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An article from Sue Brown about why she let romance fiction back into her life that has an interesting side comment about how romance fiction is often dismissed as ‘fluff’.

5 Reasons To Get Rid of the LGBTQ Fiction Section is an interesting post that also contains one compelling reason not to. I, myself, am divided on the issue.

 

Legally Free

Free out-of-copyright Classics can be downloaded from Gutenberg.org with the option of helping with proofreading or donating to help get further stories an option if you wish to help.

 

Free – but is it really?

Kristin Lamb wrote a great article, A Culture Addicted to FREE—How FREE is Poisoning the Internet & Killing the Creatives, about piracy’s effects on those who create the art (no matter its form) that inspires us all.

This article, Dear Broke Reader: Your Sense of Entitlement is Killing Me, by Sarah Madison was written after a facebook post from a cover artist asking if anyone knew any pirate sites for her to get free books from went viral, sparking a heated debate. A good reply to anyone who thinks they should get their books for free, and some alternatives offered. And this post by Damnyanti Biswas has some good points about Ms Madison’s article.

This article, You aren’t a Pirate, you’re a parasite, by F. E. Feeley Jnr., about the same post as the article directly above, offers another point of view on the subject, suggesting we should call pirates parasites instead (which I rather like) and also some exact figures.

And as a last addidion to the articles written about the above incident, this article, To pirate or not to pirate, that is NOT the question,  from Amanda of the Mad Genius Club, offers a third opinion on the issue.

 

Reviewing

Want to write a review but not sure what to put down? This post, How Not To Write A Book Review, from Jacqui Murray might help.

How Honest Should You Be When You Review Self-published Books? : asks a great question but doesn’t really answer it (some of the comments are great, though). I agree that self-published books do need to go through the same process of beta readers (if possible), editor, and proof reader to keep quality high. Some of the self-published books I’ve read have obviously been first drafts. But on the other hand, some of the self-published books I’ve read have been of the highest quality, and polished wonderfully. The problem is finding the diamonds among the dross.

 

Exercise

As readers, expecially if you work at a desk, muscles often don’t get enough of a workout. This list of five yoga poses to use while reading from Book Riot will help ease cramped or unused muscles, which can also help ease stress and tension.

 

More to be added soon

 

 

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