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Top 5 hidden gems in fantasy and sci-fi

Top 5 Wednesday

Guess what day it is! I’ve been having some health issues the past few weeks, so my posts have slowed down. But! As of now, I’m just waiting on test results, so I have a bit of time. 😀 So why not make a post.

Today’s topic is top five hidden gems in your favorite genre. And guess who’s miss fantasy pants with a sci-fi hat. And so there’s some level of what is considered hidden, I’m going to choose books with less than 12,000 reviews on goodreads. I’d say that’s pretty fair.

If you’d like to participate in TFW, you can do so here.


The Egg by Andy Weir

The Egg11768 ratings

Can you tell that I picked ‘12000’ so I could include this, hawhaw. I feel like while this is generally known in the sci-fi community (this is the same guy who wrote The Martian) it’s far less read. It’s a short story and honestly I don’t want to say anything else about it. I feel you should go into it blind.

This story I think Weir has actually posted up online, so a quick google should find it for you. It’s really good.

Ralph and the Pixie by G. S. Monks

1 rating

Hey, that rating is me! This story, when I first came across it about a decade ago, was published on fictionpress. I really liked it then, and a couple years ago I gave it a shout out on my blog. Appaaaaarently, the author had since published it into a book and his publicist found my mention! The author contacted me and sent me a copy in exchange for writing an amazon review, which I did. 😀 It was so neat! The story was something I read over and over when I was a teenager online and reading it as a physical copy was the most awesome thing. This is a portal fantasy following Ralph, a human, and Malina, a pixie, as they try to navigate both the human and fae worlds. I really enjoyed this one and think it deserves waaaaay more attention. Read it, people.

Immortal Rain by Kaori Ozaki

Immortal Rain, Vol. 11388 ratings

This is a neato fantasy that has the feel of Trigun, if you’ve ever read that. It follows a 14 year old girl as she sets off to hunt the bounty that her grandfather could never catch: a 624 year-old immortal known as The Methuselah. It’s super, super good.

 

 

The Demon Ororon by Mikuzi Hakase and Tomoko Kamimoto

The Demon Ororon, Vol. 1 (The Demon Ororon, #1)433 ratings

This is a short and sweet manga series following Ororon, the prince of demons and Chiaki, an impure angel. It has an interesting cast of characters and is a rather quick read for a manga – only four volumes. I feel like more people need to read this one – it’s just so lovely. 😀

 

The Deepgate Codex by Alan Campbell

Scar Night (Deepgate Codex, #1)Iron Angel (Deepgate Codex, #2)God of Clocks (Deepgate Codex, #3)

3513 ratings for the first book

Yep, highlighting a whole trilogy here – this is one of my favorite series of all time and I’m always talking about it. I really feel like more people need to read it. READ IT PLEASE. It follows a cast of characters, including a renegade angel, an angel boy, and a man with a ship tied to his back in a city suspended by chains over a seemingly endless abyss. It’s. So. Fantastic. It’s gritty, full of anti-heroes and gray characters, and it’s steampunk! It’s so fantastic, READ IT.


And that’s all for today! Happy reading!

 

 

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Posted by on 01/31/2018 in Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Top 5 forgettable books

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Today’s topic is forgettable books… which lends the question, how am I supposed to talk about them if I don’t remember what they’re about?

But whatevs. Obviously, this is going to be mostly a visual post. All of these books I have read, but they made the list because I looked at them and hadn’t the foggiest what they were about. 😛 I’ll put my rating by them as well, but goodness knows why I rated them as I did.


The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #1)All I can remember is someone having a cool aunt… and maybe a scene in a subway?

Rating: DNF

 

Eragon by Chistopher Paolini

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)I remember the main character starting on a farm like in Star Wars, and then there being a talking dragon like in Temeraire…

Rating: DNF

 

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the WoodsEhm… I remember woods.. and a lot of red and black art. That’s literally it.

Rating: 3.5/5

 

 

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)I remember liking this one actually, and I think I might have written a review for it? I just remember two female main characters and me not really liking one of them.

Rating: 4/5

 

My True Love Gave to Me by a slew of authors

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday StoriesI can’t tell you what a single story in this book is about. That’s how much of an impact it had on me… I bought it, read it, and promptly got rid of it. I haven’t purchased any of the other ‘short story compilations’ along these theme since.

Rating: 3/5

 

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And that’s it! Hopefully next week, my tfw will have a bit more substance – writing about books I don’t remember is difficult, hawhaw.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 01/17/2018 in Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2017

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Guess what day it is!

Today’s topic are books I wanted to get to last year, but didn’t (so like, all of them). I just posted a 10 in 2018 list, so these books will be separate from that. I may or may not get to these this year, but they’re ones that I was staring at longingly as I was reading other books. 😛

If you’d like to participate in T5W, you can do so here.


5 – Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)I bought this book I think three years ago. It’s been on my ‘blank in 20blank’ lists a couple times, but stillll haven’t gotten to it, yet. I’ve heard mixed things about it – some love it, others really, really don’t. So that’s kept me from buying more than the first one in the series until I try it out myself. Maybe this year!

 

 

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird BoxThis is the one book I’ve been wanting to read that I know nothing about. And I’ve been told to keep it that way – that going into it blind is the best way to go about it. Sooo hopefully will get to it soon? Maybe?

 

 

 

The Scar by China Mieville

The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)This is the second book in the New Crobuzon trilogy of companion books, the first being Perdido Street Station, which I read a few years ago and adored. I read another of Mieville’s books this past year and am convinced that I like his fantasies more than his sci-fis, so now I’m doubly looking forward to this one.

 

 

 

Sea of Ghosts by Alan Campbell

Sea of Ghosts (The Gravedigger Chronicles, #1)This book, man. This book was one of those ‘went on a journey to get it’ books. One of my favorite series of all time is the Deepgate Codex by Alan Campbell, and shortly after finishing that when I was in high school, I found this book, and I started looking for it.

…and I kept looking.

Turns out, the US release of this book was very limited to non-existent. It was only released in Europe. This was before bookdepository was a thing in my mind, so getting it was next to impossible.

And then, one day, I saw it in a used bookstore. I about screamed.

…I still haven’t read it.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)I read the first book two years ago and really liked it – I recently acquired the third book in the series, so I’m hoping to marathon all three, just rereading the first because I don’t remember what was going on. Wish me luck!

 

 

 

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And that’s it! There are a billion others, but these are the top of the list I think.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 01/10/2018 in Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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2018 Reading Resolutions

2018 Reading Resolutions

Typing an ‘8’ at the end of the year is weird.

Hello! Welcome to the future! Today’s post is technically a Top 5 Wednesday post, but considering I have more than five and don’t want to limit them or make a separate post for the rest, they’re all going in here and that’s just how it’s goin’ down. I’m also going to post my non-book related resolutions, but I’ll separate that out into a different chunk so you don’t have to read it if you don’t wanna.

So without further blabbering:


2018 Reading Resolutions

Book Related:

  • Complete my Goodreads Challenge of 40 books

Last year, I set a goal of fifty books, which I achieved, but at this point in my life I don’t actually have too much time to read, which is a bummer. So to reach my goal this year, I found myself gravitating towards shorter books, just to hit the goal. I have so many huge, juicy fantasy novels I wanna read, so lowering my goal will allow me to mentally handle it better, hawhaw.

  • Complete my 10 in 2018 list of books (will be posted Jan 7th and retroactively linked here)

Last year, I made a 17 in 2017 list, which I finished about half of them. So, I’m going to transfer all the ones I didn’t finish onto this year’s list and add a couple more that are really speaking to me at the moment.

  • Keep book buying low – no more than 6-8 books every three months
    • Gifts do not count towards this.

This past year, I put myself on a buying ban for three months, cold turkey. So at this point I’m kind of used to having no new books, I guess. So now that I’m off the ban, I want to focus on lowering my TBR. This will only be helped by limiting how many books I buy. No more 10, 11, 12 books-per-month hauls!

  • Get my physical TBR down to 270 books. It currently sits at 301.

Yeah yeah I know. 270 is still a lot. At least if the apocalypse happens, I’ll have plenty to read while zombies swarm the streets.

I started this last year on April 1st. It’s part of reddit’s fantasy subreddit activities. It’s been lots of fun so far! 😀 And I hope to finish it up and start the next one as well.

I just found out about this today! It’s a challenge that has you focus on books that were not published in 2018… meaning literally everything on my shelves right now. For full details, click that linky I’ve put in the bullet point! Otherwise, as stated, I’ll post my ‘official’ participation thingy on Jan 6th. 😀

Blog Related:

  • Post seasonal (not monthly) book hauls

As stated earlier, I just can’t maintain the vast amount of books I was buying every month. Can’t do it.

  • Maintain a S-W-S posting schedule (with the occasional extra post if I’ve got neat things goin’ on)

I started this schedule mid way through 2017 and it has suited me well so far, minus November when I was doing nanowrimo. I like it.

  • Keep my To Do list of pending tags under five items at any one time

Currently it’s at zero (I think), which is good. I’m all caught up!

This is one I’ve had trouble with in the past. I’ll just let this list build up for like, six months without updating it, then I have to go through months of posts to do it. 😛 So doing this will help with my santiy, hawhaw.

  • Write blabbers for at least 1/3 of the books I read

I feel like I don’t write enough blabbers. This past year, my average rating of a book was 3.9. So like… meh to it was good. The books that really stuck out did get blabbers. There were just a lot that didn’t speak to me, though. -_- So I’m hoping to pick books that give me a lot to talk about.

And that’s it I think! This is a pretty good list, but it should be attainable with a little bit of self-discipline. I don’t think I’ve named anything too strenuous, which is the point: My goals should be realistic, otherwise I’m just gonna get discouraged. 😛

So if you’re just here for the books, this is where you pop out – I’m gonna switch to more personal resolutions now. 😀 Happy reading!


Personal Resolutions:

  • Exercise two times per week

This one is probably my most needed goal. Anyone who has met me knows that I could stand to exercise more. Currently, I’m lucky if I do once a week. So I figured picking a solid times-per-week to exercise will grow a habit if I can stick with it, and then I can increase from there. But I wanted to start slow so I’m not overwhelmed.

  • Log all meals in MyFitnessPal

I’m actually fairly decent at doing this already. I have a 700-something day streak going on at the moment, but I just need to get to actually logging all meals more consistently.

  • Make a wedding/honeymoon scrapbook

I bought the stuff to make this scrap book shortly after returning home from my honeymoon mid-August, but I have yet to actually put anything in it. I feel future-me will really appreciate it thirty years down the line.

  • Make a budget

With my husband’s and my paychecks coming in every month, at the moment we’re just kinda paying things as they come up. So far, with just the two of us, it’s going ok. But, we’ll need to do financial planning at some point in our future, so making a budget to start now will only help us. My student loans have just started coming in, too, so I need to look at how much money we actually have left every month now.

  • Start saving for a house

This one kinda goes hand in hand with the previous one. We’re renting, currently three months into an 18 month lease. I’d like to be able to put a down payment on a house by the time this lease is over… So that’ll be a 2019 thing. But I want to start saving now, if possible.

  • Take care of my health as issues arise

I recently was able to get health insurance again when I started my job, and as of Jan 1, I’ve switched onto my husband’s (his is decidedly better and cheaper), so I want to handle health issues as soon as they pop up, maybe even do preventative physicals and stuff. I’m definitely the ‘ignore it and hope it goes away’ kind of person, and I know that will eventually come to bite me in the butt. So I want to be more uh… on top of it, I guess.

  • Learn Python and R

This is a career-oriented goal. I’m a software developer, currently working in C# and .NET. I also know SQL, Java and C++. I’d really like to learn Python and R, though. I feel like the direction I want my career to go would benefit from those. Ideally this goal will go hand in hand with creating an online portfolio of projects and spiffing up my resume.

  • Maintain a Duolingo streak

Currently, I’m around a 50 day streak, I think. I’m refreshing my German, which I know a roughly tourist-level amount of. I’d like to be able to speak it conversationally though. Once I finish the Duo tree again (I’ve done it before but they added extra lessons) I want to branch into the translation side of the site and further my vocabulary.


And that’s it! I’m going to include little updates on all resolutions, booky and personal, in my monthly wrap-ups to keep myself accountable and let me know where to focus.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 01/03/2018 in Books

 

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Top 5 (Worst) Books of the Year

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Happy Hump Day! Today’s topic is top five books of the year, but since I plan on doing a top books at the end of the year once I actually make my reading goal, I’m altering this topic a bit to do the top five worst books of the year. I figured it’d be fun.

If you’d like to participate in T5W, you can do so here!

At the time of writing this, I’ve read 48 books. I hope to round it to 50 by the new year, and the ones I’m currently reading I’m really liking, so the likelihood of them ending up on this list are minimal. They might end up on the ‘top’ though, so that’s why I wanted to wait a bit on that post.

Anyways, here we go!


5. A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)3 stars. I didn’t hate this book…. but considering only four of the books I read this year were 2 stars or less, I needed to pick a 3 star book to add to this list. Out of my 3 star reads for this year, this is the one I liked the least.

This book, plot-wise, I liked. Character-wise, I liked. But writing? I did not like the writing in this book. I’ve been feeling that Martin’s writing was not for me for a couple books now, but this one really drove it home for me. It’s unnecessarily thick and its verbiage is way too descriptive when it comes to women’s bodies, especially when the description is not needed at all. I know exactly how big each female character’s boobs are, and none of those boobs were relevant for the scenes they were in.

I listened to this on audio, and even then, it was a chore for me. I dragged myself through it. And as much as I want to know what happens next, I’m hesitant to pick up Winds of Winter when (if…) it comes out.

4. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)2.75 stars. I’m just rippin’ up all the beloved fantasy in this post, I think. Any of you know even remotely follow my blog know that I didn’t like this book. I wrote a bit of a rant on this one, detailing the reasons in greater exhaustion, but the main reason I disliked this book was the main character. Kvothe just kills me. He’s a Mary Sue, and if he’s not, if he’s just describing his own life in an inflated way, then he’s an arrogant, insecure individual who feels the need to bolster his own life beyond believability. Either way, he really ruins the book for me. The rest of the book I rather liked. Heck, I even gave the first volume in this series four stars… I was iffy about Kvothe in that one, but in this one, he jumped headlong into insufferable, and my enjoyment of the book melted away because of it.

3. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

2.5 stars. This is the last ‘popular’ fantasy novel I’m going to list, I promise. This book was so built up for me. I had heard so much about Tolkien’s beautiful if not difficult writing, about his world building, about his storytelling. I went into this expecting to love it, and I think that’s why I was let down so hard. This book was not for me. I felt like scenes were rushed, the I barely knew any of the character’s personalities, that the only context I had for the world it took place in was from the movies.

This book was an utter disappointment for me.

 

2. Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets2.5 stars. This book was a weird experience for me. I really liked probably the first two thirds of it, but I found the ending totally pointless. I get that it’s a memoir, but like… why would you leave off there? There’s obviously more to your life – you’re writing the thing several years later. Why leave off on such an anti-climax? It took my liking for the book and smushed it into the ground. I actually got rid of the thing shortly after finishing it – I donated it to the local charity shop, and I hope that somebody picks it up and absolutely loves it. All books deserved to be adored, I just wasn’t the person for this book.

1. Weaveworld by Clive Barker

WeaveworldNot rated. This is my one and only DNF of the year. And as is my custom, if I quit a book before I hit the 50% mark, I don’t rate it out of fairness to the other half the book that could have potentially been better.

But this book, man.

And I feel awful that this is the one book I didn’t finish, as it was a book my mom lent me, one that she loves. It’s one of her all-time favorites and I just couldn’t do it. I have no idea what she sees in it. I gave it back to her and nicely (hopefully) told her that I tried, but it just wasn’t for me.

Like, I didn’t get the point of anything. This magical world that is supposed to be locked in a carpet, I had no idea why I was supposed to love it. It was told it was great in the book, but like why. You can just tell me ‘oh this is wonderful because I the author say so’ and then not do anything to back up the claim. I felt nothing for the characters, the magic, the plot, the setting. I ended up skimming for about forty pages before I just called it quits at just under half way through. I just couldn’t do it.

So while I didn’t leave a rating, this was my least favorite book of the year.


So, did I steam you up about any of these? Neat! Different opinions are fun. 😀

See you tomorrow!

 
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Posted by on 12/20/2017 in Blogmas, Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Top 5 characters on the naughty list

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Hello! Today’s topic are characters on the naughty list. The topic suggests choosing either villains or characters that I don’t like. I think I’ll go with ‘characters I believe would get coal in their stockings’.

If you’d like to participate in T5W, you can do so here!

Ambrose Jakis

From The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. As much crap as I give the main character, I really do like the rest of the book, plot and side-characters alike. And by ‘like’ in this particular case concerning Ambrose, I mean hate. But that’s a good thing. I hate him because he’s an asshole, not because he’s a Mary Sue.

Throughout the book, Ambrose decides to target the main character for various acts of bullying, revenge, counter-revenge and it just goes on and on.

In fairness, Kvothe throws it right back at him too, but it’s like… both of these guys would be getting coal honestly. Santa would look back and forth between them, shake his head, and then chuck coals at both of them.

Malta Vestrit

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)From Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. I’m speaking specifically of Book 1 Malta, here. Books two and three, she goes through some major character development, but in Ship of Magic, she’s a little snot.

Malta Vestrit, in the first book, is thirteen or so I think, but she thinks she’s 20. Basically she’s the epitome of every parent’s dread for when their kid becomes a teenager. She’s so misunderstood, she knows so much better than her parents. Obviously. I mean, she’s making logical decisions without a developed frontal lobe, of course she knows better.

(though honestly I really like her, especially in the later books. But gosh did she need a wake up call in book one)

Light Yagami

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)From Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba. This one is pretty self-explanatory for anyone who has read the series. He picks up a notebook that says anyone whose name he writes in it will die… and what does the guy do? He writes hundreds and hundreds of names in it.

Coal for you, Light! Bad!

 

 

Genjyo Sanzo

Saiyuki, Vol. 1From Saiyuki by Kazuya Minekura. While Sanzo is a ‘good guy’ he’s not exactly a good guy. I mean, he’s kind in some regards, and loyal, and honestly I really realy like his character.

But like, he has anger issues man. Companion annoying him? He smacks the guy. Or shoots at him. Or like… just in general is very violent. Coal for you, man. Friends don’t shoot friends. Be nice to the tiny monkey god.

(by the way, read this series if you haven’t. It’s super duper good)

Dudley Dursley

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)From Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Do I really even need to say anything here. Dudley is a butt head. Santa would totally give him coal. (but I bet he’s never actualy gotten a coal, just because. Sigh)

 

 

 

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That’s it! Happy reading. 😀

 
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Posted by on 12/13/2017 in Blogmas, Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Top 5 book-y things I’m grinchy about

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GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS.

This week’s topics are book-y things that I’m grinchy about. And the point of the topic is to pick goofy, superfluous things, not issues that actually make me angry. Soooo this is going to be a bit of a long, silly post. 😀

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5. You might have heard of me

In other words, I dislike characters that are super full of themselves. The above quote is one from the synopsis, the synopsis, of The Name of the Wind. Like, that’s Kvothe basically going, ‘Look! I’m a badass. Definitely super badassy. You totes can’t deny it.’ And while he’s the most prominent figure I’ve found that does that, basically anyone (real or fictional) with a huge ego rubs me the wrong way. There’s a difference between confidence and arrogance, peeps.

Any character with ‘lol I’m so great’ as their primary personality trait is usually a big butt nugget.

4. Improper care of library books

Okay so, I love libraries.  I love getting books that are beat to crud from being read so many times. I’m serious! The more worn a book is, the more people have read it, the better the book likely is! Otherwise, it would not have been picked up so much.

But occasionally, you get a person that was obviously raised in a barn. You pick out the book, you rent the book, you take the book home.

You open the book, and out falls a bunch of crumbs. What. You sit there, still holding the book out, slightly farther away from you now. You stare at it, not wanting to look at the small pile of crumbs that are now sitting underneath it. You sigh, brush the remaining crumbs off the page and then throw the crumbs away.

Eh. Someone was eating crackers. Not too bad, no harm done. So you start reading. Thirty pages in, you find you can’t turn to page 31. They are stuck together by some ungodly substance.

At that point, I just quit. Ripping apart library book pages and potentially covering my hands in some sticky mysterious goo is way above my pay grade.

I just wanna find the people who return gooey, crumby library books, grab them by the shoulders and yell “WHAT KIND OF DEMON ARE YOU?!”.

3. Gatekeeping

This is something, luckily, that I don’t see all too often in the book community. It’s there, though. If you’re unfamiliar, gatekeeping is exactly what it sounds like. Some ding dong decides that there are criteria one has to meet to be considered a reader or a fan of a series or whatever.

They pride themselves on the ‘I’m in the club, you’re not’ mentality. They’re the people who when you say you like a band, challenge you to name ten of their songs and the drummer’s cousin’s wife’s middle name. Otherwise, you’re not a true fan. You’re a casual. Like wat. This happens a lot in both directions. Either people will gatekeep stuff to keep people out or people will be proud of being ‘out’ and make fun of the people who are ‘in’. Ie: fidget spinners. They’re a toy thing for people with attention problems. People who used them as just toys had them too.

But HOLY COW have I never heard so much BUH IF YOU LIKE FIDGET SPINNERS YOU’RE NOT IN THE COOL KIDS CLUB ANYMORE being spewed by basically everyone. It was like you either loved them or had to declare you hate for them loudly. It’s just like, wow man.

Occasionally you’ll see this in the book community, most of the time with books that are overall deemed ‘bad’. Ie: Twilight. Now I’m not saying you have to like the book. You don’t. I personally dislike it a lot. But making fun of the people who like it is no bueno.

It’s like this:

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Mind ya business.

2. Every single video/post being a paid promotion

Now, this is a bit of a hot topic. Some people don’t mind it, others hate it. I usually don’t mind it to an extent. Like, I get it. Making money to do something you love (ie. talk about books) sounds fantastic. Like, I’d probably do it occasionally if given the chance.

But I feel sometimes it goes a bit too far. Like, a person will put out say, four or five videos/posts in a span of two weeks, and every single one of them will be a promotion. Like, every single one. And all of them therefore turn into a commercial for a book. The person, who may or may not actually like the book, feels pressured to at least give it a decent spiel if not a super positive one.

If I’m being honest, on a good day, if I hear/read ‘paid promotion’, I skip the section that the paid book is being talked about. On a bad day, I just back out of the video/post and don’t look at it at all. I feel like I can’t trust the ‘oh it’s sooooooooooo good’ coming from the person when you know the PR person of the publication company is likely gonna be watching the video, making sure the person is enthusiastic enough.

Like I said, once in a while, sure. Extra money is cool. Even a couple paid posts a week, as long as that’s not all you’re producing. If you like the book, it’s even easier to do. But every single post? Are you, at that point, still doing this because you love it? Are you sure your opinions aren’t being swayed by the monies being thrown at you by publishers? Are you sure? How am I supposed to distinguish your true opinion and your paid opinion if the paid one makes an appearance in every video?

I’d love to hear opinions on this one. I feel like it’s definitely an interesting topic to discuss.

1. Borrowing my book and never get it back

Once upon a time, I wrote a post (my favorite post) called On Borrowing Books: A Harrowing Tale of Betrayal. In which, I tell you a story about my books and she who must not be named. Whatsherface did the unthinkable. She borrowed my books and never gave them back. And that’s not it – there is so much more. It was awful. (If you need a laugh, I highly recommend you read that post.)

IF YOU BORROW MY BOOK, GIVE IT BACK TO ME OKAY?!


That’s it. 😀 Happy reading.

 
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Posted by on 12/06/2017 in Blogmas, Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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