Freadom Speaks About Reviews and How They Affect Our Thoughts on a Book

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I’ve been thinking about this particular topic a lot for the past few weeks. Some time ago on Twitter, an author shared their thoughts on a ARC they were reading and how they felt the story was racist. This lead to a lot of conversation, unfortunately to a lot of arguing but the part that really surprised me was the response from people who urged others to read the book before judging it. Which made me think about my job as a blogger and a reviewer and how that ends up affecting the people who read my blog.

If you’d like to know more about this particular incident, look up the hashtag #TheContinent on Twitter. 

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Freadom Speaks About Blogging Pressures

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I’ve been struggling with this topic for the last month of so. I’ve already mentioned that September was a really hard month for me and October hasn’t been the best either. And for some reason, blogging has started to become a struggle as well which sucks because I love doing this so much. And I thought what better way to work through this than to talk to my fellow bloggers and friends and see if someone can relate to what I’m going through.

SO let’s get started!

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Freadom Speaks About Diversity

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I’m pretty sure all of you guys have seen this particular topic coming, mostly because everyone around the book community has been talking about it. I wasn’t actually going to do it at first, everyone else is and most people might not want to read, etc. But this particular discussion has helped me learn a lot of things about myself and has helped me define what my thoughts on diversity are. And I feel like I wouldn’t be a good blogger if I didn’t at least try to throw my two cents into the conversation, however cheap those may be.

SO let’s get started!

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Freadom Speaks about Book Clubs and Buddy Reads

Freadom Speaks about Book Clubs and Buddy Reads

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I was drawing a blank as it always seems to happen when it comes to my discussion posts so I asked some lovely friends for help and my beautiful buddy Abby suggested that I talk about book clubs and buddy reads and it seemed like a great idea, so that’s what we’re talking about to day! I can’t say I have a lot of experience but I have been part of quite a few buddy reads and I want to talk about why they’re so much fun and some simple tips that I feel makes them flow very well.

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Freadom Speaks About Rating Books

Freadom Speaks about Rating Books

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

This is a topic that I have talked about before. I made a video about this when I still had my Booktube channel because it’s a huge part of booktubing and book blogging and the entire book community. But today I wanted to talk about what this topic is all about and how I personally rate books, something that has changed since I became a bigger part of the book community.

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Freadom Speaks About Dystopia and How It Should Affect Us

Freadom Speaks about Dystopia

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

This is a topic that I’ve wanted to talk about since my Dystopian month last year because it was inspired or thought up of the books that I read that month. I didn’t really get a chance to discuss it while doing Booktube so I wanted to bring it back and try to share my thoughts as clearly as possible.

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Freadom Speaks About Original Content and Why It’s the Bane of My Existence

Freadom Speaks about Original Content

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I’m a little hesitant about this one mostly because it’s just me rambling about a specific topic that has been a struggle for me since I became a bigger part of the book community. Original content has eluded ever since I started my Booktube channel and I kind of wanted to talk about what that means to me and why it’s such a hard thing for me to accomplish.

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Freadom Speaks About Reading Published Fanfictions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Freadom Speaks about Reading Published Fanfictions

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

I’ve shared this on my blog before but I am a huge fan of fanfiction (hee hee). I’ve been reading fanfiction for a really long time, I’ve written one (no, I am not sharing) and I’ve been really involved in that side of fandom life. I’ve also been working on reading some of the fanfictions that have been published as original novels and I wanted to talk about why and some of the examples that I’ve come across of good and bad interpretations of fanfictions.

Quick disclaimer: I am not an expert and I have not read every single fanfiction ever published. I’m just sharing my opinion on something that I’ve been a part of a really long time.

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Freadom Speaks About YA Romances and Unrealistic Expectations

Freadom Speaks about YA Romances

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Welcome back to my discussion feature, Freadom Speaks!

Valentine’s Day was a few days ago and I was originally going to talk about this that week but I decided that this is more of a downer kind of discussion than an uplifting kind so you’re getting it a week later! Yay!

Considering February is the month of romance, a lot of people (including myself) are reading contemporary or books heavily focused on romance. So I decided that it would be a great time to talk about this idea that came to me after watching a video by Whitney @ Whitty Novels called ‘”Outgrowing” YA Fiction?’ That’s a topic for another time but one line she said in that video hooked me. She was describing a typical YA romance where usually things turn out great and at sixteen you’ve found the love of your life when she said:

“Thank you all YA books for that false sense of hope.”

That got me thinking about YA romances and how they’ve sort of given me unrealistic expectations on how relationships should look or be like. That’s what I’m going to talk about today.

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