Friday, May 31, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 4: Ethics & Non-Fiction

Ethics

There is a lot of issue regarding ethics. This is a heavy issue that continues to happen to a lot of bloggers is plagiarism and to ensure credit belongs to that person. To the new bloggers I recommend that you credit the person who you took information because if you don't the blogging community can attack with force and we are a tough community. The guidelines of bloggers that we should follow is to create our own pieces of work and reviews. I know that it is hard to create something, but since you are the one reading the book and reviewing it, you should show how much you love that book by using your own words.  I've been blogging for almost 3 years, you learn many things about it through others, but it is fun!
Non- Fiction

I know this is bad but I don't really read non-fiction. I would lead more to a biography or true crime if I was interested in that book but I have seen a few that I was interested in but I have not been able to purchase them yet. I would say that history is another way to read non-fiction because history is always happening.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.Indeed credits I totally agree! and at first I thought I haven't read any Non-fiction but then I looked at some list and I guess I did haha! for sure you'll find something you'll like :D

    oh the endless cycle of history our story.

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  2. Ethics is such a tough but important issue. I always worry that I am doing something wrong inadvertently. Here are my thoughts on ethics and useful links I've found to help decipher what I need to do. I have some non-fiction on my blog too, I like to read/listen to humorous memoirs, maybe I've reviewed something you'd like. Hope you will stop by. Happy Friday and keep up the good work from your friendly ABEA cheerleader today!

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  3. "show how much you love that book by using your own words" - totally! Great piece of advice. Why would anyone do otherwise? Never understood plagiarism...

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  4. History is a good idea for exciting non-fiction. Memoirs is my own good idea. Good advice advocating simply not plagiarizing and providing credit when needed, those two rules should always be followed.

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  5. I don't read non-fiction either, only my study books. I agree about the reviews: you should always use your own words :)

     Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  6. Plagiarism is something I just don't get. Why can't people come up with their own stuff instead of using someone else's? I read more fiction than non fiction but I love non-fiction too.

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  7. Honestly, I don't read non-fiction either, I've read one autobiography and I enjoyed it, but I always gravitate towards fiction.

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  8. Eh, I don't read non-fiction either. By the way, I noticed you are reading The 5th Wave. I loved it! Hope you enjoy it as much or more!

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  9. Ethics is such a hot button issue that I expect that we are going to see a lot of activity today. I notice that a lot fewer bloggers have posted today than any other day so far of Armchair, though.

    I posted a rather long-winded post about the topic. I think a lot of people get nervous talking about ethics because it is such a charged issue.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

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  10. I'm so glad this was a topic today because people think of this as a hobby and can be reckless, thinking ethics don't apply. Great thoughts here! And I'm also guilty of not reading enough nonfiction.

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  11. Haha...yep....we're all love and hugs and squealing when we're talking about books. But the community sure does go on the attack when it concerns plagiarism.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  12. I like non-fiction that reads like historical fiction. Two books that I found interesting were The Widow Clicquot & The History of The Restaurant.

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  13. I'm glad that this topic has been chosen to talk about because it's important. Lots of other bloggers participating in ABEA are probably new, so it's great for them to be able to read these kinds of posts and know that even if it is freedom of expression, there are still certain guidelines that should be followed.

    Leanne @ Escaping With Books

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  14. Thanks for sharing your insights :) Yes, when the review is written uniquely in the reviewer's words and personality, that makes it more interesting anyway. So it is win - win.

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