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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

For more unique dystopian visions of the future, try these…

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess for a violent future Britain where the establishment seeks order by reforming dangerous youth.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a 1984-inspired YA thriller set in the near future that explores the dystopian effect of post 9/11 policy.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a literary love letter to humanity after a flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the population.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for a genre-busting epic that starts in 1984 and ends in 2043.

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100 photographers on Tumblr

(FR) Commencé en février, le répertoire des photographes recommandés compte à présent 100 photographes. Pour fêter ça, les voici tous réunis dans un slideshow de presque 10 minutes, et n’oubliez pas les enfants, toujours créditer les artistes:

(EN) Started in February, the directory of recommended photographers now has 100 photographers. To celebrate, here they are all together in a slideshow of nearly 10 minutes, and remember kids, always credit the artists:

  1. Rickard Aall
  2. Ethan Aaro Jones
  3. Delaney Allen
  4. Adam Amengual
  5. Ben Anderson
  6. Daniel Arnold
  7. Peter Baker
  8. Adam Bellefeuil
  9. Charles Bouchaib
  10. Matt Bower
  11. Timothy Briner
  12. William James Broadhurst
  13. Steven Brooks
  14. Jared Buschang
  15. João Canziani
  16. Elias Carlson
  17. Alex Catt
  18. Carlos Chavarría
  19. Cody Cobb
  20. Grant Cornett
  21. Clayton Cotterell
  22. Alex Crétey Systermans
  23. Stevie Dacanay
  24. Lindsay D’Addato
  25. Jonathan Deltour
  26. Bobby Doherty
  27. Cédric Dubus
  28. Jessica Eaton
  29. Clemens Fantur
  30. Michael David Friberg
  31. Paul Garcia
  32. Viktor Gardsater
  33. Vincent Glielmi
  34. Patrick Gookin
  35. Emiliano Granado
  36. Grégoire Grange
  37. Anna Paola Guerra
  38. Carl Gunhouse
  39. Sam A. Harris
  40. Osma Harvilahti
  41. William Hess
  42. Todd Hido
  43. Alexi Hobbs
  44. Peter Hoffman
  45. Theron Humphrey
  46. Tristan Hutchinson
  47. Patrick Joust
  48. Mikael Kennedy
  49. Stacy Kranitz
  50. Sannah Kvist
  51. Winslow Laroche
  52. Jack Latham
  53. Dominique Legrand
  54. Matthieu Litt
  55. Thomas Locke Hobbs
  56. Erik Lovold
  57. Shane Lynam
  58. Ross Mantle
  59. Alex Matzke
  60. Julien Mauve
  61. Michael Christopher McCraw
  62. Nich Hance McElroy
  63. Greg Miller
  64. Bobby Mills
  65. Nguan
  66. Stephanie Noritz
  67. Paccarik Orue
  68. Nathan Osterhaus
  69. Ed Panar
  70. Steven Paneccasio
  71. Laura Pannack
  72. Sarah Pannell
  73. Dany Peschl
  74. John Francis Peters
  75. Mark Power
  76. Missy Prince
  77. Thomas Prior
  78. Ernest Protasiewicz
  79. Andrew Querner
  80. Benjamin Rasmussen
  81. Patrick Romero
  82. Chris Round
  83. Whitten Sabbatini
  84. Iain Sarjeant
  85. Bryan Schutmaat
  86. Olivier Seignette
  87. Daniel Shea
  88. David Simonton
  89. Alex JD Smith
  90. Smithyphoto
  91. Rob Stephenson
  92. Sean Stewart
  93. Wouter Van de Voorde
  94. Maurice Van Es
  95. Thorir Vidar
  96. Cyrille Weiner
  97. Harley Weir
  98. Mark Wickens
  99. Geordie Wood
  100. Michael Wriston

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In The Woods by Tana French

For more psychological thrills that’ll leave you wondering about the reliability of your own memory, try these:

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda for a ghost story about teenage girls, grief, and forgetting.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes for a scary-as-hell tale about how the internet never forgets.

Blue Monday by Nicci French for a psychologist navigating the no-man’s-land between dreams, memory,and reality.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes for a Booker Prize-winning take on how we narrate our own history, truthfully or otherwise.

This post was guest edited by Emily Hughes, founder of proofreadingbooks, a blog of book and booze pairings. You can find her on Twitter.

Okay so

I saw this on my dash and immediately assumed oldbisonb was some a-hole who stole my work for his own notes and no. No, this person reblogged me. Thank you oldbisonb, I’m very happy that you enjoyed my work!

But, Tumblr saw fit that they should be advertised on my blog for something they didn’t make. Do you know what that little follow button is there in place of? the fucking source link.

I followed a lot of recommended blogs from my dash because of the artwork displayed, so now I don’t know if they were just reblogs, and the artists I wanted to follow are still completely unknown to me.

this is some kinda fucked up art thievery on tumblr’s behalf, and I’d love for someone to let me know if reblogs are always being recommended, or if there’s something I’m not yet aware of (recommendations of popular blogs who reblog your work for example), because this is really fucked.

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Go Book Yourself 1st Birthday Special!

It’s our birthday! In just 12 months, we’ve recommended 653 books over 135 posts, and grown to over 130,000 followers. Thank you all so much!

To celebrate, here are our favourite books recommended to us by others…

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman was recommended to me by my Grandad, who bought it for me one Christmas. My grandad would buy me and my sister books every Christmas and this year he gave me what turned out to be one of my all time favourite books. 

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt was recommended to me by Dan, who said the characters reminded him of us. I loved it. It was like stepping into the Wild West and sitting in a movie theatre at the same time. Great characters, brotherly bonds and a bad-ass search for gold!

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill was recommended to me by Anna. Anna is the best recommender of books I’ve ever met and for good reason, she knew I’d love this and she was right. It’s my favourite book of the year so far; hilarious, heartbreaking and beautifully written. Thanks Anna!

Tell us: What’s the best book you’ve ever been recommended, and who recommended it to you?

"Discover a Richer Life" by Ernest Holmes. Is something missing in your life? The quality of our life’s experience, from health and success to prosperity and happiness, stems directly from our relationship with the Universe and the patterns of thought that it inspires. In this beloved inspirational guidebook, Holmes provides the tools and blueprint for the foundation of a new and more successful life, grounded by and centered on the nature and meaning of reality.

The world is ripe for discovery, and Discover a Richer Life is the map that will guide readers on a great adventure to a vibrant, fully realized life.

USUK Christmas Stories (and more)!

Time for my third annual Christmas USUK fanfic rec list! I’ve tried to stick with new stories this year, so you’ll want to check out the previous lists (2012 and 2013) for even more stories. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Christmas Parties

Christmas Proposals

  • Christmas Wishes (by Rainy1) - “When they were children, Alfred and Arthur promised each other on Christmas Eve to never ask Santa for a new best friend.”
  • The Perfect Present (by Iggycat) - Two dorks being perfect and adorable on Christmas.

Presents

Domestic Fluff

Cuddling for Warmth

Christmas Smut

Christmas Videos

Christmas Doujinshi

nessaivyselena asked:

Have you ever read the fanfic "my heart is breathing for this moment in time" on Ao3? It just ended and my heart broke, but it was so wonderful at the same time. If you haven't read it, I really recommend it. Still love the blog~!

When Louis first saw Harry at the 2010 X Factor Auditions, he thought he was watching a peculiarly special stranger. But Harry has known Louis ever since he was five years old.

Because Louis has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to Time Travel to important moments in his past and in his future - and to Harry, always to Harry. When they’re put into a band together, it seems like everything Harry has been waiting and wishing for has finally come true. Except for the small fact that Louis doesn’t know that Harry is in love with him- that Harry’s always been in love with him. Fate, it would seem, is just getting started.

A story about growing up and growing together, and the impossible love that makes it all worthwhile.