Today I thought I'd try out adding a third post to my quarterly roundups: a speedlinking-type roundup of cool, interesting, useful, etc. stuff that I saw online across the last three months! In this case, I'll be sharing stuff that I've found since the speedlinking post I did in February. If it goes well, I'll continue this series quarterly. So check it out!
In the books world, here's a website that will tell you what book was the NYT bestseller the year that you were born! And if you're a Harry Potter fan, this quiz will tell you which Defense Against the Dark Arts professor you are. (I got the coolest one, Remus Lupin!) I also came across this cool Twitter thread by a librarian about what she's learned while doing her job. And some huge book deal news has just been announced: Suzanne Collins will be releasing a Hunger Games prequel that takes place 64 years before Katniss's story. It comes out in May 2020!
In the writing world, here's a Tumblr guide to female characters and male characters to avoid in your work. This post also offers some helpful advice about "writing what you know," while this one acts as a solid mythology reference. Finally, this language-related post is pretty awesome:
In the disability world, here's an article about a group that provides necessities for people with chronic fatigue syndrome who are in need. I always recommend doing your research before you donate to any charity to make sure you agree with their practices, but this is definitely one to check out.
Here's a cool feminist fibro warrior image from Pinterest:
Moving into social justice, also from Pinterest, this highlights a bit of sad research I've read about before:
And yet another Pinterest post about not misusing the term "OCD," which is an important disabled rights issue to me personally:
A lot of stuff in this social justice section is coming in doubles: This article tells the story of how a woman's young teen son got radicalized by the alt-right, and this article examines the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. This tweet illustrates the problem with the U.S. economy right now, and this tweet reminds us that the Flint water crisis is far from over.
This tweet thread talks about why anti-discrimination laws in the healthcare industry are important for transgender people, and this tweet thread looks at records of police misconduct across the U.S. This thread and this thread both look at what's happening in the camps at the U.S. southern border--and there are many more threads like those on my Twitter if you need more information, including this one. This thread addresses what you can do about the Sudan situation, and this thread looks at the continuing issue of racial/ethnic representation in children's lit. Finally, this thread discusses gender inequality in home-related responsibilities.
Now, here's some career-related advice that I like:
And a cat picture that makes me very happy:
I'll conclude this blog post in honor of two of my faves who died within the last six months:
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have anything to share, and I'll be back Saturday with our humor roundup.
Images via haveyouheardofthathairshow on Tumblr, runninsdakotan, alyssagass, and ukhalo on Pinterest, danidonovan on Twitter, iwastesomuchtime.com, and knowyourmeme.com.
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