Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Things I Should Be Reading Right Now, and I’m Not (Even Though I SWEAR I Want to).

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Things I Should Be Reading Right Now, and I’m Not (Even Though I SWEAR I Want to).

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hey! So, this is ~rlprotagonist, now ~jamesleahgdi. And here’s my TTT about things I should be reading that I’m not (even though I really do want to!!) + BONUS: What I’m actually reading RIGHT THIS SECOND.

NOT BOOKS

  • THE BOOKSELLER MAGAZINE I subscribed to this magazine around the time I decided that For Real, I’m Going To Do My Masters in Publishing. So.. March this year, maybe? I freaking love it (seeing the top charts of what books have sold this week & how much is especially fascinating), but for some reason I’ve just.. fallen behind. And now I have three magazines to catch up on + the buyer’s guides. OOPS?
  • ALL THE BLOGS THAT ARE UP FOR THE 2019 BLOGGER AWARDS SO THAT I CAN VOTE BEFORE… JULY 31, ha. ha. ha.
  • ELNA CAIN’S WRITETO1K.COM COURSE So I recently decided that FUCK IT I want to write for money. And I used some of my Tax Refund money to buy Elna’s course. What I’ve read so far is hoenstly really really helpful, and I’m not sure why I’ve not sped through more of it yet… legit, it’s quite probably because I REALLY REALLY WANT TO.. and therefore am putting it off. This is legit a thing that happens sometimes with me and I can not explain why.

SPECIFIC BOOKS

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15+ Teenage Bookish Influencers You Should Follow Immediately (ft. Book Bloggers, Booktubers and Lots of Links)

BRILLIANT and comprehensive round-up of 15 teen book bloggers. I’m definitely going to be following most of them.

Librae Paints Pages

So if you all didn’t know, I’m Taasia and I’m a teen book blogger who loves boosting teen voices!

And as a teen book blogger, I love it when I can find and connect with fellow teen book influencers.

I, like the majority of people in the community, read YA. I’ve seen that in an area of reading and publishing that is meant to be targeted at teens, that teens are so often left out of conversations, with many adults taking up spots for teen influencers.

We see this in more and more YA books being catered for older teens and less books being catered towards younger teens. We see this in how the primary influencers around YA are adults, especially since they are financially independent and just independent in a lot of other ways, leaving teens, who are dependent on their parents/guardians, heavily disadvantaged. We also see this, in…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I’d like to see more of (General Wants & Specific Fictional Universes).

Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I’d like to see more of (General Wants & Specific Fictional Universes).

Hosted byΒ That Artsy Reader Girl

Hey! So, this is ~rlprotagonist, now ~jamesleahgdi πŸ™‚ And here’s my TTT!

GENERAL WANTS

  • UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE. Any bets on when the Publishing industry is FINALLY going to begin to acknowledge that this idea that ‘a market for New Adult doesn’t exist’ is total BS? There are approx 10000k takes on high school and about ten on college/university. Makes zero sense.
  • DISNEYLAND/DISNEYWORLD. Don’t know, can’t explain it. Like, yes, there’s quite a few books about cute lil’ town theme parks or whatever but’s just not the same as the powerhouse that is Disney.
  • POST-APOCALYPTIC, WHERE HUMANITY HAS ADAPTED, AND NOT IN A DYSTOPIAN WAY. This is… truly, deeply specific and I don’t know how else to phrase it. I want to see more world-ending scenarios that SEVERELY fuck with the world… but do not Ruin it, do not have an All-Knowing EvilMotherFucker to overthrow.

SPECIFIC FICTIONAL UNIVERSES: BOOKS

I’m taking this one as ‘universes I’d still REALLY want to read about… in spite of the main characters from the books not being around, because I just love the setting that goddamn much.

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