Proud Read-along Wrap Up & Book Club

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You may have noticed that we had a read-along running across our social medias between the 11th and the 22nd of March. This was all in aid of celebrating the wonderful release of Proud, a new LGBTQ+ anthology from Stripes, which was curated by Juno Dawson and includes a whole host of great YA authors and some wonderful illustrators.

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What Proud Means To Us – Proud Blog Tour

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We were asked by Charlie at Stripes Publishing to be a part of the blog tour for Proud. Blog Tours are not something we get involved with a whole bunch anymore, but how could we pass up the opportunity to talk about one of our favourite books of the last year?

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Blogger Spotlight – LoisReadsBooks

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We want to start a blogger spotlight on the blog, highlighting other bloggers that we absolutely love and people that we want to support more. Whether we really love their work, are inspired by them or really love them as a friend and feel like they need more recognition, we want to highlight what they’re doing and push them a little more with a segment on our blog.

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Stripes EqualiTea Event – A Very Bookish Weekend

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The last weekend in January was a really fun one for us, filled with loads of bookish things. A few months ago, we got invited to the Stripes EqualiTea event. The event was to promote Proud, their new LGBTQ+ anthology, along with some other exciting releases that Stripes have in store for us in 2019. As soon as we got invited, we jumped on the chance to go. The following day, we also had our semi-regular meeting with the Manchester Bloggers group. It was an incredibly bookish weekend.

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What We Are Excited For – YALC 2018

YALC IS THIS WEEK. SOS. YALC IS THIS WEEK.

This has come round so fast in the last few months, I’m sat in shock that in just three days we’ll be travelling down to YALC with our friends and getting prepped for the weekend. Last year doesn’t seem so long ago now that the next is on the horizon.

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Akemi Dawn Bowman Interview

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A few weeks ago, we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of debut novel, Starfish. It’s a beautifully written book which has difficult and heavy themes, such as abuse and mental health struggles. It also features some wonderfully positive relationships too however. I absolutely fell in love with the book when I read it and it is definitely one of my all time favourites. This is the transcript of the interview! Continue reading