A Blog about Teen Writing

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So for class, we had to do a presentation about teen writers and writing. Instead of creating a powerpoint presentation, we copied all of the creative people in the class and created a blog: Teen Writing Toolbox.

I wrote, among other bits, the section on fanfiction. As you might be able to tell, I’m a bit of a fan. Feel free to leave a comment or rec’! (Though it might be easier to leave it on this blog rather than the Teen Writing Toolbox, that one is not expected to be updated now that the presentation is done).

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Internet Reader’s Advisory: Smithsonian Magazine

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Internet Reader’s Advisory: Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine is a magnificent timesink. Since the magazine has hundreds, even thousands of archived articles, it’s an easy way to spend a few (dozen) hours learning something from an institution of good repute. Like the museums themselves, the magazine covers a wide variety of topics, from plain-language science articles that even I can understand, to great articles about history and archeology (which is where I always end up). There’s even a section with travel advice! As a venerable institution, the Smithsonian lives up to its reputation, and this online magazine is a great way to experience the best of it.

Plus, it’s free, which is always a plus for me!

FakeLibStats is slowly consuming my life.

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For those of you on Twitter, @FakeLibStats is a great addition to your list of follows. I (rather unproductively) have their tweets pop up on my phone’s lock screen whenever a new tweet is posted. Tweets like this one:

Or this one:

But it’s tweets like this one that make me run into trouble:

Being rather new to the librarian community, I then googled “Annoyed Librarian” and came up with her blog:

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And came up with posts like this one:

Sex in the Library

At which point, I realized that I had been browsing archived funny tweets and interesting blog posts for over an hour, an hour that I had budgeted for homework. Ah, this is why I shouldn’t be allowed on the internet during homework time.

Update: A rather exciting event (for me, at least): @DAVIDsTEA has just tweeted a stat of their own to @FakeLibStats and me!