The Teensgate Blogger Netowork is a blogger event run in Waterstones Deansgate by the lovely Kimi. She’s honestly a star to put these events together. In fact lets be real, she’s the first feminist icon to be featured here.
Each event is sponsored by a publisher who provide us with ARCs, goodies, and often questions for us to discuss. Previously I got to read and review Love, Simon and Ella Black thanks to Penguin. Keep reading to find out more about this recent event and what I hauled.
This time DK Publishers were the sponsors of the event with the theme “FEMINISM IS…”. They provided copies of Feminism Is.., The Feminism Book, Women: Our History, and the two I picked up – Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play and Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World.
Now, I haven’t read the two I picked up yet – that would be a very quick turn around for me. However, I’ve had a flick through the Women in Gaming one and I recognised a few names which made me happy (Ashly Birch and Rhi Pratchett to name two – both of who I admire a lot and love the work they’ve done in the gaming world).
Even without reading these I’m glad they exist as they’re very Me kinda books. I’m not a huge reader of non-fiction and whilst I’m a feminist (as y’all should be this day and age) I wasn’t sure I’d find a book that I would be able to pick up and really sink my teeth into. But no, we need no worry as DK have their topics covered and perfectly appealed to my tastes too.
We also got a tote bag, coaster, pen, a poster, and a little notebook which I can already see coming in very hand for some note-taking pre-bujo writing.
As a discussion point for the meeting DK asked us “Who is your feminist icon?”
I decided to keep theme with my two choices. From video games I picked Lara Croft, I’m particularly fond of the Tomb Raider (2013) game that Rhi Pratchett worked on. Jen Bartel was my pick for the female superheroes theme as she’s illustrated her fair few, though realistically its her amazing work that keeps me inspired daily. If you’ve seen my “Support Your Local Girl Gang” top or “Dead Men Don’t Cat Call” pin then you’ve seen Jen’s work!
I gotta stay On Brand, right?
Yes, finally, of course I couldn’t forget the girls that make up the Teensgate group. They really do make my day whenever I get to meet up and talk with them, they’re such a supportive group who encourage me to strive to be better too.
To continue with the support I want to be able to link up other posts that go live from this event so watch this space as I’ll add in the others.
But for now, its Lois Reads Books post that I’ll feature here and encourage you go and check out!
Update: Here is Beths post
I did also haul a few others books whilst at the event but honestly I think I might actually do a January book haul next week (*fingers crossed* if I have the time) because theres so many awesome books I got this month that it would be a shame not to grow your TBR piles too!
Also considering a run down on the 13 books I read this month too…
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