Category: Discussion

I Finally Created A YouTube Channel… (Face Reveal)

For a long time I considered the idea of creating a YouTube channel, but it was, and still is, WAY out of my comfort zone.

Why I Deleted My Instagram Account Forever: Social Media, Peer Pressure and Living in the Moment

I finally took the plunge and deleted my Instagram account about a week ago. And now that I don’t have it anymore, I’ve started to become more and more nauseated by the culture surrounding Instagram, especially among Gen Z.

How The Book Community’s Insidious Identity Politics is Stunting Literature

Literature has long been used as a way to communicate about the human experience, to broadcast ideas across continents, to connect with people of vastly different backgrounds, to expand empathy, to broaden people’s perceptions of the world.

Why Identity Politics Could Ruin The Book Community If We’re Not Careful: #OwnVoices and Representation in Literature

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, as there is a lot I’d like to say about this topic and I wanted to make sure I expressed my thoughts as well as possible! Representation in literature is an important and very complex topic, and I know my opinion on the matter isn’t going to be the same as everyone else’s.

“Don’t Read the Reviews”: Social Conformity, Hype Trains and How Reviews Might Influence Your Bookish Opinions

This might be sacrilegious for me to say as a book blogger, but we all know book reviews are something of a squishy, subjective business.

Everything Wrong With Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds

Stamped, a “remix” of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning adapted by Jason Reynolds for a younger audience, has gotten a lot of praise.