Today Dani and I are sharing our reading weeks with you! This post is based on the It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? tag created by Book Date
Yesterday, Netflix made the unfortunate decision to cancel their show One Day at a Time. Viewers all over social media are rallying to get the show picked up by another network because they are all in love with the groundbreaking characters and storylines. This show is especially loved for showcasing great Latinx, queer characters and storylines as well as storylines focused on mental health.
While I truly hope that this show gets picked up and renewed, I also know that, in the meantime, people are missing this incredible story. Today, I wanted to share some wonderful YA books that showcase some of the wonderful queer and Latinx voices that are taking the world of literature by storm.
Happy Wednesday! For today's Top 5 Wednesday prompt, we are sharing the characters that are in our Hogwarts Houses. At least, according to us!
Hello lovely readers!
I have a very, very exciting announcement to make! As of today, my wonderful QP Dani is going to be joining me as a co-blogger for Jellyfable! I'm so excited to be working with one of my favorite people to talk about one of my favorite things. But before I get too mushy, I will let Dani take it away with their introduction!
In my post yesterday, I talked about the need to support marginalized bookish creators with more than just words. This has become only more relevant with some of the recent news in the book community. In light of this, I will be spending time in the coming weeks to highlight diverse creators who publish on multiple platforms.
Today I am focusing on Booktube. At the moment, Booktube is the most consumed bookish community, reaches the most readers, and receives the most paid promotion from publishers. It has so many amazing marginalized creators, but the most popular and most viewed channels are predominantly run by white, cis, straight, and able-bodied creators. Frankly, there is so much talent on Booktube that, if we aren't watching marginalized creators, it can only be because we are being intentionally exclusionary.
I will be highlighting a mix of small and large channels. I love supporting small channels and seeing them grow, but I also know that even the biggest channels on this list are still 100,000 followers smaller than some of the largest booktubers. These channels deserve to be just as promoted.
Before I jump into this topic, let me set the stage here. If you aren’t familiar with the world of publishing and blogger discourse, here’s what you need to know. Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) are copies of a book that go out to early reviewers, booksellers, and librarians to drive hype and sales for a book. Typically the copies that go to influencers (those would be bloggers like me, media outlets, bookstagramers, booktubers, etc.) are determined by the influencer’s audience size and how well the book with probably sell to their followers. If the blogger only promotes fantasy, they probably won’t receive the biggest contemporary romance of the season. If the blogger doesn’t have many followers, big publishers probably won’t be interested in sending them copies.
Hello lovely readers! It's been awhile since I've done one of these and I desperately need to pare down my TBR! This tag was originally created by Lia and you can check out my first and second posts here.
Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
Genre and Themes Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance / STEM / Body Image
Published November 6th 2018
Publisher Turner Publishing
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