Some new news and some not-quite-as-new-but-still-new-ish-and-worth-checking-out news!
Not privilege, but rights and wrongs: a post by a children’s literature scholar. Because one person’s rights should never necessitate wronging others.
Australian Lieutenant General David Morrison declares war on sexual harassment of military personnel by their peers or officers. Brilliant and sobering. This is actually from last year; unfortunately, the problems General Morrison names are still prevalent in not only Australia’s military, but in Canada, the U.S.’s, and undoubtedly, other nations’ armed forces as well.
Our very own Maggie de Vries (a part of the MACL UBC program) recently gave a TED-SFU talk. It was wonderful and you should check it out for yourself here:
The red umbrella — sex work, stigma, & the law | Maggie de Vries | TEDxSFU
A comparison of feminism and romance in Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones’s novel, and Hayao Miyazaki’s film translation.
A post from a couple years back by the (late) (lovely) author Margaret Frazer, who wrote murder mysteries set in 1400s England, on the time both the cover and the blurb for her latest novel went spectacularly wrong.
Moving memorials in The New York Times for authors and other artists who died in 2014.
Hardcover, 352 pages Published September 30th 2014 by Arthur A. Levine Books Source: Publisher “Bird is not always kind, or fair. But she is honest. At her best, she is brave. We dream of a future with love. Her mother dreams of a future with success. But not all choices are ours. Not everyone has […]
Okay, fine, maybe it’s not The Book Wars Edition, given that I did not discuss this with the others, though I’m sure they have their own challenges ready. Anyway, I keep seeing the following checklist floating around on Twitter and Tumblr. The list is from POPSUGAR and, well, it’s an online “women’s” magazine. Thing is, this […]
Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014 — bookish, blogging or otherwise! Steph To continue to read at least three books a week – and hopefully finally finish a few series that are just dangling. To edit my manuscript and then share with friends. (This is just going to take so much time!) Spend less […]
Well, tomorrow is moving day, and, for a moment, I was stuck for a post topic. I have to admit I have been packing and not reading and now all my books are in boxes (hence the horrible stock image, apologies dear readers). Then it dawned on me… moving books is a great topic! And […]
Once again, we’ll compare the same book with different covers gracing it and we’ll see if our interest rises or falls due to the covers. Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York […]
This is it! The final part of the interview with Sarah Rees Brennan! It’s been such a pleasure corresponding with her and having her writing on our blog. I’m so grateful that she took the time out to answer my questions so precisely and so thoughtfully. Hope you guys enjoy this last bit! If you’d like to read […]
Part two of the interview with the fantastic Sarah Rees Brennan is here! This time she discusses diversity in books, writing alone, writing with friends, and the setting for her upcoming book Tell the Wind and Fire! For part 1 of the interview click here, and for part 3 click here. Happy Christmas, my lovelies! — […]
So, over Twitter, I asked Sarah Rees Brennan if I could interview her for The Book Wars, and SHE ACTUALLY SAID YES! Needless to say, I got very excited and sent her many long questions, all of which she patiently answered. As a result, we have for you today part one of the most interesting […]
Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication: January 13th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher I just finished this book about fifteen minutes ago. I have many thoughts that have not yet settled down enough for me to eloquently articulate myself. What I’m saying is, the review may be a garbled mess and probably […]