So, most of you know that I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. I had a week where I posted almost nothing and then a week where I went on vacation. This little slump has gotten me thinking that maybe I need to start rethinking my focus on this blog. Are books really that great? I mean, they’re just words on a page – they don’t impact the world all that much.
Right now, my country is in a pivotal era. With elections coming up soon, I feel like I should talk more about a major passion that I’ve mostly avoided here on the blog – politics. Let’s face it, this is a critical time, and if each and every one of us doesn’t make our voice heard, we could head in the wrong direction.
So for the foreseeable future (until November or so), my posts on this blog are going to focus on this truly important topic. Don’t worry, there will still be discussions about books and book reviews, but I plan to focus on books that make a real impact – not silly little fiction books about vampires or teenage girls debating about which boy to date. You can expect to see reviews of important works like this one:
A few other fabulous reads I plan to discuss with all of you:
I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you on this entertaining topic! I am positive that all of my readers are eager to hear what I have to say about the political climate of the United States today!
… APRIL FOOLS!
Don’t worry, my loyal readers, I haven’t gone completely bonkers!
If I’m being honest, I probably should be much more well-versed in politics than I am (I completely lied when I said it’s a passion of mine), considering the truly scary things that are happening in the US these days, but I won’t make you suffer through any of my thoughts on the topic. Though I will say that if a certain man becomes president, I just might need to move to Canada. (Sorry to offend anyone with this, but … nope, I can’t even truly be sorry for my thoughts on Donald Trump, but I promise this is the last you’ll hear of them.)
Oh, and it goes without saying that any negative statements I made about fiction in this post are just plain hogwash!! 🙂
If you enjoyed this post, check out my April Fool’s posts from the last two years:
- A diatribe on why books are dangerous for children (lots of people actually tried to enter the giveaway – apparently they didn’t read the fine print).
- And my personal favorite – a witty (if I do say so myself) review of the Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary.
Were you worried there for a minute? Have you posted a fun April Fool’s post? Or read one that was just fantabulous? If so, I definitely want to see it – leave me a link! Or just let me know your favorite April Fool’s prank.
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Ha! You got me 🙂
Yay! I love April Fool’s Day on the blog!
LOLOLOL I totally fell for it. I was like ??????? That sounds interesting????? But I hate politics so I was like ?????? You’re a funny one 🙂
Hey, you should want to expand your horizons. I’m sure my new blog topic would be incredibly eye-opening. 🙂
Lol. I’m glad you’ll still be feeding my fiction addiction because I definitely don’t have a Donald Trump addiction . . .
Does it count if I’m addicted to despising him? Because … (Darn! I already broke my rule about not giving my opinion on the topic again!)
LOL! You had me worried for a while, so year: you totally got me! I have to say that Canada (and I) will welcome you if ever things go horribly wrong come November o_O
I’m glad though that you’re not going to be posting love letters dedicated to THAT man and his political agenda (or lack thereof) from this point on hahaha!
See, this is why it’s good to be a blogger – you never know when you might need to depend on your international friends in a crisis. LOL!
This is awesome. You had me going for a minute. I need to stay off the internet today LOL
Yay!! I have way too much fun with April Fool’s! 🙂
Hahahaha, oh, you totally got me! I was thinking what the HECK has happened, then I remembered the date! Awesome idea 😀
Don’t worry, I haven’t actually gone insane! Well, not much.
haha this is great! I bought it for a moment and then I saw Donald’s book and was like “duh…April Fool’s Day.”
What? You didn’t think I’d be featuring Trump’s book on my blog anytime soon? I’m shocked!
Haha! I was ready this year! When I got on Bloglovin’ I was like, this is April Fool’s Day, let’s go find Nicole’s post…
But I’m the same way about politics. I try to stay out of it, mostly (: (but I agree, it would not be a fantastic day if a certain man became president)
Ha! I was wondering if there’d be some people who were completely ready and waiting for this. The April Fool’s post is one of my favorites all year!
Is it weird that I think the Meghan McCain one might at least be kinda sorta interesting lol (out of the bunch anyways 😉 )
The name certainly got my attention! I was curious about that one too!
I LOL’d and I totally agree re: you know who, UGH!
Glad I could make you laugh today!
I had actually forgotten it was April 1st, but I knew immediately this post was a joke! Too funny!! I love your April 1st posts!!
How did you possibly know? I mean, my passion for politics is so apparent in everyday life, I don’t know how you could doubt this. LOL!
You totally got me! I was on my way here to read the whole post and say WHOA! What in the world do you mean that books aren’t really anything that changes the world? So glad you’re just kidding. 🙂 Great April Fool’s!
Yeah, you know, those pesky old books – who needs ’em anyway? 🙂
Ha I was having a hard time believing you as I was reading it LOL even though I forgot it’s April Fools! I was like, Trump really? 🙂 So you kinda got me too! Good one! I’m starting to wonder if the whole election is a big April Fool’s at this point!
Have a good weekend.
That must be it! It’s the only explanation! It’s all a big April Fool’s joke!
I thought you were off your rocker…and a traitor. Very sketch; I knew something was off.
Well, I am off my rocker, but not in this particular way. I’m not THAT far gone! LOL!
“Are books really that great? I mean, they’re just words on a page – they don’t impact the world all that much.” WHY, YOU JUST BROKE MY HEART FOR A MOMENT THERE. *dramatically places hand on heart*
Honestly though, I KNEW something was up! Ha, never trust anyone during the 1st of April indeed…
Don’t worry, you can put your heart back together now. But now you’re forewarned NEVER to trust me on April 1st. 🙂
OMG NICOLE I BELIEVED YOU FOR ABOUT A MINUTE!!! I was like…. what did I just read?! Or even, she SUPPORTS THE DON?! What the what?! Okay, so I did promise myself not to believe anything on April Fools but in my defense, today is April 2nd and I was totally, TOTALLY not expecting this!
I do want your thoughts on Crippled America. I mean, because of this trick you pulled, it is just right for you to suffer through that trash for us, yeah?!
I love that you call him “The Don.” 🙂
Oh, and I meant to say – I think you have a fitting punishment for me. My penalty for scaring you all is actually having to read those books. (Shudders.) 🙂
You better!!! I can’t wait to read your review!!! *evil smile*
I was like, “whaaat? Is she for real?” then, “wait, when did she post this!!?” I remember last April 1! You had me for a second, though
Yeah, it’s almost better on the 2nd because people aren’t on expecting it!
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Hahaha this great. I did a April Fool’s post on my blog too. I have to admit I was like oh noooo I’m SO tired of hearing about politics. 😉
I think we’d all just like to curl up in a ball and pretend that these elections aren’t really happening.
Awesome April Fool’s post! 😀 I completely forgot what day it was, lolol.
I’m glad you forgot – makes it more fun for me! 🙂
I swear every year I fall for yours and it’s the only one I do! I don’t know how you do it.
I have April Fool’s magic!
Oh goodness, I was worried for a moment, haha. I was over thinking, “Well crap. I’m not going to be able to comment on any of that!” Good one 😛
No comments on my political book reviews? I’m so disappointed! 🙂
You really had me there for a moment. I sat there thinking, “huh what’s going on, this is so weird” and then I realized it was 1 April yesterday.
I know politics matter, but I much rather read about politics in a fictional world than in real life. I usually do take the time to vote, but besides that, don’t really pay attention to politics.
I’m not even all that thrilled with fictional politics, so …
I will say I was intrigued. I would keep reading if you started posting review like this. 🙂 I’m always curious about non-fiction books (or maybe Trump’s book is fiction?).
Great prank, Nicole.
I think we should call Trump’s books magical realism. They are based in reality, but somewhere along the line things start to go haywire. 🙂
OOOOOOOOHHHHH MYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOD NICOLE! NOT NICE!!!
LOL LOL LOL
I almost CRIED for god sake!
I LITERALLY [I’m not lying!!!!] I saw that picture, read the paragraph below and I was like…
“oh *sniff* nooo, nooo, NOT NICOLE! NOT HER! she cannot like THAT wacko???. How am I going to be able to visit her blog again if she is going to be talking about HIM??? Should I comment? Should I say something? Should I try to make her see that is SO WRONG? Because I LOVE her! I love her blog! I want to visit it! OMG… what am I going to do????”
Seriously! all that angst in the 30 seconds that took me to get to your “April fools”
LOL LOL GOOD ONE!!!
By the way I have my passport to Spain ready [I love Canada but it is too cold]
Ha! So sorry I made you cry! I promise to be much nicer for the next year or so …
Haha, you actually had me slightly worried there. Thanks for the grin 🙂
Then my work here is done. 🙂
AHH I was so worried for a second there!
I mean political books are fine…but only political books? I was going to cry xD
I wonder how long I could go with just reviewing political books? I suppose there’s lots of them. I think I’d go crazy after one or two!
Hahhaha I was waiting to see what you would come up with! (Granted I read this a few days ago, but I am only commenting now, haha.) I finally got my act together and did one this year too! But umm people are actually ENTERING my fake giveaway. It’s for half eaten box of candy, a USED infant rectal thermometer, random packs of Equal, and a bottle of Dasani. Also, it makes it clear that NO ONE reads the Terms & Conditions in the RC bwahahha
And if Donald Trump becomes president… maybe we will go to like, the moon or something, because we won’t even be safe in Canada. GAH I feel your hatred, my friend.
This year I had to make it REALLY clear that this was an April Fool’s joke at the end. Last year lots of people didn’t get the joke and they entered my giveaway and commented about how books really aren’t all that dangerous for kids – yeah, they obviously didn’t read the terms and conditions. I was tempted to enter your giveaway because, you know, used rectal thermometers are all the rage this year, but in the end, I decided to give someone else a chance.
But, yeah, I figured that if I left this one at all ambiguous at the end, I’d be losing subscribers in droves – Donald Trump’ll do that.
Ha! This was a great one. My mouth was open the entire time I read it.
Yay! Glad I fooled you!
I read this book in my email on Friday and you totally had me for a minute. Damn April Fools!
Yay! I love hearing that I got people. April Fool’s is my favorite!
Every year, you get me EVERY YEAR! R xx
That’s what I like to hear. 🙂
Lolololol. You had me for like five seconds and then I scrolled back up to check the date. 😉
Five seconds is about all I could hope for with such a ridiculous claim. LOL! 🙂
You definitely got me! I was thinking, how could I do an April Fools joke on my blog, but couldn’t think of anything so I just skipped over the idea. But you NAILED IT girl! I believed it was gonna happen. I wouldn’t have minded if it did though!
There are a few people who said they wouldn’t mind reading my political posts. I think you would have been one of my few lone readers left, though! I’ll leave the political debate up to political bloggers (that’s got to be a thing, right?). 🙂
Whew! You actually scared me for a minute. That was a pretty good trick.
See, I think this works even better after the 1st because no one’s on their guard! I win!!
I totally fell for it!! I was like, “Tell me she isn’t in favor of Trump or I may need to change her mind.” Haha great post!
I honestly find it hard to believe that anyone’s in favor of Trump, but apparently our world is insane. It’s the only explanation!
I completely fell for your post! Recently on Twitter, there seems to be so many authors voicing their opinion on politics and I just thought, “oh man here goes another one…where can I please hear about books” *sigh*. ? Awesome trick Nicole! Next year I’ll be more careful reading your April 1st post ha!
Just book talk going on here – no worries! 🙂
Totally had me going for a moment. Lol. Good one.