The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.
Last week I was out of town at my parent’s house in Cleveland so I didn’t get around to visit anybody’s awesome Sunday post but I will today! Look out, here I come!
*climbs on soap box*
Why do bloggers or reviewers think it’s okay to plagiarize other people’s reviews?
I don’t know all the details in this latest case but it serves as a huge reminder to me (and YOU) to use the tools available to us to check our work for plagiarism.
- One of THE best posts I’ve ever seen done on plagiarism (IMHO) was done by Wendy at The Midnight Garden. Besides giving a great explanation of the problem, she shares her own experience and gives you links to websites to learn more or to see if your own work has been stolen.
- I tried to find the newest articles on plagiarism checker software or how to basically check for it. Here’s what I found: Aishwarya at Techlila lists 10 sites for checking blog content and Jasmine at BloggersPassion goes into a little bit more detail when she lists her 10 free plagiarism checker websites.
See what I did there? I gave them credit for their work and linked to their sites. I didn’t even bother to take their work, I just linked to them to send traffic their way. Why re-write their work and call it my own when I can just link to them and call it a day?
As a blogger myself going on my third blogoversary this November, I’ve seen blogs come and go but this one hurts a little. Rachel at Fiktshun is calling it quits after almost four years. I’ve been following Rachel ever since I knew about blogs and she’s been an inspiration. I love her taste in books, design style, her work ethic, her content creativity, and her overall sassiness. She’s winding down everything right now. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… NOPE, not always. I’m so sorry, Rachel…
I’m really excited about the opportunity to read and review The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey – Thank you so much Berkley/NAL! And you KNOW how I love Cecy Robson’s writing so it’s a slam dunk I’d read and review her new NA contemporary romance, Once Perfect – Thank you, Penguin Random House!
I can’t tell you how long I waited for Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins to approve my request for Storm Siren but it was weeks. I’m so freakin’ excited to get started on it – Thank You!!! And I picked up Anything He Wants & Castaway (that’s how it’s listed in Edelweiss) by Sara Fawkes because 1. I loved Sara Fawkes’ Breathe Into Me, 2. I have a thing for petulant, rich, sex gods (I’m sad, I know), and 3. the guy on the cover looks likes Jamie Dornan (see #2) – Thank you, St. Martin’s Griffin!!
Thank you HarperTeen, Orion, and St. Martin’s Griffin! As you can tell, I’m going back and getting caught up on books I marked that I wanted to review but never downloaded; sort of catching up. There’s still some titles I want but I’m waiting to download them… No reason in particular, just waiting 🙂