Book Review: The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott

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“Where you are is home…”

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime. 

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness. 

The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.


My Thoughts 2

I feel like I deserve to be kicked. I had `The Butterfly Project` on my TBR pile for over a full year and didn´t feel moved to read it. Why? Well, I have one excuse that makes me feel a little better.

I bought this at the RARE Berlin ´17 book signing, straight from the source, at Emma Scott´s table. I walked right up to her and told her I needed something to read that doesn´t involve college students.

“Please have something that involves adults. I need a romance. I need something with substance. I need to be able to relate.”

I must have looked like a mad woman because the confusion on her face spoke volumes. But she was quick. While I was still talking she picked `The Butterfly Project`for me and I bought it. I was a desperate mess and in the need of something that didn´t have over the top characters.The Butterfly Project

After that I drove home and totally forgot about the book again ( despite my desperation ).

Over a year later….

I finally pushed myself to read `The Butterfly Project`. Now I feel all sorts of awful because this is exactly what I wanted. Emma Scott´s writing and storytelling skill is right up my alley. The author has an uncanny ability to draw a reader in with her words.

So easy. So subtle. So worth every minute of my time. 

I won´t bother giving you my own book description ( because they´re too” special” ). The synopsis does a far better job than I ever could. Instead, I´ll just gush out my feelings for this story.

At first, I didn´t know what exactly to expect. But then with each turned page I fell more and more in love. The story is one of those makes – you – feel – good types of reads, even though nothing is perfect. The characters are flawed, even until the end. The issues the couple struggle with aren´t magically gone after the first kiss.

Let´s introduce the MCs:

Zelda ( Heroine ) was a treat. Despite her miserable past she was still strong willed and caring. What a wonderful soul. I was touched and I loved.

Beckett, the Hero…. Good laawd, that man * takes dramatic sip of coke * He´s a proper book boyfriend ( if there is such a thing ). A picture book perfect Hero with just the right balance.

Both even functioned amazingly well as a couple! I cannot ask for more.

`The Butterfly Project`is a standalone, dual POV, slow burn and kind romance that´ll definitely leave an impression.


Would I recommend this book? Yes. I would. For romance lovers who enjoy a good heart warmer…. definitely.

Would I reread this book? * nod *


 

The Cover – 3 Stars: The cover image doesn´t do much for me.

The Story – 5 Stars: I have no major complaints.

The Characters – 5 Stars: A treat, I tell you. A TREAT!

My emotional state after finishing this read: 100% satisfied.

5 stars

Buy the book!   Amazon.com    ◊    Amazon.co.uk


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Bookmas Blogger Spotlight

It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas another

Bookmas Blogger Spotlight!

 

Hello, friends, family, followers and people who´ve never been here before! Welcome to another fabulous Meet The Book Blogger feature!

 

Today´s feature is for a book blogger I deeply admire. She´s as badass as a book blogger can get. She has sass and just the right attitude for this line of work. I´m talking about Nada from Early Bookish Birds.

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This fine lady works Instagram like no other with her creativity and her blog posts range from informative to fun. Based in Egypt ( how cool is that?!) she´s a hard working bookworm on a mission to spread the book – word!

Let´s get to know the power woman behind Early Bookish Birds a little better! Ready?



 

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Morgana:   Nada! My girl! Thank you so much for wanting to partake in this interview! I´m floored you found the time in your busy schedule ( because us book bloggers are busy babes this time of year ). Totally appreciate this. Why don´t we have a seat and order some food? What will you have? I read in your Goodreads Bio that you love to eat. Girl, I can see us turning this interview into a foodie exchange rather than book talk.

 

 

Nada:   Heyyy Morgana!

God it feels so good to do this with you, I’m genuinely happy that I got to know you , girl. And actually doing something together!  I have never done this before, So I’m super excited to do this!

Food you say? Oh I will have a cheese burger and texas chilli fries, please. But I gotta warn ya, it may get messy.

 

Morgana:    Hello, burgers and fries! My personal comfort food. Messy? Honey, it ain´t a burger if you / your plate stays clean. But wait- Are we talking about the homemade kind of McDonalds burgers?

 

 

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Morgana:    What I love most about your posts is that they´re so down to earth. Everytime I read one of your posts I immediately feel at home. You make book blogging seem effortless. How do you do it?

 

Nada:   Thank you for saying that, girl. I’m gonna blush or smth.

Well I do like to relate to things, whether if it was a book, a post, a pic or even a meme. So that’s what  I do when I write. I feel like if I managed to get one person to relate to my scrambled thoughts, I`d make it through. So I write about something that crossed my mind while reading or something I struggle with, being a bookworm and all.

 

Morgana:    I can totally relate. Sometime you just see something you can relate to and feel inspired and then you find likeminded people who can also relate… That´s something to push you forward. ❤

 

 

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Morgana:    You recently published My Not So Called 2018 Reads #1 post.  You mentioned something I think is really important: “A book should never be judged by it´s publication date.” I couldn´t agree more. What inspired you to write this post?

 

Nada:   The fuss of new releases. It’s getting rather annoying.

There’re so many new releases out there, and while, yes it’s nice that there’s always someone out there publishing their book, there are still beautiful books on our shelves that we got 5 years ago. Why do I have to keep reading new releases to get attention? I wanna read what catches my attention, whenever it was published.

 

Morgana:    Preach! I wholeheartedly agree! 

 

 

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Morgana:    What advice can you give someone who wants to start their own book blog?

 

Nada:    I’d say, start blogging right now. If you got an idea start your blog right now, right this second. It’s never too late to do so. And keep in mind that there’s always someone out there who’s interested in reading your thoughts, they are precious  ;). And when you do so, start reading loads of blog posts until you can find your own style and zone.

And when it get messy, cause it will get messy, remember that you have a reader. That your stats aren’t always right, and that you started this blog for yourself, so you keep going for her.

 

Morgana:     YES! Start now because if you don´t then you might end up never going it. Word, chica!

 

 

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Morgana:    Speaking of book blogs: Is there a book blog you look up to / a book blog you see as a role model? If so, do share who it is and why.

 

 

Nada:    Role Model? Wow that’s a big word for me. I don’t really have Role models, I’m my Own Role Model, I do always try to be a better version of myself.

But I do love getting inspirations from fellow book bloggers, and always, always giving them credit!

I adore how creative Cher can get at her Blog https://lacesandbooksblog.wordpress.com She writes amazingly unique and new book talks

And Trang at https://bookidote.com Her reviews are always so fun to read, and she features the best quality of books.

 

Morgana:    Going to check these ladies out ASAP! 

 

 

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Morgana:     From all the social media accounts where us book bloggers share our content… Which do you prefer?

 

Nada:    Well this is tricky, I started social media books lovin on Instagram, having a bookstagram was everything for me at some point, and it still is, when Instagram algorithm is kicking me in the butt. Photography is a passion of mine, and bookstagram introduced me to it.

But Having my Own blog? Talking and ranting about books, writing small poems ? This is one the finest feelings to me, I wouldn’t trade it with anything.

 

Morgana:   Personally, Instagram is my enemy. Can´t figure it out. Lol. But what you said about the blog… giving you a virtual high five! You summed that up pretty well. 

 

 

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Morgana:    Now, let´s get real for a moment and talk about the nitty gritty: You receive awesome feedback on your posts. Has there ever been someone who´s challenged you / your content?

 

Nada:    Haters comments? No I haven’t experienced anything like this online.

 

Morgana:    That´s awesome! ❤ Just continue doing what you´re doing and I see a positive blogging future ahead for you.

 

 

 

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Morgana:    Most people believe that all us book people do is stay indoors and read. Can you give us insight on what life outside Early Bookish Birds looks like? And don´t hold back!

 

Nada:    You Got me laughing, love, I literally just had a friend making fun of me, that I’d rather stay home and read than go out and get wild.

It may be just a little bit true? When I go out with someone, I like to get deep, small talks and pleasantry are what I loath. So if  going out means being with a squad that makes small talks and doesn’t have an interesting mindset; I´d very much prefer staying at home.

But I do go out, when i feel appreciated 😉

 

Morgana:    I hear ya. I´m not a friend of small talk, either. It´s just impersonal.

 

 

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Morgana:    Here´s something fun: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone famous, who would it be?

 

 

Nada:    Id talk to Frank Sinatra.

I´d loovvvee to hear him live, This man voice can get me through anything!

 

Morgana:    Great choice! That man had an amazing voice.

 

 

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Morgana:    Chici, it´s time to wrap this baby up. Thank you so much for making this happen. You´re a bookish doll! ❤  I hope we can do this again soon!

 

Nada:    I can’t thank you enough for hosting me, Morgana. This has been a great pleasure, having this talk with you and just getting to know you!

May your day  be filled with pages and free books, hehe.

 

Morgana:    That´s so sweet of you. ❤ The pleasure was all mine! May your day be filled with the same ( and so much more ).  

 



 

Be sure to follow Nada on her social media!

Stalk away and send her some bookish love!

 

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Book Review: A Quiet Kind Of Thunder – Sara Barnard

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Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder.

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. 

From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.


My Thoughts 2

Nevermind the fact that I had the song `Thunder`by Imagine Dragons stuck in my head while reading this book…. Just ignore that. This isn´t about my own person torture ( although, I do find that song cute. Just not while I´m trying to concentrate on a story)

Let me just say one thing:  LOVE!

That pretty much sums up my feelings for `A Quiet Kind Of Thunder` by Sara Barnard.

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She doesn´t speak. He´s deaf. They connect. And from there on a reader is put on a ride that´s so cute it stinks to high heaven!

By all that´s pink and fluffy, I wasn´t able to handle so much awesomeness all at once. It´s like seeing a box filled with kittens and you just adore them to bits from afar but when you get closer you want to take all of them home and love them for the rest of their lives!

That is how I felt with these characters.

The idea of the story is perfect. Take flawed characters and have them fall for each other. Have them learn how to deal with their fears and learn how to appreciate themselves.

There is no exaggerated drama or evil threat involved in this book. It´s about love.

This isn´t an instalove story. It´s a story about a first love and the obstacles that come along with that first love while having disabilities.

I´ve read quite a few romance novels that had carried the same theme but none of those books come close to `A Quiet Kind Of Thunder`.

Now, let´s shove the fluff aside and begin with the nitty gritty. The real message the story wants to deliver ( and successfully does, in my opinion ).

While this is an absolute cute read it isn´t lighthearted. In fact- this book has themes included that aren´t so lovey dovey. Death and anxiety. And it´s also super educational. It wasn´t hard for me to tell that the author did her homework. Very detailed but not in a medical way. The author took great care in describing the Heroine´s feelings, which I appreciated. I don´t suffer from anxiety or panic attacks but when you accompany Steffi on her journey you can´t help but feel the reality of her pain. It feels realistic. I felt for her. Just as much as I felt for Rhys, the Hero. The author did a wonderful job and for that I cannot thank her enough.

As for Rhys…Dear Laawd, I loved that boy ( okay. That sounds creepy coming from Mrs. Robinson here ).

I think what I appreciated most was how true to life the whole story was. That when young people deal with their firsts in life, nothing goes smoothly. Because the reality is: when going through your firsts ( I´m refering to everything a teenager can experience for the first time ) there´s going to be a truck load of awkward moments. The author should receive a standing ovation for trying to “tell it how it really is” instead of painting out awkward situations to be something that has to be perfect.

Being in love feels awkward. Having sex for the first time is awkward. Fighting for the first time is awkward. This couple..they were awkward and lovable and just… perfect, despite their imperfections.

This is a story about how love does NOT conquer all. This is a story about growth and change. It´s about having a voice even if you can´t speak. It´s about the ability to listen even if you can hear.

Bah. * throws kitchen towel * I´m in love. That´ll have to do for now.


Would I recommend this book? Yes! Anyone up for a YA feel real teenage romance with imperfect kiddos… DEFINITELY! If you love fluff, ABSOLUTELY!

Would I reread this book? I most certainly will.

`A Quiet Kind Of Thunder is a gem!


The Cover – 5 stars: Matches perfectly with the story. Pink and hearts with gold highlights.

The Story – 5 stars: I have absolutely nothing to complain about other than it took me a bit to fully get into the story. But that didn´t bother me. It´s a love story. I love love stories.

The Characters – 5 stars: Perfectly flawed. Imperfection at it´s finest.

My emotional state after finishing this read: I might never shut up about this book.

5 stars


 

Get your copy of `A Quiet Kind Of Thunder`here.

On The 11th Day Of Bookmas ( Favorite Reading Snacks )

On The 11th Day Of Bookmas, my true love begged for me… To munch on all the good stuff I can eat with one hand without having to take my eyes away from a book page!

 

Yes, it´s time to tackle the food issue while reading.  Us readers are so good at getting lost in a great book. So good that we tend to neglect our basic needs sometimes ( not including bathroom breaks because we can take books with us to the loo ).

We completely forget our surroundings when invested in a story and sometimes some of us realize we´re hungry when it´s way past dinner time or close to midnight.

I´m one of those people who can ignore the signals my stomach gives off. But not for long. Sometimes my hunger get´s the best of me and I end up with a cheese plate and classify that as “dinner” when I want to finish a book. And sometimes, I just get the munchies and want a simple snack to round-up my nearly perfect reading session. Snacking allows us readers to keep our greedy eyes glued to the pages we hold.

But what foods are considered to be reading foods? Which foods are best suited for reading?

Over the years I´ve developed the talent of blind snacking. I bet you´re asking yourselves what´s so special about eating blind? To be honest – It´s an art. I kid you not.

Try eating a bowl of cereal with milk while reading a book. It´s hard, but not impossible. Or try a spoon full of chili con carne. It took me years to master the craft of eating without messing up a book I was reading. I can do it but do I think it´s necessary? No.

Categorize this under “The Stupid Shit People Do” if you like. I see snacking during reading as a supreme class of awesomeness.

 

What foods are actually great for reading?

 

From my own personal experiences I can say any dry foods are perfect for snacking. When reading some people want to keep it less messy and they want a way to have easy access without having to take their eyes away from their book.

  • Bird food ( pre peeled seeds, nuts, croutons, Pretzels. Mainly stuff you´d choke on without a drink afterwards )
  • Rabbit food ( crudités: raw veggies without dip )

 

And second runner-up are your everyday snack foods.

  • Cheese ( bite size )
  • Crackers / Cookies 
  • Potato Chips / Crisps
  • Sweets / Candy / Chocolate

 

But what if you´re hungry and aren´t so keen on munching a whole bag of potato chips? This is where you start to be more creative with your food choices.

  • Pastries / cake ( because you can shake off the crumbs )
  • Breakfast cereal without milk ( It´s like bird food )
  • Waffles / Pancakes with powdered sugar ( because that too can be removed with a swipe of a hand )
  • Fruits 

 

And then there´s the option of going all hard – core snacking. NOTE: These foods aren´t really suitable to snack on during a reading session. But hey, if you´re hungry you gotta eat, amirite? And you have to make the best of any situation.

  • Dips ( The MESS! )
  • Left over Chili Con Carne ( Too crumbly and leaves stains )
  • Salads ( Rabbit food with dressing. Doesn´t work for me )
  • Spaghetti ( How I wish this would work for me )
  • Soup ( I haven´t met a living soul who´s tried to eat soup while reading )

 

I bet you´re wondering who in their right mind would try to eat Spaghetti while reading. Well…. I tried.

 

We cannot leave out the beverages!

As with snacking, drinking can also be a small adventure when you refuse to put your book down. Why? Because with beverages, there´s more at stake! For one, your pages  ( or half the book )could get wet. Wet pages get wavy when they´re dry. And second- If you´re drinking something with sugar in it ans spill some of the drink on your book it´ll be a sticky mess and you can then kiss that scene you were reading good – bye ( because they´ll be stuck together for life ). The best and safest way to go about this would be by using a simple straw. But who has straws near by all the time? I don´t. But I have a few tricks that can be useful when it comes to drinks and reading.

  • Carbonated drinks are the devil. Although I´m a “sparkly water” person I do not drink carbonated water when reading. The bubbles get in my nose and I end up sneezing. Plus it´s dangerous to open a soda / water bottle when your S.O. danced the Cha-Cha with it minutes before he gave you the bottle. Not only will you be soaking wet, your book will drown too ( and probably everything else within a 20 centimeters radius ) 
  • Hot drinks are brilliant, especially when they´re hotter than f**k. If you can´t take a good sip because of the extreme hot temperature then you can´t make a mess, right? 
  • Drinking wine while reading is like playing russian roulette. It can go well. It can go etremely well until you´ve had one too many glasses and end up slightly tipsy. Then it´s a game of “will I… will I not..?” 

 

So you see… Almost every food can be considered as reading food. And not many drinks are actually cut out for blind reading sessions. And of course, all this is just not important if you´re one of those people who can put a book aside for a few seconds to actually see what you´re eating / drinking. I don´t belong to that fortunate group.

Unfortunately, I´m one of those people who just can´t stop reading and refuses to take a break to eat.

My personal go – to foods are:

  • Pistachios
  • Brownies
  • cheese cake / cream cheese cake pastries
  • Cheese balls
  • Nutella sandwich

And my go – to drinks are Coke and hot chocolate with cream. Those work the best for me.

Tell me:

What are your favorite foods to snack on when you´re reading? Or, do you even snack between pages? Share away!  I´d love to find out what your Food & Read ritual is. ❤

 

Thank you for reading ❤ I hope you enjoyed. ❤

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On The 6th Day Of Bookmas ( Stealing Blog Content vs. Being Inspired vs. “Being Inspired”)

Book Blogger Problem #162: Finding out someone stole your post idea.

Author Problem #2: Finding out someone either stole or felt too `inspired` by your story.

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Bah. It´s an endless cycle of frustration and resentment when someone else obviously takes an idea and uses it for themselves. I should know. I´ve been there many times before. But hey, it´s not like I can do anything about it, right? Well, I´m kind of right.

Brace yourselves for this one, padawans. I´m about to dive head first into a topic many can argue over. It´s going to get juicy. It´s going to get ugly. It´s going to be a marvellous mind blow ( Don´t be disappointed if your mind wasn´t blown after reading this post. I just wanted to be dramatic for the sake of… drama. I haven´t had enough drama lately and I´m missing it a tad )

 

Imagine this:

You come up with an idea for a blog post. This idea you have… your gut tells you your post idea has the potential to win the Pulitzer prize because it´s THAT brilliant. You begin to write. And you keep writing until you reach the 2000 word count mark. You feel all sorts of awesome because you´re on a roll and have so many wise thoughts and ideas to share. You publish. You go to bed. When you get up in the a.m you immediately want to see how many people think you´re actually brilliant. For some reason, only 5 people think your article was worth a like. Not a share. Not even a comment. Just a hand full of likes. Okay. You can live with that. Awesome. 

Fast forward six hours. You´ve had a shitty day at work. Your house looks like an atomic bomb exploded in it. You even have to cook because life demands that you stand in the kitchen and feed the people who claim to love you. Life even wants you to smile, whistle and hum the tune of “Oh Happy Day” while stirring pasta sauce. But that´s okay. You were brilliant hours before because you uploaded one of the best fucking articles that has ever graced the face of the internet. 

An odd nagging sensation urges you to check your phone. You do it. Why you do it, you don´t know but you still check your notifications and the other blogs you follow. And then you see it. Your Pulitzer prize post only flying under a different name, a different logo and… and… and IT HAS SO MANY LIKES!

It´s a shitty feeling when this happens. 

 

But hey…. that´s how the world turns, right? There will always be people snatching shit from under someone else´s nose. Whether it´s a blog post or a story from an author – No one in this literary business is safe from sticky fingers or grabby hands.

In the beginning of my blogging career I remember being butt hurt when I saw my”original” post idea making the rounds. 9 years later, I can´t seem to find the energy to get riled up anymore. Why?

Because I´ve learned a few things.

  1. Stealing blog content isn´t necessarily stealing. It´s often a case of “inspiration”
  2. “Inspiration” has 2 definitions in this community
  3. Stealing is sometimes just plain ol´thievery

Sounds complicated but it isn´t. It´s actually very easy to understand.

Of course, this can also apply to writers ( indie, self – pub and traditional pub ) but since I´m not a writer in the classical sense I can only speak for book bloggers. The ladies and gents I consider siblings from different mothers… and shit.

So how does one tell if a blog post is stolen or not? For a book civilian, there´s no way to tell the difference. These people just google what they´re searching for and that´s it. For a book person working the book mill… these posts are like flashing neon signs. Us book folk notice. We see. And some of us don´t like what we see.

“Oh, I saw that the other day.” 

“Book blogger X published something similar earlier.”

“Why is everyone doing a Sum – Up Sunday post?”

And some of us don´t care enough.

The problem is: There´s a problem that´s not a problem but it still bothers many. And the problem with that is: People end up feeling hurt and mistreated because of something they have no control over.  Hardly anyone can come up with original content these days. There´s hardly a way to prevent someone else from taking ideas and molding them.

There´s also no way to tell who started what and what came from where first.

I love to use the phrase: You can´t reinvent the wheel. Meaning: You´re bound to find the exact same idea somewhere else. There´s competition everywhere in every niche. What sounds great might be great and work out beautifully for everyone else. Is there a reason to feel hurt, angry or resentful? It depends. And are there ways to prevent an emotional breakdown and a possible blogger feud? YES.

While I´m positive that there are people out there who couldn´t care less, some people find it hard to cope with the thought of someone stealing their ideas. It´s best to clarify the true definitions of each point I´ve mentioned above. Ready?

  1. Stealing content- When you make a clean copy of  someone else´s blog post and upload it word for word on your blog without a shout – out / a tag / a mention / giving credit.
  2. Being “inspired” – When you see a post a blog post written by another book blogger and use that idea for your own blog post only you add your own signature to it. The blog post is slightly different but the idea stays the same.
  3. Actually being inspired – When you see a blog post and become inspired to write a branch out topic. For example: Blogger X publishes a “My TBR List” and that inspired you to write a “How I Got Rid Of My TBR List” post. Or, you take a post idea that inspired you and you mold and remodel it to where it´s unrecognizable ( anything is possible with 3 liters of Coca Cola )

See the difference? Can you believe it took me years to figure this shit out? Point #1 is theft and also plain stupid. Point #2 can be acceptable depending on the people involved. Point #3 is a safe way but still no guarantee you´ll be publishing original content.

I believe all is fair if credit is given. Just a quick mention, a simple tag will do the trick. There´s hardly ever harm done when you include a name. Blogger wars can be prevented with giving credit.

And if not then just ask straight up if you can use the idea. Just don´t steal. Don´t take an idea and claim it for yourself. That´s a dick move. This ever-loving book blog community is filled with people who want to be noticed. They´re hard working and oftentimes sensitive when it comes to their work. A quick show of appreciation never hurt anyone. Listen- I´m the laziest book blogger there is out there and even I manage to give credit and ask for permission when it´s necessary.

 

So, what have we learned today?

We´ve learned that there are no “new” ideas to share. If you want to stand out with your posts then make them stand out. Give your unoriginal material the spark it needs to light up brighter than everyone else´s posts. If there´s one thing He – Man has taught me then it´s this:

 

And if someone happens to steal your ideas or becomes “inspired” by your blog post… Try seeing it as a silent compliment. Because they wouldn´t have felt “inspired” if your work wasn´t awesome.

Should you fail to feel any type of appreciation from the questionable act done by others then you can always call them out. Virtual witch hunts are still popular.

Personally, I try not to be affected by the issue. Unless I see someone copying my Instagram theme. A book in a box. Honey- that shit ain´t gonna go down well without mentioning my name.

 

It might be good to mention that author´s have the same power to stand out and shine brighter than He – Man´s sword. But that´s a new subject for another night, y´all. Wouldn´t want to expose the uncalled for doings from holier than thou authors in this post. They deserve their own special spotlight.

PS: Apologies for not having blown your minds. It´s not that I didn´t try, though.

 

I´d like to know: What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you bothered by book bloggers using ideas from others? Has someone taken an idea from yours? Let´s chat. 

 

Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed. ❤

Until next time. Don´t forget to share the book love.

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