sarah hodges

Book Nerd Problems
  • Friend: "Hey, have you read this book-"
  • Me: "Which one?"
  • Friend: "I was just about to-"
  • Me: "It was the Hunger Games, wasn't it? Or maybe A Court of Thorns and Roses? Because if you liked that, then you should totally go read Cruel Beauty-"
  • Friend: "Shut up! I was just going to ask if you read this book for English class."
  • Me: ...
  • Me: "But did you still want to talk about the book though?"

There may be no more pushing off the stool, or no more fruit friends, but I’ll always gallop with gay abandon, and I’ll always find a euphemism in anything. I’ll always sing if someone inadvertently speaks song lyrics and I’ll always love the word “plunge”. And that is not being a child, but sometimes the world needs to be jollied.

Immortal  Fae/Magical Beings of High Standing in YA
  • Lucien (ACOTAR): I'm just sitting here trying to live my life and suddenly you have to go and get cursed.
  • Tamlin (ACOTAR): I'm sorry but if you could just help me lure some human girl to the court--
  • Ignifex (Cruel Beauty): Hey, sorry to interrupt, but I might have experience with your situation. I've under a curse for nine hundred years and I've managed to take eight mortal wives in the meanwhile.
  • Tamlin: And where are they all now?
  • Ignifex: Well... dead.
  • Shade (Cruel Beauty): Oh my gods, Ignifex, you're embarrassing us.
  • Lucien: *rolls eyes*
  • Rhysand (ACOTAR): Hey, I sort of like this guy.
  • Lucien: GO AWAY, Rhys.
  • Rowan (TOG): *isolating himself in a corner* I can't believe I'm forced to associate with these people...
Kristi Klein and Sarah Hodges used an empathy accuracy test in which participants watched a woman talking about her failure to get a high enough score on an exam to get into the graduate school she wanted to attend. When the feminine nature of the empathic accuracy test was highlighted by asking participants for sympathy ratings before the empathic accuracy test, women scored significantly better than men. But a second group of women and men went through exactly the same procedure but with one vital difference: they were offered money for doing well. Specifically, they earned $2 for every correct answer. This financial incentive leveled the performance of women and men, showing that when it literally “pays to understand” male insensitivity is curiously easily overcome.
—  Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender, 2010, p 21

BPC APRIL: Female Authors

I love female authors!! 

Fantasy YA. “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” - Lloyd Alexander