This was Amazing post by Marie! I can relate to all the points discussed in her post. My
viewsrant on the topic is like this (which I comment back on her post as well)-
I’m from India. In my hometown, we have two library, one is public library that has more non-English novels than English one (that is also not latest ones) another is British Library which is far from my house and it’s not public library so NO to non-members! The city I live in with my husband doesn’t have libraries!
We have shops but again you won’t find all the latest books! (I still can’t see books by Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir and many more in Crossword)
I have same issues with NetGalley, “wish for it”. It’s impractical for publishers or author sending copies overseas.
Just yesterday I won a copy in giveaways which was second in series. So I checked all other books by that author on Amazon and guess what they were all kindle formats. No paperbacks available for Indian website, it was available only for US site!
All this make me think ‘I wish I could change country’.
I have been wanting to write a blog post like this one for a little while. Given the on and off conversations going on in the book blogging community and over on twitter about blogging, access to books, piracy, libraries and other miscellanous things, I just wanted to take a moment and shout out loud about international book bloggers.
Before getting into this, an important disclaimer about me: I am an international book blogger, I am living in France, yet I know that myself am in a position of privilege. I am working-full time and I have an income, though my budget when it comes to books isn’t great depending on the month (and my love for travelling). I also know that I got lucky enough in the past eight months to get in touch with some publishers and receive some ARCs and books early on and I am…
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