Life has been full of ups and downs lately. Work has been fun, but also stressful, and I’ve been having fun in Santa Barbara but missing Lawrence terribly.
On top of that, the internet was really bumming me out for a while. A lot of that had to do with the reaction to this post I wrote for Book Riot in response to some lame ass librarians on twitter who are no on board with the diverse books movement. In what I thought was not a controversial move at all, I wrote “Whether you read 100 books a year or 10 books a year, a dedicated percentage of those (25% is a good place to start) should be written by diverse voices and consist of books outside your comfort zone.”
Which is what I believe really all people, but especially librarians, should be doing. And I was floored by the negative, and frankly racist, responses to it, not only from readers, but also librarians. I got trolled in a librarian Facebook group and on twitter pretty hard. And why I stand by what I wrote, the backlash left a bad taste in my mouth.
All of this is why I haven’t been blogging as much lately. But I feel like I’m evening out, and I’m getting back in the swing of things.
Here’s what I have been reading online lately.
High fives and hugs to Tim Gunn for this fantastic piece in the Washington Post on the illogical and insulting way the fashion industry treats women who are over a size 16.
I never watch videos on Facebook but a friend I adore shared this video from Vox about Hillary Clinton’s governing style, and I loved it. It’s no secret I was a (reluctant, ambivalent) Bernie supporter, but I am not at all sad Hillary got the nomination, and I loved this look at her career and approach to politics.
File this under bullshit: it’s not that women don’t ask for raises, they just don’t get them.
I loved all the cemetery photos on The Dainty Squid because I am kind of morbid like that. I’m excited to check out the Santa Barbara Cemetery I drove by recently on a trip to a branch library.
On my last trip to Sephora to restock some boring essentials, I got a sample of this Marc Jacobs lipstick, and it’s so long lasting and feels great, and now I’m coveting it in this bright cherry red. But I don’t live in a world where I spend $40 on lipstick.
Any articles I’ve missed lately? Please share (I have serious FOMO)!!