You don’t realize the impact you have on my life.
Harassment during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA June 10, 1960 -
or perhaps in slyherin
you’ll make your real friends
those cunning folk use any means
to achieve their ends
the rich white boy is 100% scarier than the clown like honestly I’m not even making a white boy joke like this character is scaring me more than the damn clown
WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK A SHITLOAD OF WATER DAILY
Your brain is your biggest liquid asset. It is composed of more than 85 percent water. Little wonder then that if you are dehydrated, your thinking ability drops dramatically, as does the performance of your whole body.
● Water is 2nd only to oxygen in survival. A body can live for minutes without oxygen, for a few days without water, and several weeks without food.
● The human body is 60% water, blood is 90% water, muscles are 75% water, and bone is 25% water. Water is one of the main structures of the body. Drain your body of water you’ll be left with a few pounds of chemicals that are worth about $5 you guys!
●Your brain is 1/50 of your total body weight, but it receives 20% of the blood circulation, so 1/5 of your body’s water requirements come from your brain.
●Water balances and regulates almost every other system in the body — temperature regulation, digestion, and waste excretion. You cannot eliminate toxins from your body with insufficient water.
●Most headaches and feelings of fatigue are caused by dehydration.
●You lose about 10 cups of fluid each day in sweat, urine, and bowel movements. Even the air you exhale contains vital water vapor.
●If you wait until you are thirsty to drink, you are already dehydrated. Unlike hunger, thirst is a bad sign.
●Drinks that contain caffeine (colas and coffee) are diuretics, which means they lessen the body’s ability to absorb and retain water — they rob the body of water.
●It is the most time efficient way of improving your mood and overall performance. It takes seconds to drink a glass of water, but the benefits last for hours.
●Combined with a healthy lifestyle, drinking water increases weight loss."
ground cover (by flora-file)
It is this article, which is fascinating and horrifying for about 13 different reasons.
I will sum it up: the author is tormented by an unprofessional Goodreads reviewer and ends up going to her house to confront her.
Shall I repeat that?
Goes. To. Her. House. The author. Went to the reviewer’s house.
I won’t lie: being online is difficult. Being personally attacked is difficult. Reading death threats is difficult. Maintaining a presence online that manages to be both professional and invested with as much of the real you as you can … is difficult. I don’t always succeed. I trip up, sometimes with my eyes open, and sometimes by accident. But.
IT IS A VERY EASY THING TO NOT STALK SOMEONE’S HOUSE
We can talk until we’re blue in the face about whether or not authors and reviewers should be allowed to engage, and what level of personal attack is allowed before it’s considered abuse, and blah blah blah
AUTHORS PLEASE DO NOT CALL READERS DO NOT VISIT THEIR HOUSES DO NOT CONTACT THEM AT THEIR PLACES OF WORK.
That is my opinion on that piece. I am sorry that this author felt pushed to the brink, but there’s pretty much no room for tolerance of this kind of authorial reaction.
I am so thankful for this response. After seeing several authors (yes other authors, real life professionals who write books for a living!!!) condone her behavior saying things like “Kathleen Hale did that thing we’ve all wanted to do!” I was worried that us reviewers were simply going crazy.
I’m horrified that so many people are taking her side, calling Blythe psychotic and a cyberbully (unprofessional? definitely. cyberbully? she never once harassed Kathleen directly so I don’t know how this assumption was ever made in the first place); and praising Kathleen for “confronting a critic.”
I am happy you are not one of these people. Keep being wonderful!
I’m a bit nervous about having things in BLLB spoiled for me (I wasn’t aware so many of the people I follow have already finished it!) so I’m going to take a leave of absence until I complete it. It seems like everyone has nothing but good things to say so far, which is awesome. :’)