A couple of months ago, an xojane article by K.T. Bradford sparked an immediate, divisive, and heated argument online. Bradford's article, which was hardly the first of its kind, explained that in 2012 she decided that she wanted to become a better writer. And since being a better writer is often achieved by being a better … Continue reading Should You Take a Break from Reading White Men’s Books?
All excited to re-start the New York Times project, I logged online yesterday to see what the front runner was for this week. There, at the top, was a book called Blood Magick by Nora Roberts, and I steeled myself. Then I found out that it's the third book in Roberts' Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy and … Continue reading Book Challenge: 2014
This is more housekeeping than anything else, but lately I've felt self-conscious that this blog is turning more into a celebration of what I've been randomly watching on TV than what I've been randomly reading. So in order to reign things in back to the literary side of things, I'm bringing back the torturous but fun … Continue reading The Return of the New York Times Project
I try not to wave the big pink flag of my gender around here too often, for the simple and unfortunate reason that it often gets me taken less seriously. You would think that a blog called Tea Leaves and Dog Ears would skew female in people's minds (doubly so if they actually checked my … Continue reading Why My Magicians Piece for The Mary Sue Was All Wrong
Hello everyone. This isn't about books or Doctor Who or movies or television, but sometimes I talk about makeup. And when I do, I do it over on Fifty Shades of Coral. So if you like that sort of thing, and you like me, and you want to see the things I put on my … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Collection
Here is a big mixed bag of the blogs, posts, arguments, feels, gifs and thoughts I've loved this week: 1. BattyMamzelle's post on "White Feminism" and why it's a problem. 2. This entire exchange on Tumblr. Related: God I love Peter Capaldi. 3. Vlogbrother Hank Green's explanation of why we burp and fart so much. … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Links: A Whole Bunch of Nerdy Feminism
I'm actually stealing this concept from The Pletteau, since that post brought me so much joy. In essence, if you've ever had a blog or any site where you can monitor the metrics of how people reached that site, you will have encountered the endless pit of hilarity that is the search terms list. In … Continue reading The Most Random Search Terms People Have Used to Find This Blog
I have a feeling I'm going to wind up abandoning this ambitious goal, but I want to make a project of reading every #1 book on the New York Time's Best Seller List (Combined Print & E-Book Fiction) for the next little bit. For two reasons, mainly: 1) Because as an English major, and especially … Continue reading Tackling The New York Time’s Best Sellers List