books on the environment


Experiencing a post-Christmas study slump, which can only be solved by drinking large cups of chai tea, lighting gingerbread scented candles and playing The Smiths really, really loudly.

Identity Ask😜
  1. If someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?
  2. Have you ever found a writer who thinks just like you? If so, who?
  3. List your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.
  4. Do you like your name?  Is there another name you think would fit you better?
  5. Do you think of yourself as a human being or a human doing? Do you identify yourself by the things you do?
  6. Are you religious/spiritual?
  7. Do you care about your ethnicity?
  8. What musical artists have you most felt connected to over your lifetime?
  9. Are you an artist?
  10. Do you have a creed?
  11. Describe your ideal day.
  12. Dog person or cat person?
  13. Inside or outdoors?
  14. Are you a musician?
  15. Five most influential books over your lifetime.
  16. If you’d grown up in a different environment, do you think you’d have turned out the same?
  17. Would you say your tumblr is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  18. What’s your patronus?
  19. Which Harry Potter house would you be in? Or are you a muggle?
  20. Would you rather be in Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, or somewhere else?
  21. Do you love easily?
  22. List the top five things you spend the most time doing, in order.
  23. How often would you want to see your family every year?
  24. Have you ever felt like you had a “mind-meld” with someone?
  25. Could you live as a hermit?
  26. How would you describe your gender/sexuality?
  27. Do you feel like your outside appearance is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  28. On a scale from 1 to 10, how hard is it for someone to get under your skin?
  29. Three songs that you connect with right now.
  30. Pick one of your favorite quotes.

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A nationwide effort launches to turn 'book deserts' into literary oases
The National Book Foundation is teaming up with publishers and the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Education to make "book deserts" a thing of the past.
By Michael Schaub

The National Book Foundation’s Book Rich Environment Initiative will donate books to residents of public housing nationwide.

The Artemis Fowl books advocate for the environment, deal with misogyny in the workplace and the need for feminism, and has some of the best character development arcs like ever over the span of eight books. Also, there’s magic and fairies with guns and time travel and a whole lot of sarcasm and really no downside to reading them

I had my first two days working at Penguin and guys it’s amazing there! It’s so colourful and there’s books EVERYWHERE! And so many of them I can take for free!! There’s a ‘pulp’ section full of books employees can take which is full of advances from all departments (*googles every YA book published by penguin*) - it’s like working in heaven!!

Everyone there is really nice, and obviously loves books, and it’s so amazing to finally be working in a publishing environment everyday. I’m going to love working there, which is such a lucky feeling to have. I realise I’m so incredibly blessed to be saying this.

I write the above not to brag, but to say don’t give up on working towards your dreams. I was so unbelievably close to giving up on working in publishing after being rejected over and over again for two years, but I kept pushing and now I’m in a place I love!