At the end of October, we got the amazing opportunity to interview Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera before their event about their co-written novel, What If It’s Us. It was such a brilliant day and I loved being surrounded by others who love their stories. I feel so lucky that we got the chance to do this as they have both written stories that I completely adore so it was lovely to be able to chat to them about their joint one! Keep reading for the interview (by two best friends, for two best friends – wholesome!) Continue reading “Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Interview”
International Women’s Day 2018
We usually like to celebrate International Women’s Day bookishly at The Little Contemporary Corner. You can see one of our past posts HERE which i really enjoyed creating. This year to celebrate i wanted to pull together a list of women authors that i love and admire.
Kass Morgan – An Underrated Author (Blogmas)
Big authors are constantly talked about on book blogs, Twitter accounts and YouTube, and there is very little room for some underrated but also known authors it seems. During Blogmas i want to highlight a few of the authors that i absolutely adore that i feel are incredibly underrated. The first one i would like to talk about is Kass Morgan.
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A Change is Gonna Come – Waterstones Event
Yesterday, I had the chance to go to an event at Manchester Waterstones all about the BAME anthology, A Change is Gonna Come. If you follow our blog here or over on Twitter you will have most likely seen that we read this for our read-along two weeks ago (if not, how on earth have you missed it?) Five of the twelve authors were speaking at the event, four of which are new voices and their story in this anthology is their first published work! This made for such interesting conversations and also made it feel more relatable in many ways. The authors on the panel were Tanya Byrne, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello and Aisha Bushby! Also, a big thanks to Charlie from Stripes Publishing who led the questions and was also really lovely to meet!
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International Women’s Day – Inspiring Female Authors
Happy International Women’s Day! In case you didn’t know, this is the day when women can celebrate women, what we’ve achieved, what we will achieve and strong beings like ourselves! It’s wonderful. In celebration of this day, we have pulled together a whole host of ladies talking about their most inspirational female authors. Get yourselves comfortable because this could be a long post…
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Under-Read and Over-Represented
When i was looking over my shelves i realised that i have a lot of books by a lot of authors, but magically haven’t read too much buy them. I think a lot of people get in to the habit of buying books by popular authors and forgetting they have five other copies of their work, un-read on their shelves. I am definitely one of those people. It’s easy to get in to a habit of buying a lot of books by one author when you’ve heard they’re really good, you check a few months later and you have seven books by someone and haven’t read one. Here’s my under-read and over-represented list.
If you’ve not heard already (sarcasm), we went to YALC this year! Me and Sophie both had an amazing time and cannot wait to return next year. In case you didn’t know, YALC is the Young Adult Literature Convention created by (Queen) Malorie Blackman. It was put in place so that readers of YA literature could have a place where they can celebrate their books with other readers. So that’s exactly what we did. Here’s my round up of our whole day so you can see what we got up to!