Book Blogger Hop

Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #1

I have decided to do a new thing because I love new things!

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger (and maybe the blogger will learn something new about themselves *cue cheesy music*).

The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!

Q1

*question submitted by Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews*

Hmm. I don’t have any authors that I have ‘blacklisted’ as most of the time I’ll pick up a book because I want to read the story and not because I’m picking it up because (or not because) of the author.

Saying that I do have my auto-buy authors because I think they are awesome writers.

I suppose there are some ‘controversial’ writers who have done some questionable things that make me less comfortable with the idea of picking up their books . These questionable things are either their racist, homophobic or sexist views or they have done something incredibly questionable. I think there are some writers who have been dropped by their agents and publishers because of proven sexual harassment and so that may have an impact of whether I want to read their books.

But I guess that’s a longer answer which I will happily delve into if anyone wants me to!

So short answer is… there aren’t any authors I don’t read. Longer answer is above!

 

Let me know if you have authors that you just won’t buy and why!

8 thoughts on “Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #1

  1. Sarah J Maas and Stephanie Garber. 😁 I just know I wouldn’t like anything from former, and I’ve been burned by the latter (Caraval). I have nothing against the authors though. They’re both pretty. 😁

    I’m so glad you’re doing a meme too! And that it’s not TTT, bcs we can discuss more this way. ☺️

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    1. I would give Stephanie Garber another shot even though you know my thoughts on Caraval. Sarah J. Maas has done the incredibly rare thing for a writer and has gotten steadily worse in her quality the *more* she writes but I think she’s up against crazy deadlines and no longer uses an editor so that will do something not good. I have no idea what either of them look like at all!

      I quite like answering questions, it’s like tags – makes me think!

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  2. Okay, this has reminded me that I *still* need to finish writing my post on Milkshake Duck authors! I don’t normally blacklist authors, but there have been two (one of them is Justina Ireland) in the past 5 months or so who have…irked me, shall we say? Which is a bit of an understatement. So their books went from “need-to-buy” to “I’ll maybe check it out at the library at some point.” But it doesn’t feel right to completely avoid their work, either. I mean, Hollywood is chock full of people (*cough* men) with skewed moral compasses, and some of my favourite films have starred and been directed by people who have done terrible, terrible things.

    Oh, there *is* this gay romance author who turned out to be not a man but a woman pretending to be one. And it turned out she would get close to gay men online, befriend them, use their personal stories in her books (without their knowledge), and then drop them like hot coal. People like *that* I will happily blacklist.

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    1. Oh yes! Please post that post, I think it will be an incredibly interesting read. I’ve not heard of Justina Ireland, is there controversy and drama? I live for controversy and drama as long as its other peoples. Ahem.

      I actually feel really tricky about this question. Because I *do* still read books and watch shows/ movies where writers, actors and directors have done or are reported to have done some questionable things. If I then like the content they have created I feel like I have an internal struggle. How much of someone’s art is the person and how much can be separated? Part of me feels ‘squicky’ when I like something that I feel I shouldn’t like. But then I feel like I can’t help it if the art speaks to me.

      An example that I think of is Roman Polanski. I don’t like him as a person *because* of all the things I’ve heard about him but I can’t help but enjoy Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist. It seems extreme to say its a moral quandary but I do think about it from time to time as a consumer of what they produce. Dammit. I’m all thinking now.

      Wow. That last example is horrendous. That’s a massive betrayal of trust for her friends and I would be furious that someone did that to me!

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  3. I hate the idea of “blacklisting” authors too, but I do just stay away from books I don’t think I will like. Like Cassandra Clare’s and Colleen Hoover’s books. That’s not to say I wouldn’t read them ever, but I won’t buy them with my own money or pick them up at the library if there’s anything else I’m actually excited about ^_^

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    1. It’s interesting because I’ve heard things about Cassandra Clare in the book blogging sphere and I think she is actually a lot of people’s ‘blacklisted’ author because of some controversial happenings. I know nothing about her and haven’t read any of her books but that’s because they don’t seem to appeal to me for whatever reason. But it is interesting reading about writers when they are controversial!

      I know what you mean, I’d rather read something that truly appeals to me, especially as I already have a ridiculously long TBR!

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      1. Oh, that’s sad. I don’t know much about her either, but on Twitter recently there was a lot of conversations about her toxic fandom and the divide between her books’ fans and her T.V. show’s fans. It’s sounds like all too much. I feel really bad for her. :/

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        1. I think fandoms can be like that regardless of the fandom unfortunately! I know the Doctor Who fandom got very heated and divided when Jodie Whitaker was announced as the new Doctor. I always find it fascinating to read about but am glad I’m not involved! Ah, I was referring to some of the stuff about Cassandra Clare herself which made for an interesting read and probably explains why some people won’t read her on principal! Again, not involved just incredibly nosy 😛

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