Hey, guys - it's been a busy, sad, crazy week. Our thoughts and lots of love are with CitySmartGirl, as she's just lost her father. A.F. is trying to concentrate and get her edits in, I'm still recovering from the sinus infection that ate my brain, and so today we've turning out our pockets for all of the small change and lint, in lieu of a real blog post.
I still go almost daily to read new entries in the Race Card Project. It's kind of addicting.
Upcoming next week, A.F. and I talk self-publishing, which is obviously the buzz gaining a lot of ink just now.
The poetry of April rolls on with all the fabbity National Poetry Month activities Jama's keeping up with, even from afar. And, her eye candy picture of e.e. cummings still just makes me shake my head. that guy.
MsLexia's 2013 Women's Novel Competition is ON, chicas. If you've got a half-finished NaNoWriMo in the bottom drawer, now is the time. It's for the unpublished fiction author, you don't have to be a Brit, and it's worth your time. Go!
Free Book Friday has the newest Mary Robinette Kowal book as a giveaway. I just put that on the hold list at my library, and have read her second. If you've not read SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, don't wait for my review (next week, I swear!) to do so! (These last two snippets courtesy of SF Signal.
We talk a lot in children's lit about reluctant readers, but a lot of the time this is coded language for boys. And what about the hyperactive girls? Other than the manic pixie dream girl, how is she portrayed in YA lit - or is she invisible?
And here's another fascinating topic: feminism in YA fiction - and in romance. Hat tip to Cynsations; this is a thought provoking piece, and the brilliant discussion happens best in the comments.