So I had to do a little digging, because Book Date's category "backlisted book" had me stumped. By swimming against the tide of the internet sea (my Google searches wanted me to be looking for the much more common phrase, "blacklisted book," which is another way of saying "banned book") I think I reached a … Continue reading What is a backlisted book?
I decided I'd better take some time to slow things down. I've been doing too much lately, and it makes me distracted, scatter-brained, and generally less efficient. So I'm going to take the month of April to work on peace, calm, "simplify simplify simplify." What does this state look like for you? I'll check in … Continue reading A Slower Paced April
Allegiant by Veronica Roth This is the third and final book of the Divergent trilogy, and it is similar to its first two predecessors in being a thrilling, fast-paced read full of action and good, sparse writing. It took me a couple tries to jump back in, however, because the author does something in this book she … Continue reading March Reads in Review
Cinder by Marissa Meyer This book, which I experienced via audiobook, led me in several directions. For the first full disk (1 of 8) I didn't like the writing style or the voice acting. I thought it was subpar, and I wasn't sure if the book would be worth my time to finish. Somewhere in the … Continue reading March Reads in Review
Advancements in science constantly blur the line between what is real and what was previously thought to be only science fiction. How soon before "instant learning" allows us to download skills and information? From the blog Visual Magick. Meanwhile, your clothing (Tech Insider) and hair (Cultural Colectiva) can both interact with your surrounding environment!!
In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation
From George Saunders, what writers really do when they write, via The Guardian. Chuck Wendig delights us with how to make the most of a critique.