Category: Rant

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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Services You Might Find At Y..

Services You Might Find At Your Local Library

  Every library is different. That means that you get a unique experience anytime you walk into one. The budgets, the people, these things all impact the different services available at each library and branch. This list is by no means exhaustive and will by no means apply to every library. If you’re curious about […]

July 25, 2018

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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Rant: Check Books Before You..

Rant: Check Books Before You Sell Them

Hello, everyone. I would like to warn you now, if you didn’t read the title, that this post is going to be a rant. I am angry, and I am going to put my anger down here so I can hopefully let it go. Okay, then. I was recently reading a v lovely book (review […]

December 13, 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

Rating Books We Haven’..

Rating Books We Haven’t Read (Newsflash, it’s Bad)

Edit: Since I seem to have not gotten the point across, I am NOT commenting on how the book is not bad or racist. I used Black Witch as an example but this applied to ALL rating without reading a book. I believe in posting your opinions, just without a rating. I believe that it’s […]

March 15, 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

Discussion: Romance While Sa..

Discussion: Romance While Saving the World

Think about this for a second: you are the world’s last chance for survival. Perhaps a dystopian government is ruining everything or some magic has gone wild and will destroy everything. No matter the reason, you are the chosen one, the only person who can turn things around. Ok, great, so here are some of […]

February 19, 2016
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Cover Talk: Dark Triumph Pap..

Cover Talk: Dark Triumph Paperback

Hi guys! Welcome to Cover Talk, a new feature I want to start. As the feature title suggests, I’m going to be talking about covers: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And our first cover is both bad and a little bit ugly. This is the cover for the paperback edition of Dark Triumph […]

February 14, 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