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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is an opportunity to showcase books we received and share news. 


This week I had time to visit The Strand and grab a couple of titles I saw recommended during the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.





Promise of Shadows by Justine Ireland

An Untamed State By Roxane Gay

I'm excited.

Greenlit and Media Coverage of YA: a Mini Rant
If like me, you're obsessed with book-related articles, you will have noticed a trend lately of  mainstream media outlets anointing John Green as the the Chosen Savior of YA Literature. Now I've enjoyed John Green's media content ever since I saw Hank Green's "Accio Deathly Hallows" video on youtube, watched a bunch of Brotherhood 2.0 vids, and obtained Looking for Alaska from my library. However, with so many quality YA books published every year, both realistic and fantastic,  some with upcoming film releases,  this fixation on one individual author seems excessive.  If you haven't already seen it, here is a must-read smart and fascinating article by Anne Ursu, exploring the insidiousness of this media focus. 

Strange, how the books most often cited in newspaper articles (Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games) both speculative and written by women, are also commonly derided and credited with "The Death of Literature", while "Greenlit" has been embraced.

1 comments:

Finley Jayne said...

Love the cover for Promise of Shadows, I'll have to look into this one more :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Post for May 18. 2014


Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is an opportunity to showcase books we received and share news. 


This week I had time to visit The Strand and grab a couple of titles I saw recommended during the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.





Promise of Shadows by Justine Ireland

An Untamed State By Roxane Gay

I'm excited.

Greenlit and Media Coverage of YA: a Mini Rant
If like me, you're obsessed with book-related articles, you will have noticed a trend lately of  mainstream media outlets anointing John Green as the the Chosen Savior of YA Literature. Now I've enjoyed John Green's media content ever since I saw Hank Green's "Accio Deathly Hallows" video on youtube, watched a bunch of Brotherhood 2.0 vids, and obtained Looking for Alaska from my library. However, with so many quality YA books published every year, both realistic and fantastic,  some with upcoming film releases,  this fixation on one individual author seems excessive.  If you haven't already seen it, here is a must-read smart and fascinating article by Anne Ursu, exploring the insidiousness of this media focus. 

Strange, how the books most often cited in newspaper articles (Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games) both speculative and written by women, are also commonly derided and credited with "The Death of Literature", while "Greenlit" has been embraced.

1 comment:

  1. Love the cover for Promise of Shadows, I'll have to look into this one more :)

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