Oct 19

girlsinthestacks:

Two authors, one video!! The absolutely AMAZING Marie Lu and Alaya Dawn Johnson answer our tough question: if you woke up tomorrow as a book character, who would you be? (Trust us, this isn’t any easy question!)



book—quotes:

Jennifer Estep, Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)

book—quotes:

Jennifer Estep, Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)


paperbackd:

Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (19/10 - 25/10)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater ✤ Oct 21

Loop (Loop #1) by Karen Akins ✤ Oct 21

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon ✤ Oct 21

Follow Me Through Darkness (The Boundless Trilogy #1) by Danielle Ellison ✤ Oct 21

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima ✤ Oct 21

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker ✤ Oct 21

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

(via yareviewnetwork)



Oct 18
“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.” Gail Carson Levine (via abookblog)

(via yabooknook)


After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

(via fozmeadows)


On the way to #TTBF14 The Tween & I listened to this. It was great to share everything about this day with my daughter. This wonderful story with a message of family, friendship, belonging and love. Seeing the glorious A S King and hearing people talk about books, poverty, music … All things I am passionate about. It was just a spindiddly day.

Factafabulous: Sharing stories with your kids is an amazing way to bond

On the way to #TTBF14 The Tween & I listened to this. It was great to share everything about this day with my daughter. This wonderful story with a message of family, friendship, belonging and love. Seeing the glorious A S King and hearing people talk about books, poverty, music … All things I am passionate about. It was just a spindiddly day.

Factafabulous: Sharing stories with your kids is an amazing way to bond


book—quotes:

Brandon Mull, Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven #3)

book—quotes:

Brandon Mull, Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven #3)



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