Because International Women’s Day is nigh (and also because I spent last night watching old clips of the Olympics and am in that kind of mood AND YouTube is a beast about linking videos AND because the way sports and athletic products are marketed to women is one thing that seriously bugs me) here are some of my favorite commercials/ads for women in sports.
(Yeah, I know they are almost all Nike… Other companies should up their game, no pun intended.)
Lots of fun on the splash site for the Mo & Dale mystery books! Including a training manual for budding detectives!
In publishing-universe news, yesterday the Life in Publishing tumblr was shut down permanently, and the account deleted.
This anonymous blog by a (presumably female) publishing insider typically featured cheeky observations about the publishing world (including, yes, author behavior)…
You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.
I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE SUPERVILLAIN
Obviously her name should be something like Bookworm but it’s actually Magic Wanda (can’t imagine how they came up with that) and she only ever appeared in this one issue but her plan is PERFECT.
—Spidey Super Stories #42 (1979) script by Jim Salicrup, Michael Siporin, & Julie Mishkin; art by Win Mortimer & Ricardo Villamonte
In which I make The Fault In Our Stars a comedy
I swear it was an accident, but it all started with cheese.