pick a book

the-last-punbender  asked:

I was buying a book for my mother for Christmas, and I was in the bookstore and mistook Terry Pratchett for Terry Brooks (who my mum loves). So I picked up the newest-looking book (unseen academicals). Well, she was confused and just sort of stuck it on a shelf. Eventually, I opened it to take a look and saw that 3/4 of the 1st page was footnotes, thought that was neat. Then at the library I saw Sourcery, recognized Pratchett, gave it a read, and now I never shut up about Discworld

I’m sure you’re neither the first nor the last to confuse Terry Pratchett for Terry Brooks! What a fortunate confusion though

I really enjoy that the footnotes are what pulled you in; Pratchett wields them like a master.

Microreviews: TBR Tag

To play, answer the prompts and tag some people, if you want, use #microreview or @microreviews for the general “rules” and other reviews etc!

I was tagged by the loverly @the-forest-library

Pick a book that you own but haven’t read yet:

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?

I was actually involved in a book swap and it happened to be one of the books I received, but I had seen it floating round tumblr a few years ago and liked the look of it as well as the recent hype because of the film (which I am told is not worth seeing if you liked the book… thoughts?)

Quote the first sentence(s):

“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”

I kinda love this (I’m trusting the internet that this is correct since I am at work and don’t have access to it…)

Realistically, will you ever read it?

Yes! It is on my summer commute book list, I am currently reading the Shades of Magic trilogy which were on my tbr for so so long so there is hope for he future!

I tag anyone who sees this since I am on mobile and am terrible at remembering urls….

Microreview: TBR

To play: answer the prompts and tag your friends to do the same. Optional: use #microreview and check out @microreviews for “rules,” reviews, and more!

Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet: 
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?
This was on my wishlist, and I received it for a gift. I read Everything, Everything, but wasn’t a huge fan. I heard that this book was far better, apparently there’s science talk, and look at the cover:

Quote the first sentence(s):
”Local Teen Accepts Destiny, Agrees to Become Doctor, Stereotype.”

Realistically, will you ever read it?
I will. I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy lately, and this seems like it will be a nice, fun break from that. 

Tagging (no pressure, only fun): @24zallurabbits, @monsieurbookshire, @symonereads, @coffeebooksorme, @kitcatbookmad

A Discovery of Microreviews - June 22, 2017

Mircoreview Round 6: TBR

Questions? Try the faq page on @microreviews

1. Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
2. How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?: I saw it at the bookstore and i remembered seeing people on tumblr talking about it so i grabbed it for $6!
3. Quote the first sentence(s): “It would not be a welcome dawn.”
4. Realistically, will you ever read it?: Yes!I plan to read it soon actually!

Thanks for the tag @nightmare-in-the-stacks

I’ll tag: @arkynn @symonereads @slicknicwrites @ultrabookgeek @dustcoveredpages


You are the future of humans and monsters!

Next part is here! In which Chara settles in with the Dreemurr family and things might actually be okay…at least at first. 

The next and final part will be here in a week!

EDIT: Fixed a spelling error.

Dogs of Future Past Masterpost

Previous Part | Next Part

  • Korra: You can address me as Eagle One.
  • Korra: Mako, code name: Been There, Done That.
  • Korra: Asami is Currently Doing That.
  • Korra: Bolin is It Happened Once in a Dream.
  • Korra: Opal is I'd Be Lying If I Said I Hadn't Thought About It.
  • Korra: Tenzin is... Eagle Two.
  • Tenzin: Oh thank God.
Cheap Creative Date Ideas

• hide and seek at Barnes and Noble

• pick out books for each other at Half Price bookstore

• read to a group of local kids at a library (ask their parents first)

• make a homemade pizza together

• have an impromptu photo shoot at a park

• go thrifting

• Facetime and Netflix so you can see each others reactions

• people watch and make stories for them at a mall

• try on clothes at a store you know damn well you can’t afford

• do laundry (don’t knock it till you try it)

• attend an outdoor event (often times they’re free or dirt cheap)

• teach other one of your favorite hobbies/things (2k, makeup, cooking, basketball, etc)

• play something at the crib (jenga, speed, uno … okay maybe not uno but you get the idea)

• hang out with a family member (i guarantee free food 9 times outta 10)

• late night star gazing (find a good rooftop where there aren’t many lights, makes it a lot better.)

• make each other a mixtape

•find a swing set and talk about elementary school memories

brandon we’re gonna have to start taking pickup trucks to the bookstore if you keep making these books longer!! please!! i can only lift so much!!


The Expanse Season 1

“Either you commit to diversity, and it’s just a fact of how you do business, how you live, or you’re not diverse,” Franck says. “You can’t say ‘I know, we’ll be diverse, we’ll gift one black part.’ That sort of tokenism is not diversity. To be truly diverse, you have to start at the top. Our production company, one of the presidents is a black man. The president of our TV division is a woman. Our writer’s room is pretty close to fifty-fifty, men and women. It’s not like there were checkboxes, the attitude was just, ‘Let’s hire an interesting array of voices.’” That attitude extends to the script and the screen. “We’re not trying to champion anyone in particular,” Abraham says. “We’re telling a story, and in the course of the story, there are people who aren’t all white guys. What’s important is what the Zuni woman is doing, not that she’s a Zuni.”
- How SyFy’s The Expanse cast its multiracial future.