Biggest Scandals I’ve Seen in the Online Bookish Community

Or at least my circles of the online book world which is pretty much exclusively in the world of Young Adult books.

I’ve been involved in the online book world for years now (I started blogging in 2011). The community is largely a fun place to be. Unfortunately, it can also be drama filled and sometimes terrifying place to be.

Here’s a round up of some of the biggest scandals/issues in the community that I watched unfold in real time.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (November 22-28)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy.

If you’re doing any holiday shopping this weekend, I hope you’ll check out these bookish holiday sales.

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Initial Impressions: Chaos Walking Trailer

I’ve been a fan of the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness for almost a decade (see a backlist review of the series here). I discovered The Knife of Never Letting Go way back in 2011 when I first started book blogging and never looked back.

It’s been my go-to YA book recommendation for years. I particularly enjoy recommending it to those who turn their nose up at Young Adult books or write off the entire group of work simply because they’re written for teenagers. Yes, it is a good adventure series but it also explores some deep issues (civil war; terrorism; genocide) that could make for some really fascinating discussions.

Okay, okay. Enough of me yammering. Let’s get to the trailer.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (November 15-21)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy!

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Book Review: “Oasis”

Oasis” by Katya de Becerra

Source: Unplugged Book Box

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction

Summary: 

The oasis saved them. But who will save them from the oasis?

Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father’s archaeological dig site in the desert with four close friends . . . and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit.

With their camp wiped away, Alif and the others find themselves lost on the sands, seemingly doomed . . . until they find the oasis. It has everything they need: food, water, shade—and mysterious ruins that hide a deadly secret. As reality begins to shift around them, they question what’s real and what’s a mirage.

The answers turn Alif and her friends against one another, and they begin to wonder if they’ve truly been saved. And while it was easy to walk into the oasis, it may be impossible to leave . . .

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