Today's Tune: Boys Don't Cry
ACK, late with my post for the second time this week. WEAK, STEPHANIE. WEAK.
Just a few quick things: if you missed Social Good Day/my video yesterday, please check it out. There's a direct link before the embedded video if you can't get it to work. I talk about a few causes I really believe in, and I'd love it if you gave them a shot.
Second, everyone needs to check out Guys Read like, right this second. There have been many blog posts and articles written about the fact that boy readers significantly drop off once they reach high school age, and there are a lot of reasons for that. The Guys Read website is there to inspire a love of reading in boys from a young age, and is a fantastic go-to resource for subject boys may find interesting and want to read about.
I mean, yes, the topics are sort of stereotypically masculine, but I recognize the fact that young boys may not quite grasp the nuances of gender dualism and all that, and the most important thing is to get them reading so they grow up in a reading culture. Also, Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Golden Compass, Tuck Everlasting and others are on the list, so they get a pass from me.
I have clearly been spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME on forums lately, because I just tried to italicize with BB code. DERP.
Aaaaand I think that's about all I have time for today, but I will have LOTS OF SHINY NEW POSTS NEXT WEEK!
Also, we're coming up on the VERY LAST WEEK to sign up for the Mash-Up Blogfest!!! You should definitely join. It will be a great writing exercise and lots of fun, I promise. Plus, PRIZES. You know you want prizes. And in case there was any confusion about this, I am totally willing to send internationally. So if you're in a country other than the U.S. and you've been holding off on entering because you thought I wouldn't ship to you, then you should know I WILL TOTALLY SHIP TO YOU IF YOU WIN so you should join. It may take a little longer, but I will make it happen.
Okay. Have a great weekend, everyone!