Category: Opinion Piece

Resources for Readers- How t..

Resources for Readers- How to Find Free or Cheap Books Legally

  I’ve posted before about places for reviewers to get review copies for free but with the recent discussion of piracy it was brought up that there are few of the opportunities for readers. This is not wholly true. They are difficult to find to be sure, and there are plenty of low cost options […]

July 27, 2018
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Amazon and Libraries- A Disc..

Amazon and Libraries- A Discussion of Angry Proportions

  Dear Forbes, Your contributor Panos Mourdoukoutas (seriously, can this guy’s name be any harder to spell?) is an idiot. A complete, entitled, out of touch idiot. Love, The rest of society who has actually been to a library once in their lives. In all seriousness, the article posted on immediately raised the hackles of […]

July 22, 2018
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Pride and Prejudice A&E..

Pride and Prejudice A&E Mini Series

  This mini series was my introduction to Pride and Prejudice, and to Jane Austen period. I was a little kid, too young to read the book, when this came out. My mom and I would run marathons of it in our 5 or 6 part VHS collection. (You see kids, a VHS was a […]

November 1, 2017

Identifying Advance Reader C..

Identifying Advance Reader Copies (ARCs): A Guide for Readers and Used Booksellers

Alright, we’ve got to talk about a thing here. Every time I walk into a used bookstore or a Goodwill I see tons of ARCs for sale. A few places don’t care and earn a permanent side eye from me. Others have told me that they were unaware of what arcs were and had no […]

August 25, 2017

Context, It Matters: A Discu..

Ok, we need to have a little sit down chat guys. Fair warning, I have a lot to say, and a lot of it is emotional for me, so bear with me while I try and make sense of the rant in my head. I feel like the book community has taken an enormous step […]

January 21, 2017

Discussion: John Green

Discussion: John Green

  John Green seems to be a controversial figure in YA, people either really love him or harbor a great dislike for him. Now, I certainly don’t worship the ground he walks on, but neither do I think he’s an awful human being. To me he’s a decent writer of YA who has an entertaining […]

February 22, 2016

News/Discussion: Kenyon-Clar..

News/Discussion: Kenyon-Clare Lawsuit

I’m sure by now you’ve heard Sherilyn Kenyon (author of the Dark Hunter Series) is suing Shadowhunter series author Cassandra Clare for copyright and trademark infringement. First, here is the complaint from Kenyon, provided by Courtney Milan on her Twitter: I hope you can read legal-ese Basically, as I understand it, SK is claiming Clare violated […]

February 10, 2016