bookriot:

rachelfershleiser:

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

The brilliant and beautiful Rachel Fershleiser on why the bookternet is rad. Yes to all of these things.

posted: 3 days ago
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A Tired Rant About "Female" Writers

roxanegay:

I have seen this list of 21 women authors you “should be reading,” passed around. I have thoughts about the composition of the list, though I am thrilled to see Elliott Holt named because I loved her debut novel last year.

No two lists will ever be the same…

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rainbowrowell:

I’M COMING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN JULY …
… and I actually couldn’t be more excited about it. Don’t even keep reading this post if you can’t bear to watch someone go indiscriminately capslock.
I visited London two years ago when Attachments came out, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
SO I AM COMING BACK FOR THE LANDLINE RELEASE.
AND TO CELEBRATE FANGIRL.
AND TO MEET YOU.
AND SIGN BOOKS.
AND MAYBE SEE MARTIN FREEMAN LIVE ON STAGE. (Dear God, somebody help me make this happen.)
Seriously, I’m coming. I’m doing a bunch of events, and my publishers, Macmillan and Orion, are even planning special editions of my books.
THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EDITIONS.
I’ll have more details close to the dates, but here’s the preliminary schedule. Most of these events are ticketed, so if you want to be there for sure, get your ticket now.

GLASGOWThursday 10th July – 6.30pmTicketed author talk and book signingWaterstones153-157 Sauchiehall StreetGlasgow   G2 3EWT: 0141 332 9105Tickets are available from the shop at £3/£2 Waterstones Cardholders



LIVERPOOLFriday 11th July – 6:30pmTicketed author talk and book signingWaterstones12 College LaneLiverpool   L1 3DLT. 0151 709 9820Tickets are available from the shop at £3/£2 Waterstones Cardholders



LONDONSaturday 12th July – from 12noonYA Lit Con at London Film & Comic ConAuthor panel event and book signingEarls Court 2, Earls Court Exhibition CentreWarwick RoadLondon    SW5 9TAFor tickets and further information visit: http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

CARDIFFSunday 13th July – 2pmBook signingWaterstones2a The HayesCardiff   CF10 1WBT: 029 2066 5606This signing will not be ticketed. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.



LONDONMonday 14th July – 6:30pmTicketed author talk and book signingWaterstones203/206 PiccadillyLondon   W1J 9HDTickets available from: Waterstones.com/tickets £5/£3 Waterstones Cardholders (includes refreshments)

rainbowrowell:

I’M COMING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN JULY …

… and I actually couldn’t be more excited about it. Don’t even keep reading this post if you can’t bear to watch someone go indiscriminately capslock.

I visited London two years ago when Attachments came out, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

SO I AM COMING BACK FOR THE LANDLINE RELEASE.

AND TO CELEBRATE FANGIRL.

AND TO MEET YOU.

AND SIGN BOOKS.

AND MAYBE SEE MARTIN FREEMAN LIVE ON STAGE. (Dear God, somebody help me make this happen.)

Seriously, I’m coming. I’m doing a bunch of events, and my publishers, Macmillan and Orion, are even planning special editions of my books.

THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EDITIONS.

I’ll have more details close to the dates, but here’s the preliminary schedule. Most of these events are ticketed, so if you want to be there for sure, get your ticket now.

GLASGOW
Thursday 10th July
 – 6.30pm
Ticketed author talk and book signing
Waterstones
153-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow   G2 3EW
T: 0141 332 9105
Tickets are available from the shop at £3/£2 Waterstones Cardholders

LIVERPOOL
Friday 11th July
 – 6:30pm
Ticketed author talk and book signing
Waterstones
12 College Lane
Liverpool   L1 3DL
T. 0151 709 9820
Tickets are available from the shop at £3/£2 Waterstones Cardholders

LONDON
Saturday 12th July – from 12noon
YA Lit Con at London Film & Comic Con
Author panel event and book signing
Earls Court 2, Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Warwick Road
London    SW5 9TA
For tickets and further information visit: http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

CARDIFF
Sunday 13th July
 – 2pm
Book signing
Waterstones
2a The Hayes
Cardiff   CF10 1WB
T: 029 2066 5606
This signing will not be ticketed. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

LONDON
Monday 14th July
 – 6:30pm
Ticketed author talk and book signing
Waterstones
203/206 Piccadilly
London   W1J 9HD
Tickets available from: Waterstones.com/tickets £5/£3 Waterstones Cardholders (includes refreshments)

posted: 5 days ago
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"I spent four months trying to kiss you and the last six weeks trying to figure out how I managed to fuck everything up. All I want now is to make it right, to make you see how sorry I am and why you should give me another chance. And I just want to know—are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off?"

"I’m rooting for you," she whispered.

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siminiblocker:

Some process shots of the latest illustration… A few of the sketches, the color study, then the final. 

Direction from Jade Chang, final on Goodreads!

(please don’t re-post these away from this post.)

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Hi! This is a weird start but you have to audition for Eleanor&Park. I mean you ARE Eleanor.When I saw your photos, I swooned because I didn't find anyone who looks like Eleanor before and I was so happy when I saw your cosplayer pics.
whosedwinsmithanyway


rainbowrowell:

morecomicaleveryday:

First of all, WOW, and THANKS.
It’s really amazing how everyone thinks I look like Eleanor; so many people relate to her emotionally and physically. I’d be proud to play her in a film and have everyone recognise ME as Eleanor, IF I could.
Second, if I were to play Eleanor in the film, it wouldn’t be an accurate representation. I have no acting experience, and no time to learn if I have the talent to play such a complex character. I wouldn’t know the first thing to do.
Also, although many people relate to her physically, I think it might be even more important to have an actress who can interpret Eleanor EMOTIONALLY. In the book Eleanor is being emotionally harassed by her stepfather, and the kids at school. She is being beaten down by prejudices, and by the broken ideals that hurt so many people. This is one of the reasons why people empathise with her so much. Not just because she’s a ginger, or because she’s heavy, but because she FEELS what it’s like to be those things. Eleanor in herself is more than just a face or a body, she’s a PERSON, with human feelings. She has Park, and her siblings, and a few friends at school, but through it all she still feels terrible.
THAT’S the main reason I love Eleanor. Not because she LOOKS like ME, but because I FEEL like HER.
And because she had the courage to ESCAPE from that toxic situation.
So you can see why I would be reluctant to play her part in a film. Though I would LOOK like Eleanor, I wouldn’t ACT like Eleanor. It wouldn’t be an accurate character representation. I wouldn’t bring that spark that makes Eleanor who she is. Personally, I wouldn’t mind as much if Eleanor didn’t look exactly like she did in my head, IF the actress who played her had the talent to transform into her.
I hope she does, because otherwise thousands of people will be disappointed.

Melissa, this is beautiful. You are beautiful. You have made me cry. 

Here’s a link to photos of Melissa cosplaying Eleanor.


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Hijacked.

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fishingboatproceeds:

kayleyhyde:

ifistayofficial:

IF I STAY - Official Trailer
In Theaters August 22

Follow IF I STAY on Tumblr!

Oh shit it looks so good.

!!!!!

storypanda:

Story Time | Illustration by Daniela Volpari

storypanda:

Story Time | Illustration by Daniela Volpari

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