I just read proletarianprincess and class-struggle-anarchism discussing the way the political class likes to think of the working class, and it reminded me that I’d found a good pdf of Lillian Smith’s “Two Men and a Bargain”. The chapter is from her 1949 book Killers of the Dream. About the bargain between Mr Rich White and Mr Poor White in capitalism. Essential reading (only 8 pages) about an important aspect of whiteness from an American perspective. Can be applied elsewhere.

about me

I was tagged by zzayngel and hyeon, thanks pretties :)

rules: repost and tag 10 people you would like to get to know better.

nicknames: liza
gender: female
current time and date: 9:01 PM / 25/04/2015
average amount of sleep: usually 6-7 hours. 7-8 on weekends.
lucky number: i don’t have one
last thing i googled: adam levine
first word that comes to mind: problems
one place that makes you happy: my bedroom back at home
favorite food: pizza
favorite drink: coffee
favorite book: haven’t read books in ages, so i don’t have one atm.
last film i saw in theaters: hobbit
last holiday: about three years ago, nothing special or talk about
dream wedding: something quiet, just with people i care about.
dream job(s): translating books i like from english to russian and getting lots of money for it.
what are you wearing: sweatpants and a sweatshirt.

I’m tagging holyziams, zainspank, ziamasf and ziamlicious. No pressure.

A$AP RVCKY: I fxcks wid fashion killas

Hello I am Ariana! I love your books but I had a question about Clary’s dream were she was about to cut the rune that Lilth put him? I was wondering if that rune bounds Sebatian and Jace together why didn’t they cut it off?

Possessed Jace wouldn’t have want the rune damaged, so Clary would have been on her own mutilating it. Because of the connection, Sebastian would have known instantly what was happening and stopped her.

When the rune was mutilated by Magdalena and Jace was free, neither Jace nor Clary wanted to cut a giant piece of skin off Jace’s chest. The wound from Magdalena was only effective because a very powerful magical weapon made it. Jace was already healing. At any moment, the link might have reestablished itself. If they tried to make the injury worse, they’d be doing it with normal weapons, ones without the properties that allowed Magdalena’s dagger to break the connection without Seb knowing.

If they had chosen to, could they have sliced a big hunk of Jace’s skin off before the connection reestablished itself, thus freeing him? Possibly. But it would have been a gamble, and if Sebastian caught them in the act or just after, with Jace bleeding from a massive chest wound, odds wouldn’t be good that they could flee with the mortal cup or fight their way out.

If Clary had let Jace go, and they performed the operation in the Silent City, that might also have worked. We’ll never know for sure, because different choices were made. Clary thought the Clave would kill Jace, so she didn’t let him go. She always gets flak for that, but she was right. If she’d let him go, he’d be dead, and nothing would have turned out any better.

Timing, everything is timing!

cassandra and varric have such good romance tropes though… the serious one and the playful one, the hero and the rogue, the “you’re coming with me whether you like it or not” and the “prisoner” that actually wants to stay, the teasing, and, of course

the fact that cassandra loves varric’s romance books that he thinks are terrible

i mean. come on!!!!!!! 

aboutbooksanddreams asked:

I love your challenge idea so much, Renuka!! I'm so doing it! But I need your help. Can you recommend any Historical Fiction book and any Fairy-Tale Retelling? I'm at a loss here.

Thank you so much May! <3 I am planning to do a post before each month starts of my favorite books from that genre (or books that I want to read from that genre). But here are some of the ones I can think of from the top of my head! 


  • A Countess Below Stairs - Eva Ibbotson
  • A Spy in the House - YS Lee
  • The Secret Garden/A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Prisoners in the Palace - Michaela MacColl
  • The Pale Assassin - Patricia Elliot
  • Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson

Fairy-Tale Retelling

  • Cinder - Marissa Meyer (Cinderella)
  • Entwined - Heather Dixon
  • Scarlet - AC Gaughen (Robin Hood)
  • The Frog Princess - ED Baker 
  • Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
  • Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball - Jessica Day George

For historical-fiction I tried to stay away from adding magic and fantasy because those I plan to do for other months (although you can cross genres if you wish!) and for Fairy-Tale Retelling there are so many more that sound so good but I haven’t read yet! 

More Fairy-Tale Retellings (that I haven’t read)

  • Strands of Bronze and Gold (Bluebeard) - Jane Nickerson
  • My Name is Rapunzel - KC Hilton
  • Midnight Pearls - Debbie Vigue (The Little Mermaid)
  • Beauty Sleep - Cameron Dokey (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Before Midnight - Cameron Dokey (Cinderella)
  • Winter’s Child - Cameron Dokey (The Snow Queen)

So I personally, plan to do one of the ones above because they sound so good! Hope this has helped you find something that you want to read! 

Happy Reading! 

TAG! goodbye 2013, HELLO 2014! (book edition)

Rules: In a text post answer the questions below, make sure you include the rules. Then tag 14 people (in honor of the upcoming year). Makes sure you let people know that you tagged them!

I was tagged by: readingdreamingwriting, and later by the lovely rissa-reads!

I tagggg: thebookmunkie | booksthatstartwitha | the-bookshelf-at-the-end | about-books-and-dreams | completelybooked | pandabookcrisisacciobooksandsunshineagirlobsessedwithbooksliterature4evergirlthatreadslifeofbookwormthelovelylifeofareader | withlovethebookworm | theclassicreader

  • Favorite new release of 2013: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  • Favorite book you read in 2013: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Favorite new series you discovered in 2013: The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout.
  • Favorite debut author of 2013: Kristin Cashore (she didn’t debut with Graceling in 2013, but I found Graceling in 2013 so…)
  • Prettiest book cover of 2013: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Most disappointing new release of 2013: Perdition by Ann Aguirre
  • Biggest reading regret of 2013: Caged by Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Best book to movie adaptation of 2013: Warm Bodies (i like the movie better than the book)
  • Favorite character ship of 2013: Karou and Akiva 
  • Did you have any reading goals for 2013? did you reach them: NOPE!
  • Most anticipated book of 2014: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Most anticipated book to movie adaptation in 2014: none :(
  • What are you reading goals for 2014: I never set goals. i just read.
Girlfriend & Muse

Sandra Dee [Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck; 23.04.42 - 20.02.05]

Teen dream Sandra Dee came to prominence in the late 1950s. By the early 1960s, she was one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. Her marriage to Bobby Darin in 1960 kept her in the public eye for much of the decade. They met while filming Come September (1961). They had one son, Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Morgan Mitchell Darin), in 1961. Dee and Darin divorced in 1967. In 1994, Dodd Darin published a book about his parents, Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee.

Dee is immortalized in the popular song “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee” from Grease (1978). The song mocked her squeaky-clean image but Dee reportedly said in a statement that she didn’t mind, and always had a big laugh about it. She received renewed attention after the release of the movie Beyond the Sea (2004), the biopic about her late husband Darin that recalled and detailed their stormy, headline marriage. Despite its painful aspects, she reportedly approved of the project and gave it her blessing. In the movie, Dee was portrayed by Kate Bosworth.

I’m attracted to book smart too. But I’ve been blessed to travel the world, a couple times baby. I’ve seen what you read about in the flesh. I’ve met ppl you created images about, in the books you read in college. Tell me about your dreams. Tell me what scares you. Tell me about how you scored 20pts 1 time in a summer camp game. Tell me what you need to be Great. Tell me why you think God made you. I wanna learn you. The naked you at 3am in a room by yourself. 😏 #Rambling #NightTimeTalks #Love #TheHopelessRomantic 🌹

When I think of love,
I always though of fairytale endings and books in movies
and I would have dreams about them.
Then I met you, you and your love
I finally knew what fireworks
In my tummy felt like,
or how a desert gets rain in drought, how the sun feels on your skin on beautiful spring day.
I think of you, and what you do to me
How my heart skips a beat
and how your smile makes me melt, and you make me smile so much that it
Hurts my face because I’m just so damn happy thinking about
how I could have met you. I get so
lost in translation just thinking about how amazing you are and how
much I love you. My mind
turns in circles because you’re just my soul mate and my other half
and my person.
The person I can tell anything too, and the person I want to spend eternity with.
—  Anyone that has ever been in love
  • Author: sams1obsession 
  • Warnings: A little angst. A little schmoop. A little too many “ya’lls”.
  • Summary: Jensen is still in love with the boy he left behind. What happens when that boy, turned man, shows up in the small town Jensen has called home for the last several years and is not happy? Can Jensen win back the man he dreams about, while working in his small book store, or will Jared find someone new to love?