What Is Booktube?
Booktube is a portmanteau of "book" and "YouTube". Booktube also describes a specific community of content creators who make all manner of video related to literature, writing, and publishing. Creators may have other varying interests that they talk about on their respective channels, but the uniting factor is that they center around discussing and reviewing literature, both visual (graphic novels) and print. Most Booktube channels center mostly around the "age genre" of Young Adult fiction literature, but Middle Grade, New Adult, Adult, and non-fiction literature is not unheard of in this community.
Who is PixieTonic? Why is she a Favorite?
Daniella is a critical reading Booktuber from the magical land of Darnassus (I didn't make that up, it's literally on her Twitter page). Most of the videos on her channel consist of TBRs and wrap-ups, but she is by no means a boring BookTuber.
The thing that I like about Daniella is that, unlike most creators on YouTube in general, she is very precise and concise in her videos, and that helps keep them short, but despite their shortness she is extremely eloquent and specific in her critiques and is therefore much easier to understand than those who ramble. I'm a person who can't stand rambling or long winded expressions of any kind, so the fact that her videos average only about six and a half minutes is fantastic. This isn't to say that I don't ever listen to longer videos, it just depends on whether or not the person making the video is clear in their wording. Daniella has a very smooth voice, so she's very easy to listen to over and over again; I usually don't watch TBR or wrap up videos, but I do like to listen to hers and it's because of that.
Something else that she does that many BookTubers and readers in general fail at a lot of the time is that she manages to be more objective in her critiques than most. As someone who is often guilty of this myself I've noticed that a lot of readers have this nasty habit of inserting themselves into stories and judging a book based off what they deem logical or acceptable for characters to do and for authors to write often completely removing the context of the world and previous characterizations. Daniella doesn't do that with frequent abundance like others, instead critiquing components such as prose, characterization, and plot coherence. That isn't to say that personal preference never plays a part in her critiques, it's just when compared to others her critiques are less personal.
I previously mentioned that most of the videos she makes are your standard BookTube videos, but those are not the only kinds of videos she makes. Like me, Daniella is an aspiring writer, and so she will sometimes make videos where she talks about writing tips from published authors. She currently has up three writing tips videos, and they cover all sorts of things like questions to ask yourself about characterization, tips to help you stay on track, things of that nature, so if you are also an aspiring author, there are three more writing tip videos that you can watch.
So, to recap: if you like short, sweet, and to the point, PixieTonic is the channel for you!!!
So, that's really all I have to say for now, I know that this post is rather short, but honestly Daniella has such a lovely voice and her videos are very good, so please please go check her out and as always have a fantastic day!!! BYE!!!
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