February 27, 2015
February 19, 2015
I've been conspicuosly absent these latest two weeks - but I had a good reason. Well, a couple of good reasons. I was talking to authors and receiving/reading awesome new books, plus contemplating the audacious move of finally joining Twitter. Everyone of my old followers knows I've always been extremely wary of social networks. On the other hand, more and more publishers - even the smaller ones - seem to hold it as a requirement when it comes to requesting ARCs, which I've begun to do. Also, I've been blogging for two year and a half now, and I feel the need of expanding this little blog I have here. So yeah, I caved in. You can find me happily chirping @offbeatya. And I might even end up having fun, once I get a grip on all the # and @ ;). Speaking of which, if anyone feels like sharing tips and advices about using Twitter the proper way and surviving on there, they're welcome! (Huge thanks to Karen at For What It's Worth for now!).
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February 07, 2015
I'm back with a new installment of my random feature about the who, what, where, when and why of reading, where I talk about my own relationship with books/genres/authors, and ask my visitors to do the same if they feel so inclined. This could have been easily turned into a meme, but there's a reason why it didn't...I still don't see myself as an established enough blogger to host yet another meme. Even those with an impressive number of followers aren't necessarily overwhelmed with participations, so I'm not going there just yet. This doesn't mean "A Reader's Quirks" won't be promoted to meme's status one day, should it be the case. It's all up to you, really :).
A quick reminder...everyone can comment on my blog, spam or not spam. It matters to me that anyone can join the conversation. As for CAPTCHA...everyone hates it...so you won't find it here. Relax and breathe ;).
This time I'm going to talk about...
WHY I'M NOT READING YOUR "SEXY" YA BOOK
Geez. The trend is subtly (or not so subtly) insinuating into YA lit. More often than not, new releases are labeled/marketed as "sexy". And I go feral.
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