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Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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One Wore Blue - Heather Graham Rating: 2.5 out of 5.One Wore BlueI finally got around to reading Kiernan and Jesse’s story. Kiernan disappointed me so very much in this book. She is anti-slavery, but still deathly loyal to the Confederates. Her reasoning, what I gathered was that, Yankees have no right to take away their choice. Which sounds reasonable, except when the choice in question involves taking another person’s choice away. What I mean to say is that, she thinks the Southern states should be given a choice to stop slavery. But what about the rights of people who are enslaved? Where is their choice? She also argues that they will eventually stop it. Well eventually isn’t good enough. Injustice was happening then and there, it shouldn’t have been happening anyway. It should have been stopped the day it began. I really couldn’t relate to her character. There was a scene where a “master” beat his slave, and even after seeing the injustice of that, she still sides with the idea of giving them a choice.Although nothing much of my knowledge on that war has changed since when I read the second book, I found it impossible to excuse such reasoning even though there were holes in my knowledge. Another thing I didn’t like about Kiernan was how she strung along Anthony. She says that she doesn’t want to hurt him, that he didn’t get her subtle hints. But he waits for her for years. She is worried that she will hurt him, what about when he finds out that she loves someone else after the years he has waited. I just found that really selfish. It was as though she kept on putting off telling him because she wanted to have her options open, or she herself for her own reasons didn’t want to have an awkward conversation with him. And what she does with those sick Yankees resting in her home was just despicable… It wasn't good enough that she is against the idea of slavery but that she is allowing others the option to pursue slavery,I wished that Callie in the second book had more of Kiernan’s anger and stubbornness. ARC Courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing.