Let's make this short and sweet today, alright?
For those of you who have been reading me for more than a week, you know that every Thursday means a new WIFSY post. If you are new and have no idea what WIFSY is, take a look here to learn more about it. Also, make sure to read till the end as there is a very nice giveaway waiting for you!
My post is a bit late today because I was lazy yesterday and didn't feel like writing it. Anyways, you might not care about that, but what's important is that I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday today, which is a really cool meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!
It's been a while since I've done a TTT post, but this week is all about music and I simply could not miss that one!
Enough talking, let's get on to it! Here are ten songs that should be on these books' soundtrack. Enjoy!
I'll go straight to the point, I hate when people choose to do something labelled "US only". I find it inconsiderate and unfair.
Let me explain a little.
More often than not, giveaways are for US only. Same with arcs tour. Also, a lot of blog tours will have physical copies available for US residents only. And don't even get me started on the book tours or the author signing...!
Why is it that the US always has priority? Because of costs issues? I understand that sending a book across the ocean can be expensive, but spending an extra five dollars to send it to another country in North America won't make you broke. And if it does, then maybe you shouldn't be hosting a giveaway or whatever it is that your are hosting in the first place.
I understand that when it comes to giveaways, a lot of them are hosted by teenage book bloggers that might not have all the money in the world, but guess what? I'm a teenage book blogger too! I'm a student going to university next year, but I can spare five dollars for the occasions I decide to host giveaways.
"Well Sophie, just do a 'Canada only' giveaway"
Yeah, there's a problem with that suggestion.
Canada has a population of 35 million people. The US? 321 million. Now, add to that the fact that Canadian book bloggers are a minority in the blogosphere.
Conclusion: nothing stops me from hosting a "Canada only" giveaway, but if I want to reach more than ten people, I have to extend it to "North America only".
Now back to the blog tours and the publishers giveaways. I understand that a lot of YA authors are US residents and that three of the "Big Five" publishing companies are originating from the United States of America. But I would like to participate in a blog tour where I can do more than an author interview or an excerpt release. Those are fun, but I would like to help promote a book by sharing my love for it, not how nice the author was.
I find this entire thing unfair because while no one forces me to extend my giveaways outside my country, I don't really have a choice if I want to reach more than a couple of person, and people in the US can just keep it to their country.
While this was more a rant than a discussion, I do hope that you realize how lucky you are if you're a US resident. You have the book conventions, the tours, the author's signing, the great TV shows, and the giveaways. Please remember that in the future.
I want to hear what you think of all of this; I truly do! Explain to me why you agree or disagree with me!
Hi everyone! I hope your week was good and if it wasn't, well at least it's the weekend is just around the corner, right?
Today is Thursday, which means another episode of WIFSY! For those of you who are new to this blog, WIFSY is a weekly meme created by moi and co-hosted by Izel @ A Bookish Flower and I. It consists of sharing our first impression of a book in the form of a made-up synopsis based on the cover only. Judging a book by its cover, yes.
Boy am I glad that this book turned out to be awesome!
Title : Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author : Jesse Andrews Publisher :Harry N. Abrams Release date : March 1st 2012 Add it on Goodreads
The thing is, I was scared I wouldn't enjoy this book as much as the movie. I had seen a lot of reviews of people saying they found Me and Earl and the Dying Girl boring and I was hesitating on reading it. Thankfully, a friend of mine had the book and she let me borrow it.
Today, I'm doing a cover reveal for My Senior Year of Awesome, by Jennifer DiGiovanni. When I saw that Xpresso Book Tours was featuring this book, I knew I had to sign up! The title just spoke to me, being myself in my senior year of high school, and the story sounds so fun!
I'll go straight to the point: I did not really enjoy this book. Some parts made me smile, but they were rare and I was left rolling my eyes at this book for the majority of it. Let's make a list of what didn't work for me:
I'm the eighteen years old Canadian book blogger behind this little blog. I write honest reviews about YA books and your occasional adult fiction, and I like to share my love of reading through discussion posts and more!
Have a lovely day! -Sophie