Posts tagged Books
Posts tagged Books
Moar birthday books :D
We’ll also be visiting Nottinham, Manchester, or Birmingham. Which? Your votes decide.
London here I come :D WE SO EXCITED.
Housewarming gift from Aarti, who is absolutely the best :D
“Gender Balance in YA Award Winners Since 2000” at Lady Business — A fascinating look into the stats behind YA awards by gender of protagonists and authors, addressing the common belief that boys don’t read YA because there are too many girls in it.
I watched this project form and am super proud of Ana for accomplishing it. Although trying to figure out some of those protagonists on Google Books was not the most fun I’ve had in ages. So of course, that means…ANA, LET’S ADD 2012’S DATA NEXT YEAR. :D :D
Consider it done ;)
As you can probably tell by the sneak peek above, the results paint a picture that might be surprising if we take the conventional wisdom about the current gender ratio in YA into account. One of the key things about these results is the fact that they raise two possibilities: the first is that the gender balance in award winners is proportional to the gender balance in YA at large, in which case we should perhaps pause and consider the cultural biases that make us see female dominance where none exists; the second is that the gender balance in award winners is completely out of synch with the rest of YA, and in that case we’re left with questions about why we’re rewarding stories by and about men so disproportionately.
A pile of books The Real Ana lent me and/or persuaded me to buy. I can already tell that being neighbours is going to be dangerous :P
a) !!! A welcome gift from M - who knew an Eva Ibbotson box set even existed? :D (And around it, some essentials I’ve already unpacked. Because gifts from my favourite people totally count as essentials.)
b) A housewarming gift from M’s mom.
c) Mathie and his mom went to Bath and all they brought me were this awesome postcard and bookmark :D
Is it too early to start spreading this around? I think not. It’s feeling autumnal…
The Edinburgh International Book Festival. More photos (and many words) at the other place if anyone’s interested.
Most of the Fire and Hemlock covers, including the Firebird reissue.
Can’t not reblog. All the love for this book.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - “The Search”
“This weekend at the American Library Association, Dark Horse announced Yang and Gurihiru will return for a second “Avatar: The Last Airbender” graphic novel series called “The Search,” which explores the biggest unsolved mystery in “Avatar” lore: what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother?”
Quotes from Gene Yang:
““The Search” focuses on Zuko and Azula. Aang, Katara and Sokka will be there, of course, but the Fire Nation royal siblings are really the drivers of the action. In “The Promise,” we see Zuko struggling with his responsibilities as Fire Lord. “The Search” is the next stage of that struggle.”
“In “The Search,” the Gang are still teenagers. “The Search” takes place immediately after the end of “The Promise.”“
“In “The Search,” we’ll see what a prolonged stay in a Fire Nation mental institution does to a person.” (About Azula)
“At the beginning of “The Promise,” Katara and Aang are still in that lovey-dovey stage of their relationship. They call each other pet names and are way too affectionate. By the end of “The Promise,” they will have gone through their first conflict. Their relationship will continue to mature in The Search, but it will take a backseat to the Fire Nation Royal Family. After all, that is one messed up family. They need all the panel-time they can get.”
“I love Toph. She was my favorite character to write in The Promise. Sadly, though, she doesn’t have a big role to play in The Search.”
Full Interview HERE.
DAY MADE :D
Probably everyone has read this by now, but just in case you missed it…
Back cover of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (I’ll gush about this book at length at the other place soon; probably tomorrow)
This was basically M testing his new macro filters, but the end result actually captures the mood of the novel perfectly. I love it.
Liz B being awesome (as per usual).