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The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Girl with the Louding Voice | Abi Dar
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Fourteen-year-old Adunni's life is looking for her louding voice. She wants to be heard. But her desire for an education ranks low. She is the only daughter of a broke father, who sells her into marriage as the third wife of an older man. When life in her new home becomes untenable, she escapes, only to become a domestic slave in wealthy Lagos, where her voice is stolen again by her boss Big Madam. Again and again, Adunni is reminded that she is nothing. Again and again, Adunni riles against those above her. She is resolute in her quest to find her louding voice, and that is something nobody should underestimate. Because resolution can make you fearless, and Adunni knows that better than anyone.
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KatieDid927
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“I want to ask, to scream, why are the women in Nigeria seem to be suffering for everything more than the men?”

I loved this book. It was one of those books that I loved even more as the story unfolded. I loved Adunni and her fighting spirit. So much of her story was so painful, but she still never gave up. I recommend this highly. #BotM

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j9brown
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Loved it. Adunni is such a wonderful character, so resilient and full of hope despite her seemingly hopeless circumstances, the miserable way girls and women are treated, the shocking levels of poverty, but she still fights for her dreams. I especially loved the friendships she formed along the way.
#botm

KatieDid927 Nice! I‘m about 1/3 of the way through right now. 3d
j9brown @KatieDid927 It was a really good book of the month pick, I've felt "meh" about some of them lately. Glad I didn't skip it! 3d
KatieDid927 Finished last night! Also looking at your post again, I wonder if the BotM site and app were down for a bit because they had to add the “Read with Jenna“ label to this book. I ordered mine before that happened and mine came without the label. Weird. 16h
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j9brown @KatieDid927 I was kinda bummed about it ☹️ It feels like an ad for whatever the Jenna club is. I kinda forgot about it for now but if they make this a habit, it's gonna make me want to quit. I hate paying to be advertised at. 16h
KatieDid927 @j9brown Yeah I just hate these book club stamps in general. Hers (this one is Jenna Bush Hager's book club), Reese Witherspoon and even Oprah's. Like they pick books each month that then people buy because someone famous told them to read it. On the one hand, I think that's cool and a good way to get people to read, but on the other, I find it irritating when copies of the book without that label are impossible to find. 15h
KatieDid927 @j9brown Like, when Reese decided before it was even published that Daisy Jones & The Six would be one of her picks, it was impossible to get a copy without the label. I just find them irritating, and I think it's more of a publisher thing than a Book of the Month thing. Like, the publisher makes a deal with these celebrities to put the label on the books to basically boost sales. Which like I said I do get, but I don't love it. 15h
j9brown @KatieDid927 Same! I much prefer a nice clean cover. I'm glad they're getting people to read and all, but I ain't in their book club, I don't want their tags! I want to see the cover in the way the designer intended (and yes sometimes I judge a book by its cover 🤷). 15h
KatieDid927 @j9brown Yep, agreed. 15h
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GabriellaPalmieri
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“I will finish my primary and secondary and university schooling and become a teacher because I don‘t just want to be having any kind voice...I want a louding voice”
Loving this debut novel by Abi Daré!

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Tera0707
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Woah! They say this is a powerful debut and they were not lying! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I absolutely loved this book! #botm

Texreader In what country is it set? 6d
Tera0707 @Texreader Nigeria 6d
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marleed
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I forgot to post my last grid and oohh, those bright shiny objects otherwise known as library holds overtook my 2020 commitment to my Mount TBR. It was tough but I did eek out my commitment of 1:2 TBR:Library. Tagged my favorite - it‘s so good.

Eggs Congratulations 🥳 7d
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Hooked_on_books
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Hooray, my #botm box has arrived! I wasn‘t expecting it for another 2 weeks, so this is such a nice surprise. I‘ve seen a good response to these two on Litsy, so that‘s a good sign.

(I swear I thought this photo was level. It‘s really not. 😆)

Chelseabillups30 I got The Girl With The Louding Voice too!! 1w
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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The Health Tea Book Crate came today!
This is always such a treat. A buzzy book, tea, and a few other goodies. This year they are doing themed boxes. This month is meditation, incense, an amethyst, a perfume roller (super light fragrance thankfully!) and some Mate Brio tea 😻

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fictionaddictbooks
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Is it not sad that, in this part of our world, a woman‘s achievements can be reduced to nothing if she is not married?

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

LDuffN I just got my copy yesterday. I can't wait to read it. 2w
MsLeah8417 @LDuffN It is so well written. I look forward to reading what Daré has for us in the future. (edited) 2w
ladym30 What a sweet pup!❤️ 2w
MsLeah8417 @ladym30 Thank you! I read to her every day😊🐶📚 1w
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marleed
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This was my Feb required reading assigned by Jenna Bush Hager, and oh my gosh, I love this book. It is both heartbreaking and hopeful. Everyone needs someone to see them. I will think about Adduni for a long time.

Megabooks I‘m liking Jenna‘s books more than Reese‘s now! 2w
marleed @Megabooks I think I am too! The competition is on - and I‘m loving participating! (edited) 2w
Megabooks Agreed!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
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Tera0707
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Book mail!! Stoked to see the beautiful blue box sitting on my entryway table when I got home from work. And I became a #botm BFF!

GloVerdino I became a BFF this month too! (edited) 2w
Tera0707 @GloVerdino awesome! Congrats! 🍾 2w
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MsLeah8417

How can he discover a river that been in the Nigeria for since?
🧐🙌🏾

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fictionaddictbooks
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Adunni is all shades of funny😂🤣😂🤣😂#loudingvoice
Kudos to Abi Dare for narrating the story of the girl child in Nigeria and most African countries. Our #loudingvoice must be heard. #tellingthenigerianstoryforchange

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TheBookStacker
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Finally my #BOTM box came! Perfect rainy day surprise!

Tanisha_A I am really eyeing The Girl with the Louding Voice. Enjoy! 🙃 2w
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MsLeah8417
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This is your wife now, from today til forever, she is your own. Do her anyhow you want. Use her until she is useless!

lost.in.a.book Sold me on reading this one...added to the stack 👍🏻 2w
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ValerieAndBooks
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My #BOTM pick finally arrived. Hope to get to this soon! I‘m in PA (where they ship from) but it took one week. Maybe because of the #readwithjenna cover? I think I see some others have gotten it already from BOTM without the logo?

Redwritinghood Yeah - mine came really quickly and it does not have that sticker on it. 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Redwritinghood interestingly it is part of the cover design, not a sticker slapped on it. I‘ll have to find out what kind of books Jenna picks — I don‘t watch the Today Show 🤔. 2w
TheBookStacker I still haven‘t gotten mine but I live in California so I figure it‘ll take awhile but it‘s been in LA for two days! Ugh! 2w
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ValerieAndBooks @TheBookStacker ugh is right! Hope you get it within the next couple days 🤞 2w
Hooked_on_books Mine routinely takes about a month to arrive. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Hooked_on_books wow! Why is that?! It must drive you crazy. 2w
MeganAnn I picked this one too. Tracing says it‘s supposed to arrive on Monday. 2w
Hooked_on_books I live in Hawaii, so that‘s why. It does drive me a little crazy, but it is what it is. They are aware of the shipping time. 2w
ValerieAndBooks @MeganAnn it looks like a good pick. Hopefully 🤞! 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Hooked_on_books oh that‘s right! Hawaii. I guess almost anything takes longer to get there than to the mainland... 2w
Hooked_on_books You‘d think so, but it really varies. A Barnes and Noble order usually gets here in 3 days and priority mail is 2-3 days. Anything that‘s “free shipping” takes forever. 2w
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Nute
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#ReadSoulLit - Author On The Come Up: Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria & has lived in the UK for eighteen years. Her first novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice, won The Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 & was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018. (From About the Author - Penguin Random House Website).

She appears to be on a soaring trajectory as an up and coming new author.??

Nute Her debut novel gives voice to a young Nigerian girl raised in poverty finding work as a housemaid for a rich Lagos family, enduring abuse and exploitation while she yearns to go to school. (From Book Description - Penguin Random House Publishers). 2w
TrishB This looks great 👍🏻 2w
MicheleinPhilly I just got this from BOTM. 2w
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ljuliel She‘s beautiful. 2w
Crazeedi Well written review!💕 2w
Megabooks So excited to read this! 2w
BellaBookNook Just received my pre-ordered copy but have to finish my BHM reads before reading it. In the meantime, I will enjoy the beautiful cover!!! 2w
Hooked_on_books Interesting stuff! I‘m looking forward to this from BOTM this month. She also has gorgeous, glowing skin! 2w
Nute @TrishB I‘m intrigued! 2w
Nute @MicheleinPhilly It looks like it was a high choice for this month‘s BOTM. I‘m happy for the author! 2w
Nute @ljuliel Agreed! 2w
Nute @Crazeedi Thank you, Friend! 2w
Nute @Megabooks Oooh, me too! 2w
Nute @BellaBookNook Where have you been, Friend? We must be missing each other‘s posts. I liked what you‘re working on at BookTube. Definitely helpful and needed. Keep me updated! Yes, I‘m very excited about this book! It‘s getting good reviews! 2w
Nute @Hooked_on_books It seems to be a popular BOTM choice this month. The author is receiving several accolades as a talented writer. Let me know your thoughts after reading. Yes! She is quite beautiful! 2w
BellaBookNook @Nute Hey Lady! I had been taking a break from social media. I took a couple years off of Instagram and just started back last week and I‘m surprised at all the changes. Now I have to play catch up. I am trying to find more ways to publicize the database so that it will be a real service to the community and publishing industry. I will have to catch up on your posts. Happy reading friend!! 1w
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MsLeah8417
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From the first chapter I was completely drawn into the complex life of young Adunni. I appreciate and enjoy the voice @abidare_author has given to this remarkable young woman. This book is not to be missed.

Hooked_on_books This was my #BOTM pick. Looks like I made a good choice! Now I just need to wait for it to arrive. ⏳ 2w
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Branwen
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This might be the fastest I've ever received my Book of the Month box! 😲 Best day of the month, in my opinion! 📚💕 #botm #bookmail

LibrarianRyan Nice choices 2w
Branwen @LibrarianRyan Thanks! 🤗 They all look so good, it's hard deciding which one to start first! 2w
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Best day of the month 😍
#bookmail #BOTM

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Megabooks
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Don‘t you just love #botm‘s “free shipping”?? 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄. Should be called “free shitty shipping” 😡

No updates since February 1, so I called them...

BOTM CS dude, “yeah, we have a lot of problems with that shipping point. Idk, maybe call us at the end of the week if it hasn‘t moved.” 😒

Me, 😡😡

Thank goodness I have two accounts, so I‘m reading Anna K from my other box.

CindyE09 I often don‘t get my books until the third week of the month despite picking them the night they come out. So frustrating sometimes. 2w
Panic70 Bummer. I‘m so impatient when I order things online. I have in-laws that live in Arlington Heights. I think not too far from you. Such a beautiful place. I‘m jealous of the snow you get! 2w
Jess_Franzino Ugh. Yeah. This is my first month ordering from BOTM. It‘s apparently transferred through three different places in PA, and the tracking thingie is still all white like yours. WTF? Lol 2w
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Megabooks @CindyE09 Oh gosh!! That‘s even more frustrating!! 2w
Megabooks @Panic70 me too! Amazon has totally ruined me. I think that‘s their goal. I‘m on the other side of the state (west), but the Cincinnati area is lovely! 2w
Megabooks @Jess_Franzino Yeah, they use a (crappy, cheap) shipping service that has distinct points it goes in large shipments to before breaking off to the USPS. It‘s the worst part of BOTM, IMO! 2w
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks It‘s now at it‘s 4th “shipping delivery partner”. Uh....wondering if the BOTM club is worth it. I have Amazon Prime. X.X 2w
Laughterhp Yeah my book is stuck somewhere in MA since the 1st.. At least it‘s in my state but taking awhile to get to my post office. 2w
Megabooks @Jess_Franzino yeah, if I didn‘t like the bindings so much, I‘d leave. I really like the way they print and bind their books. The lay flat so nicely. 2w
Megabooks @Laughterhp I‘ve told them in feedback that I‘d pay extra for true 2-3 day priority mail, but knowing their shipping, they‘d somehow mess that up. 🙄🙄 2w
TheBookStacker Mine does that and then all of a sudden it will say delivered! 2w
Megabooks @TheBookStacker I hope it just hasn‘t been scanned and shows up soon!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
NerdyRev Mine will stop 20 mins away only to be moved 3 hrs away and then will return back to 20 mins away and finally be delivered. For one stop post, it is really terrible. 2w
Megabooks @NerdyRev “one stop mailing” is really thirty stop mailing!! Totally agree. 2w
Hnoel Yes. So annoying! Every month it sits for 2-4 days at one point. Usually takes 7 days to arrive. My only complaint about BOTM really. 2w
Megabooks @Hnoel same here! 2w
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sarasbookshelf
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It‘s that time of the month! 📚

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Brewychock48
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#BOTM feeling lucky today. My books came in today. Never got them on Sunday before..woo hoo

hes7 Wow, that was fast! 3w
Brewychock48 @hes7 ,I know. I never got it that fast. I live in PA though, plus our mail delivers packages on Sunday now. 3w
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streads
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I usually don‘t pick just one, but thought I could do an add-on next month if I still wanted one of the others. Put them all on hold at my library, though! #botm

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AnansiGirl
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Tagged book is my February #botm pick. On my way to checkout an option to pair books with tea, candles, socks, I think a roll on perfume, etc. were offered. I opted the “No thanks” this time. I‘ll probably give it a try when I can splurge a little next month. Have you littens who are botm members paired your book with something?

sprainedbrain I‘ve not seen that option! How exciting... I might someday use that spare credit I‘ve been carrying forward every month. 3w
AnansiGirl @sprainedbrain it was a pleasant surprise to see these options. Hopefully BOTM does offer these book pairings next month and future months after that. 😃 3w
Breanne1 I was digging the socks they had. Debated getting them too! Exciting new options to spruce up the boxes. 3w
AnansiGirl @Breanne1 it would be nice to see extra perks to the boxes more often! 🧦 🍵 🕯 😃 2w
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alisonrose
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Was really excited to see The Girl With the Louding Voice in the February #BOTM selections! Was not thrilled to see American Dirt there, but I assume the books are ordered months ahead of time and it was too late to do anything...if they even would have 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Also liked seeing a range of add-ons for Black History Month! Eager to read all three of these.

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Megabooks
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So of course I got five. 😞 That seems to be the theme with me. Three from this month and two from the backlist. Oh well, cheers to an ever-lengthening TBR!! 🥂🥂 Lolololol!! 😂😂🥳

Reviewsbylola Five?!? Damn girl! Good for you! 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I couldn‘t decide either and kinda went opposite of you! 😂😂 3w
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MicheleinPhilly
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I‘m really looking forward to this one. #BOTM

TheBookStacker I can‘t wait for this one. I think I‘ll bump it to the top of my TBR pile 3w
Branwen I picked this one too! It looks amazing! 😍 3w
Megabooks I missed picking, but I‘m pretty sure this will be my choice when it opens again. 3w
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Reviewsbylola I considered this one but decided to wait on it. 3w
ValerieAndBooks I got this one! but it just shipped (I was late making my pick). Just joined BOTM last month 🙂 3w
TrishB On my list 👍🏻 2w
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Missed the confetti again. Lol. Was saying yes to tote!! Hooray!!!!

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dariazeoli
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#botm for February is up! I picked this one since I didn‘t see it on my Libby app.

Catherine_Willoughby Have some deliveries coming too for February 3w
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Hooked_on_books
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I can‘t believe the #BOTM picks are up so early! Here‘s my box. I considered throwing in American Dirt, as I‘d like to judge it for myself (especially since Sandra Cisneros continues to support it), but I‘d rather wait until the din dies down a bit, plus my library is getting it, so I‘d rather read their copy. I‘d love to see more nonfiction picks, but they didn‘t seem to give that much of a chance.

Crazeedi That really bothers me, that people can be so crazy about a book. There are lots of books that might be seen as insensitive, and lots of authors write about worlds that they've never inhabited. I'm sad readers can be so judgemental 3w
Aubgurl I picked American Dirt as my BOTM. I want to read it for myself. I didn‘t even realize there was a controversy about it until I saw someone talking about it here. 3w
vivastory I was surprised by how high the rating for American Dirt is on Goodreads. It's 4.11, I figured it'd be a lot lower. 3w
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Hooked_on_books @Crazeedi It bothers me, too. It feels like a lot of outrage without any nuance. And I feel like a lot of the people yelling the loudest haven‘t even read it. How would they feel if people were judging their work without reading it? I‘m hoping that ultimately a constructive conversation can happen around this book instead of the current un-nuanced outrage. But that seems to be our culture now, sadly. 3w
Hooked_on_books @Aubgurl I only heard the controversy about a week ago. Prior to that, I‘d seen nothing but praise. I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of it. I definitely want to hear from people who have actually read it, then, if there‘s truly a problem, a good conversation is merited. 3w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory I think that rating is largely from early reviews. Before the controversy erupted, there was basically only praise. I think that rating will shift as time goes by. 3w
dariazeoli I‘m going to get American Dirt from the library, too. I want to make my own judgments 3w
Brewychock48 I requested American Dirt from my library. I want to be able to read it and decide for myself. Such a shame about the controversy. Soon they will want to ban it. 3w
Crazeedi @Aubgurl rl @vivastory @Hooked_on_books @dariazeoli @Brewychock48 I'm in agreement, let each on who wants read and form own opinion. People are too quick to trash and get offended at everything. That's why I love litsy, everyone is respectful of others opinions. And can agree to disagree! Lifes too short to be outraged all the time. And I wonder how many actually read the book! 3w
Aubgurl @Crazeedi @Hooked_on_books I‘m the same way. I read nothing but praise until yesterday. I love that people can come here and still be respectful of other opinions. You don‘t get that everywhere and it makes things miserable. I can‘t wait to form my own opinion on the book! 3w
JamieArc I don‘t think the question is whether it‘s a good story. It‘s a question of supporting the community she has written about who are at large very offended by perpetuating negative stereotypes, trying to be the voice for brown people (who have their own voices but aren‘t given the spotlight) and are writing about a culture she is not from through the white gaze. So I‘m curious - if you are not Mexican, what are you deciding for yourself? 3w
JamieArc If you search for NPR Latino USA and search for Digging into American Dirt, there is a great interview explaining it all, including both sides, from several authors, including Cummins. Really interesting interview. 3w
lele1432 @vivastory it was actually almost a 4.3 up until about a week ago. Then the 1 star reviews came flooding in and it dropped quickly. But the esrlyr reviews were almost all 4 and 5 stars 3w
lele1432 @Crazeedi if Litsy became anything like Goodreads I would quit it immediately lol. I'm so glad people are respectful on here. Goodreads has become a cesspool full of people who attack other reviewers if they give a 1 star review for their favorite book, or a 5 star to something they hated. It's ridiculous. 3w
Crazeedi @JamieArc thanks for info!! 3w
Crazeedi @lele1432 this is my go to every day. I really only use goodreads to track my books. I post a review occasionally, mostly when ivecgotten from net galley or publisher 3w
Hooked_on_books @JamieArc I get concerned when people suggest that writers should only write certain things. This is a form of censorship. I‘ve read some wonderful books with characters who are unlike their author. And there are bad ones as well. But I feel like you are implying that my opinion of the book doesn‘t matter if I‘m not Mexican, and I think that‘s completely wrong and unfair. I read books by many different authors and I like some 👇🏼 3w
Hooked_on_books And don‘t like others. People don‘t have to agree with my opinions but it doesn‘t make them invalid. I‘ve tried to read a fair amount about this controversy to better understand, but I keep running up against this concept of perpetuating negative stereotypes (which I agree is bad) without any concrete examples of what those stereotypes are. Clearly a conversation is needed given the strong response to this book, but I‘m hoping people are 👇🏼 3w
Hooked_on_books Responding to what‘s actually in the book and not their perception of what‘s there. I definitely feel the publishing industry needs to fix some major problems and give voices to more people, and if that‘s what comes at the end of all this, I‘ll be delighted. But I don‘t think one writer should be threatened, bashed and suppressed the way I‘ve seen happen to this one. 3w
lele1432 I hope I can give some perspective as a POC (not Mexican). POC are not monolithic & can have differing views. There are people of Mexican heritage who enjoyed this book and do not agree it perpetuates negative stereotypes. I do not think their opinions should be dismissed either. I tried to extensively research the start of this controversy, & the two reviews that spearheaded it refered to the MC's surprise about an ice rink and quinceañeras.?? 3w
lele1432 There were some other criticisms about her pay and not ever living in Mexico, but I really haven‘t seen concrete examples of what these negative stereotypes are, and I think that‘s because the original criticism didn‘t provide them, and everyone else jumped on the bandwagon and refused to read it, but spread these claims of racism. I think it‘s a very slippery slope to say these claims don‘t deserve any careful examination of validity.😕 3w
Hooked_on_books @lele1432 Thank you for actually providing examples! You‘re the first I‘ve seen do so. I think perpetuating negative stereotypes is a bad thing and should absolutely be examined when it happens. What I‘m bothered about with the controversy around this book is the rancor being expressed by people who haven‘t read it and are on a bandwagon. It feels like certain people want to see this book banned, though I have not seen anyone come straight 👇🏼 3w
Hooked_on_books Out and say so, and banning books is never a good answer. I haven‘t read this book and I may or may not do so, but I‘d like to form an informed opinion about it rather than wave a flag without bearing witness. I‘m not taking a side in the argument, just watching it, but I do want people‘s arguments to be informed and I think many are not. It‘s unfortunate, because it seems like there could have been a great conversation to come out of this 👇🏼 3w
Hooked_on_books Book and maybe some positive change, but I think many people have gone past the point of being able to be construct. But this is endemic in our society now—many people don‘t want to listen to other viewpoints, they just want to dig in. And we won‘t solve anything that way. 3w
lele1432 Yes exactly!! I‘m used to seeing this behavior from certain segments of society...it‘s disheartening to see it in some of the bookish community. I dunno...the two examples I saw just didn‘t pass the sniff test. Something seems amiss. I‘ve only read the beginning, but there was no racism with the quinceañera. I saw the actual line about the ice rink and that criticism didn‘t pan out. I‘m frustrated at the whole situation.??‍♀️ 3w
Crazeedi @lele1432 @Hooked_on_books you both said everything I think, and agree! Thank you for being critical thinkers 3w
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Laurenabeth
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Ugh. And now, we wait. #botm

tessavi Welcome to Litsy 🐨 3w
Megabooks Shipping with BOTM can be hit-or-miss. 😒 Welcome to Litsy!! 🥳 3w
Laurenabeth @Megabooks oh I know! Sometimes it‘ll just stall for days and then appear at my door. Good thing I have SO many other things to read until it gets here... 3w
Megabooks @Laurenabeth Right?! 😂 3w
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KatieDid927
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BotM picks are up! #BotM

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JanuarieTimewalker13

#BOTM
Am I the only one who wasn‘t alerted by book of the month that the subscription price has gone up to $15.98?
I thought that was weird.

AmyG This is the first I hear of this. 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @AmyG On the website, it still says it‘s $14.99 per month, but when I called my cc they said $15.98 was charged. 4w
Redwritinghood I didn‘t see that. 4w
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Also, January is my birthday month and they say you get an extra book. I wasn‘t offered anything. I think the service is slipping, I can‘t even find a phone number anymore. 4w
AmyG I will probably cancel my BOTM. 3w
mrsthilkey I think I will be cancelling as well. 😔😔 The month to month subscription is supposed to roll over but they are still charging me every month. 👎 3w
erinreads Apparently they have to charge tax now. If you go to your account, you can see your order history and see the tax charge. 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @erinreads oh wow, thanks for that info! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @AmyG I‘m so close to a year, that I would like the bag and the birthday book! But yes, I think I may be leaving soon also. 3w
Aubgurl That‘s strange because I was charged $14.99. 3w
Aubgurl @JanuarieTimewalker13 have you been with them a year? You only get a free book during your birthday month if you‘ve been a member for a year. 3w
8little_paws Charging tax is likely done by a state by state basis, so that could explain why some people get it and others don't. 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Aubgurl I didn‘t know that, they don‘t specify that (or I missed it). I‘ll make a year in March. Darn, that stinks! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @8little_paws that makes sense bc it comes out exactly to Jersey‘s 6.625% sales tax. Thanks! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Aubgurl do you live in a state without sales tax? (edited) 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 My niece lives in De. No sales tax. 3w
Aubgurl @JanuarieTimewalker13 yeah. It‘s a year. But once you hit the year, you get a free birthday book and in January, you get to pick one of the nominees for their Book of the Year and get it for free as well. If you‘ve already have all five of the nominees, just call them and they will give you a free credit. 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Aubgurl ok, thank you! 3w
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Excellent coming of age novel set in Nigeria. Comes out February 4. Thanks to #netgalley for a copy.

Full review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3113542003?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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