Happy Friday afternoon, biblio hobbits & otaku Gorons. Today, I will be starting a new monthly series on BiblioNyan. It’s nothing unique or special as many bloggers already participate in such a series in one form or another, but I am still excited about it. I will be sharing with you all a collection of my five favourite posts that I have written throughout the month, as well as ten posts from various bloggers around the blogsphere; five from book bloggers and five from otaku bloggers. It’ll be a compact collection of highlights of what’s been happening in the community.
The first goal of the monthly highlights posts will be to shed some light on content that you may not otherwise come across. For example, sharing otaku content with book bloggers who may then find themselves checking out anime or manga, and vice versa. I have been talking a lot on Twitter about all of the fantastic content creators out there, and this is my small way of trying to give back to the community by supporting others. I feel the best way to be successful is not to compete with one another, but to lift each other up by mutual care and appreciation.
The second goal of the monthly highlights is simple. Since I am now a blog that shares content daily, most of the time twice a day, I felt that by highlighting some of the best posts written throughout the month will make it easier for people to discover what BiblioNyan is all about. I understand all too well how challenging it can be at times to keep up with the influx of posts that are being put out, and not everyone can set aside time every morning to catch up on reading and interacting. I hope these highlights can make that process a bit easier.
Anyhoo, that is all I’ve got to say about that! Welcome to May’s Blogpshere Highlights! If there are any posts out there that you really loved reading in May, whether they are book bloggers, anibloggers, film bloggers, etc., please share them with me in the comments section down below. I am always on the look-out for quality blog with quality content, and when I say quality I simply mean people who are passionate about whatever they’re talking about.
My Top 5 Blog Posts:
- 10 Things I Learned from the 30-Day Anime Challenge – I chat about the different things that I learned about myself as a blogger, and some cool ways to be a better blogger, by doing this monthly challenge!
- Top 10 #OwnVoices Japanese Books To Read – A list of fantastic Japanese books by Japanese authors that I plan on buying in 2018.
- A Place Called Hiroshima by Betty Jean Lifton & Eikoh Hosoe – Book Review – A review for a nonfiction, photographic journal about the history of Hiroshima since the atomic bombing in August 1945.
- Megalo Box: First Impressions – The Definitive Anime Series for Spring 2018 – A first impressions post that goes over all of the reasons why anime enthusiasts need to be watching Megalo Box this season.
- All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells – Book Review – My review of a hard science-fiction novella that has some deep, contemplative motifs and excellent writing.
May Posts from Fellow Book Bloggers:
- Let’s Talk About Characters: Villains, Anti-Heroes, & All the Shady Things in Between by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks – A wonderful post that analyses common negative character builds and how readers perceive them.
- Discussing the #OwnVoices Label & the Negative Pressure it Puts on Both Authors & Reviewers by May @ Forever & Everly – A brilliantly thought-provoking discussion on how own-voices can be just as harmful as it can be beneficial.
- Why Songbird Needs to Be Recognised as an Important Superhero by The Comic Vault – An engrossing post that goes over all of the things that makes Songbird a multi-dimensional and valuable character in comics today.
- top 5 recommendations | bisexual books by Wendy @ What the Log Said – A list of excellent books with wonderful bisexual representation.
- Author Interview: Fonda Lee by Shenwei @ Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erican – A marvellous interview with a supremely talented Asian author who wrote the recently released Jade City.
May Posts from Fellow Otaku Bloggers:
- My Stance on Narrative in Video Games by Lethargic @ Lethargic Ramblings – An impactful and fascinating discussion on how narratives are being used in video gaming today, mostly how it’s detracting from actual gaming qualities of the medium.
- Anime, Because It’s Slightly Healthier Than Most Drugs by Irina @ Drunken Anime Blog – One of my favourite discussions this month, highlighting how anime can be extremely beneficial for an array of reasons, most of which pertain to mental health and self-care.
- Building a Sustainable Anime Blog + Blog Updates by Scott @ Mechanical Anime Reviews – A delightfully informative post providing very useful information for creating and maintaining an anime blog.
- The Salty Anime Challenge by FuelS @ Fuelled by Smiling – An awesome new anime challenge created by FuelS that focuses on more of the negative sides of watching anime and things that are your least favourite.
- No Matter How I Look at It, It’s YOUR Fault You’re Not Popular: Anime Review by Sam @ A Nerdy Perspective – A superbly written review about how this anime, while touching on many points of socially awkward interactions, takes those to an extreme to make it downright uncomfortable and even humiliating.
Please take some time and check out all of these amazing posts and their bloggers. They are dedicated, brilliant, and wonderfully kind people who create fantastic content consistently.