The biggest story of the past few days has been, of course, another article written by a white male who chides us for reading YA. Apparently, he has his own book to sell, so how else would he attract our attention if not by being condescending and smug, right? Our favorite responses are from Foz Meadow who calls him out on his sexist ways and Sarah who wisely asks Why the HELL do we even care what people do or do not read?
You know how we sometimes wonder, what was the author thinking to have written a certain scene/character/event and didn't he/she understand how wrong it was? In this blog post Veronica Roth bravely admits her mistakes in how she portrayed sexual assault in her debut novel.
Carissa Taylor asks her fellow writers: Does Your YA Paranormal Romance have enough cliches? Hilarious, spot on and with a flowchart!
In this newly found blog, the anonymous Intern speculates that being active on the internet does not necessarily mean increase in sales for authors.
Cracked dissects 6 famous children's books that teach horrible lessons. Creepy Love You Forever is among those 6.
Fan of Downton Abbey? You simply HAVE to pay a visit to Downton Arby's (you are welcome).
Melina Marchetta's The Piper's Son finally gets a decent US cover (as exhibited). Angsty Tom is so much better than the Jonas Brothers-like Tom of the hardback edition.
And, finally, if you are as much of a fan of E. Lockhart as Catie, you have to check out this merch inspired by her writing, such as “Ag. And more Ag" T-shirts.
That is all for this week's Odds & Ends on the Web!