Holy moly, it has been…a shamefully long time since I’ve last updated my blog. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which has been how busy I’ve been this past year. Still, I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t include at least one “best of” list. Most of my reading was for work, but I managed to squeeze in a few for pleasure. Not many, but a few.
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I don’t think any writer wants a reader to read their book, and think: ‘Well, I’m not there. Guess I’m on the Isle of Issuelandia. Oh man, not again. Kind of like always going to the Isle of Wight for your holidays. We never get to go out clubbing in Spain.’ It is wrong to banish people from the mainland!Sarah Rees Brennan
A really beautiful, thoughtful essay about the necessity of showing the world as it is, not the fantasy of white, straight, cisgendered, able-bodied protagonists that has somehow convinced the mainstream it is the default.
This morning on Twitter, a woman tweeted at Sarah Rees Brennan that she had illegally downloaded a copy of her book because e-rights were not available where she lived. First, you all know that I adore Sarah Rees Brennan. I am a huge fan. Second, that was incredibly rude, insulting, and thoughtless of the woman. [...]
Last night, in a fit of insomnia, I rewatched most of Nostalgia Chick‘s videos, which probably isn’t the most helpful in getting the brain to shut off, because I spent more time thinking about the questions she brings up than trying to get back to sleep.
This morning on Twitter, Cindy Pon directed me to a very interesting discussion at Enchanted Inkpot about “boy books” and “girl books” in YA and why there seems to be a discrepancy between boy-oriented fiction and girl-oriented fiction. The dearth of boy books in YA is an on-going discussion, with question of “Why aren’t there [...]
How on earth did it get to be Friday again without me blogging? I AM A BAD BLOGGER ACK. It seems as though I am only able to consistently do Photo Fridays, which is pretty terrible. Anyway, this week’s theme is fashion (especially shoes). Also, Karen Healey‘s signing at Books of Wonder. Teal with Envy [...]
Ack, BEA is fast approaching and I still have two more books to review. Right, no excuses, JJ, just jump on it. Review of WHITE CAT by Holly Black Because I suck at writing cover copy, I’m just going to swipe the one on Holly Black‘s website. Cassel comes from a family of curse workers [...]
It’s been a long time since White-Harp’s reviewed any books for you via vlog. So here’s a video review for you! A twofer, as she touches a bit on THE DEMON’S COVENANT as well as THE DEMON’S LEXICON. The truth is we meant to get this online for you in time for the ARC contest [...]
I’ve never been a fan of the Bad Boy in fiction, but lately I’ve become even more fed up with him. Mostly because he swaggers onto the page and expects me to find him sexy by virtue of the fact that he’s “bad”. Or something. Maybe “mysterious”? What is it that’s so appealing about the [...]
For the first weekend in ages, I did nothing but watch movies and it was GLORIOUS. I rewatched Dangerous Beauty and Much Ado About Nothing and then watched Amadeus no less than three times. On the same day. (I know, I know, I tend to obsession.) I think my taste in movies can be extrapolated [...]