The month of March was pretty busy and wild because of the Wikimedia Summit and the ongoing policy process of the EU copyright law, so this blog went more silent than usual for a few weeks. Since April will not only be my birthday month, but also it is, because of CampNaNo, the first month in a year, where I try to focus on my writings, I want to share my writing set-up on this blog.
information: Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Romance 224 pages 7.99 USD published by Penguin Books more information content warning (may be incomplete): racism / racist violence police violence queer antagonism death how I found this book A fandom I’m involved with, the Nerdfighteria, recently got launched a book club, initiated by John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas, called the Life’s Library Book Club. A few days before the official launch in December 2018 I signed up for one of the discord servers where the books are meant to be discussed (I’m part of the Ivy Community, if any of you were wondering), and a shortwhile before Congress I found out, that If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson was the book choice for the first reading period between December 24, 2018 – February 4, 2019.
I always wanted to have a decent booktracker to track my reading habits in terms of genres, how much I read per month and at what time I do so, so I decided to at least plan some UX/UI things for such a project today and will probably start developing this as a CLI-Application during this weekend. I wouldn’t have picked up this idea without having found a habit tracker made by @blinry, so kudos, without their project this one would probably have never existed at this time and some of my UX/UI and usability components may also be influenced by their take on tracking habits.
information: Genre: non-fiction 288 pages 17.09 USD published by Ten Speed Press (3rd Edition in 2017) more information how I found this book The Ethical Slut is a book I came across so many times in its first two editions. I read it during high school at first in its second edition and it eventually became a bookish companion of mine during my teens. Shortly after having arrived at Berlin I went to an english bookstore, and buried my nose into its third edition, I haven’t known yet, since I only had the second edition as some sort of a ebook.
information: Genre: Graphic Novel 68 pages 16.99 USD published by Avery Hill Publishing (2nd Edition in 2017) more information how I found this book Today was probably one of those days best described by hot chocolate, books, sad acoustic song playlists in combination with somehow trying to deal with ones own broken heart & a break-up. So eventually one of my significant others broke up with me via text after we haven’t seen each other since pride day and haven’t texted for a while, so I went to the biggest bookstore I could find, and bought some new books, so I could have things I love looking forward to, instead of having to deal with what became past and my very own broken heart.
I’m that kind of a person who loves barcamps & I am that kind of a person who really loves books, and those two awesome things in my life combined equal a LitCamp. If you don’t know what a Barcamp is, I’ll give you a brief summary in the following, since a Barcamp has nothing to do with drinking in Bars or metric units of pressure nor with camping somewhere in the wild in particular.
information: Genre: poetry 208 pages 8.99 USD published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (Reprint Edition in 2015) more information how I found this book I walked into the Waterstones Amsterdam and had no particular book in mind, so I scrolled the huge shelves for interesting new books to read. I came across a young adult section they’ve called “Social Media”, which made me sceptical since I had all those horrible books about young YouTube boys in mind and all their sexism and horrible jokes, but got surprised, that the section entirely consists of poetry books, that’s how I picked up milk and honey.