[LET’S CHAT] Are We Making The Error of Looking for the “Perfect” Diverse Book?

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!)
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[LET’S CHAT] Are Diverse Books Diverse Enough?

Look, I’ve finally published the discussion I said I would write last month!

But, anyway, not the point. I’ve wanted to talk about this issue a while now, since there’s been lots of conversation around representation in regards to talk of diverse and problematic books, since it really does play a big part! So, I thought I’d write a discussion post about something regarding representation that’s been brought up often: are diverse books diverse enough?
(Also, ignore the terrible title. I COULD THINK OF NOTHING ELSE.)

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43 2018 Releases To Topple Your TBR Pile (Because 2017 Is A Garbage Fire)

So far, 2017 has been a hot garbage fire.

So, I thought for a brief distraction, I could talk about my most anticipated 2018 releases because SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS. The excitement is real, you guys. 2018 is going to be such an amazing year for books, AND FALL RELEASES HAVEN’T EVEN BE ANNOUNCED YET. Hopefully, I’ll make your TBR grow because that’s my job as a book blogger, obviously. (Also, I’ve been slacking on replying to comments and commenting back and commenting on posts lately, and that’s mainly because I’ve been busy with school, but, hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up today and this weekend!)

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[LET’S CHAT] The Dilemma Of Reading Diverse Books As A Diverse Reader

Spoiler alert: I am not white.

I can’t really tell if it’s a surprise that I’m not, since I have pictures of me on my blog, but I’m not. And I thought that since there’s been such a huge move in #ownvoices and listening to minorities and teenagers, that I thought I’d talk about something more personal that bothers me a little: the fact that it seems like because I’m a minority, I have some sort of job to be the paragon of diversity.
So, let’s talk about it, I guess.

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