Happy Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade Day! I wish I was in Cleveland. Onto the links.
2016 NBA Champions (c) Cavs
The first article in this week’s post is very relevant, considering how much news we get from Facebook. As an aside, I get most of my news in my inbox (newsletters) and via twitter, less so from Facebook, but still some.
LOVE (photo (c) abon)
After nearly a month long hiatus, the Wednesday Four are back! Let’s get to it.
bad weather on the Serengeti plains (photo (c) Anna)
A wide range of things, not all of them good. Also, if you don’t read anything else about GamerGate, you should read the fourth link.
- Moving to Mars Preparing for the longest, loneliest voyage ever. (New Yorker)
- Game of Fear What if a stalker had an army? Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers were eager to help. (Boston Magazine)
Do you think in emoji? I certainly don’t. Though I don’t use them, except for hearts, some smiles and occasionally animals when I’m feeling annoying. I use stickers on Line and Facebook Messenger a lot more often (and I enjoy them more, to be honest) than I’ve ever used emojis. I have, on occasion, wished that the stickers were available in my texts.
Thanks to my mom for the third link!
Starting with this post, I’ve decided to include a photo with these links posts, just because I think it’s awesome? Also, Happy Anniversary to my parents!
Odd little tulips by Phyllis Buchanan, on Flickr
What a strange mix of links today.
Of those 100 books, I’ve read four: Eleanor & Park, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Before I Fall and Station Eleven. Of those, I would only recommend two of them. Before I Fall was an enjoyable fantasy-esque novel about a girl who only has one day to live. Station Eleven is a truly excellent piece of dystopian fiction set in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Hollywood and Toronto. I cannot recommend Station Eleven enough. Go read that one.
I don’t remember why I don’t like Daughter of Smoke & Bone, except that I didn’t find it interesting in the least and wasn’t fond of the main character. I did like Eleanor & Park, though I didn’t love it (I also didn’t like Rowell’s other YA offering, Fangirl). But a friend of mine sent me a link (I’ve long since lost it) that explained why E&P is a terrible novel and the more I think about the book, the more I agree. Though I can’t find the original link, here are some other reviews that sum up why I no longer like nor can recommend E&P.
As for the rest of the list? I can think of plenty of YA, Science Fiction and Fantasy titles that should be on that list that aren’t. I don’t really understand why there are so few of them, but there are some popular (to library patrons, at least) titles on the list. It’s worth checking out, even if I think they give short shrift to YA, SF&F books.
Today’s links deal with issues of death, chemistry and awesomeness. Who knew?
Elements with the greatest supply risk. Red is high, blue is low.