Sunday, 23 July 2017

Twenty Things I've Read and Watched 4

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.

The Twenty
I don't tend to put much fiction in but I am NOT missing out on the chance to yell about the awesomeness of my incredibly talented friend Sarah, who posted an fabulous story about a lesbian witch yesterday. Special bonus links - check out her amazing art blog! And follow my lead and get something commissioned if you like her style.

I REALLY loved and appreciated @goblinkings's advice on Twitter for being thoughtful towards friends with anxiety. 

On Black Ballad, there's a great piece by Siana Bangura on rejecting the strong black woman trope while grieving.  

Daniel York Loh has a superb piece on Prospect about why the British Empire isn't something to be proud of

Jess has a brilliant post on Steph's blog talking about her favourite protagonists

The Bent Agency are my favourite literary agency - I'm so thrilled they're launching a scholarship for a BAME author! Check out details here

Maria Del Russo's Refinery piece about spending time by herself is a fab read. 

Another great post on a similar theme is my amazing friend Debbie's piece about living alone.

The Guardian launched this year's Not The Booker Prize - I nominated for the first time; Robyn Travis's superb Mama Can't Raise No Man. 

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff wrote a great piece on TV show Is Love Racist

Tomi Adeyemi's Twitter thread on the recently-announced show Confederacy is a must-read. 

On TeachWire, Robin Stevens has a fantastic piece about not pushing children to read the books adults THINK they should read

Dahlia Adler asked which stories people would like to see retold, and by what authors. Lots of fabulous suggestions in her replies!

Louise O'Neill wrote an outstanding piece about recovering from addiction.

And finally one of the best things I've read all year - Melinda Salisbury wrote a stunning piece on what Harry Potter means to her, ten years after the last book came out.


I absolutely loved YouTuber Kai Hugs Trees's poem I like you (an aromantic poem)

Jen Campbell talked about what she's currently reading and showed off the TWO stunning proofs for her upcoming short story collection The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night (Two Roads) which I can't wait to read!

I found Miss Fenderr and Ash Mardell's conversation about gender a really interesting watch.

I've seen quite a few great vids about TBR piles and upcoming reads. I love this one by She Might Be Monica, there's lots I'm hugely excited for (particularly Nic Stone's Dear Martin.)

Finally there's a wonderful video here from The Witch's Kiss co-authors Katharine and Elizabeth Corr as part of the recent Zoe's24HourReadathon talking about childhood favourites of theirs. Great to see The Dark Is Rising and Ordinary Jack feature!

No comments:

Post a Comment