- A shipyard of cranes was turned into dancing oragami.
- This post written by Lauren DeStefano about "manic pixie dream girls" and how girls can be girls and not an object to be attained.
- A map that shows the entire world in stereotypes.
- Studying is really hard when this happens:
If this doesn't illustrate studying, I don't know what does.
Can she just absorb it for me and give me the knowledge?
Posts from Around the Web about Books
- Maggie Stiefvater's post about our apparent misconception and points out that books don't make you smarter.
- This post arguing that genre fiction can be just as good as literary fiction.
- Lauren DeStefano's tumblr rant about the "Ugly Snobs of Publishing."
- A post about how your local bookstore is a privileged.
- This post about what happens when kids see only white kids in books.
Articles Dealing with Amazon's Bullying
- A post that deals with Future of Publishing and how Amazon vs Publishers can change who sells our books.
- Amazon's battle with Hachette was a big discussion at BEA 2014.
- Amazon's Battle Against Hachette Escalates.
- My friend Rae wrote a wonderful post, Shameless: Reading YA, in response to an article in Slate about, another adult, arguing that there's something shameful about adults reading YA. (If you may recall, another similar post was written a couple years ago that I wrote a heated rant about and then later turned into a speech that eventually won 6th place at a speech competition.)
- So Twitter and I guess the internet exploded this week when author, John Green, mistakenly said something offensive and misguided about a shot in his movie. Well an article was written about why "Our Fault in Our Stars" is not the savior of YA fiction.
- The Real Story Behind the War on YA.
- Here's a weird news piece that a friend showed me. Child Found Dead in Fridge, weighed 17lbs. And another one about A hospital patient lost for three days, later found in a stairwell.
P.S I know I'm posting on Friday the 13th, but you guys believe in any superstitions?