The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

A few days ago I came across this post on Dreamy Reads, which details some of the problems with YA fiction. She mentions love triangles and everyone having a boyfriend/girlfriend by the end of a book/series, and getting treated like you're weird if you don't have one by a certain age. I, of course, added … Continue reading The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

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Gaming While Female

I know, I know, I've been slacking a little. Thank you for waiting for me, though! I'm going to be honest with you -- today's topic is something I've been stewing on for a few days. Namely, it's something I've been stewing on since Sunday afternoon at my latest X-Wing tournament. Now, I want to … Continue reading Gaming While Female

A Response to Forbes’ Misinformed Library Article

We're taking a break from Recipe Review Wednesday to bring you this important news bulletin. I don't know if you keep up with the news or anything (trust me, there are many days where I wish I didn't read the news), but a few days ago Forbes published an op-ed by someone who claimed that … Continue reading A Response to Forbes’ Misinformed Library Article

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Disclaimer: While the cover photo may be "Rants," I'm not exactly sure if this is a rant or not. I came across an interesting news article this morning at work: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans This is something I'm very conflicted on. Laura Ingalls … Continue reading Laura Ingalls Wilder

An Open Letter to Retail Customers

Dear Customer, Have you ever stopped to consider that the person on the other side of the counter is a living, breathing human, with thoughts and feelings of their own, and they were not created to serve your every whim? The old saying of "The Customer is Always Right" is not an excuse to bully, belittle, … Continue reading An Open Letter to Retail Customers

We’re Taking a Break From Our Regularly-Scheduled Shenanigans…

...to bring you this important message. Please keep in mind that this was written well past midnight after a really long and stressful day. This is something that I think people need to hear. Please excuse the sentence fragments that I know are about to happen. I had a realization the other day. A straight-up … Continue reading We’re Taking a Break From Our Regularly-Scheduled Shenanigans…

Rebuttal: Dating an English Major

We now return to our regularly-scheduled Random Friday posts, after three solid weeks of me posting my papers from last semester. I have mixed feelings about Thought Catalogue. Sometimes you can find some pretty thought-provoking articles there. And then there are articles like this. Thanks to Leslie over at A-Z Books, there's already been a … Continue reading Rebuttal: Dating an English Major