Ages ago I live tweeted reading Every Heart A Doorway. This post has my original commentary, and adds my more recent thoughts at the end.
Content warnings for discussion of gore and eye damage (3 tweets in the middle, text to warn before they appear).
Keeper of the Dawn is a novella published by The Book Smugglers. I received it as an advanced review copy. Spoilers below. Continue reading
With Winter term over at school, I return to live tweeting Harry Potter. I know I owe a post about Lockhart, I’ll get to that at some point, I promise.
For now, I start with the first couple chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban. Continue reading
Explanation of what this post is, and why it’s here instead of Twitter can be found here.
The Ace Book Club on Twitter and Tumblr has been reading this book. I meant to read it with them, but somehow committing to reading a book and starting grad school didn’t quite mix. So I’m going to start reading now, and see how things go.
This will be spoilery. Continue reading
Time to finally finish Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. All the mystery gets wrapped up in a surprisingly short period of time, and I once again question how magical schooling works. Continue reading
Please see here for an explanation of how this post will work. I will post on twitter when I start/stop reading, and update the post as I add to it.
Going into this book, I know next to nothing about the plot, but do know that there is a Word of God aro ace character in it. I interact with Ana regularly on Twitter, and xie gave me a review copy of both Poison Kiss and the sequel.
Spoilers are likely to follow.
EDIT: Warning for discussing and quoting acephobic and arophobic content.
I have gotten into the habit of live tweeting books when I’m reading them and expecting to comment on them about representation. It helps me work out my feelings as I read the book, and since it sometimes takes me ages to get around to a proper review (I should really work on this) it at least gives me something to point to when the book comes up in conversation.
However, I don’t think I can do this well when I know the author follows me. I think I will feel constrained about talking about the book as freely as I usually do, and it means that the author has to choose between muting/unfollowing me or having my thread keep showing up in their feed.
To handle this problem I have decided that for books in this situation I will do a live tweet, but entirely here. I will update the post as I go, adding onto the end like it is a twitter thread. It gives the author the choice if they wish to read my thoughts, and knowing it isn’t being shoved in their face should allow me to feel like I can write more freely.