Linkspam is not going to reach the heights of excitement last week did, but there’s still some fantastic things nonetheless!
- John Green on some of the reasons why The Fault in Our Stars has been so successful. (via) Lots of good information here–and a lot of the success of the book rests with his editor and publicist.
- Little Miss Crabby Pants Resurrects Historical Romance
- Hits with knits Yarn bombing!
- Bargain (Ten Thousand Dollars) Wonderful work of art and really thought-provoking commentary.
- “How do I minimize embarrassment when telling a partner that I have a body and a past?” This is great advice. And applicable to things other than the letter writer’s problem, too.
- What it’s like to watch Game of Thrones with people who haven’t read the books. It’s the GIF that makes the post.
- Pablo Neruda and the Singularity of the Common Experience
- Kristin Cashore on why she has no social media presence. I love that she’s so clear about how social media affects her process and if I had to choose between books from her or talking to her on Twitter, I’d rather the book.
- 10 episodes that take you inside the weird world of The Kids In The Hall The Kids in the Hall: best sketch comedy show ever or absolute best sketch comedy show ever?
- 22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America And yet. Still no explanation as to why I say “bagel” totally different than anyone else I have ever met. Sigh.
- This is Kristin Beck.
- ROGER EBERT: On kindness Get your tissues handy…
- 25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction
- Silence Is a Woman (via)
- Dear romance readers…
- Why Leaving a Half-Read Book is So HardBees
- Bookworm Resurgent My friend Wendell has a new blog!
- Vegemite: It’s a Matter of Taste
- 7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider’s Perspective)
- Why Enjoying Solitude Helps Me Meet Conventions Full of People
- Review of The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson “The Summer Prince is the best book I’ve ever read, and one which whose language, themes and characters will continue to speak to me for the rest of my life.”
And in honor of the last week and a half of my life…
- Sexism on the floor of BEA
- Anita Sarkeesian And The Trouble With Magic Bullets
- If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting So Many Rape Threats? Major, major, major trigger warnings on this–there are screenshots of graphic tweets at the bottom.
- William Lloyd Garrison on privilege-checking
- We get to. You don’t.
- Fuck the High Road: The Upside of Sinking to Their Level
- An Open Letter to the SFF Community
- A Brief Survey of the Accomplishments of Chappie Writers and Editors
- Discrimination Policy: Where’s SFWA’s?
- Future of the Bulletin
I pulled, to no avail. “You try?”She pulled it out, easily.”You’re-“”They wouldn’t let me.” She shoved the sword back into the stone.
— Micro SF/F Fiction (@MicroSFF) June 6, 2013