THE WEEK IN WRITING
So there's this grammar pet peeve and NPR wants to talk about it.
Over at the CCBC blog, KT Horning continues a discussion about the concept of "race neutral" characters.
Author Louise O'Neill on deconstructing rape culture and the writing of ASKING FOR IT.
So many wonderful people in the YA community and beyond have generously donated to Patrick Ness's fundraiser for SAVE THE CHILDREN, which is working to help refugees everywhere, including current Syrian crisis. Funds are being matched, so whatever you can give will be doubled. Here are some other resources if you are looking for more ways to help.
THE WEEK IN READING
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath debate the function and form of literary criticism.
Stacked has a great list of upcoming horror novels, just in time for Halloween season.
Do you like crying in public? Here's a list of books guaranteed to make you a weepy mess.
Or maybe you're just crying because the story's over, like this baby?
Young adult novel or craft beer from New York????
THE WEEK IN PUBLISHING
Anatomy of a twitter fail.
Very thoughtful piece by Tobias Bucknell about his evolving thoughts on diversity panels versus diverse panels.
This petition is asking for publishers to participate in a diversity survey to collect baseline data on staff demographics.
THE WEEK IN THE RANDOM
Wiener dog on the loose!