f0zKg0J4zFLYz-Yq0aednQVqREE Once Upon a Prologue: Once Upon a Book Haul - #1 (So Long, In My Mailbox; Hello To a New Chapter)
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Once Upon a Book Haul - #1 (So Long, In My Mailbox; Hello To a New Chapter)

A New Chapter at Once Upon a Prologue

With all the recent drama in the book blogging community - which I want to briefly address, and then move on from - I have decided NOT to participate in The Story Siren's meme, In My Mailbox.  This is a personal choice that I struggled with, and eventually made, after examining the situation and the facts, as well as my own strong feelings in the matter.  Many of you have talked about this, some with me, some with other blogging friends, and some have merely sat back and felt as I have - ashamed and disheartened by her actions.  (If you do not know what I am talking about, in short: The Story Siren was accused of plagiarism and after looking at the evidence, many bloggers, myself included, have decided to stop supporting her site in any way.) 

My heart absolutely goes out to the bloggers (Beautifully Invisible and Grit & Glamour) whose content was stolen.  I cannot even begin to imagine how that would feel.  As bloggers, one of the main things that we have to hold tightest to is our integrity - it's our reputation and it's so crucial to our standing in the community and with ourselves.

I purposefully waited awhile before doing any new In My Mailbox-type meme.  I wanted to give myself time to decide what to do, and ultimately, this feels right.  I have seen several other bloggers creating their own meme, while a few are linking to other, established "book haul" type memes and posts.  All those choices are awesome!

For my purposes, I created Once Upon a Book Haul.  It is obviously inspired by In My Mailbox, and I will of course give credit where credit is due.  I hope y'all will enjoy and support my new meme, as well as link back to your posts.  I want to see what you've gotten, whether it's an impulse buy or a library book, whether you're doing your own meme or an established one.  Please link me to your book haul in the comments!

Introducing: Once Upon a Book Haul!


Books Mentioned

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard { Add it on Goodreads }
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson { Add it on Goodreads }
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg { Add it on Goodreads }
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti { Add it on Goodreads }
In Too Deep by Amanda Grace { Add it on Goodreads
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle {Add it on Goodreads }
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf { Add it on Goodreads

Thank you to Harper Collins and Bloomsbury Children's books!

Be sure to leave me a link in the comments to your own book round-up meme!  Also let me know what you think about Once Upon a Book Haul.  So long as I have books to show, it will be a weekly meme now, or, as often as I have books I've borrowed, won, bought, etc.  Hopefully everyone has a GREAT day and a fantastic week!


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