No matter which genre of fiction you look to in a bookstore, it’s more than likely you’ll find romance somewhere in the plot. Whether it be a contemporary, fantasy, Sci-Fi or historical fiction, it’s not uncommon for the main protagonist to fall in love, adding another layer of drama to the story. But with aContinue Reading “Why is romance so common in books?”
With recent statistics showing that ebook sales have decreased, while sales of print books have increased once again, we decided to chat about out preferred format of reading.
With book conventions, author signings, book photography shoots and more, it’s not uncommon to see people dressed as their favourite book characters. With a lot of them being deemed cosplay specially made for the occasion, the outfits tend to be energetic and noticeable, letting all who have read the book know exactly who they are.Continue Reading “Character Inspired Outfits”
People who think the Young Adult genre is inadequate, or should not be classed as literature, should think again. Over the years, many news articles have been released arguing against the quality of YA books, criticising their affect on teenagers and adults alike. While Young Adult books are typically marketed towards teenagers, the only keyContinue Reading “Stigma Against YA | “Teenage culture is looked down upon so often that it eventually becomes laughable.””
In companion to my latest post – Glamorising Mental Health – here’s a short podcast recommending books with good mental health representation. Books Mentioned: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon UnderContinue Reading “Book Recommendations: Mental Health Representation”
Mental Health is an important topic, one that we are constantly encouraged to talk about in everyday life. Where it once stood as a taboo subject, more and more people are sharing their experiences with mental health. In doing so, there is an ever-growing demand for mental health to be discussed across all forms ofContinue Reading “Glamorising Mental Health”
In the book community, self-published books have often had to battle against stigma. With the lack of a traditional publishing team supporting the book through its many stages, many people often take this to mean the book is not as high quality as most. But over the years, it’s becoming apparent that the stigma againstContinue Reading “Stigma Against Self Publishing”
Samantha Shannon, UK author of the fantasy series The Bone Season, recently visited Sheffield as part of a book signing event for her third book in the series, The Song Rising. The first book – The Bone Season – is about a world where clairvoyants exist, but in London, being clairvoyant is illegal – aContinue Reading “An Evening With Samantha Shannon”