Showing posts with label kim liggett. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kim liggett. Show all posts

Sunday, October 25, 2015

When Authors Talk To You: Unprofessional or Nice Gesture?




To me the greatest privilege of being a book blogger is to be able to talk to the brilliant minds behind your favorite books.

Sometimes, out of nowhere authors barge in on your conversations about their books on twitter- and honestly? I still get starstruck every single time



...is this unprofessional? 

There are some authors that I have had back and forth conversations with, and I'm still shocked whenever I see them in my twitter mentions.

However, with authors that are super active on tumblr, I've come across people that consider this unprofessional. Especially John Green, who's super popular among YA readers over there, is very transparent and answers messages all the time. I think it's great that he's so in touch with his fans, I mean in the end authors are people, too.

Actually, I think it's important to remind ourselves that the person behind let's say - the Hunger Games series, is human, too. 

I always tell newbie bloggers to write their reviews as if they would be telling their opinion to the author to avoid being too harsh and hurtful.

It's super sweet and flattering to see the nice reactions if you post a positive review and tag the author in it. Sometimes, they will reply and I love that. I love being able to tell someone personally that I admire their work and had a great time reading their book.

...what about commenting on reviews?

I've seen authors actually comment on reviews on Goodreads before and that's where I personally draw the line.
I love twitter interactions, I love it when authors answer messages and all, but when I see that an author commented on one of my reviews, I cringe a little. Personally, I would feel pressured to sugarcoat things if I knew that the writer would actually read my review. A certain distance is necessary for me, but that doesn't mean that you can't talk to someone.

I've seen authors try to defend their book, but only to negative reviews. Honestly, if I saw an author that I previously loved do this, I would probably never buy a book from them again.

Distance is super essential in that profession, but it's not excluding interaction.

I'm over the moon happy whenever authors talk to me. I'm even happier knowing that some of them actually read my blog posts. It's a little surreal, actually.


Where do you draw the line?

Bloggers: Which author last left you starstruck? 



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett




This reminds me of a more bloody and gory version of Beautiful Creatures.
The creepy ancestor, the messed up love between a human and something supernatural - I'm digging it!

Also, every novel that has the word alchemy in its synopsis definitely has my attention.

Pages: 352
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons Books
Release Date: September 22nd 2015


Genre: YA/ Horror

Synopsis:

"“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt."

What Are You Waiting On? 







Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine in which I will showcase an amazing book that I'm currently waiting on
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