What To Do When Diverse Books Are Problematic This post is inspired by Everything, Everything, and the new movie release. Maybe some people don't know, but the book is deeply problematic, and many decide to gloss over the problematic aspects because the book is diverse. I think this has to be the big elephant in … Continue reading PSA: Diverse Books Can Be Problematic
DON'T Hello, everyone! I thought I would use this post today to try to unpack some of the common excuses used by people to defend problematic posts. Note: I will not tolerate rudeness in the comments. Let’s Begin! 1- Ignorance - “[The author] didn’t know!” Why it’s not an excuse: Look, I’m sorry, but ignorance … Continue reading So You Want to Excuse a Problematic Book, Huh?
Hi, lovely readers! Prepare yourselves for a rambly discussion post! I write this post as a lot of things keep going on in both Instagram and Twitter regarding the harmful behavior in the book community. Whenever something happens in regards to a book, one of the arguments you’ll hear the most is “It’s just a … Continue reading It’s Not Just a Story: When Things Get Personal
Can a character do bad things and still be likable? I write this post as I'm in the middle of reading The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. One of my absolutely favorite characters is The Darkling. I won't go into much detail, but what I'll tell you is that The Darkling is evil, twisted, wicked, … Continue reading On Loving “Evil” Characters: A Discussion
Hi, everyone! It's been a long time since we've had a discussion post here on the blog, so today I wanted to talk about something that's been on my mind for a while. I'M A BIG MOOD READER I don't care about what the dates of release of books are, I just pick them up … Continue reading Discussion: Reviewing Backlist Books
Up until about two years ago, there weren't any real bookstores here in Puerto Rico, and if there were, no events would ever occur in them. That's why it's been such a fervent dream of ours to one day attend BEA/Book Con, because we'd finally be able to meet our favorite authors! However, an answer to our … Continue reading We Went to Our First Bookish Event, and Here’s How it Went:
Let's Discuss! I personally have a love-hate relationship with steampunk. On one hand, I absolutely love the cleverness of it. I love that in a time where technology was basically nonexistent, some brilliant minds said “nonsense! Who needs electricity?!” and created some remarkable things out of clockwork and metal. Steampunk is absolutely amazing. I think … Continue reading How Do You Feel About Steampunk?