I admit, right now it's 8:47 the night before this post is supposed to air, and at this time, I have no idea what I'm writing about. So, why not make a humorous, somewhat salty screenplay highlighting the #booksfortrade hashtag on Twitter? I'll talk more in depth about some of the topics I'm trying to … Continue reading Me, Scrolling through #BooksForTrade: A Screenplay
Today's post is something light fun and very reader-oriented, because I want to know What are some of the weirdest things you've ever used for a bookmark? This is about those moments in need when you've left the house and started a book and am a decent way through it and drat! You don't have … Continue reading Unconventional Bookmarks: How Far Will You Go?
Alright, look. You know the sayings about kids being overly honest or whatever? Well, this is an instance where I'm calling you adults out. #sorrynotsorry Even though I'm a teen, not technically a "kid," teen books still falls under #kidlit so teenagers must still qualify as kids. Semantics. Anyways, sometimes things in the book community are … Continue reading Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)
I preemptively apologize for how US centric this post is, but also I'm the type of person who likes to torture myself reading about cons I could never go to and plan trips that will never happen (aka me watching the ALA posts last weekend) and I thought I'd never make it to BookCon, but … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)
As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community
When I first heard about Always Forever Maybe, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. It wasn't just the pretty, dripping paint cover that caught my eye. It was also how this book continues to spark a discourse that is really important and necessary in the scope of all of today's YA … Continue reading Abusive Relationships in YA Fiction and Why It’s Important to Talk About Them: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi Blog Tour (+ Giveaway!)
If this post ends up being too long and there's only one thing you want to take from it, the answer is NO. Now, for the elaboration & nuances to this answer (because the real answer is actually a little more elaborate and not so cut & dry), here's some of the thinking behind it. … Continue reading Should I Add a Wattpad Book to Goodreads?
Today I wanted to talk about something super important and that I find very relevant to the current book community, and that is copyright laws & the art you are selling. I'm not that familiar with what leads people to opening shops, but I feel like a lot of the time, bookish merch sellers aren't completely … Continue reading An Open Letter to Bookish Merch Sellers
A couple weeks ago, I came across a conundrum. I had read a book, and there were people of color featured in it, but it felt unequivocally white. There were some characters of color, but they were trussed up in medieval style clothing and medieval culture with lords and ladies and princes, princesses, too-tight corsets, … Continue reading What Qualifies as “Diverse”?
Due to recent controversy, I've got another discussion post here for you today, with the prompt of how do we distinguish between young adult, new adult, and adult fiction? Recently, the lines between the genres (and the dying NA genre) have been blurring as adult fiction writers write YA and YA authors write adult and Sarah … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction