I just finished listening to The Doubt Factory by Paulo Bacigalupi and BOY do I have thoughts. I was love-love-loving the audiobook … until I tried to finish it reading the book itself and oh boy. Then I started realizing some serious flaws. How did I miss them? Let’s discuss.
Wherein, we chat for half an hour about the wrap up of the own voices cycle in Bibliomancy and just general discussions going on in the publishing community about representation.
For episode two of this new season, we’re keeping the OwnVoices theme with this one! I’ve wanted to read this since the second it came out, but grad school is hard guys. I figured it fit the theme perfectly and this way I’d make everyone read it! Great idea, past me.
It’s a new season of Bibliomancy for Beginners, and we’re starting with an arc of #ownvoices titles. This one is ownvoices for an asexual main character, and also sounded really interesting in plot. After reading it, one of those things is still true!
Wherein we talk about how Amazon is changing the discourse we use to talk about ARCS and Review Copies, Goodreads changing their Giveaway Function, and YouTube changing the rules around partnership.
There is also an issue with my audio. Sorry! I’m trying to figure out why it is happening but I’m technologically illiterate.
We’re in the middle of a free choice cycle, and for my pick I chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas–just in time for the beautiful collector’s edition that just came out. While none of us do have that beauty, we do have thoughts and feelings about this spectacular novel so check in and chat with us live at 9:30AM 2/27 or after the livestream at any time!
Hey look at us! We’re back again, starting a round of nonfiction picks. The first is Michaela’s pick, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlyn Doughty. We all know how I feel about squeamish things, so this book was just so much fun.