April 17th, 2014
When she thinks to herself in her father’s language, she knows sons and daughters don’t leave their parents’ house until they marry. When she thinks in English, she knows she should’ve been on her own since eighteen.
Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street  (via yahighway)

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April 15th, 2014
littlesnaps:

An antique bookshop found on a little street in Caen. The best memory I have of this place is the smell…it was incredible…

littlesnaps:

An antique bookshop found on a little street in Caen. The best memory I have of this place is the smell…it was incredible…

(Source: intemperate-thoughts, via lifeofbookworm)

April 11th, 2014

Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why is one of the top selling YA novels and it's for a reason! And John Green would beat out ANY of the women on your lists, half of them I've never even HEARD of. You sound like you're just jealous that your book didn't break into Amazon's top 500.
Asketh - Anonymous

sarahreesbrennan:

yabookshelf:

summerscourtney:

aprihop:

well for one i don’t have any books out so i don’t think that’s true. 

but also, if you’d read ALL OF my posts, you’d have seen where i noted that i choose to recommend books by authors who need those recommendations.

you not having heard of them? pretty much why i recommend them in the first place. if you had been following this blog, or my old YA book review blog (which is now defunct RIP), i rarely jumped on reviewing or recommending books that were getting a ton of press. my biggest joy was reviewing backlist and books that got very little publicity. there are tons of popular blogs and people who do nothing but talk about the same 15 up ‘n coming books and i wasn’t interested in it. 

maybe i just really like books and authors and like to encourage people to read more than what everyone else is reading?

This is a follow-up to this, where aprihop was asked to recommend “real” non-vapid teen girl YA novels after a rec post where she only listed books written by women.

POINTING OUT, CRITIQUING AND QUESTIONING A SYSTEM OF PRIVILEGE IN YA is not an attack on your fav male ya authors.  Pointing out that your fav male YA authors BENEFIT from that system of privilege is not an attack on their talents or their hard work.  Stop derailing the conversation.  Also maybe start looking into how the whole marketing machine works too because it’s not as simple as “a good book finds a wide audience no matter who writes it, you’re just not writing good enough books.”  If that was the case, you would have heard of A LOT more of the authors on aprihop's original list.

Great response to male privilege in YA lit and why it’s important to recommend and acknowledge that books on the NYTimes bestseller list aren’t the only ones worth reading. 

I’m just gonna leave this here.

http://jenniferlynnbarnes.tumblr.com/post/51744321696/for-those-of-you-interested-in-publishing-some

Because it’s always a good time for Jen Lynn O’Clock, but it also talks about why the books you’ve heard about… are the books you’ve heard about.

http://aprihop.tumblr.com/post/82396066271/jay-ashers-13-reasons-why-is-one-of-the-top-selling-ya

Hint: it is not because the books you’ve ‘never even heard of’ are bad.

April 10th, 2014
Happy mail: Finally! SO EXCITE! Also cute #CaptainAmerica crochet pin from @geekyhooker! #books #yalit #geekery

Happy mail: Finally! SO EXCITE! Also cute #CaptainAmerica crochet pin from @geekyhooker! #books #yalit #geekery

viktormayrin:

[SCREAMING]

LOOK.

LOOK AT THE NEW COVERS FOR SABRIEL AND LIRAEL.

SOURCE AND SOURCE, MOTHERFUCKERS. WEEP IN AWE.

rwbwby you really have to read these books.

I ADORE THESE BOOKS and WANT THESE NEW COVERS!!

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April 9th, 2014
tasteoffiction:

Whether you’re already knee-deep in young adult literature or looking to reacquaint yourself with an old favorite, the Bitch Media Community Lending Library has got you covered. We’ve put together a whopping 100 of our favorite young adult novels, featuring kick-ass teens and inspiring feminist themes. These stories will empower teenage and adult readers alike.
1. Estrella’s Quinceañera by Malin Alegria2. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez3. Choir Boy by Charlie Anders4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson5. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson6. Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins7. The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi9. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black10. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume12. Forever by Judy Blume13. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray14. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers15. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot16. Graceling by Kristin Cashore17. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg18. This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers19. Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorian Cirrone20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros21. Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP22. Celine by Brock Cole23. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins24. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech25. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman26. Sex Education by Jenny Davis27. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis28. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen29. For the Win by Cory Doctorow30. Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole31. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly32. El Lector by William Durbin33. The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake34. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh35. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn36. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost37. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden38. The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden39. Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie40. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley41. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse42. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones43. It’s Not What You Expect by Norma Klein44. Uncommon Faith by Trudy Krisher45. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart46. Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson47. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson48. Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby49. White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages50. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle51. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier52. Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin53. Ella Echanted by Gail Carson Levine54. Gravity by Leanne Lieberman55. Ash by Malinda Lo56. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry57. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden58. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty59. Sold by Patricia McCormick60. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers61. Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay62. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley63. The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton64. Night Flying by Rita Murphy65. Revenge by Taslima Nasrin66. A Step from Heaven by An Na67. Skip Beat! By Yosiki Nakamura68. Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor69. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell70. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu71. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund72. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters73. Luna by Julie Anne Peters74. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce75. Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce76. What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci77. Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter78. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman79. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman80. Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar81. The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds82. Flygirl by Sherri Smith83. Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith84. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor85. Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught86. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman87. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian88. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt89. Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West90. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld91. When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams92. Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia93. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia94. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger95. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff96. The House You Pass on the Way by Jaqueline Woodson97. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede98. When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright99. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr100. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

tasteoffiction:

Whether you’re already knee-deep in young adult literature or looking to reacquaint yourself with an old favorite, the Bitch Media Community Lending Library has got you covered. We’ve put together a whopping 100 of our favorite young adult novels, featuring kick-ass teens and inspiring feminist themes. These stories will empower teenage and adult readers alike.

1. Estrella’s Quinceañera by Malin Alegria
2. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
3. Choir Boy by Charlie Anders
4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
6. Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins
7. The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett
8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
9. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
10. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
12. Forever by Judy Blume
13. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
14. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
15. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
16. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
17. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg
18. This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers
19. Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorian Cirrone
20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
21. Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
22. Celine by Brock Cole
23. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
24. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
25. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
26. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
27. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
28. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
29. For the Win by Cory Doctorow
30. Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
31. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
32. El Lector by William Durbin
33. The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake
34. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
35. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
36. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
37. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
38. The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden
39. Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie
40. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley
41. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
42. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
43. It’s Not What You Expect by Norma Klein
44. Uncommon Faith by Trudy Krisher
45. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
46. Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson
47. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
48. Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby
49. White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
50. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
51. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
52. Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
53. Ella Echanted by Gail Carson Levine
54. Gravity by Leanne Lieberman
55. Ash by Malinda Lo
56. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
57. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
58. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
59. Sold by Patricia McCormick
60. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
61. Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
62. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
63. The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
64. Night Flying by Rita Murphy
65. Revenge by Taslima Nasrin
66. A Step from Heaven by An Na
67. Skip Beat! By Yosiki Nakamura
68. Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
69. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
70. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
71. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
72. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
73. Luna by Julie Anne Peters
74. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
75. Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce
76. What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci
77. Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter
78. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
79. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
80. Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar
81. The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds
82. Flygirl by Sherri Smith
83. Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith
84. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
85. Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
86. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
87. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
88. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
89. Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West
90. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
91. When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams
92. Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia
93. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
94. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
95. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
96. The House You Pass on the Way by Jaqueline Woodson
97. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
98. When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright
99. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
100. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

(Source: milenagiunco, via elsiechapmanauthor)

April 8th, 2014

yaflash:

miwacarroll:

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Then tag ten other folks etc. etc. you all know how this…

Uh, well, I got tagged in this thing by spazolot, so here it is.

1.) A Wrinkle In Time - Madeline L’Engle

2.) The Giver - Lois Lowry

3.) Bridge of Birds - Barry Hughart

4.) 1984 - George Orwell

5.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

6.) Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce

7.) The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

8.) The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower series) - Stephen King

9.) The Waves - Virginia Woolf

10.) Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

I hate tagging people in these things so I’m tagging the first ten people to reblog this.

I didn’t actually get tagged, but I like doing these things, so.

  1. The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
  2. The Odyssey - Homer
  3. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
  4. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  5. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  6. The Black Stallion - Walter Farley
  7. Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O’Dell
  8. Sabriel - Garth Nix
  9. From the Dust Returned - Ray Bradbury
  10. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

And I also dislike tagging people, so do this if you want! Tag!

classicpenguin:

We’re so thrilled to introduce the two 75th Anniversary Editions of The Grapes of Wrath we worked on for Viking. Both are on sale this Thursday, April 10th and there are few projects we’ve ever been happier to see come to press.

The hardcover edition replicates many details from the 1939 Viking First Edition: the original jacket illustration by Elmer Hader; the font (Janson Std.); text setting and design; original blurbs; and the flap copy. It also features newly designed endpapers by Michael Schwab Studio

Second, our leather-bound limited edition was inspired by Steinbeck’s editor, Pascal Covici, and his love for creating beautiful limited editions of Steinbeck’s books. It features the same text setting as the hardcover wrapped in gorgeous leather. The cover, designed by Michael Schwab Studio, recounts the Joad Family’s journey in three striking images. This book also features designed endpapers, a gold topstain, and a California poppy-orange reading ribbon. 

April 7th, 2014

fer1972:

Handmade Brooches made from the original Book Pages by House of Iismay

(via lifeofbookworm)