Maisie Scott

Maisie Scott


How to read when you have no time

How to read when you have no time

Deadlines and exams are upon us and it can be difficult to find the time to read, so the books section have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you read and unwind
In conversation with Catalog Bookshop

In conversation with Catalog Bookshop

Catalog Bookshop is a mobile bookshop currently based outside MMU on Oxford Road. Check out their range of periodicals and merchandise
‘Being trans and doing trans’ in Detransition, Baby

‘Being trans and doing trans’ in Detransition, Baby

Detransition Baby has faced online hate from conservative groups in the form of an open letter, but that only intensifies the importance of the novel so consider it a must-read for 2021.
Motherwell: identity, industry and independence

Motherwell: identity, industry and independence

Motherwell was published in 2020 following the death of the Guardian journalist Deborah Orr in 2019. The memoir is a reflection on Orr’s upbringing in Scotland and relationship with her mother.
Industry insight: Comma Press talk publishing

Industry insight: Comma Press talk publishing

Comma Press chat to us about their upcoming ‘Publishing Conference’ event, how to pursue a career in publishing and the joys of working at a small press
‘Queer villainy’ and domestic abuse: In The Dream House

‘Queer villainy’ and domestic abuse: In The Dream House

Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir and collection of essays titled In The Dream House charts her own experiences of domestic abuse within a queer relationship.
Books storage solutions that aren’t past their shelf life

Books storage solutions that aren’t past their shelf life

Check out our five books storage solution ideas which are budget-friendly and suitable for any student home
How to get over a reading slump: 5 tips and 5 books

How to get over a reading slump: 5 tips and 5 books

The books section of the Mancunion have collaborated together to share our tips and recommendations to help you get over a reading slump.
Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
‘I like big books and I cannot lie’: Behind the bookstagram

‘I like big books and I cannot lie’: Behind the bookstagram

Books and Instagram are an unlikely match but bookstagrams continue to grow in popularity in the UK. We spotlight another account for the second article in our series on UK based bookstagrams.
2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long-list: Burnt Sugar

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long-list: Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar is the debut novel by Avni Doshi. The book has just been recognised by the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long list, and it deserves a spot on the shortlist.
The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown

The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown

Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.
International Women’s Day: the writers who inspire us

International Women’s Day: the writers who inspire us

The books section have come together to consider the female writers who have inspired us for International Women’s Day
Luster: millennials, modern love and matriarchs

Luster: millennials, modern love and matriarchs

Maisie Scott reviews Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster and sees what all the literary hype is about.
LGBTQIA+ history month spotlight: All Men Want to Know

LGBTQIA+ history month spotlight: All Men Want to Know

Maisie Scott spotlights All Men Want to Know by Nina Bouraoui for LGBTQIA+ history month.
Seven books to read this Valentine’s day

Seven books to read this Valentine’s day

The books section have collaborated to provide a list of seven books to read this Valentine’s day.
Dissecting Boy Parts by Eliza Clark

Dissecting Boy Parts by Eliza Clark

Eliza Clarke’s debut novel Boy Parts follows an anti-heroine as she navigates her photography career, personal relationships, and violent impulses
Ghosting, ghosters and ghostees in Dolly Alderton’s Ghosts

Ghosting, ghosters and ghostees in Dolly Alderton’s Ghosts

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton delves into the world of online dating, experiences of modern love and ghosting
12 books for Christmas

12 books for Christmas

The books section have created the ultimate Christmas book buying guide. Check out what we are recommending this Christmas
Marcus Rashford MBE has launched a reading campaign

Marcus Rashford MBE has launched a reading campaign

Marcus Rashford MBE has just launched a book deal with Macmillan books, and he is running a books campaign over his social media channels to give children access to literature

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