- A friend of mine from college sent me a link to this giveaway and said simply "you need this." I took one look at it and. WANT. Every writer should have a Writer's Clock, and, gosh, it even has Adult Beverage Time on it. It's perfect. Just look at it. And it couldn't be easier to enter the contest. GO DO IT.
- YA author Megan Kelley Hall wrote a heartfelt piece on bullying for the Huffington Post. She talks about her fears, her growing-up years, and what we can all do to help confront bullying. "One by one by one, we will stop the bullies and we will save lives."
- Here's another Thing I Want: John Scalzi's new book, Redshirts. Our blog bud Sheila Ruth wrote up a great review of it, and now I want to read it even more. (Luckily, a friend of mine has already bought it and I've got second dibs on borrowing it.)
- You know we loves us some Cover Chatter. Coverfail is always a major topic of conversation around here, and we particularly like it when there are good-quality, well-designed, diverse YA book covers that don't just feature the same generic "pretty white girl" over and over again. Ellen Oh feels the same way, and contributed a must-read post for Racialicious on "Why The Pretty White Girl YA Book Cover Trend Needs To End." Go, Ellen!
June 18, 2012
I'd meant to do a book review today, but this past week--including today--ended up bursting at the seams with stuff to do, places to go, crap to haul, people to see, and public speaking to suffer through. Suffice it to say that I AM TIRED. Therefore I am offering you these enticing links to amuse and entertain you, since I lack the energy to do so myself. Please to enjoy.