N.K. Jemisin’s look at the reception two of her characters have received is fascinating, and somewhat depressing.
Brains…are weird…Also, this reminded me a little of Rachel Hartman’s Shadow Scale, for spoilery reasons. (via Natalie Luhrs)
As previously discussed, I’m a big fan of the Bullet Journal method, and Kelly has a great post about how she uses hers. I love reading about different adaptations and processes.
Also from Kelly, this Book Riot post about the problems with touting free ebooks as a solution to literacy challenges is 100% on point. “While this initiative saves the publisher on the cost of printing and distributing a physical book, it in no way allows poorer kids — those who are most in need and most likely to benefit from this kind of access — access to them.”
The adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell has a trailer! I’m kind of excited about it, also I think this was a really nice trailer from the point of view of trailer as art form. I would have liked to have seen more of Stephen Black, but overall, yay!
Shannon Hale is awesome. “Notice the girls did not boo Thomas or Justice League or cars. Many cheered those things too. But the boys booed Barbe and EAH in unison, loudly, as if it was only natural, expected.” Related, this quote–I haven’t read the entire post yet
Joy Lofthouse, 92 year old former ATA pilot, flies a Spitfire again. I cried. (via Elizabeth Wein)
And finally, a fox reading buddy = THE CUTEST.