Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is a route to other books you may prefer. And not everyone has the same taste as you.
Bookish necklaces, bracelets, tank tops, and more in this week’s edition of Book Fetish.
I want that necklace so bad.
If I didn’t have freakishly small wrists I would be all over that bracelet
Those bracelets can be malleable… Don’t give up the dream. :p
Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?
For all its faults, my MLIS was pretty good on research and research design.
She sounds so cute.
Thank you! She is cute - but don’t she know it. :p
The #SVYALit Project: Using YA Lit to talk about sexual violence and consent in the lives of teens. Here are a few book lists and book reviews.
Because No Always Mean No, a list of books dealing with sexual assault
Take 5: Difficult books on an important topic (sexual violence)
Take 5: Sexual Violence in the Life of Boys
Book Review: The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
Thinking About Boys, Sex, and Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
September Girls by Bennett Madison
Discussing THE S WORD by Chelsea Pitcher, a guest post by Lourdes Keochgerien
5 Reasons I Loved Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Khuen
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Uses for Boys by Erica Loraine Scheidt
Killer Instinct by S. E. Green
See the complete #SVYALit Project Index Here: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/02/svyalit-project-index.html
This is important. Could very well help those struggling to read these books. Don’t leave anyone in the dark.
Speak by lauriehalseanderson is a good one for that too
Minnie’s sciatica is much better than it was, but she now associates the stairs with pain. This has resulted in her becoming the Verruca Salt of Cocker Spaniels. She demands to be carried up and down the stairs and barks for us to fetch things for her. She has also taking to batting me with her paw when she needs a scratch and headbutting my shins when my scratching becomes too lazy. She is currently whimpering at me, possibly because I’m paying attention to my laptop screen rather than her furry face.
I enjoyed Landline! It had a 90s romcom feel to it. It wasn’t perfect, but it made me feel all gooey, which doesn’t really happen often. :)
I despised Landline, and I’m really disappointed about that. I thought it would be good and I just didn’t like it. Silkworm was great, tho!
See, mixed reactions! I have to say, with Landline I’ve mostly enjoyed it, but it’s pretty insubstantial. There’s no real depth to the plot. I really liked Eleanor and Park and Fangirl, but didn’t much like Attachments, so maybe I just prefer Rainbow Rowell’s YA stuff.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Silkworm though. I love love love Cormoran Strike as a character.
I read The Silkworm last week and I’ll finish Landline this evening, so I’ll finally be able to get started on California tomorrow. I’ve managed to avoid spoilers so far (good tagging, peeps!).
I’ve seen some mixed reactions to Landline so far… Anybody care to share their views?
And as for The Silkworm, I’m pretty surprised not to have seen any responses. Have people read it yet?
Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute.
If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things.
Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying.
In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.
Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?
Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.
Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.
I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin.
Never give up, never stay quiet.
This has only been up since last night and LADS, the NOTES. Keep spreading the word!