Surprise Friday Betwixt the Books Discuss! content. A YouTube channel called Better Than Food Book Reviews posted a video a few days ago titled “Nobody Wants to Read Your S**t,” and we have some thoughts and feelings. Michaela and I really missed having these smart chats with you guys, and we’re pumped to talk about advertising, authenticity on YouTube, and unsolicited reviews. Enjoy!
I promised myself a while ago–like, when I started this blog ago–that I would never write a response blog post. I have never wanted to get caught up in any drama. Lord, the drama on the internet, am I right? But two things have happened in such quick succession that I am finally using this blog to say some things.
The first was during the episode of my book club, Bibliomancy for Beginners, that aired last Tuesday. Head over to this link and watch the last six minutes or so. Starting at about 1:04:00 I just … blow up. Seriously. I scare my co-Bibliomancers. Because enough of them have taken enough jabs at the YA genre over the three years that we’ve been doing this that I just broke. (Warning: I say some choice things about John Green. While I stand by my opinion, I recognize that this is my opinion and not some cosmic rule.) So I start shouting in defense of it. Enjoy.