lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

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"Challenging the books doesn’t change the teen years."

— from What Are Grown-Ups Are Afraid of in YA Books? (via catagator)

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ”

librarianproblems:

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In Case You Missed It

Links to catch up on from last week:

5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person Zoe Quinn herself on the so-called “GamerGate Scandal” and the impact the hate campaign has had on her life since it started a few weeks ago.

Disrupters, Disconnectionists, and Dicks Emma Healey’s takedown of Nev Schulman (aka that guy from Catfish) and the pseudo-philosophy espoused in his new book is the BEST kind of book review. 

What If You Just Don’t Know If You Want Kids? Ann Friedman investigates why more and more young women find themselves ambivalent about having kids, and what kind of effect that uncertainty has on some of their behaviour. 

Selfies Lavie Tidhar’s short story at Tor is a must-read for horror enthusiasts, and anyone who’s ever felt wary about buying a used phone 

"[W]hile I suspect that rumors of the decline in influence of the straight white male have been greatly exaggerated, I personally cannot imagine any subject less interesting for a work of art."

Sarah McCarry, pleasure principles | The Rejectionist (via annaverity)

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fer1972:

Modern Grimm by Björn Griesbach

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"I do believe that books can change lives, and give people this kind of language that they wouldn’t have had otherwise."

Jacqueline Woodson talks to NPR about her free-verse memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming (via penguinteen)

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Tags: Vancouver art

lastnightsreading:

Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14

lastnightsreading:

Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14

"Maybe she would have done more good as a playwright than as a doctor, after all—clichés were like plaque in the arteries of the imagination, they clogged the sense of what was possible. Maybe if enough people had worked to demolish clichés, the world wouldn’t have ended."

As Good As New" by Charlie Jane Anders

Click through and read the whole thing, you know you want to

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize unveiled its long list on Tuesday, along with the unexpected news that its purse has doubled, immediately vaulting the literary award to among the richest in the English language.

Beginning this year, the winner of the Giller Prize will receive $100,000, while the finalists will each take home $10,000.

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Giller Prize unveils long list, doubles purse by Mark Medley 

Anonymous said: Why do I have to justify my experience as a young, bisexual woman of color to the public? Why can't I just live my life with no explanations?

askannecarson:

Every translator knows the point where one language cannot be translated into another. But now what if, within this silence, you discover a deeper one — a word that does not intend to be translatable. A word that stops itself. There is something maddeningly attractive about the untranslatable, about a word that goes silent in transit.

At my sister’s apartment yesterday, I found these long lost favourites from my teenage years. I don’t know who is more iconic—Jessica Darling or Angela—but I know both of those bitches made me who I am today. 

At my sister’s apartment yesterday, I found these long lost favourites from my teenage years. I don’t know who is more iconic—Jessica Darling or Angela—but I know both of those bitches made me who I am today. 

Monday things

I’m making soup out of questionable chicken bones (don’t ask) and preparing activities for my tutoring gig this afternoon and oh yeah i just found out that a story I wrote about a girl on a bad blind date placed first in a contest I submitted it to earlier this year. 

So all in all, not a bad start to the week, is what I’m saying. 

"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."

Edna St. Vincent Millay (via vintageanchorbooks)