Thank The Books It´s Friday

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Thank The Books It´s Friday!

 

Boy, what a week it´s been, huh? Makes me really want to sit back and drink a whole bottle of wine alone and just think about how peaceful life is… offline. Let´s bring out the Friday squirrel to celebrate the weekend, shall we?

 

 

And while we´re at it, let´s hope no author on Twitter decides to make ungrateful statements for the next… I don´t know… 5 – 20 years? Possibly never again?

I´m sure you´ve seen the recent book Twitter shit-show created by the ( to me very unknown ) author Elizabeth Bear.

 

 

A kind reminder to people who tag authors in book reviews. How thoughtful. How ballsy. How generally rude.

Of course, I disagree on so many levels with this statement. The whole tweet is just a load of bullshit. It´s generalized and targets everyone in the book community. It´s also not specific enough. Are we talking all review posts or just the negative ones? I haven´t learned the art of sniffing out the specifics yet so it would´ve been slightly helpful if the author had been more clear instead of presenting a limited and highly unprofessional tweet.

This tweet caused quite a bit of a stir in the book-Twitter community. Book bloggers, authors, and even readers stepped forward to voice their disapproval. I can´t blame them. The tweet was a virtual slap in the face. Oh, speaking of face slaps… After having followed the thread for some time I spotted something even more disappointing.

 

 

Neil Gaiman, too?! Bitch, that burned.

 

This is, without a doubt, a touchy subject. It shouldn´t be, though. For all I know, the majority of the book blog community isn´t fishing for praises, compliments or even acknowledgment when tagging authors in positive review posts. Tags aren´t meant to cripple authors emotionally or piss them off.

I mean- sure. Authors have the right to voice their opinions. Go ahead and do your worst. But if that means pissing off a huge chunk of the book community then I´d say that´s not the way to win new readers or keep the ones that´ve been loyal ( indirectly waving at you, Neil Gaiman ).

A piece of advice for Elizabeth Bear: Try not to speak for all authors next time. Also-socializing is wonderful but not mandatory. A simple mention in your bio would´ve prevented a whole lot of backlash.

 

 

Uugh. See? A royal shit-show. People, we´re not even halfway through February and there´s already drama. I recently made a bet with a fellow book blogger on when the next literary shit will hit the fan… My bets were on late Spring, early Summer. * sigh *

 

So what else is new?

 

Oh! I´d like to give a loud Fuck you, very much to my daughter´s friend and their mom for giving me and the kids Scarlet fever. I´m on day 4 with a temp of 39°. I feel like I can fry eggs on my skin at this point. To be honest- I never thought adults could catch the Scarlet fever. I was wrong. I was also wrong to think this would pass quickly. As of now, I´m sofa bound with nothing to do but snooze off a few times during the day from being so exhausted and suffering during the night. Yes, dear friend´s mom… I hate you with a passion.

I decided to go online book shopping tomorrow. Deep down I know it´s just frustration shopping but at this point- I don´t give a rats ass.  * purposefully ignoring the stack of unread books next to me *

 

That´s about it for this week, my dear bookish Padawans. I hope you didn´t suffer too much through this minor aggressive post. My apologies. I´m not feeling so hot. I´m actually burning!

 

Before I go: Did you watch the Twitter show? What are your thoughts on the author´s tweet? Should authors make such demands? Let me know in the comments below. I´d love to chat ❤

 

Sending out lots of health and great positive vibes!

Enjoy your weekend.

Much bookish love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Thank The Books It´s Friday

  1. Wow, I’m super surprised at the comments those authors made. I would personally like to be reminded when someone reviews my stuff, especially since I’m super indie and not really on the radar. So screw them. They definitely don’t speak for all of us.

    Sorry you’re down for right now. Get plenty of rest and fluids my friend! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    *Hugs*

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    1. Those comments are something special for sure. You should´ve seen all the likes that post received. Last I checked over 230 people actually liked what the author posted. Scary to think about and not really motivating, you know? Yeah, I can imagine you wanting to know when someone reviews your work. Thankfully, many authors share your view.
      Naaw, thanks 🙂 ❤ I´m hoping to get back to normal soon. I mean- don´t get me wrong… I love my lazy days but this has gone far enough. I´m not sure whether I´m already a part of my sofa or if it´s trying to be a part of me. Lol.
      I hope everything is fine in your neck of the woods?

      * hugs back *

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      1. Oh damn, no way! I just think that both of those authors have a poor attitude.

        It seems that they put themselves on some kind of pedestal where they think they can just say whatever the hell they want, even if it makes them sound like total douches. And the fact that so many agree with them or at least are supporting their views with a like is even more alarming.

        Lol, I like how you can still retain some humor about the situation. Regardless, speedy recovery!

        I’m doing pretty good! Just ready for another vacation like yesterday lol. I have my sights set on Hawaii and am also planning my next writer’s retreat. Super stoked!

        Oh, and I have a valentine for next week. Hooray!

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