Friday, 7 August 2020

Book Blogger Hop: August 7th - 13th

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Do you read books by diverse authors or books with diverse characters (such as LGBT, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, etc)? If yes, do you have any book recommendations? Do you visit indie and/or used bookstores? Also, have you worked in any?
This week's prompt submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte.

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  Billy's Answer

I don’t care what an author’s race or sexual orientation is. I buy books based on either the author’s name, the cover, the genre, or the blurb. Over the years, I have read many vampire novels with LGBT themes. 

John Saul is one of my favorite authors, and he happens to be gay. I stumbled upon his horror paperbacks during my teenage years. At the time, I knew nothing about the author, though when I did learn about his sexual orientation, it didn’t phase me one bit. I judge authors by their writing talents. 

Recommendations? If you like vampire tales, then I would recommend The Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice. As for John Saul books, I would start with Suffer the Children or Nathaniel. 

No, I don’t visit indie bookstores. I live in a small town with only a Walmart, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and a thrift store. If my town had a bookstore, then, yes, I would visit it. Now, I have ordered books online from indie publishers, such as Valancourt Books. No, I have never worked in a bookstore.

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  1. Yeah there were a lot of questions this week. Lol. I don't think I've ever really paid attention to an author's own sexual orientation and based that fact on whether I'll read their books or not. I just read whatever sounds interesting to me.

    I can't imagine being in a town without a bookstore. But at least the internet is good for something!

    Here's my BBH

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I have no idea why I didn't split the questions into two separate prompts.

      There was a used bookstore in a nearby town, but it's probably closed because of the pandemic. Besides from that, the closest bookstore is Barnes & Noble and that's in the city.

  2. Yeah, I don't really notice or pay attention to the author's personal life. And rep in books isn't a positive or negative to me.

    1. Most of the time, I buy new books based on either the cover or blurb. Honestly, I could care less about the author's personal life.

  3. Diversity in publication is certainly a hot topic at the moment. I don’t seek out specific diverse authors or books with diversity as their theme. I’m just looking for some good stories. However, as a lover of paranormal romance, diversity and the allegory of diversity is in EVERY book I read.
    Like you, Billy, John Saul was my fav author during my adolescent years and although his sexual orientation was unknown to me, I don't give a if he's gay.

  4. I totally agree what you said about authors, I feel the same.


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