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#1  Paperbackstash 06-23-2020, 09:41 PM
Does anyone watch any Booktube channels? I found out I enjoyed Mike's Book Reviews when I usually wasn't into channels I've tried. They seem dominated by YA, which I am not that interested in. Anyone have any recommendations for their favorites if they have someone they watch regularly?
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#2  ZodWallop 06-24-2020, 01:01 AM
Quote Paperbackstash
Does anyone watch any Booktube channels? I found out I enjoyed Mike's Book Reviews when I usually wasn't into channels I've tried.
I've stumbled in to Booktube, looking for e-ink reader reviews. I've watched videos by Mayberry Bookclub. He mainly reads classics: Dostoevsky, Joyce, Trollope...

He also lives in a tiny house, which I find fascinating.
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#3  Bookstooge 06-24-2020, 05:44 AM
The prevalence of the YA genre has kept me from the booktube scene. It's hard enough to find enough people to follow on wordpress.

Plus, I'd rather read someone's post than watch a video...
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#4  Paperbackstash 06-24-2020, 09:45 AM
Quote ZodWallop
I've stumbled in to Booktube, looking for e-ink reader reviews. I've watched videos by Mayberry Bookclub. He mainly reads classics: Dostoevsky, Joyce, Trollope...

He also lives in a tiny house, which I find fascinating.
Thank you!
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#5  Paperbackstash 06-24-2020, 09:46 AM
Quote Bookstooge
The prevalence of the YA genre has kept me from the booktube scene. It's hard enough to find enough people to follow on wordpress.

Plus, I'd rather read someone's post than watch a video...
I agreed with you until I found one Booktuber who was discussing some of my horror favorites. It turned out interesting. I agree with you that a lot of them aren't interesting to me personally
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#6  ZodWallop 06-24-2020, 10:51 AM
Quote Paperbackstash
I agreed with you until I found one Booktuber who was discussing some of my horror favorites. It turned out interesting. I agree with you that a lot of them aren't interesting to me personally
Hey, who was that?
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#7  Paperbackstash 06-24-2020, 11:10 AM
Quote ZodWallop
Hey, who was that?
Mike's book reviews.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_DGonIiSrLBGLz0ProiWA/videos

I liked his video for Michael Crichton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jqe06Dg6Qo&t=46s), covering various Stephen King books. I haven't read Wheel of Time< Jim Butcher, or fantasy books he has, so can't comment on those, but the ones I have watched when I know the works are fun. He's also in his 40's, married with kids, so I can relate to him a little more lol (well, besides the man part)
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#8  barryem 06-24-2020, 08:20 PM
I enjoy watching Youtube book reviews. I don't really follow any reviewer. I've looked into Booktube and found some good stuff there but much that I didn't care for as well. I usually either search for reviews on a particular book or just search for book reviews and see what I find. Either way is usually pretty productive.

Barry
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#9  haydnfan 06-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Quote Paperbackstash
Does anyone watch any Booktube channels? I found out I enjoyed Mike's Book Reviews when I usually wasn't into channels I've tried. They seem dominated by YA, which I am not that interested in. Anyone have any recommendations for their favorites if they have someone they watch regularly?
I like Sam's Nonsense for Fantasy Reviews (she has trailed off of late) especially for her deep dives into Robin Hobb's novels https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfP0El1vakyfkkXbyJwy0Q/

I used to watch A Common Touch of Fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuiX9vgRtIXtO7NY-zk92g

For horror I like The Shades of Orange
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttWni8iLab7PghJPNy2nHg

Not booktube but author David Stewart frequently makes videos about how to write and he has done deep dives in some fantasy series, and he is one of the few to discuss Erikson and Donaldson
https://www.youtube.com/user/rpmfidel


I haven't found any good ones yet for sf, mysteries or general fiction.

Most of the popular booktubers review YA which I'm not interested in. Also they are usually too young and inexperienced to have any interesting insights. Shamefully, the more mature booktubers usually don't collect a following and give up.

Daniel Greene might be one of the most popular now and reviews mostly adult sf/f but he is so arrogant that he rubs me the wrong way. He started his channel by doing nothing but gushing about Robert Jordan and also Daniel is poorly read. But he acts like he's Gods gift to booktube just because he has a large sub count.

Merphy Napier is another big booktuber that doesn't just do YA, but she doesn't read deeply, has trouble appreciating anything other than surface level action and is impatient.

I think that largely Booktube is not that good. It is still better than Amazon and Goodreads reviews. The best source at least for me is Reddit. Don't get me wrong there are definitely hype trains on r/fantasy, r/horror and r/printsf but there is alot more breadth in recommendations, and depth to analysis there than anywhere else. I so miss sfsignal and sfsite.
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#10  Paperbackstash 06-25-2020, 09:58 AM
Quote haydnfan
I like Sam's Nonsense for Fantasy Reviews (she has trailed off of late) especially for her deep dives into Robin Hobb's novels https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfP0El1vakyfkkXbyJwy0Q/

I used to watch A Common Touch of Fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuiX9vgRtIXtO7NY-zk92g

For horror I like The Shades of Orange
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttWni8iLab7PghJPNy2nHg

Not booktube but author David Stewart frequently makes videos about how to write and he has done deep dives in some fantasy series, and he is one of the few to discuss Erikson and Donaldson
https://www.youtube.com/user/rpmfidel


I haven't found any good ones yet for sf, mysteries or general fiction.

Most of the popular booktubers review YA which I'm not interested in. Also they are usually too young and inexperienced to have any interesting insights. Shamefully, the more mature booktubers usually don't collect a following and give up.

Daniel Greene might be one of the most popular now and reviews mostly adult sf/f but he is so arrogant that he rubs me the wrong way. He started his channel by doing nothing but gushing about Robert Jordan and also Daniel is poorly read. But he acts like he's Gods gift to booktube just because he has a large sub count.

Merphy Napier is another big booktuber that doesn't just do YA, but she doesn't read deeply, has trouble appreciating anything other than surface level action and is impatient.

I think that largely Booktube is not that good. It is still better than Amazon and Goodreads reviews. The best source at least for me is Reddit. Don't get me wrong there are definitely hype trains on r/fantasy, r/horror and r/printsf but there is alot more breadth in recommendations, and depth to analysis there than anywhere else. I so miss sfsignal and sfsite.
Thank you for the recommendations!

I prefer reviews in written form as well, but I have enjoyed a few videos of the same. I'm mainly drawn to bookish content with the videos rather than the Vlog reviews, if this makes sense, so it's nice to have a mixture of both in a channel.

On the young thing - I get ya. Some are too hyper for me lol. I found several interesting ones yesterday on the focus topics on discrepancy on treatment with race in the Booktube community. I have no doubt that leans toward age too.

I'm surprised there isn't more mystery focused. That genre has many sub-genres and is huge.
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