It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a book tag. And I mean a LONG time. But I recently remembered that it’s halfway through 2022 already– as if time could pass any faster– and I decided I might as well keep the tradition going and do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag again.
In the years since it was published, Shrier’s book has been the subject of calls for Amazon to stop selling it, for Spotify to take down her interview with Joe Rogan, and at one point was *removed from shelves* by Target– all to prevent people from hearing her “harmful” message.
Whenever I see news about yet another school shooting, there are three main questions that always run through my head.
What does your favorite book say about you? (Part 2)
So, the narrator of this book is utterly unhinged.
I had very mixed feelings on this book.
Just a short essay I wrote about graduating high school
Call me a book snob, but I’m still a Vonnegut stan.
I think I’m obligated to give this book five stars first because of its impact.
Pondering the end of the universe never fails to cause me to go into a state of existential vertigo.
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.
Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds is another refreshing book about the craziness of our current society.
If you’re no fun, you might call this book gimmicky. I call it brilliant.
AI books? Yeah I still can’t get enough of them.
This is not the first book I have read about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and he remains one of the most inspiring historical figures that I have ever read about.
I’m about two years late to the hype train, yeah, but at least I finished the book.
The rabbit hole of book and author cancellations at the hand of YA Twitter is a deep one– and it’s a symptom of a larger cultural problem in the book community that we would be remiss to ignore.
I discovered my worst fear when I was around 10 years old.
Mel Torrefranca is a 19-year-old author and entrepreneur who has published several YA novels and runs a YouTube channel with over 40K subscribers where she makes videos about her life and writing journey. She also has her own indie publishing house, Lost Island Press, which specializes in dark young adult fiction.
2001: A Space Odyssey is by far the most disturbing movie I have ever watched. So what about the book?