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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Studytube Appreciation

Chat HeaderOver the past few months, I’ve found myself falling into a new interest in the form of Studytube. I’ve shocked myself as I’ve never been someone who subscribes to YouTubers or even watches them regularly. I watch a few Booktube videos every now and then but I’m not great at keeping up with them and it’s not very often I watch them as they are posted. Finding Studytube has been a slight revelation for me and has inspired me greatly learn new things and discovering new projects to work on. Continue reading “Studytube Appreciation”

Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe – Review (Sarah)

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It’s come to the end of the second month for our second book of Book Club! For the last two months we’ve been reading Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe. Our next book starts on the 1st of July, (we’ll reveal that at the end of the post) so make sure you get your hands on it to join in our read-along for that one! Also don’t forget to use the hashtag #TLCCBookClub on Twitter to let us know you’re reading along!

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BEDM: Doing It! by Hannah Witton – Live Tour and Book Review

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I started watching Hannah Witton on YouTube just over six months ago and she’s one of about four YouTubers I watch. I find her content really fun and interesting as well as educational – something which I haven’t usually found before! It’s kind of important to note here that I don’t usually watch many YouTubers – I’m certain there are many engaging and educational people but I just haven’t watched and expanded my knowledge of them! I’ve read her book, Doing It!, and watched her live show so this post is kind of a two in one review; I think it will be good to review them in relation to each other!  Continue reading “BEDM: Doing It! by Hannah Witton – Live Tour and Book Review”

Favourite ‘BookTubers’

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I think what enhanced my obsession with books was my addiction to YouTube. I discovered the magical world of YouTube pretty late in my life (I think I was about 19) and suddenly became obsessed with people talking about books on there! There are so many incredible ‘BookTubers’ who host giveaways, record hauls, reviews and anything else you can image in front of a camera. Watching BookTuber’s is a pass time which allows me to relax but still think about novels and get me excited to read. After all, we all want to be excited to read!

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All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

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Carrie Fletcher drew people in to her world of writing with her release of All I Know Now earlier this year. It wasn’t quite an advice book, or a self-help book. It was a reflection of her own life with anecdotes that you could probably learn from yourself. As stated herself it was a wondering on ‘growing up gracefully.’

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