This may be a little late, but I thought it necessary to pay tribute to the seminal work The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
I think we all know the book I’m talking about. Ponyboy. Sodapop. The socs and the greasers. The now infamous refrain: Stay gold.
I remember when I was introduced to The Outsiders.
It was in grade seven or eight. I was always one of those kids that tended to enjoy assigned reading, and this was no exception. I struggled to not read ahead.
I haven’t been doing a ton of reading in the last couple of weeks. I haven’t been doing anything particularly constructive though, either. What I have been doing though, is binge listening to tons of podcasts.
Now, I’m not saying that listening to podcasts isn’t constructive. There’s a ton of great shit out there, man. It’s just that usually when people listen to stuff like podcasts or audiobooks or whatever, they are doing something else.
Maybe they’re on the bus, or driving, or walking, or cleaning, or cooking, or literally anything else. But me? I’m usually just curled up on the couch with earbuds in and eyes closed.
This year has been an interesting one so far—In mostly good ways. I’ve been trying to read less and leave my house more, but I’ve still been reading lots of really good books (obviously) and watching dope shows.
I thought I would do an update with the books I’ve been reading lately, etc. So… Here’s a March wrap-up.
Since I heard that Teen Vogue had become more newsy and political, I’ve been following them online. Best. Decision. “What Defunding Planned Parenthood Means.”
Today I’m going to be wearing two hats, of the figurative variety. I’m doing some duel reader’s advisory: librarian and blogger.
First let’s talk about Lord of the Rings
This classic series is beloved. By me, too! It’s a classic fantasy by the amazing and unparalleled J.R.R. Tolkien. That man was a genius. As a scholar, he drew heavily on Anglo-Saxon traditions and language. He was especially interested in language. Did you know that the story for LOTR came out of languages he created first? Crazy!
A Georgia Legislator is quoted saying this about rape survivors: “If you feel triggered, trigger somewhere else.” Quote of the Day via Feministing.
Hillary Clinton being inspiring on International Women’s Day: The secret to Hillary Clinton’s resilience: ‘the discipline of gratitude’ via Quartz.
“The notion of protests as an option only for the elite simply doesn’t jibe with history.” Protests Are Not About the Privileged via Jezebel.
Brie Larson silently, but not so silently, agrees that Casey Affleck is a garbage human: Brie Larson Indicates That Not Clapping for Casey Affleck Meant Exactly What You Thought It Did via Jezebel.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, guys! It’s Women’s History Month! And today is International Women’s Day! In celebration, I’ve compiled a bunch of great reads by, for, and about women. Whip out your TBR and get ready to add some titles to your list.
I was at work the other day making displays, and I was hit with a thought. Display making is a form of reader’s advisory. So is blogging. And I love both things to bits. They do, however, both take a different approach.
The reader’s advisor in a library takes into account the reader’s interest over their own. In blogging, it’s where the two overlap. I’m very passionate about both of these things, and want to find a way to bring them together Read more…