Linktastic! posts happen when I finally remember to go through my unsorted bookmarks in Firefox and (more often) Tweets I have favorited for future reference on Twitter.
This edition features some thematic booklists and other articles that I’ve found interesting or useful. Lots of fun stuff.
- “A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A.” by Jen Doll from The Atlantic Wire: I love this. Not only is a list of great historial young adult fiction, it’s a list broken down by historical era! A lot of my favorites are on the list along with many books I can’t wait to read. I love historical fiction but this list just got me even more excited. (via @pwkidsbookshelf) For a similar list with only slight overlap, check out my own “Hot Historicals” list here on the blog.
- “What Was The First Thing You Shoplifted?” by Nadia Chaudhury from The Awl: Speaking of history, this article asks several popular YA authors to detail the first time they shoplifted. The answers are as entertaining as expected though not, perhaps, entirely expected in terms of content. (via @justinelavaworm AKA Justine Larbalestier)
- “A Letter to the Guy Who Harassed Me Outside the Bar” by Emily Heist Moss from Role/Reboot: Of a more serious nature but still a must-read. Women are often objectified and heckled and harassed by men who don’t even mean to be menacing. But they are. Excellent commentary on the gender gap and how many things still need to change. (via @lauramoss and @ladyhawkins AKA Rachel Hawkins)
- “Brooklyn Museum Finds Some Problematic Gifts Can’t Be Returned” by Patricia Cohen from NYT: I’m a sucker for a good story about a museum. This one is about the Brooklyn Museum’s complicated dealings with part of its collection which, due to conditions of the owners will cannot be sold off despite including fakes and other undesirable items. (via @lizb AKA Liz Burns)
- Internet Anagram Server: A pretty self-explanatory thing. Anagrams are a lot of fun and if you put in your name you could find some fun names for alter ego. I will henceforth be known as Macrame Bone. (via@aquafortis AKA Sarah Jamila Stevenson)