On Thursday, I published my first Recommendation Request, but still haven't gotten many.
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I am seeking military/revolutionary SF recommendations, but haven't received very many. (And they are all from women, aren't there any male SF fans out there?) If you might have some, please check my post from Thursday.
Last Week on GMB
- SUN: I Add a New Section to this Post | Sunday Summary #12
- TUE: Red, River, Rising, and Revival | New Audiobook Releases
- WED: Atmospheric & Addictive: The Raven Boys | Review - ★★★★ YA Paranormal
- THU: My Library is Calling Me a Liar: SF Recommendations? | My Musings
- SAT: Sweet with a Side of Dark: The Dragon's Call | Review + Narrator Interview - ★★★★ YA Fantasy
Next Week on GMB
- TUE: New Audiobook Releases
- WED: The Servants of the Storm | Review - ★★★★½ YA SciFi Paranormal
- THU: Goals I Can Control: Creating Community | My Musings
- SAT: Firefight | Review - ★★★★ YA Superpowers Dystopia
- SUN: Sunday Summary #14
- "The Ultimate Book Geek Glossary" @ Confessions of a Book Geek (Thanks to Lila @ The Bookkeeper's Secret for the link)
"Book Geeks have many phrases that are unique to us, and many that we have adopted from other communities. To help new-comers figure it out, and to give old-timers a bit of a giggle, I thought I’d compile the Ultimate Book Geek Glossary. Some of these are a little tongue-in-cheek, and no offence is intended! If you can think of any I’ve left out, or that you would like to see included, let me know in the comments!"
- "What do you think of Trigger Warnings?" @ Lola's Reviews
"I think trigger warnings are a very tricky topic. On the one hand I am all for it and on the other hand I think they never can be fully effective and wonder if it’s better to not use them at all. There isn’t one standard for trigger warnings, some authors add and some not. And should there be one standard for this? And even if there would be how would we decide what the standard is?"
- "Delayed Releases: worth criticizing or should we just shut up?" by Aimal @ bookshelves and paperbacks (Thanks to Kissin Blue Karen for the link)
"But there’s also the problem of the dreaded cliff-hanger. You’re propped up on pillows late at night, chewing on your nails, your eyes whizzing across a page, your heart thumping inside your chest because everything seems to be going crazy and then boom, you reach the end. Frantically, you look around, flip the pages back and forth in full denial that the book ends there and that you probably won’t get to know what happens next until the next year. You resist the temptation to throw the book out the window even though that’s all you want to do while screaming at it for being so cruel."
- "Women’s Bodies in Speculative Fiction" by Danielle Binks @ The Stella Prize
"American aphorist Mason Cooley once said, ‘Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.’ How is it that even in speculative-fiction genres – ones with no imaginary bounds – women’s bodies tend to be filtered through the modern male gaze with narrow standards of Western beauty?"
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