I have decided I love writing friend shoutouts. SO. HERE IS ANOTHER ONE.
#Discourse and My Friends
as usual Are Awesome
#Ownvoices Rep, ‘Murica, and Ur Fav is Problematic
Okay, okay, some more posts I wanted to shout out!! First of all, one I’ve actually already shouted out: AmeriCentrism and Literature Not Existing in a Vacuum by Silvia @SilviaReadsBooks. Goodreads is undoubtedly super Ameri-Centric and often ignores international issues or the nuance of understanding offered by people out of the U.S. And in related news, by the same amazing person: Goodreads and Netgalley Are Hurting Diversity in the Book Community.
And another one I’ve already shouted out yet! Don’t Demand Authors Come Out by Lacy @LacyLiterary. I really don’t even need to talk about this because Lacy says it best: in this push to label books with queer representation as #ownvoices, we’ve aliened closeted authors. I almost feel like we’ve begun to demonize people who are closeted or who just don’t talk about it a lot, and it’s messy.
Some Wrapped-Up Reading Advice and Blogging Things
Only one I want to specifically talk about here: Rereading Guilt by Mandy @BookPrincessReviews. I swear this is the realest thing!! I always feel guilty about rereading and NO MORE. I DON’T DESERVE THAT.
- Discussion: Writing Negative Reviews by @MyLibraryMind
- Writing Negative Reviews by @AWhisperofInk
- Blogging Advice by @BionicBookworm
Conclusion: All my friends are great and deserve the world.
That’s basically the conclusion of this post, isn’t it? okay, no, real conclusion: Monday is tomorrow, so I’m hoping you’ve all had good weekends. Sort of.