If my TBR list were not digital, this is very much what it would look like. It is awesome (but also a little overwhelming) to be swamped with so many books that I really can't wait to read! So, until next week (when I will have at least four reviews) I leave you with some interesting links:
- This Tumblr has images of literary characters created by using law enforcement composite sketch software. Quite a few of them are pretty creepy, and not at all how I pictured the characters. (via bookshelves of doom)
- The recent ban on the Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson, Arizona, is still very much on my mind. Sherman Alexie's response was just spot-on; and Samantha Mabry's post was very moving. Teacher groups across the U.S. are launching a "No History is Illegal" campaign as a response and are encouraging a month of solidarity teach-ins. The No History is Illegal website offers a "guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students."
- I know I am guilty of a few of these 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes.
- If I didn't already love Margaret Atwood, these Rules For Writers would have won me over. (We pencil-lovers must stick together.)
- I was surprised to learn how many publishers are opting out of providing e-books to libraries. The picture below is one Librarian's response: