Saturday, October 4, 2014

Giveaway! Books! Yay!

Okay, technically it should say "Giveaway! Book! Yay!" because there's only one winner in this giveaway. But books plural sounded better, y'know?

Anyway, my lovely readers, because I love you, from the goodness of my heart, I am running a giveaway! One lucky reader (or possibly non-blog-reader, since this is on GoodReads... but if they enter a book giveaway, then they're still a reader! just not here.) will win a paperback copy of Sixteen! *happy skip*

The giveaway started on Wednesday (October 1, when we had Grammarly over to show off how women are better writers than men) and ends on Tuesday (October 7... a random date of no real importance? I mean my dorm is having a themed open house but other than that...).

I really don't have anything else to say. I just felt like doing something fun, and who would ever deny that giveaways are fun?! Especially one as easy as this! So go check it out and maybe win my book :D https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/109126-sixteen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Who Writes Better: Men or Women?

Some of you may remember the review I did of Grammarly a while back. For those of you that don't, it's an online grammar-checking service. Anyway, Grammarly conducted a study with 3,000+ participants to settle an existential question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries: “Which gender has the better writers?” They published the results in an infographic, shown here:


Obviously, there's a lot of information here. I LOVE that women are better writers than men, especially considering the history of literature -- oh, the irony! I'd have to say I definitely agree with the results for women on most, if not all, of these questions.

What do you think? What did you find most interesting? Do you agree and/or disagree with these results personally as a reader and/or writer?

In exchange for a post about this infographic, Grammarly agreed to donate $50 to a literacy charity of my choice. My $50 went to Reading is Fundamental (http://www.rif.org/).

Check out Grammarly's new grammar checker-specific feature for yourself!