Tag Archives: romance bloggers/reviewers

Thinking time – Blogger Blackout

27 Oct

Blogger Blackout - badgeBecause this happened, many book bloggers decided to take some time away from reviewing and otherwise promoting books to think about why we do what we do, and what we are willing to risk for our hobby.

Some of those book bloggers–and some people who don’t blog but simply leave comments on other people’s blogs–will not come back. They feel the conversation is not worth the very real risk of having an author have a fit of egregious irrationality and track them down. While it saddens me to think of those voices, silenced by fear, I understand that part of having the freedom to speak is having the freedom to choose to be silent.

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Blogger Blackout

23 Oct

Blogger Blackout - badge

 

Because this happened, Her Hands, My Hands will be quiet until Monday October 27th. There will be no reviews until Saturday November 1st.

Full list of participating blogs at Book Thingo. Image courtesy of Kaetrin.

Perspective, you are doing it wrong.

21 Oct

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Many of my readers are aware of the batshit crazy irrationality that exploded over the weekend. For those who are not, here’s the summary: on Saturday October 18th, 2014, The Guardian published a…something–essay? a confessional? a self-congratulatory account of insanity irrationality? a proud confession of criminal activity?–by a debut author by the name Kathleen Hale.

In the piece, KH recounts how she stalked a reviewer online for a period of time.

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Operation Auction – ready, set, go!

27 Mar

Operation Auction

From the blog:

Operation Auction will be going live on Sunday, March 27th at 12:01 am PDT. We will have all items in the Operation Auction ebay store.

http://stores.ebay.com/operationauction2011

None of the items will show up until the auction is live and not all items are going up at the same time. We have divided the items as equally as possible into three batches.

  • Batch One will be up March 27th at 12:01 am PDT, ending March 30th at 12:01am
  • Batch Two will be up March 28th at 12:01 am PDT, ending March 31st at 12:01am
  • Batch Three will be up March 29th at 12:01 am PDT, ending April 1st at 12:01am

All listings will run for three days. The only exception is the breakfast at RT with Angela James, Jane Litte, and Sarah Wendell. Because that event is approaching very soon, it will be in batch one and be a one-day auction only.

We are going to try our best to get lists up of what items are in which batch, but with new donations still coming in I’m not sure everything will be included. There will be categories in the store to help you find the items you want.

Shipping details will be in the description of each item. Please read those carefully before you bid to see if it is US only or international.

Don’t wait, go bid!