our good friend, blog designer and fellow U.K. book blogger, Lois, has sat down with us to answer some interview style questions. We love her designs for rebranding our blog, and we wanted to talk to her more about graphic design, and her process for designing. It’s been incredibly lovely to watch Lois grow as a designer, so keep reading for her process.
A few months ago, Sarah and I co-read All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher – we figured it would also be good to review it as well as use a recipe from it! We can tell you now that the Victoria sponge recipe is pretty damn great. The book needs a little more discussion however so dive in to see my thoughts on it.
The two of us at The Little Contemporary Corner have recently watched a BBC Two series called Trigonometry and we absolutely adore it. It’s a fantastic show focusing on three people who develop a deep connection and fall in love with each other, depicting a positive and diverse representation of polyamory. We don’t normally write about TV shows but we both love it so much we had to write about it! Continue reading “Trigonometry BBC Two Review”