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what do you look for in a blog?

reasons of following a blog (or following someone in general) vary from one person to another. it usually depends on the topics discussed, the writing style, and, believe it or not, graphics/theme. yes, as much as we try not to judge something by its looks, a blog theme does have a role in attracting people. it… Continue reading what do you look for in a blog?

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what’s the cure to problematic books?

if you’ve been on twitter or goodreads, you’ll know that a lot of popular books are, in reality, quite problematic, which means they either feature erasure of diverse elements (replacing a diverse character by a white straight cisgender mentally stable one*) , or insulting acts/words about a certain marginalized community. *for example, riverdale’s tv show, erasing the… Continue reading what’s the cure to problematic books?

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why diversity is as important as eating cake (& diverse book recommendation)

DISCLAIMER: The title of this post is not meant to make a joke about diversity. I do know that diversity is a serious topic, I just meant to lighten the current mood of the book community. DIVERSITY. The word that echos on every conversation between Young Adult lovers, whether it’s in real life or on social… Continue reading why diversity is as important as eating cake (& diverse book recommendation)

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the current state of mental illness in young adult books

WARNING: my opinions are laying ahead. i noticed that a lot of people say that young adult authors have opened up to new areas, and started engaging themselves in topics more diverse and more different than what we used to see usually in books. we do not have the same main character anymore, the one who… Continue reading the current state of mental illness in young adult books

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why it’s totally okay to DNF a popular book

DNF stands for DO NOT FINISH. we all know the feeling. you’ve been excited for a certain book for so long, and you have heard nothing but super amazing things about it. everyone is claiming it as their favorite book of all time, so you cannot hold your excitement to read it. you go buy the… Continue reading why it’s totally okay to DNF a popular book

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there are no “reading skills”…

WARNING: my opinions are laying ahead. please do not get offended by any of what i say in this post. lately, i’ve been seeing some people in the book community saying that they’re “such slow readers”, wishing they could “read faster” and read while listening to music, or envying other readers who can read and… Continue reading there are no “reading skills”…