“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” (by Mehlum Shabbir Sadriwala-)
“Orson Scott Card felt the need to go public online about his views on gay rights…but should I stop reading him? I bought Pathfinder in ebook and audio form, I was super excited to get to it, and I mentioned that on the Twittersphere and immediately was told not to waste my money on a homophobe.
I agree that his views are outdated, that they are clouded by his age, the way he was raised and his religious beliefs and he did so publicly but does that mean I should boycott him and his art?"
Interesting debate over at bookalicio.us. Would you stop reading an author if you found out he/she had opposing, offensive beliefs? What about musicians or actors? Does it depend (for example, on their age or what those beliefs are)?
Thank you :D
I think the only science fiction I read is in the dystopian genre… I don’t think I’ve read anything else. The same goes for fantasy! Although, I quite enjoyed the Vampire Academy series.
I recently won Across the Universe by Beth Revis in Loving Books's giveaway. It has good reviews and I've heard it's not even really dystopian but more science fiction-y so you might like that.
I find that Goodreads is excellent for finding out newly released and popular titles. They’ve also recently improved their “genre” pages: e.g. young adult fantasy.
I haven’t read City of Fallen Angels yet. I’ve actually only read the first book! If you’ve read the rest of the series then you’d probably want to carry on :]
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I adore Cassandra Clare’s work as you can see. This is my collection of her “Mortal Instruments” series. I’ve yet to read City of Angels because I only got it a few days ago & I’m in the middle of another series right now but I am soooo excited to get back into her fantasy land, she has such a way with keeping plot fast paced & involving. It’s an absolute joy to read. Plus I got a free healing rune necklace with my order from Dymocks thanks to my wonderful friend Vetti!
Author of the Moment, Can You Tell Me? (by Cris Anna Banana)