Category: Discussion

No, We Shouldn’t Cancel Problematic Classics

It’s hard to escape problematic classics. Like it or not, literature has been and always will be steeped in the zeitgeist in which it was written.

Why Do Book Characters Always Get Into Elite Universities? | Disillusioned High School Senior Analyzes College Admissions in YA

Harvard. Stanford. MIT. The circle of elite colleges is tantalizing for many teenagers. And for YA characters, seem to be predetermined destiny.

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.