Book Blogger Confessions is a meme every 1st and 2nd Monday hosted by Karen from For What It’s Worth and the Midnyte Reader.
It’s where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us.
Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions, and remember to visit For What It’s Worth or the Midnyte Reader for other confessions!
This week’s confession:
Should bloggers & authors discuss politics? Does that turn you off to a blogger or an authors books if they tweet/post about their political positions or do you appreciate their passionate point of view?
I like to know an author’s point of view on certain sensitive topics: gay marriage, gender equality, the class war, taxes etc. I have stopped reading a particular author because she claimed taxes were robbery. I tend to want to read people who think my way at least most of the time. I won’t follow blogs by misogynist racist baby killers, for example.
I don’t necessarily have to know everything the author or blogger thinks but if I’m reading a clean book with heated romance, in fact the book is so damn ‘sexy’ but the characters never have sex for no reason, and it turns out that writer is a Mormon, I’d like to know that. To know that Stephanie Meyer’s weird romance is because of her Mormon background is comforting. Likewise I know that pretty much everything Joss Whedon writes will have a fair amount of gender equality in it. I think, like everything, the discussion should be in moderation. If I want politics, I’ll follow a politics blog. I don’t mind the occasion post because people are free to think what they will and write what they want, but I like to think that I primarily follow authors and bloggers for the meat of their blog: books.