October 2020 Wrap-Up

I didn’t fully realise how much i had read in October until i sat down to write my wrap up. I can hardly believe there are two months left of 2020, and not long left to continue with my reading goals for the year!

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Crime Readathon Update

Hello hello! I haven’t posted much recently and haven’t been on Twitter and Instagram as much as I would like but I am back with a post for our Crime Readathon which is still going on until this Sunday. There’s still chance for you to join in, so pick up a crime book and join us! Read on to find out what I’ve read so far and what I plan on getting finished by Sunday.

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Agent Zaiba Investigates The Missing Diamonds by Annabelle Sami

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book by the publisher.

This is one of the middle-grade books i’ve had my eye on for quite some time. I remember back in Feburary almost picking this up in a train station book shop (remember those things?!) and then immediately regretting not doing. It slipped out from my mind for a while until we announced our Crime readthon, hosted with Lois, and the lovely Charlie at Little Tiger offered to send us a copy to review.

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Mini Reviews Of Recent Reads

I don’t think i’ve ever done a mini review post before, bringing together some smaller reviews from books i’ve read recently. Admittedly, these are books that i just don’t have too much to talk about, but i want to let you all know about them and give them the time they deserve. So here are a few reads i’ve read recently and what i thought!

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Crime Readathon Book Recs

Ourselves and the lovely Lois of LoisReadsBooks announced a readathon we set up which begins this month, from the 25th October until 8th November 2020. It’s a Crime Readathon as we want to expand our reading of the crime genre and it’s various subgenres. We have created a little spreadsheet of some recommendations and suggestions where you could find some books for your readathon TBR!

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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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