Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

cartel:

forgetpolitics:

I. AM. FUCKING. DEAD.

OMFG R U SRS

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Friday, July 25, 2014
cityofeverything:

Gorgeous new books,

cityofeverything:

Gorgeous new books,

Thursday, July 24, 2014
nutella-and-fandoms:

Summer book haul, from June 13th to July 17th.

nutella-and-fandoms:

Summer book haul, from June 13th to July 17th.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wanna hear your beating heart tonight

(Source: ughshield)

On a rooftop in Brooklyn for a cover shoot, on a very hot day! Sometimes my job is pretty cool. : )

On a rooftop in Brooklyn for a cover shoot, on a very hot day! Sometimes my job is pretty cool. : )

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

sheisbooked:

Since my birthday is coming up, I decided I wanted to share the love and host a giveaway for my followers! These are all books that I love for one reason or another - most of them I’ve given five stars or I consider to be a favorite of mine. Hopefully most people see a book they’d be interested in winning/reading. :D

Need to know info:

  • As this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me. I will check before I contact the winner.
  • One winner will receive one book from those shown above. If the book shown above is part of a series, you may select another book in that series. 
  • The book may not exceed $20 (US dollars).
  • Books will be shipped internationally from the Book Depository. Check here if they ship to your country. If the winner resides in the US, the book will likely be shipped from Amazon. (I have free two-day shipping!)
  • You do not need to reblog this post to enter. However, reblogging this post can earn you extra entries if you submit the reblog link to the appropriate option in the Rafflecopter widget.
  • There are multiple opportunities for extra entries. They are all optional; the only mandatory one is following my tumblr!
  • You must be willing to give me your address. It will remain private and will only be used to send you your book, I promise. It will be deleted after I send out the book.
  • You must be 18 or older or have parental/guardian permission to enter. Basically, if you’re under 18, I don’t want your parents thinking some creeper is sending you stuff. That could get weird.
  • This giveaway will end on my birthday, JULY 24, at 11:59PM EDTHere’s a handy time zone map. If you’re confused, EDT is UTC -4 (the green area in the US).
  • Your ask box MUST be open so I can contact you.
  • The winner will have until JULY 29 at 7:00PM EDT to get back to me. If the winner doesn’t respond by then, a new winner will be chosen.
  • No giveaway blogs

If I’ve missed something above or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message!

MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, July 21, 2014
What we read and why we do so defines us in a profound way. You are what you read, I suppose. Browsing through someone’s library is like peeking into their DNA. Guillermo del Toro (via maxkirin)
Sunday, July 20, 2014

mortisia:

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales || source

“I’m Death, and I make sure that everyone is equal.”Jacob Grimm

Saturday, July 19, 2014

cosbycoldplay:

"you have an essay due monday"

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"you need to go outside and be a valued member of society"

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"get off the computer, it’s 2 in the morning"

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"they’re just fictional characters"

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Friday, July 18, 2014
fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

givemeinternet:

This Is How Koalas Run

thank you

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

givemeinternet:

This Is How Koalas Run

thank you

jodimeadows:

yagabonds:

#fridayreads ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows

I love it when people take the jackets off my books. 
*pauses to consider how awkward that sounds*
*shrugs* 

jodimeadows:

yagabonds:

#fridayreads ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows

I love it when people take the jackets off my books. 

*pauses to consider how awkward that sounds*

*shrugs* 

timepoet77 said: Hi there. I recently wrote a novel ostensibly for the YA market, yet I included some adult concepts within the Universe of my story (a section of the Multiverse, on a parallel Earth where normal mores, societal values, and rules are slightly askew). How would I go about submitting my novel?

Plenty of YA novels contain adult concepts, so I wouldn’t worry about that! You need to submit your novel to HarperCollins through a literary agent. You can find out more about literary agents here: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/young-adult-literary-agents

divergentmovie:

Dreams DO come true. Shailene and Theo will be at the Lionsgate booth at 2014 Comic-Con International! Stop by for a signing at 3-4 PM Saturday July 26 and follow along with #DivergentSDCC.

divergentmovie:

Dreams DO come true. Shailene and Theo will be at the Lionsgate booth at 2014 Comic-Con International! Stop by for a signing at 3-4 PM Saturday July 26 and follow along with #DivergentSDCC.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Anonymous said: Were you a child prodigy?

fishingboatproceeds:

No.

I was a reasonably good elementary school student (although certainly not the best in my class), and then a not-very-good middle school student, and then a poor student for much of high school. (I failed my junior English class, and had to write essays about The Bluest Eye and Twelfth Night over the summer to get a D.)

Some of this had to do with intellectual challenges: I was a bit behind the curve when it came to abstractions. Like, I could not handle the idea of the equation x + 2 = 4, because x is not a number, so how is that even possible? My struggle with abstractions was also seen in my study of literature and anything that couldn’t be, like, memorized. (I’ve always been a pretty good speller, for instance.)

Some of my troubles in school also had to do with what in retrospect were social and mental health challenges. But I was very lucky to have teachers who saw a lot of potential in me and refused to give up on me, even when I was defiant and annoying and set off fireworks outside their bedroom windows. (Do not do this. It is not cool. It is just annoying.)

That said, I think it’s an oversimplification to say that I was a “troubled child” or whatever. By college, I was engaged and interested in many of my subjects and became, as my favorite college professor once called me, “a solid B+ kind of fellow.”

I don’t think it’s fair to see some kids as merely smart and others as merely troubled, or to think that kids who are performing poorly in school are simply miscreants/stupid/whatever. (It’s also unfair to portray kids who perform well in school or who have expansive vocabularies or whatever as inherently untroubled.)

Of course, none of this should be an excuse to give up. It can be really hard to try to stay engaged in school/learning/anything, especially when you don’t have the kind of support I was lucky to enjoy. But it’s also worth it. Learning is hard, and learning how to learn is hard, and it doesn’t happen overnight. It really is something that we have to do for a lifetime—or, more optimistically, that we get to do for a lifetime.