Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Day in the Life (10)

You may (or may not) have noticed that I haven't been posting much the past couple weeks.  I wasn't sure if I officially wanted to do this or not, but I'm going to be on hiatus for the month of May.  It's my last month of school (sort of...all the important stuff happens this month) which means I have my my recital and comprehensives, which are due THREE DAYS before my recital (If you didn't know, that timing is THE WORST. No one wants to write three papers when they should be practicing until 4 in the morning!) So I really need to focus on preparing for all of that instead of spending hours on my blog.  I'll still be around on twitter (pretty much any time I've watched OUAT haha), and I'll still be making my rounds on everyone else's blogs.  If you're going to miss my links for the next month, I'd recommend following me on Pinterest, since all of the links I post here come from my various pinterest boards.  (The links I post here usually come from my Books, Geekdom, and Heart Warming/Thought Provoking boards).

Bookish Links

Where are all the heroines in YA fiction? - This is a really great article about love interests with female leads vs male leads and how books are marketed for boys vs girls
Eight classic young adult novels that deserve the Hollywood treatment - Oh my god can I have all of these adaptions happen!?
How Author G. Neri and Librarian Kimberly DeFusco Changed a Life - This totally made me teary eyed! It's always inspiring to see that we can make a difference in someone's life.
Slutshelf Book Giveaway - The author is giving $1 to Freedom to Read Foundation for each entry, as well as giving away books that celebrate instead of demonize women and sexuality!
OMG, Steven Spielberg Is Directing Roald Dahl's The BFG For DreamWorks - WHAAAT?!?!? I need this to happen! And it needs to be good! I'm  SO EXCITED! This is my favourite Dahl book :)
Here Be Dragons - Umm so this crazy awesome.  Rinn puts ranking stats for all the famous dragons from Smaug to Saphira
Why The Lord Of The Rings Is 'My Precious' - If you ever loved any part of LotR, you will totally relate to this post
Why Can't Books Be Free? - These are some really fantastic, well-thought out ideas, and I'd love to see this become reality in some way
HEIR OF FIRE Cover Reveal! (And Sarah J. Maas' soundtrack while listening to the book!) - OH MY GOD GUYS IT'S HERE! Unsurprisingly, I prefer the UK cover (It makes me think about water bending)
The Harry Potter Reread: The Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 12 - Excuse me while I tear up because of the ending to this analysis
Bloggers Anonymous: Enough is Enough - I know I have struggled with this, and I'm sure most (read: all) bloggers have gone through this.  If you're having a love/hate relationship with your blog, this is an inspiring read.
Why Do You Read YA? - Preaching to the choir here, but I always like seeing how other people got into YA books
Are Teen Girls Seeing Themselves Reflected in What They Read? - I really, really recommend all of you read this.  There's a lot brought up here, and these are definitely discussions we should be having within schools about what books we study.  (Common Core certainly isn't helping, but even outside of this, it's a really important discussion we should be having anyway)

Nonbookish Links

Read Gabourey Sidibe’s Wonderful Speech From the Ms. Foundation Gala - This speech is so, so inspiring!
 Why It's Important Being an Ally - This is a fantastic post, very well thought out. Even though I (hope!) all of you are LGBT allies, this is still well worth the read!
Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye - I can't believe this is really happening! *Sniffles* ... I wonder how things are going to be different on his new show?
Contents Under Pressure - Wow! A very strongly worded message to guys who think girls don't belong in geekculture, a really powerful read.
Several Women Arrested For Writing Fanfic In China - This is crazy! I can't believe that happened!
Meet The Undocumented Teen Who Confronted Hillary Clinton On Immigration Reform - That is such a brave thing to do, and I am a strong supporter of making citizenship, particularly for children, a much easier process.

And that's it for this week! See you guys in another month :)