A list of bloggers participating in the blackout. Last updated 30/10.
Yesterday, we announced that Book Thingo is participating in a review blackout. This is a list of bloggers who are similarly outraged at the support received by author Kathleen Hale for stalking a blogger, even though her claims of provocation remain unsubstantiated — and which are contradicted by at least two first-hand accounts of what happened.
That her supporters, and those who insist that both she and the blogger are at fault, are happy to demonise and automatically assume the worst of someone who is essentially a reader — a lover of books — first and foremost deeply troubles the blogging communities that I’m part of.
The blackout ends October 27 unless otherwise stated by the blogger.
Babbling About Books — Total blackout from 26/10 to 1/11
Bibiliodaze – Blackout until 1/11
Dear Author — No reviews of new books, but will host ‘reader discussions to revive our love of books’
Her Hands, My Hands — No reviews until 1/11
Kaetrin’s Musings — Total blackout (and thanks to Kaetrin for the blackout graphic)
The Misadventures of Super Librarian — Retro reviews only
Miss Bates Reads Romance — Total blackout
Shallowreader’s Blog — I must quote this part: ‘A big fuck you to those who try to control reading and try to dictate to people how they should read.’
Vacuous Minx — Sunita is implementing a more extensive and permanent set of changes, and I suggest reading her post in full, because she raises some important issues around publicity