Thanks for joining me for another wrap-up post. This month was a bit of a strange one. I was doing really well on the Debut Author Challenge and was looking forward to posting my updates at the end of the month, and then the plagiarism scandal with The Story Siren broke. Because of that, I am no longer participating in that challenge or anything else Story Siren related. To the debut authors that are suffering because of this? I am so sorry. But I still intend to read your books so you aren’t losing a reader on this end. But the lack of promo from a lot of readers is going to hurt.
I’m not going to say anything else about what happened because so many other blogs already have, and if you don’t know about what went down, then you are truly living under a rock (or not a member of the YA blogging community) and I can’t help you. Just Google “plagiarism” and “story siren” and you should find your answers. I already made my stance clear on twitter and in the comments on many different blog posts. So there will be no Debut Author Challenge updates on this blog in the future. I kept the post up as a reference for myself so I can remember which books I wanted to read and continue to read them. And that’s it. I’m still participating in the other two challenges and the updates for those follow.
There also will be no more In My Mailbox meme posts here. If I decide to do any haul posts in the future, I will find another similar meme to participate in. If you are still doing IMM, there are many different alternatives out there and I would love to suggest those to you. By continuing to link up to the blog in question, it seems to me that you are supporting what she did. Even if you don’t.
As always, if you have a wrap-up post you want to tell me about or have me come comment on, leave me the link in the comments. And if you just feel like saying “hi,” that would be great too. Have a great May!!