Sunday, February 12, 2017

Procrastinating, Age on Dating Site, and More

It’s that time once again to share some interesting videos from Penguin Random House featuring authors.

You can view the first video by clicking on the photo. The remaining videos can be viewed by clicking on the link at the end of the cutline.

AUTHOR SHORTS (Authors talk craft and life)

Mary Pope Osborne on her early writing and procrastinating | Author Shorts

Author Mary Pope Osborne (the MAGIC TREE HOUSE series) discusses how she started out writing poetry, and her favorite way to procrastinate.

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SIGNATURE VIEWS (Non-fiction, Experts, Thought Leadership)

How men and women view age differently on dating sites | Christian Rudder

Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid and author of DATACLYSM, noticed a surprising pattern in the data between men and women when it came to stated vs. actual age preference.

PAPERCUTS/Read It Forward (Fiction, Fun, Games)

Author Blake Crouch presents WAR AND PEACE | Last Minute Book Report

After reading the book in 10 minutes, author Blake Crouch (DARK MATTER) gives a report on Leo Tolstoy's WAR AND PEACE. It's about conflict, maybe?

Author Panels

Big Ideas Night with the parents of Trayvon Martin | In conversation with Shaun King

Random House presents a 'Big Ideas Night’ conversation between Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (the parents of Trayvon Martin and authors of REST IN POWER) with Shaun King from The New York Daily News. They discuss the life of their son, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and their experience in coping with his death.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve entertained and enlightened you with these videos. Do you have a favorite?


  1. The one about dating and rating men and women is just creepy. Guys over forty shouldn't even be looking at a woman around twenty. When I'm at the gym and a cute little thing who is barely dressed comes in, all the guys gawk, no matter their age. Yes, she's attractive - but she's a child compared to most of the men there.

  2. An interesting and varied group of videos here, Mason. All I can say about the dating one is... I'm glad I'm not 'in the market.' Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like Alex's point in the comments.

    Mary Pope Osborne's books had a big impact on my children and students. I'm going to watch her video.

    I'm about the watch the one about Trayvon Martin. Thanks.


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