Is it truly a bad thing to be a loyal fan?
I’m sure we’re all familiar of how it feels like to be part of a fandom! We’re all fans of certain book series, movies, TV shows…if there’s a name for it, there’s a group of people passionately carrying it somewhere out there. But, of course, being in a fandom can become hella complicated pretty quickly, and as bookworms, I feel like it’s a conversation that has popped up often.
Spoiler alert: I went to Yallfest.
And, much like Bookcon, I decided it’d be nice to talk about my experience going there for the people who are (a) curious, (b) want to know what it’s like, or (c) want to vicariously live through me. I AM HERE TO PROVIDE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE.
Ah, yes, we’ve approached another edition of “Mikaela discusses things only she has ever noticed or cared about.” I’m sure you guys have missed that while I was away.
If you haven’t heard or you’ve been living underneath a rock when it comes to the book community, you might have missed out on the hype and controversy surrounding a book titled 27 Hours. I personally feel as if the controversy surrounding this book has never really been fully discussed. I can’t tell if it’s because it’s a diverse book, the fact that it was hyped as all hell, or the fact that – let’s be honest here – the community that hyped this book acted pretty hypocritical as things came to light. So, I thought that I would talk about it, because I feel like it really sheds light on an issue that I’ve been thinking about lately.
(Also, wow, does it feel good to be back!)