Friday, 16 June 2017

Twenty Things I've Read #16

My links recap continues, after a slightly longer break this time around. (Busy time of the year!)

As mentioned in week 1, there are some sites which could quite conceivably fill this list between them EVERY WEEK as they constantly produce amazing posts - and I find it way too hard to single them out! So instead, I will just list them at the start of each post. If you're not reading the following, you are REALLY missing out.

Safe Space

Media Diversified
The Pool
Teen Vogue 

Addition: Given the current political climate, I would strongly suggest also reading EVERYTHING Celeste Pewter tweets; she is incredibly insightful and her tweets on US politics have helped me figure out which things going on are reasonably worrying and which are absolutely terrifying.

Firstly, and most importantly, my heart goes out to all the victims of the gragic Grenfell fire. If you're in a position to donate/volunteer, please do so - BuzzFeed have a list of verified fundraising pages here while there's a Twitter account which is giving details of where volunteering is needed at the moment. 

Great interview here with Lollies judges Michael Rosen and Nicolette Jones.
Amber's post on teens in the YA community is a must-read!

Speaking of teens in the YA community, Amy's new blog is FABULOUS - you should definitely check it out. I especially like her May reading wrap-up, she writes quick and to the point reviews which are really useful.

Awesome Twitter thread by Daniel Heath Justice about avoiding the 'snarky dismissal of folks who like things you don't'.

And another great thread from Kumail Nanjiani on Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Richard Curtis.

Rosalind Jana wrote on growing up in the modelling industry.

I completely adore this fabulous piece on Mallory Ortberg of The Toast!

Non Pratt is fundraising for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and will shave her head if she reaches £2000 - over halfway there; please donate if you can!

Julia Ember's queer books recommended by Hogwarts house is AMAZING.

Rave Sashayed has tweeted about Joss Whedon's unproduced script for a Wonder Woman movie. It's an eye-opener (and doesn't make me too confident about JW's Batgirl film, to be honest.)

Great Daily Beast post by Ira Madison III on The Color Purple and Elizabeth Banks.

And a really interesting interview with Twitter co-founder Evan Williams - is the internet broken?

I haven't actually had a chance to listen to this yet because I'm TERRIBLE with podcasts, but hearing really good things about Emma Gannon's with Juno Dawson!

Really wonderful post by Grace on losing weight and body positivity, including book recs.

Sooo thrilled that my amazing friend Katie Tsang (who some of you may know as Wing Jones author Katherine Webber) and her husband Kevin have written a series together for 6+ children! Read this thread about it from Katie.

Zoraida Córdova's recommendations of books to read if you loved Wonder Woman are awesome!

Another superb blog - Sophie and Sarah's Copper Boom is fab; I especially loved their post on 10 top teen movies.

And a stunning post by Jenn Lerner on 'performing disability' here - please read it.

Finally, I revealed my new project, a UKYA and UKMG subReddit! Please check it out and join if you'd like to discuss books there.

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