cycle trilogy

From the Other Side of the Signing Table

“I don’t know what to say to you,” the girl said. “Um, thanks, I guess.”

“Thanks is good,” I replied.

Silence stretched, punctuated only by the scuffle of a Sharpie on a page.

We were in the same boat, the girl and I — both at a book festival, both at the end of a long day full of people, both in a signing line that had been going on for an hour already. There was only one big difference between us: she was on one side of the table, and I was on the other. Sometimes that difference seems to matter more than others.

Before I was published, I read a lot of accounts of what it was like to have your work out there, but I never read anything about what it was like to have yourself out there. I suppose I never really thought about it, to tell you the truth. I thought you wrote a book and hopefully people liked it and if I thought about book tours at all, I figured they involved standing on a stage for a bit before disappearing into a rental car. The truth, however, is that now — ten years and fifteen novels in to my career — most of my hours in front of people are spent in a signing line. Forty minutes on a stage or behind a table for a panel, and then two or three hours meeting a few hundred strangers. I had no idea what it would be like.

This is what it’s like.


Keep reading

When you pick up the first book in a series you read years ago to reread it is the weirdest and best thing.
You can feel yourself being sucked back into something that never went away, but feels new and nostalgic at the same time.
You find the hidden gems and watch the characters fumble and deny and develop while knowing what’s to come

YA boyfriends for the signs

Aries: Aaron Warner (Shatter Me)

Taurus: Jace Herondale (The Mortal Instruments)

Gemini: Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles)

Cancer: Maxon Schreave (The Selection)

Leo: Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

Virgo: Gansey (The Raven Cycle)

Libra: Dorian Havilliard (Throne of Glass)

Scorpio: The Darkling (The Grisha Trilogy)

Sagittarius: Emperor Kaito (The Lunar Chronicles)

Capricorn:  Prince Cal (Red Queen)

Aquarius: Noah Shaw (Mara Dyer)

Pisces: Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices)

the ronan trilogy - questions
  • everyone: omg ... what if pynch isn't still together?
  • everyone: will gansey/blue/henry still be there??
  • everyone: how will pynch cope with long distance?????
  • everyone: how will adam adjust to college life???
  • everyone: can bluesey kiss now?????
  • me, [quietly]: *gasp* what will happen to the gray man???????
  • me, everyone: WHAT ABOUT NOAH?????
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Book ladies: part two,  /part one/

Finally surfaced above doubts
Feeling above this, she came around
Cause she’s a goddess, finally saw this
And now you’re back, trying to claim her
Cause she’s gone and now without her
You’re all alone, cause she’s a goddess
You shoulda saw this

I solemnly swear that i am in too many fandoms for my own good

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It’s not been the easiest year, but we’ve nearly made it - 2016 is almost over.  And one of the things that’s made this year bearable has been the incredible selection of books I’ve read. In no particular order, here’s my top twenty favourite reads of 2016!

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ✤ Run by Kody Keplinger ✤ Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin ✤ Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ✤ Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge ✤ Front Lines by Michael Grant ✤ The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater ✤ Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ✤ As I Descended by Robin Talley ✤ More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera ✤ Wonder Women by Sam Maggs ✤ Radio Silence by Alice Oseman ✤ The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ✤ This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab ✤ Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ✤ The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge ✤ You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner ✤ The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ✤ The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis  ✤ Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Browne

guys, fandom ppl

should i read 
Aristotle & Dante
or
 Song of Achilles next

it has been decided. Im reading Ari & Dante first, bc i am still broken from the secret history and then i will read song of Achilles bc obvs  im into the greekness.