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Some Thoughts On Problematic Things in Books

This will probably piss people off but I kind of dislike the idea that books can’t have ‘problematic’ things in them. Lately I’ve been seeing people completely write-off a book because of things like a side character who says some misogynist things. Like lot’s of things that don’t dominate the entire book that is being written-off. It sounds like borderline censorship sometimes. I don’t think fiction is meant to portray things as they should be. Stories teach us, they give us something to think and talk about. Stories with problematic themes give us a platform to talk about them and educate people who might not know otherwise- something I think we should be doing more rather than attacking people for reading something we don’t agree with. Readers are smart people, a lot of them already know if a book has something in it that isn’t right, and if they don’t then we can teach them. And when doing so, I think it should be approached more as a conversation than a lecture. It doesn’t have to be this harsh, almost book shaming thing, that it gets to be…

#my   #book shaming   #books   #rant   #sort of...   
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I should probably reread mockingjay because tbh…I sort of only skimmed that one and don’t remember anything :/

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entertainmentweekly:

New Gone Girl posters have arrived—see two more here

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titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

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thatfunnyblog:

I kind want this on a tee shirt.

thatfunnyblog:

I kind want this on a tee shirt.

#joss whedon   #favorite   #quote   #q   
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twentysomethingvagabond:

Hello and welcome to episode 4,500 of “No One Fucking Talks Like This” featuring Anastasia Steele

twentysomethingvagabond:

Hello and welcome to episode 4,500 of “No One Fucking Talks Like This” featuring Anastasia Steele

July 2014
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Me: *avoids goodreads book reviews like the plague*

#goodreads   #books   #my   
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shadowhuntersunite:

hreadsbooks:

What if in the letter from The Unbecoming where Mara talks about being ‘responsible for the murders’ and having ‘a body count’ she isn’t talking about the murders from her powers? What if she ACTUALLY PHYSICALLY kills someone (Jude, Kells, etc)?

Ok I need to go to bed now, everything I say is getting weirder by the hour…

Though Mara thinks herself capable, I don’t think she could.

I hope I’m wrong. I need Jude to die. One way or another.

I actually agree with what we know now but depending on what happens in book 3 with the whole Noah incident and what’s really going on at Horizon’s I think (or maybe hope?) there’s also potential to change that.

I’d also love for her to be the one to get rid of Jude, ‘cause ugh…

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nancydrewho:

when someone walks into your room

when someone follows my blog

nancydrewho:

when someone walks into your room

when someone follows my blog

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hreadsbooks:

Feeling guilty for not liking a certain book (or book series, etc.) is the strangest feeling

I’m still wondering how this got so many notes, I’m not in the book blog in crowd like huh?
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Anonymous asked

I feel so left out of the book community...I have a decent amount of followers [including some of the more popular blogs on here] but I never feel included...I don't know how to be included. It's like I'm window shopping for friendships, and I see all these cute ones, but I don't have enough money. [And then all those friends are friends with the others, and they're making cute posts about each other and talking...] I just wish it were easier for me to make friends. Sorry for spilling my guts..

bluestockingbookworm:

bookmad:

i know this is going to seem weird coming from ~me~, but i know exactly what you mean. i’m kind of awkward and can come off a little/very strong, and even though it looks like i have a lot of friends here, it’s not that way in reality (i talk to maybe 4-5 people away from tumblr). most of the times i’ve tried to start a friendship with someone, they seem to get bored with me/stop answering my messages/act annoyed with me/etc, and there’s also the fact that my social anxiety is through the roof, and i always feel like i’m bothering people so i give up all together.

anyways… *hug*

If this is someone who follows me… please talk to me because I am socially awkward and would really like to talk to more people!

I agree with everything above and this seems to be the number one topic of conversation with everyone tonight. Somehow just wishing we were all friends doesn’t seem to do much for me haha. The few people I have talked to have been super great though! But yes come talk to me if you see this anon, I’d love to chat!

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books-cupcakes:

booksandtea:

bluestockingbookworm:

OK, so I see this trend where people are anxious about IMing or messaging or whatnot, and it costs too much to text or call, and I personally am anti-video chat because my face is like… UGH.

But in the gaming community we do voice-over-IP a lot. If you have a mic and an internet connection, you can use it.

Is there any interest in me setting one up for book chats? It is 100% free, and all you have to do is download a client.

I really like the sound of this, it would be nice to do seeing as though I’m used to only talking to people from the gaming side of the net.

I think that would be kinda cool and please stop, I bet your face is a gift from the gods.

I like the sound of this, I’d love to talk to everyone more in a non-tumblr setting! Too hard to keep track of everything on here!

#reply