• Reading Reminiscence

    27 August, 2014

    For some people, a love of reading develops later on in life, but I’ve always loved reading. I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages now, but I’ve never got around to it. Finally, I’m going to reminisce on my reading life so far! I’ve always been extremely intellectual, reading massive tomes right from…

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  • My Blogging Manifesto

    20 August, 2014

      I, Lucy Powrie, blogger behind Queen of Contemporary, hereby declare that I will… 1. Write with passion I want to write with full belief in the topic I’m talking about and convey that passion. 2. Share the love Sharing the blog and book love is one of the things I love most about blogging.…

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  • REVIEW: Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton

    13 August, 2014

    Do you know that feeling when you read a book and you’re a bit numb after reading it because you have no feelings on it at all? I hate that feeling. I hate pouring my time into a book, only for it not to deliver anything at all. Luckily, Starring Kitty made me feel the complete opposite. Starring…

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  • REVIEW: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

    20 May, 2014

    What can I say about Solitaire that will convey my thoughts on just how perfect it is? I’ve been eagerly anticipating reading it for months now and so I started it as soon as I opened the parcel containing it. Solitaire tells the story of Victoria Spring, whose hobbies include sleeping, blogging and drinking diet…

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  • Lucy Recommends… [2] – The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

    21 February, 2014

    Lucy Recommends… is a feature aiming to persuade you to read a particular book, genre or series.  This time I’m going to be featuring the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, which I think you should all read. There are many mixed reviews, so it’s not everyone’s type of book, but I do see more…

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  • The Multiple Copy Obsession

    19 February, 2014

    I’m a sucker for gorgeous books, I really am. There’s obviously not a problem with this; I do tend to judge books by their covers before I read them, but sometimes something overcomes me and I need to buy more and more copies of books. One is never enough! If you’ve watched any of my…

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  • On Supporting Your Favourite Blogs

    16 February, 2014

    You may have seen me talking on Twitter about the importance of supporting your favourite blogs, and I wanted to expand on that here. With the rise of popular platforms such as YouTube, blogging is being overshadowed. With YouTubers who talk about books, or ‘booktubers,’ gaining tens of thousands of subscribers, it can sometimes feel…

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