I feel like a problematic book gets released at least once a month. But despite the book's content or author's background, you'll rarely ever see me on Twitter demanding it to be cancelled or calling for a boycott.
Here's a bit of my background.
My family comes from a developing country. One where freedom of the press is a joke and going against the status quo can get you killed. Heck, a relative of mine was nearly killed once by state soldiers for having a different opinion. Let's be real. Cancelling books is a form of censorship. And I hate censorship with a burning passion.
I absolutely love manga and graphic novels. They probably make up more than 50% of what I usually read and I enjoy keeping track of my favorite releases. Of course, being able to keep up with that much manga and graphic novel reading takes money and my pockets aren't the deepest. Thankfully, I've been reading graphic novels for nearly 16 years and I've been able to find small ways to continue supporting the creators that create the works that I love while not breaking the bank. So here are a few ways I've been able to keep reading graphic novels!
Earlier in the year I took a look at my bookshelf, nightstand, and desk. I must admit, I was pretty disgusted.
Piles of purchased books to be read as soon as I was done with the piles of library books that I swore I would finish before their due date. And oh, let's not forget the many slips of paper with new release titles scrawled on them.
It was bad.