The Blog Catcher #1: Charlieinabook & MassiveHassle

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Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts, which I am tentatively saying will appear every Thursday for the forseeable future. The Blog Catcher is my way of sharing the great blogs I stumble upon/read regularly with you guys! Each entry will feature two or three blogs and this is the first. How exciting!

As this is the first, I thought I would feature people who I know who also happen to have brilliant blogs.

Charlieinabook is run by Charlotte Morris, who also writes reviews on MuggleNet and creates content for InclusiveMinds. As you may be able to tell by the name, it has a lot to do with books but not just books: publishing. Charlie goes to all sorts of wonderful publishing events and writes about them in her blog, the latest being held at The Story Museum about Fairy tales!

Under her belt, Charlie has lots of great internships and experiences, from David Fickling Books to Headline, including a day assisting Neil Gaiman, of which I am insanely jealous. Her blog is a great place to haunt if you love Young Adult and Children’s fiction, especially inclusive fiction, and marketing/publicity/social media greatness. She’s also incredibly good at live tweeting, giving her a follow on Twitter is highly recommended too.

The second blog is very different and run by Marianne, MassiveHassle.com is a feminist goldmine. She writes very candidly about things that matter, a recent post wrote honestly about her attitude towards her body and how that attitude came to be – Marianne’s blogs really get you thinking. They can be snarky or serious but they’re always entertaining to read.

She doesn’t just blog, she also creates various link farms (one of which introduced me to the beauty that is Mary Lambert), sharing things she finds interesting, which I have found I find interesting too! If you’re interested in pop-culture, gender, feminism and a bit of healthy fangirlism then MassiveHassle is your kind of place. Plus, she collects fictional maps – who doesn’t love a good map?

If you have any blogs you think I should check out, let me know in the comments! I always love recommendations. If you have a blog, I’d love to see that too!

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