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UPDATE: All Posts 22 – 28 May 2016

Some days I wonder if I’ll ever publish a post on time again. Life has gotten in my way for the last few days, but I’m pushing forward and trying to come at old problems from new directions. And I would be lying if I said I had no great prospects on the horizon.

Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Review

This chilling novel made for excellent jury duty reading, and I’ve been pushing it on everyone looking for a good book recommendation. Sweet Lamb of Heaven is exactly the kind of thrill ride you need to keep you on your toes this summer.

Online Harassment Is a Women’s Health Issue

It isn’t a prank or a joke. It won’t go away on its own. It isn’t harmless. We need to start treating online harassment like the women’s health epidemic that it is.

Lindsey Vonn’s Book Strong Is the New Beautiful Is a Fitness Motivation Guide

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn knows a thing or two about bouncing back from failure, and now she’s written a memoir to let you in on all of her secrets.

Book Ron Is Better Than Movie Ron, And This Line Proves It

Book Ron stood up for Hermione when Professor Snape bullied her. Movie Ron…not so much.

Stephen King, Amy Tan & More Authors Pen Open Letter on Why They Oppose Donald Trump

Hundreds of authors have co-signed an open letter to the people of the U.S., urging them to reconsider the legitimacy of Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy.

10 We Should All Be Feminists Quotes That Will Inspire You to Read More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m not sure how it’s possible to love a <100 page book as much as I adore We Should All Be Feminists. Check out the best quotes from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s tiny masterpiece here.

Patti Smith Pens Letter of Support for the New York Public Library

New York City’s three public library systems have been ravaged by budget cuts. A new letter-writing campaign tasks Mayor Bill de Blasio with restoring the institutions’ budgets to their 2008 levels.

African-American Children’s Literature Subscription Box Now Available

When she went looking for books for her son, one mother was horrified by the difficulty she had in finding titles that captured his experience. So she founded the Little Buzz Book Club, to help black parents in the U.S. create a home library that reflects and enriches their children’s identities.

11 Nonfiction Books about the 1920s

Nearly a century later, the decade that gave us Prohibition, flappers, and the madcap life continues to capture our imaginations. The 11 books on this list present the 1920s as they were, without any added frills or bells.

How to Write Evergreen Content

When I was fresh out of college, it seemed as though every managing editor wanted to see pitches for evergreen articles from potential writers. It took working for a while to grasp what made a piece evergreen or perishable — no Internet guides helped me. I’m hoping this one will give fresh graduates a leg up.

The Book That Matters Most: A Review

Ann Hood’s upcoming novel is a feel-good read about family and community. I don’t typically enjoy sunshine and rainbows, but this one’s a keeper.

Why Can’t We Handle Naturally Gray Hair on Women?

Like stretch marks and cellulite, gray hair is natural, but it’s become trendy for twentysomethings and verboten for women of a certain age. Today, with no one to model it, we don’t know what the natural aging process looks like for women. Going gray, then, is a political statement, and an educational opportunity.

4 Books about the Salem Witch Trials

As a homeschool kid, I had a say in what we focused on, so my lessons would occasionally align with my obsessions. During one of these periods, we — Mom and I — did a unit study on the Salem Witch Trials. And now, here I am, passing my obsession along to you.

The Boxcar Children Books Are Getting Their Own Movies

I have never been a fan of The Boxcar Children, largely because the first book eschews all contractions and makes for a stodgy read. But these new movies have readers reveling in their nostalgia.


You’d think by saying that “the results are pretty obvious,” you’d avoid the flood of comments about how “stupid” your article is. And you’d be wrong. One university professor — under an assumed name and his institutional email — took time out of his clearly packed schedule to put his own sarcastic note in my inbox.

The 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology, (R)evolution, Is Now Available

These girls are good. Really good. As a fellow writer, I hope they keep up the habit and produce great(er) literature in the future.

New Emoji Bible Translation Hopes to Make Scripture a Little More Approachable

This gives a whole new meaning to abridgment, doesn’t it? I’m not religious, but the website that originated the Bible Emoji is a fun exercise in translation. Perhaps the person behind it will consider adding a reverse translation option for us old fuddy-duddies.

You can see posts from 15 – 21 May here.

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