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Opinion

LOST in Misogyny and Asshery

  When I checked Twitter earlier today, I was really taken aback by my timeline which was full of shock in regards to the news of News Corp buying Harlequin, a Canadian based company, in a deal that was worth up to half a billion dollars. Harlequin is a major publisher and produces almost half […]

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Opinion

Soap Box Time: A Reviewer’s Manifesto

This is a reviewer’s manifesto: A reviewer should review a product honestly. A review is subjective. The world won’t end when a book doesn’t work for the reviewer. A reviewer is not held to post or like reviews on every site known to man, google and the NSA. A reviewer who blogs about books shouldn’t set […]

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Miscellaneous Opinion

When Being Nice Becomes Mean

This year has opened up to some major drama and fallout which is mostly linked to the YA blogging world. It’s no secret this week’s huge blowout, concerning The Story Siren’s issue of plagiarism, has been a real doozy in epic proportions. The Smart Bitches, The Book Lantern, and The Book Binge offer a great […]

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Opinion YA

Authors in the Red Corner, and Reviewers in the Blue Corner

So for those of you that don’t follow the YA genre, twitter, and Goodreads, this week you have missed a lot of drama. Some of you will be happy about that, and others will be asking, point me to the drama please. And make no mistake, it was drama to the fullest. There was trolling, […]

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Opinion

When is PC Being Not Too PC?

Last night I heard that author P.C Cast incorporated some real life criticism she faced in her latest book, Destined. In this installment of her popular YA House of Night series, she focused an entire conversation about defending the use of the term ‘Retard’ because the author faced criticism from a parent who disagreed with […]