June 22, 2011

Hulk Out!

In the words of Bruce Banner... 
"You're making me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."
The latest in the bashing of kids/young adult books, authors, publishers and bloggers is a an article about The BEA.... The Book Expo America. The Expo is a chance for authors and publishers to showcase what books are coming out. Book reviewers and bloggers are invited to attend so they can get a taste of what will be hitting the shelves.  Bloggers/reviewers receive advanced copies of some books and then review them on blogs and in journals.
This article bashes not only the expo, but book bloggers. The author of the article writes book bloggers off as "mommy bloggers" who more or less have terrible taste in books and are transforming the book industry.   I hesitate to put the link up because I don't want to increase traffic to the post.. Of course, the author has a right to her opinion and I have a right to disagree with it. You have the right to decide what you believe... freedom of thought & expression!
If you do go read the article, come back and let me know what you think. 

The actual hulk, not me!


  1. She sounds like some elitist snob who only thinks serious literary fiction matters and everything else is junk. I wouldn't take her seriously, but I could see why you'd be annoyed.

  2. I think that person has a very narrow view of books. Seriousness can exist in any genre, any format. I also sort of want to go wave Warp Speed in that person's face.

    I also disliked the stereotyping that only housewives blog and the disdain showed toward younger bloggers.