Happy Wednesday, guys! I hope you’re all having an awesome week. I spent my weekend shopping with my parents, listening to the weird jams on my dad’s iPod (there’s so much Katy Perry on there), and stress-baking a peach/coconut crisp because I got freaked out about all the work I had to do. Typical weekend for me. Let’s get on with the links!
Megan McCafferty, author of the beloved Jessica Darling books, is hosting a new web series in partnership with Smart Girls at the Party! And her first guests are Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson! So many of my favorite things combined in one web series.
I don’t have a problem with Sheryl Sandberg’s “ban bossy” campaign, but I also don’t really think it’s useful. I totally and completely agree with Ann Friedman’s thoughts on the matter. I also like that she mentions “Bossy” by Kelis, because my friend Dan used to quote that song all the time in college and it’s a serious jam.
FYI, I’ve had Easy As All That by Miniature Tigers stuck in my head for, like, three months. It’s cool.
Danielle Henderson writes about those ubiquitous trigger warnings and how they might not be doing some people any favors.
H. and I’ve been binge-watching Community lately. Here’s the best of Troy from season 1!
I’m reading this book for my book club, and it’s pretty great. PS, did I ever tell you guys that I’m in a book club, and this one ISN’T just me and Alex reading books and being the second most famous book club started by a Winfrey? Well, I am.
And lastly, I’m working on giving myself more small writing challenges, so I entered this Columbus Creative Cooperative flash fiction contest. You can vote for my story if you want! But we’ll be friends no matter what, promise.