Oct. 1, 2013
I’ve shared individual ones before, but I’m not sure which ones. So here’s a collection of the first 10 Like—>Try—>Why reader’s advisory graphics I’ve made for the library.
This is SO awesome! Thanks for taking the time to pull this together!
Sep. 30, 2013
why don’t they have big hyped up award shows for books
best male/female character
best plot development
best plot twist
#book you threw across the room the hardest
(Source: nachofather, via kaitlynthevegan)
Sep. 25, 2013
For Banned Books Week, check out forty books published throughout the twentieth century, and learn about their encounters with censorship.
Sep. 18, 2013
Oh look what came in the mail yesterday: the trade paperback of NOS4A2 with the holiday cover (they’ll return to the old cover after the Christmas season).
William Morrow put together such a beautiful looking book here. The trade paperback also includes a piece of art that we somehow managed to leave out of the hardcover: a page from Vic McQueen’s unpublished Search Engine story.
Also out, right around the same time as the trade paperback of NOS4A2, are the first issues of the WRAITH series I’m doing with CP Wilson iii. WRAITH will run 5 chapters in all, with a one-issue prologue and a one-issue epilogue. You don’t need to have read NOS4A2 to enjoy it, and you don’t need to read WRAITH to enjoy NOS4A2, but I think the two compliment each other well.
Sep. 5, 2013
Oh my god oh my god oh my god my copy of MaddAddam arrived today and you guys I’m so excited I can’t even I’ve been waiting for this day for years. LITERALLY YEARS. The only thing that could top this is The Book of Dust and then I can finally die happy.
Jul. 26, 2013
A belated happy book birthday to these diverse new releases from April that we missed earlier this month:
Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster (Dragonfairy Press)
“Proving character-driven science fiction is not an oxymoron, Ashara Vinn pulls readers into her world on page one and never lets go. This world has depth, mirroring the memorable characters who populate it.” —Kirkus
Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski (Tu Books)
“Newcomer Mlawski delivers a fast-paced coming-of-age adventure, respectfully evoking the complexities and cultural landscape of the period. She draws from a variety of sources, including Jewish and Biblical myth, offering an accessible, attention-grabbing story that seamlessly inserts its magical elements into historical fact.” — Publishers Weekly
Awakening by Karen Sandler (Tu Books)
“Fans of genetic engineering and shadowy rebellions will find much to like.” — Kirkus
Awakening sounds like it might be right up my alley
Damn it, now I need to get me these!
Buy ALL the books.
May. 2, 2013
“The boy with blond curls and gray eyes (…) It took five, ten, fifteen years for me to agree. But Peeta wanted them so badly. (…) Carrying the boy was a little easier.”
oh my actual god who can read this and not be viscerally repulsed. She didn’t want children. She didn’t want children for fifteen years and he wore her down because he “wanted them so badly.” “A little easier.” Oh my god. She didn’t want children, she didn’t want the stereotypically nurturing feminine role, and…her happy ending, her ‘healing’ was being forced to conform to that?
I didn’t get the ship from the moment that he had the whole ~~betrayed~~ scene on the train ride about how Katniss had been acting completely out of character for all these interviews and he - who’d stalked her for years - had so little grasp of who she was as a person that he saw no aberration and was ~stunned~ when he found out it wasn’t true. He doesn’t love her because a) he bloody STALKED her and b) he has no concept or respect for her as a person. UGH.
Though to be fair I wouldn’t dislike Peeta (Nice Guy(tm) extraordinaire) so much if pretty much every single effing other person wasn’t guilting and shaming and deriding Katniss about not wanting or appreciating Peeta.
A fucking million times this.
(Source: probablystilladoreyou, via katnissisoliveskinneddealwithit)
Apr. 25, 2013
I have found the whistler, a wizened old man in a faded red shirt and overalls. His eyes meet mine. What happens next is not an accident. It is too well executed to be spontaneous, because it happens in complete unison. Every person in the crowd presses the three middle fingers of their left hand against their lips and extends them to me. It’s our sign from District 12, the last good-bye I gave Rue in the arena.
We could have had it alllllllllllllllllllllll.
Apr. 21, 2013
Octavia E. Butler, African American science fiction writer.
To read her novel Kindred click HERE.
(I have just read this one novel so far and she has shaken up my world already)
I love that novel- recommend
Octavia butler is incredible and if you are into science fiction or fantasy or female authors at all she is required reading.
I’m on the last book of Lilith’s Brood and it’s fucking amazing.