In reading news, I finished Rainbow Rowell's Landline, and if you follow me on Goodreads you already know I looooved it. More coming soon. Probably a mini review.
I also picked up Bone vol. 1, by Jeff Smith. I'm loving it, and Greyson keeps trying to steal it.
In writing news, my post on Lucy Knisley had a moment of virality on Reddit, which stirred up some really nice traffic over at Panels, and it ended up the #1 post of the week.
I also did a guest post over at Book Riot on "beautiful, brutal" books. I have another post going up this week that falls more into the fun/listy category.
Finally, lots of controversy stirring in the book and comics world on Twitter this week. While it started with Andrew Smith it ended with a DC variant cover of Batgirl that some say glorifies sexual violence. And Erik J. Larsen, comics creator, spoke out against "placating a vocal minority at the expense of the rest of the paying audience by making more practical women outfits."
Truthfully, the comics issues got me far more riled up than the Andrew Smith business, and that leaves me wondering, what should we get riled up about on the internet and social media? What should we let slide? How do we talk about the nuances of our arguments in the he said/she said, black and white bulldozing of a typical Twitter "issues" showdown? Then there's Michelle at That's What She Read, who I love, and who thinks we should take back the internet with positivity and get back to books. In theory, I strongly agree, but I also know I have a big mouth and a busy brain for things like this. I don't have the answers, but I'm certainly mulling it over with an eye toward a post sometime this week.