Friday, January 6, 2017

Reading Right Now! (97)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

--Bluescreen (Mirador #1) by Dan Wells-- I'm excited to jump into this one. I am already a fan of Dan Wells, purely based on his I Am Not A Serial Killer John Cleaver series, which is a great series and you should read it!!! I'm about 50ish pages into it and I'm interested, but I wouldn't say I'm hooked yet. This book is a future Los Angeles where technology has taken great strides. People can have this thing implanted in their head and literally plug into things, which just sounds weird. Umm so far I've learned that the main character is good at VR Video Games, people broadcast their lives 24/7, and the majority of the population is super super poor.
I'm excited to see how this goes though. I have a lot of faith in Dan Wells.
Depending on what the weather does, I could be stuck at home for awhile. They are forecasting winter weather where I live and in the South, people freak out at snow. So I might have a lot of reading time on my hands.
I do have a question though. Does it count as having a diverse cast if it's written by a white male author? Or white female author? No shade, I'm not one of those super critical, and annoying, booktuber/bloggers who throws a book away if there is no "diverse" cast mentioned. But do those super politically correct bloggers automatically dismiss books written by white people? The only reason this comes to mind is that this book is written by a white guy and virtually all the cast of characters so far are people of color. Just a curiosity I had. Not that I need to explain myself or defend myself, because I'm not ashamed of being a white/Caucasian person, but I could really care less about the color of an author. I think it's much easier to enjoy the book if I know nothing about the author, especially what they say on twitter or their social commentary. Anybody else with me? I do think that white authors can't really win though. If they write with a main person of color cast they could be not taken seriously. If they write with a mainly white cast, they are accused of not being diverse enough. And then if they write anything that remotely points to a savage tribe or a villain with a slightly darker skin tone, the internet goes crazy and their book is flooded with one-star reviews. I think that's kind of sad, just to have this no-win situation.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? Let me know in the comments below.

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