A Little Tribute to The Outsiders On its 50th Anniversary

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.

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Confessions of a Murderino: How I Became Interested in MURDERERS (i.e. True Crime)

 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.

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Dope Linkz

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.”

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel | Shit got dark real fast

 The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Adult Fiction
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published March 7th, 2017 by Crown
Goodreads | Amazon | Indigo

Please note: I received an ARC of this book in for my honest review and participation in the TLC Book Tour.

I read and enjoyed The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel. When I found out she was writing an adult mystery, I had to get my hands on it. The Roanoke Girls is the story of a missing woman, an insanely dysfunctional family, a small town, and a woman returning home to look for her missing cousin.

It had me at “missing woman” and “dysfunctional family.”

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Lord of the Rings fan? Try these

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!

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Dope Links | Rad Junk I Read on the Internet Last Week

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.

With the 20th anniversary upon us, Quartz reflects on The revolutionary message of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Being single is not the end of the world. It can even be enjoyable. Single Minded: The Difference Between Being Single And Being Alone via Vogue UK.
Should I be quitting coffee?!! D: What Quitting Coffee Did for My Skin via TeenVogue.

Dope Links | Cool Stuff I Read on the Internet

Want to reduce police brutally? Get more lady cops. Via Quartz

I love this–Book Recs to my Past Self Re: the Awful Guys I Dated in my 20’s Via Book Riot

What We Lose When We Give Awards to Men Like Casey Affleck (read: garbage humans) Via Elle

Reader’s Advisory: Library V. Blog

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…