I follow around 270 people on twitter; mostly authors, science people, book blogs, some celebrities and not to forget the amazing animal videos accounts.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.
Reviews are linked (as always)!
Maggie Stiefvater is the queen of everything in life
- Author of The raven cycle, Call down the hawk, The scorpio races and just generally see the life through a magical lense and a love for her car
- Recently deleted her tumblr and I understand but am still in mourning. By recently it was july.
- Author of I was born for this, Heartstopper, Solitaire, Radio silence and soon to be released Loveless
- Author of everyone’s a aliebn when ut a aliebn too, knows internet culture too well. Also talented illustrator.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Vlogbrothers even before authors; Hank & John Green
I’m following the Green brothers on all social media, so I’m not even going to link anything. I’m currently listening to Hank Green’s podcast “Delete This” with his wife Katherine literally about how he uses twitter. They’ve been on social media long enough to reflect on how they share their thoughts as creators across different types of media.
It took a while from reading Maureen Johnson’s books as a teen to connecting her to the same person as the Maureen that was friends with Hank & John Green and occassionally joined in on videos. She’s been here a while, she knows her stuff and is really interesting.
She’s the author of one of my all-time favourite books, Lab Girl! It’s part memoir even as a science book and her twitter really continues those small insights into her daily life and thoughts. I wouldn’t have known so quickly about her new release, coming in march; The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here without her having a twitter presence and promoting it. She also lives in the same country as me, Norway, and really gets the culture:
- Author of Norse mythology, Coraline, American gods, The graveyard book, etc etc.
- The best parts of Neil Gaiman on twitter is what Amanda Palmer posts.
As a honorable mention, I’m going to just throw out there that I really dislike how Jay Kristoff uses social media in particular. For someone who easily block people and don’t want to be annoyed at stupid things aka don’t usually catch up on book twitter drama, he’s a good example of an author that just needs to think more about what the fuck he’s doing on social media. Have some impulse control.