You're not the only one who has noticed the Twitter discussion over Barnes & Noble not carrying debut hardcovers. Recently, authors raised the alarm after learning from a variety of sources (including other authors, B&N representatives, former B&N workers, other business experts, etc.) that the chain's stores will only offer hardcovers with established sales histories.... Continue Reading →
The Utah State Board of Education finally decided on a new policy addressing the kind of books that can be read in public classrooms, after months of discussion on the topic. The newly developed "library materials model policy" provides comprehensive direction for the kind of resources that should be included in collections as well as how to address concerns over particular works.
If you've been keeping up with the news, you've probably seen a rise in book bans and other forms of censorship. There has been a concerted effort on the part of libraries, communities, and states to increase the availability of LGBTQ+ and novels written...
George Takei grew up watching straight couples kiss and he didn't turn straight. Your homophobia is showing when you yell about kids seeing a same sex kiss.When you clutch your pearls and scream, "Won't someone think of the children?" I am. I'm thinking about the non binary kids, the Trans kids, the queer kids, the... Continue Reading →
Stress is a natural part of life. I get that. When you have anxiety, your stress is multiplied. You stress about things before you know why you’re stressing out.
I saw this today. And it hit. Hard. See. For the last few weeks, I've been having panic attacks. I want to say daily but I really don't know if they end or just continue on to the next day. I legit thought I was having a heart attack at work. And instead of letting... Continue Reading →
I don't know if I've mentioned this but I'm a libra. Choices do not come easy to me. Things aren't always black and white. There aren't fifty shades of gray. It's more like five hundred. And most of it is showing up in my hair.
I made the regretful choice to look up the trending gifts for Mom. I have a question for the people writing these lists and articles. Do you have mothers? Are you moms? Do you know any mothers? Have you actively spoken to a human who has birthed a child? Because your writing comes off like someone who has observed mothers in their natural habitats but you never actually interacted with them.
Turkey time is approaching. Did you get your turkey yet? We'll probably take our turkey out of the freezer on Sunday. My mother in law said the lady on the TV said you need to thaw it one day for every pound. With as big as this bird is I should have taken it out at Halloween. Why is the turkey so big? Because I should have listened to my mother and married an orphan.