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Hello sassy people!
Today I’m going to tell you guys a little bit about my reviewing process. I changed it up a bit last year and now I’m changing it a bit more, due to the last big mess on booktok and bookstagram.
My system is pretty much a Notion spreadsheet, where I put all the important information about the book, and I fill it in during and after the read. This means I don’t forget the most important parts and it makes it easier to categorize this book according to trope, profession, type of hero, or any other information I find important. It’s especially easier to make lists and trope Tuesdays (that I intend to start doing at some point)
These are some screenshots of my Notion spreadsheet.
Now here are some of the categories and some of the acronyms I use:
* I don’t support cancel culture. Having a “banned” list and a “no buy” list is not about canceling someone, especially because I won’t divulge the authors who are on these lists. This is about doing what I believe is correct. I won’t judge anyone who chooses to continue reading some of these authors. You do what is best for you. This is what I believe to be best for me, at the moment.
The POP concept was created by the beautiful ladies from @buzzingaboutromance
Some of these definitions came from @allinwitha and her amazing posts about definitions.
Some of the abusive behaviors came from “Romanticizes Abusive Behavior by Media Narrative Analysis on Portrayal of Intimate Partner Violence Romanticism in Korean Drama” by Priscila Asoka Kenasri and Lidwina Mutia Sadasri. https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/jurnal-humaniora/article/view/68104/32578
And some other articles about Hollywood Romanticizing abusive relationships:
The signs according to the National Domestic Violence hotline:
The Romanticizing of Domestic Violence in literature
And some of the signs of Men in Abusive relationships:
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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One of my goals in analysing my readings was to talk about important topics, like feminist and consent, because literature, art and culture influence us, and I believe we should always encorage authors who talk about this topics.
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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020
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