MBM: Respect for all

The complaint that there aren’t enough minorities in literature is entirely valid, because you feel like you can’t ‘see’ yourself in literature that’s full of white cis able-bodied females (or males). And a reviewer who is of the same minority represented will bring their own experiences and may see something in the literature that someone […]

16 Ways I Get My Books

Because I had a tough time reading last year, I noticed I hardly bought any books as well. I only bought 18, and normally I buy a lot more books than that. It got me thinking about all the ways I get my hands on books and for any newbie book bloggers or other book […]

Why Book Reviews Are Still Awesome

Dirty Little Secret It’s a dirty little secret in the book blog community that book reviews, despite largely being the backbone of most book blogs, often draw in less readers and less interactions than, say, a (controversial) discussion post or even a meme. Reviewing is why I got into book blogging. But even then, after […]

Am I A Failed Blogger?

I’ve had a pretty rough reading year and I’ve managed to read less than one book a month. My blog has taken a hit due to my lack of reviews despite my consistent blogging of at least twice a week, even though it’s been a rough year. I’m mostly posting weekly memes but I’ve seen […]

Stop Accusing Everything of Being Instalove

I am so fucking sick of seeing reviewers claiming every single YA with a romance is ‘instalove’. What is insta-love? It’s when the main character meets her (or his) romantic interest and is instantly willing to proclaim love and change the world and risk everything to be with that person. I’ll give you some examples […]

5 Reasons to Use An Alias in Book Blogging

I’ve been book blogging for five years now, and reviewing for seven. That’s five years of crafting and maintaining this alias, ‘Nemo’. I picked the name because it is Latin for ‘no one’. Of course, I’m a nobody sharing my opinions online and I find that ironic. I think people who share their real names […]

Why I’ve Not Been Reading This Year

I figured out why blogging has been so hard for me this year. And it’s not just any one issue, but a collection of things. 1) I’ve been beating myself up because now that I’m working less, I should have more time to read, right? But I figured out that I actually did most of […]

Read What You Want To And F*ck The Haters

I’ve mentioned a few times before that I did a literature degree. By that I mean I did what is commonly known as a ‘liberal arts’ degree and all the electives I took revolved around literature. Gothic literature, Regency literature, popular literature (I got to read Harry Potter for class!), literature of Australia, and of […]

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