#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Modern Poetry Criticisms

Melissa

Poetry is a beautiful mode of expression. Poetry can capture millions and millions of moments and experiences. Yet, there are those in the poetry community who strive to tell new, contemporary poets what poetry is and is not.

For context, I have been in the poetry community for a very short time, for around 2 years online, but I’ve witnessed a lot of discussions on social media between poets and non-poets about the definition of poetry in the 21st century. Continue reading

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Desi Voices. Desi Stories.

Aradhna

The book community talks a lot about diversity and representation. Whether many of these people walk the walk on reading and asking for more books that are diverse, I can’t say. I can say, however, that even with this year seeming to have more Asian representation, I am finding it hard to be excited that it is the start of a revolution. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Disability Representation in YA

Lilya

Hello!

When Fadwa first posted about wanting to do these guest posts, I jumped at the chance. For a while I’ve wanted to do a post about disability rep in YA books, and how is done well, and how it’s not. But I always worried that my following was too small, or that no one would care about what I had to say. So when I talked to Fadwa about my idea, and she was enthused about it, I felt for once as thought maybe it could matter to people. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Ruby’s Fantasy Book Recommendations

Ruby

Hi there, my name is Ruby and I’m a teen book-blogger, I like to sit in my room all day and, well, read. Oh, and watch endless amounts movies and tv shows. I tend to bury and invest myself in stories, therefore I am usually not here on earth with the real humans… hahah I’m not kidding. Anyways, I wanted to basically give you a list of some fantasy books I love and hope to help a friend out who wants to venture into the genre. Fantasy is literally the best because you can hide away from the real world which is s-c-a-r-y so I hope you find this useful. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Embracing my Nigerian Identity

Taiwo
My name is Taiwo and I’m a Nigerian book and lifestyle blogger. When Fadwa mentioned that she was resuming #DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss, I was so excited to participate! I’m a very private person and I never write discussion posts but I am really happy to be included in this one because I need to write about this; not just for other people but mainly for me, and the young girl who grew up to shun her heritage.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Inclusivity – Booktube vs. Book Blogging

Kala

I haven’t been in the bookish community for very long, in April it will actually be a year. The decision to be a book reviewer was it a quick one, but what platform to use; that was a harder decision. Book blogging or booktube? Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Busting some Indian myths & stereotypes

Prags

Hey guys! My name is Prags and I have been blogging for about 3 years now, on and off. My time in the community, and western media, has taught me that there are certain preconceived notions, myths, and stereotypes surrounding people of South Asian descent and I thought it would be a good time to share the truth about some of them! I want you to keep in mind that though these are general South Asian stereotypes, I can only speak from an Indian perspective since I am an Indian and I am not versed with the lifestyle of people living in other South Asian countries, even though all of us do have many things in common. So, from here on, I shall be using the term Indian as compared to South Asian. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: The Fantasy of Historical Romance

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Historical Romance is a fantasy. It’s one that we as readers choose to engage in again and again for pleasure. It promises us the one thing that is promised in all genre romance: a happily ever after. However, the question that we need to ask ourselves as readers is: who is able to get their happily ever after? The answer to that question is closely connected to another: whose stories are being told in Historical Romance? Unpacking those questions requires looking critically at the books that are being published. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Pansexuality in Literature

 

Alexis

My name is Alexis and I’m a pansexual booktuber who goes by The Sloth Reader. When Fadwa called for people to make guest posts regarding their specific marginalizations, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. I’m constantly in awe by the wonderful queer content being produced lately, but I’ve yet to find more than a few books that feature a character that is pansexual. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: US Bloggers’ privilege and whatnots

Angela

When I decided to create my blog, I knew I had to spend a lot of my time and effort into creating good and interesting content. But I took the step anyway because I love books too much and I enjoy talking about them and recommending the ones I liked.
But there are many factors that go into your blog’s success and one of them is where you are based. Continue reading