off the 2016 Armchair BEA. Last year, I put everything together on a whim, and
in some instances, the same is true of this year. Even still, it’s a fun thing
to join in, and I’m definitely looking forward to meeting some new bloggers.
not a part of it nor have I ever been. Still, if one cannot make it to the
actual event, what better way to spend the event than from the comfort of ones
office? With that said, let’s get started on today’s topic, only first, in the interest
of introducing Finding Wonderland (and myself), let’s get those introductions
Q: Which day of ABEA are
you looking forward to the most? Tomorrow’s topic
would be my most anticipated day. Of course, “giveaway day” is always fun too!
Introduce yourself or leave your Armchair BEA links! I’d love
to meet you – and welcome to Finding Wonderland. How long have you been blogging? What books intimidate you? Do
you have a favorite genre? Comment down below with your thoughts.
I have issues with some of the social issues running the gambit today, and
because of that, I have some convictions about society’s idea of what
diversity is, and what it means.
tackle diversity in some sense. Both of which I’m prohibited from discussing (because
of an advisory board I’m on) at this time. Still, I can talk about
generalities. I don’t mind discovering some diverse themes in novels though
mine would trend more towards something like exotic settings or discovering a
strong friendship or maybe, something like Anna Banks recent Joyride, which I’ve read is more diverse
than some of her earlier novels.
probably won’t be considered a “diverse” read, and in the traditional sense, I suppose it isn’t. However for me, it was because
it explores messy things and makes the story of two teenagers somehow beautiful and looks beyond a “happy façade.”
the darkest sides of the foster care system, and fortunately, as an author, she
wasn’t afraid to look into those frightening truths.
as it is finding the fiction that best suits the reader. The books that best suit us as a reader are diverse because they inspire in us an emotional reaction whether happy or sad.
What can bloggers do to inspire change? As (book) bloggers, I think we are tasked with sharing about the books that most affect us and in order to change the landscape, we must first be willing to share about them (sometimes to the point of oversharing) in order to a.) help spread the word about the novels we most love and b.) support the authors in some small way.