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Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


This past week was light on reviews, so expect a review heavy October going forward. 
On a personal note I'm kind of saddened by the Goodreads drama. I'm not directly affected, but no book exists in a vacuum and it is an insidious form of censorship to not allow mention of the author in a review. Particularly as there seems to be cherry-picking as to what is considered a policy violation. On a practical note,  I had liked having a resource to learn the authors likely to harass me about an unfavorable review, in order to steer clear. I've always used LibraryThing and I may start directing links there, but that site does not have summaries. I've looked into BookLikes and personally I'm not a fan.

Here's my book haul for the past couple of weeks:

The Never List by Koethi Zan
Shadows by Robin McKinley
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Also, now that I have some time this week and my TBR is almost as tall as my night stand, I'll be participating in Fraterfest 2013 Oct 3 - Oct 8 to try and get some more books finished.


Have a great week everyone!



6 comments:

A Voracious Reader said...

I'm not pleased with Goodreads over the deletions without warning. Bad juju there. I've created an account at BookLikes, but I've not had time to really look it over. In the meantime I've exported my book shelves, so hopefully they'll be safe.

Andy Estrada said...

Oh Goodreads, we can never fine a happy medium with that place. It's sad because I've met so many awesome people through GR. "/

On another note, Vicious is something I've been looking forward to since forever ago! I'll be sure to keep a look out for your review. :)

Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

Jenea Whittington said...

I use Booklikes to forward my posts, but I have found that books that I have on my TBR and want to look up aren't on there, so I still go to Goodreads to look up books. I need to look into LibraryThing though. I like the haul. I am hoping my library is going to carry Vicious soon. Happy reading.

Jaime said...

Yes, Goodreads still seems to be the best resource for looking up titles, especially for future releases. It's a shame. I need to gets used to Booklikes.

Thank you! Hopefully your library gets Vicious soon.

Jaime said...

Yes, I sort of see their point of view about not wanting to alienate authors if it's now going to be more marketing oriented rather than social, but they should have clearly articulated this. They definitely should not have deleted content without warning.

Jaime said...

It's an excellent resource and social site, it's really sad how it's changing :/

I'm hoping to start Vicious soon, I'm excited :) Thanks!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Post # 2

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


This past week was light on reviews, so expect a review heavy October going forward. 
On a personal note I'm kind of saddened by the Goodreads drama. I'm not directly affected, but no book exists in a vacuum and it is an insidious form of censorship to not allow mention of the author in a review. Particularly as there seems to be cherry-picking as to what is considered a policy violation. On a practical note,  I had liked having a resource to learn the authors likely to harass me about an unfavorable review, in order to steer clear. I've always used LibraryThing and I may start directing links there, but that site does not have summaries. I've looked into BookLikes and personally I'm not a fan.

Here's my book haul for the past couple of weeks:

The Never List by Koethi Zan
Shadows by Robin McKinley
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Also, now that I have some time this week and my TBR is almost as tall as my night stand, I'll be participating in Fraterfest 2013 Oct 3 - Oct 8 to try and get some more books finished.


Have a great week everyone!



6 comments:

  1. I'm not pleased with Goodreads over the deletions without warning. Bad juju there. I've created an account at BookLikes, but I've not had time to really look it over. In the meantime I've exported my book shelves, so hopefully they'll be safe.

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    1. Yes, I sort of see their point of view about not wanting to alienate authors if it's now going to be more marketing oriented rather than social, but they should have clearly articulated this. They definitely should not have deleted content without warning.

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  2. Oh Goodreads, we can never fine a happy medium with that place. It's sad because I've met so many awesome people through GR. "/

    On another note, Vicious is something I've been looking forward to since forever ago! I'll be sure to keep a look out for your review. :)

    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. It's an excellent resource and social site, it's really sad how it's changing :/

      I'm hoping to start Vicious soon, I'm excited :) Thanks!

      Delete
  3. I use Booklikes to forward my posts, but I have found that books that I have on my TBR and want to look up aren't on there, so I still go to Goodreads to look up books. I need to look into LibraryThing though. I like the haul. I am hoping my library is going to carry Vicious soon. Happy reading.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Yes, Goodreads still seems to be the best resource for looking up titles, especially for future releases. It's a shame. I need to gets used to Booklikes.

      Thank you! Hopefully your library gets Vicious soon.

      Delete

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