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Rose's notes: There's actually a word for this?!
Well, this certainly describes me at the present moment. Happy reading all.
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Reblogged from Literary Ames
"I understand that cover copy is meant to market a book to the widest possible audience, and it’s also supposed to avoid spoiling the plot itself. So there are plenty of reasons for why a character’s sexual orientation or gender identity might not be revealed in the cover copy.
At times, however, I feel that this kind of omission veers into what could be called straightwashing. Cover copy that makes it seem as if a book is about a straight character when that’s not true is misleading and unfortunate. While it doesn’t mean that a book publisher is homophobic, it can be a manifestation of homophobia. It also makes it much harder for readers seeking out books with LGBT characters to find them." - Malinda Lo
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