Category: Miscellaneous

Cancelling Authors vs. Holding Them Accountable

Posted 05/22/2021 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’ve been trying to think of a good way to write this post for a few days now. But the recent explosion of people on Instagram attempting to explain that they aren’t cancelling authors, they’re calling them out and holding them accountable has finally given me the push I needed to write this post. The Debate Right now, there’s a huge debate happening on Instagram. People are making posts concerning cancelling authors, saying it’s not cancelling, it’s holding them accountable and educating the public. Other people are saying it’s cancelling them and if it doesn’t stop, we won’t have any books left to read. So let’s examine cancelling authors and holding them accountable to see what the difference is, then we’ll discuss why this difference matters. Cancelling Authors So what does it look like when an author is cancelled? Well, it usually starts with a tweet or Instagram post that […]

The Twitter Book Community is Toxic

Posted 08/21/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’ve been waiting for quite a while to write this post, because I know its going to ruffle feathers. But at this point, I really don’t care. I’m going to write this post and I’m going to say it – the Twitter book community is toxic. I know, I know, you don’t think so. But honestly, it is. I get you (and you know who you are if you’ve every done this) might want to call out an author for “problematic” behavior. However, you need to understand that what you find problematic is not necessarily considered problematic to someone else. They may not see anything wrong with it. However, I’ve noted that in many cases, when an author is “called out” they aren’t truly called out. Calling them out would mean that you @ mention them on the social media platform and inform them of what they’ve done wrong and […]

#BlackLivesMatter

Posted 06/05/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I haven’t posted any reviews for a few days and I’ve taken a break from social media. (I don’t consider blogging to be social media if it’s your blog is your entire website.) Part of the reason for this is the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Social media sites are beginning to suppress the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag – I know that in the past day or two before I took a break, I saw a significant drop in the number of posts with the tag. That being said, while I don’t have a huge platform here, I want to do my part to push this movement forward. Books You Can/Should Read They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Aburraqib Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta I am Not Your […]

How to Get Books While in Quarantine

Posted 03/26/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

If you’re anything like me, your local, state, or federal governments have issued shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders. While for some of us this seems to be a dream come true, it really stinks for some of us. A lot of people love to go out and do things, but right now, that’s not an option. If you’re a bookworm, now you have to figure out how to get new books to read. There are a few ways you can do this. Audiobooks If you’re interested in audiobooks, you can choose one of the following: Audible Audible allows you to get audiobooks via credits. You pay $14.95/month for one credit for a book, but you can always buy other audiobooks, you’ll just pay per book you buy. Scribd If you subscribe to Scribd Premium for $9.99/month, you can find audiobooks to tide you over. They’ve got a ton and the catalog […]

My NetGalley is Out of Control

Posted 02/04/2020 by Charli - 2 Comments -

There, I’ve said it. My NetGalley is out of control. I have over 100 books (113 last I checked) to read and review. I need an intervention… I think a big part of the problem is that they don’t limit how many books you can have pending review at any given time. Or if they do, I’ve never hit that limit. I’m beginning to think they need one. LOL Another problem I have is that a few publishers have me on auto-approve. So if I see a book that looks good, I snag it. It isn’t that I plan to get the books and then not read them. In some cases, I forget I’ve got the books or I get busy and don’t manage to read the books. Usually it’s that I forget completely about the NetGalley books. So I’ve decided to set a new goal. Except for books that […]