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A Sneak Peak into a Librarian in Training’s Booklife.

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Tomorrow is bookhaul day! Yes I have many books to display for you guys tomorrow; not all because I forgot to keep a list of them.

Mostly the books are from the library but I do have a few that I purchased at some stores in Winnipeg. I also tend to read a lot of young adult but I am working on some more “adult” books as well. There are really so many books out there and my goodreads list of “To-Read” is pretty much as long as the distance between here and Pluto…or maybe farther!

Sneak Peak on what I aquired:

  • lots of Gothic, Pirates, and Steampunk
  • a new character bringing a fresh face to a classic series
  • a new POV which brings the curse of being dead-but-not-really and smashes it to bits with a way better emotion.
  • some sickness brings people together

Sneak Peak on what books I want:

  • the second and third books of a series that I have been trying to read for the past 5 years (and getting the first book back in May)
  • I am a pack rat, so this book looks fantastic.
  • There were so many movies that were originally books I saw this summer (but I didn’t know that when I saw them) that I want for my birthday and christmas

Hope that gives you a good taste of what is to come tomorrow. I am looking forward to what you guys think about my taste in books!

Don’t Threaten the Writing Hand

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There has been an explosion of disgruntlment, unhappiness, and general negitivity all surrounding Veronica Roth’s Allegiant (the third book in the Divergent Series). I have read the first book, Divergent, and absolutely loved it but have not been able to get my hands on Insurgent or Allegiant.

This post is my response to the negitivity.

My first thought when I read Book Riot’s article about how fans were threatning Veronica because of the ending it just made me disappointed not in the book but in the readers. These threats have caused her to go on her twitter today and tweet:

“Physical threats are NOT fine with me, but we already knew that.” (October 24, 2013 at approx 12:14pm)

“I will talk about Allegiant more when the tour is done. For now, read, react, talk.” (October 24, 2013 at approx 12:14pm)

I was on her twitter feed when she tweeted these. I was disgusted (again not at her). As readers we have no right, well reality is no one has the right, to threaten bloody murder on ANYONE much less a favourite author.

After reading about these threats, both against her and against the reader themself, I decided to go onto google and find an interview with Ms Roth. I found BuzzFeed’s interview with her after searching for a while and it cleared up that yes a main character dies but Ms Roth planned it to happen.

She planned it.

Sure you can dislike, hate, and be repulsed by the ending…but threatening the author isn’t going to change that. She isn’t going to cave to the pressure of all the readers and rewrite the story just because people hated it. No. Saying that you are a super fan of her work then turning around and spitting in her face whether it be at a signing (Really? What are you…5? How inappropriate) or on a social media that you “hated the book” and “will never read anything written by Veronica Roth again” isn’t helping the situation at all. In fact its adding to the destruction. In the end you just will have to accept:

Veronica Roth planned it out to be this way. Not every book has to have a tidy ending with happiness, rainbows, and unicorns.

I think that the point of the book is that if a group of people believe so strongly in a cause or a way of life that if  a major person in the picture just goes *poof* that the rest will keep on going; that they will be able to push through the emotions and keep going in order even if that means doing so in order to honor and respect.

I personally think that I will like the book even if it is sad. I’ve read many books and very few have I ever hated enough that I will never read ever again (My short list is made up of: The Giver and Animal Farm).

These are just my opinions on what is currently happening. I have yet to read the book myself.

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