Recently, well, a while ago to be honest, my good friend Charlotte atWonderfully Bookish created the What Makes Me Pick Up A Book Tag. I find it so interesting to see why people pick up books and their reasons for reading books. I think i’m pretty basic to be honest and my answers for this will be quite standard, but we shall see how i fair against everyone else!
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I have a strange relationship with fandoms and struggle to find words to describe how I feel. The best representation I have ever seen of fandoms is in Alice Oseman’s works, particularly I Was Born For This and Radio Silence. I co-read Radio Silence with a few friends recently and we all decided to write a different post celebrating Alice and her work (which we obviously all love!). I decided I had to write about the portrayal of fandoms – it’s a topic I’m very passionate about and I couldn’t wait to write down my thoughts. Continue reading “The Fantastic Way Alice Oseman Writes Fandoms”
I’ve spent a lot of my time in the last couple of years thinking about Alice Oseman’s novels. It’s really hard not to when she writes wonderful stories with wonderful detailing that is hardly ever recognised. Recently, me and some friends co-read Radio Silence and i’ve been thinking about it since.
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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by the publisher
When you see a book that just looks incredibly gay and cute, is there any reason not to pick it up, really? I am ALWAYS here for an LGBTQ+ romance, or any LGBTQ+ books. So when We Are Totally Normal was pitched to me, i knew i had to learn about Nandan and Dave and their awkward teenagerhood.
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Our LGBTQ+ Book Club has been on hold a little at the moment due to COVID-19 and everything going on at the moment. I miss it very much, particularly chatting with everyone and having in-depth discussions about various queer books! I thought I’d share some of my personal favourites we have read so far. Continue reading “Favourite Reads of LGBTQ+ Book Club”
Hello lovely people! Today is a very hot day in Manchester (a true rarity) and I’m lucky enough to have a garden so I can sit out in the sun to read and write. We set up an Instagram for our blog around 18 months ago now and I am truly so glad we did. I personally really like Instagram the most out of all the social media platforms out there. I find it to be the most positive, which is heavily down to who you choose to follow, and I enjoy that is is so visual. I’ve been thinking a bit about bookstagram lately and wanted to write my thoughts down. Continue reading “My Relationship with Bookstagram”
I know we have both uploaded our TBRs for the Shelf Help Readathon today and you’ve probably read a similar line to this in Sarah’s post but in case you missed it, we are co-hosting a readathon with our pals Jaz and Sharn! I know we helped create it but I really love it and I’m so excited to start. Read on for a reminder of the details and to see what my reading intentions are for the readathon! Continue reading “Sophie’s Shelf Help Readathon TBR”