Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

This week’s prompt for TTT was actually “Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit”, but as it’s Black History Month in the UK this month I wanted to give you all some recommendations for that instead. Last year for a TTT prompt on favourite British fiction, I shared a list of diverse British fiction in response to the numerous lists which focused overwhelmingly on whitewashed and middle-class Britishness.

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ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

TITLE: Trans Teen Survival Guide
AUTHOR: Owl and Fox Fisher
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2018; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: advice book for young trans people, transitioning, resources
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, trans men, trans women
CONTENT NOTICES:
use of explicit sexual terms when talking about sex, in-depth information about surgeries and surgical techniques, illustration of a needle and pills (p88), diagram of intermuscular injection (p86)

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Top 10 Tuesday | Genres I Hated at School

Top 10 Tuesday | Genres I Hated at School

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

I haven’t done a TTT for a very long time and hadn’t been planning on doing one today. However, after reading Kate’s fantastic ‘best contemporaries set in school‘ TTT list (and her inquiring so nicely as to whether I was doing it this week) I thought I’d join in this week. The prompt for this week was ‘back to school/learning freebie’ and thought it’d be interesting to share with you all some of my most hated genres (and books!) that I actually really love now!

So, let’s get started…

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The Sunday Post | Post-Con Feels

The Sunday Post | Post-Con Feels

Hello friends, welcome to The Sunday Post – a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer to share all the weekly news and feels!

I’ve fallen a bit behind with blogging again but I have a legitimate reason this time – post-con emotions. Last weekend (10-12th August) I embarked on my yearly holiday at Nine Worlds – a fun and geeky convention where we talk (sing and quiz) about all things fandom! Nine Worlds is always the highlight of my year. It’s the only convention I go to, it’s the only holiday we go on, and it’s been a life-changing event for me. I’ve made so many wonderful friends who I honestly couldn’t imagine not having in my life now, it’s helped me to build so much confidence around socializing with people, and it’s been amazing for my academic progression. I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at Nine Worlds for the past 3 years in a row on all kinds of topics and it has been amazing to speak to people who enjoy my panels. It’s a platform that I would never have otherwise had and I continue to be so thankful to Nine Worlds for all the great things it has given me.

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ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

TITLE: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
AUTHOR: edited by Jennifer Patterson
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2016; Riverdale Avenue Books
GENRE: Non-fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: non-fiction, anthology, advocacy and activism, radical organizing
REPRESENTATION: queer authors, non-binary, trans women, trans men, cis queer women, women of colour, people of colour, survivors, mental illness (not complete list)
CONTENT NOTICES: pretty much everything you can think of – rape, sexual violence, incest, child abuse, eating disorders, BDSM, institutional violence, suicide attempts, physical violence, racism, racialized violence, neglect, emotional abuse, domestic abuse.

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