pick a book

Me reading with no deadline: “Oh man, 120573 pages already? When did I pick this book up? Did I sleep last night?”

Me reading with a deadline of, like, yesterday: “Would ya look at the time? Better get to practicing my rendition of Defying Gravity in case Kristen Chenoweth ever calls me up for a duet.”

anonymous asked:

I wanted to say thank you so so much for all these posts about these harmful books, it means so much, thank you!! I have been wanting to get into reading again and was worried about picking up books like that but now I know which ones to avoid. Thank you for looking out for people, thank you so much.

You’re welcome! Here are some books you *shouldn’t*  avoid

  • The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  • When The Moon Was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • Wintersong by S. Jae Jones
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Pantomime by Laura Lam
  • The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K.Jemisin
  • Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  • Shadowshaper by D.J. Older
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Truthwitch/Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  • Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
  • The Reader by Traci Chee
  • Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
  • The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee
  • The Girl From Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

and some books that are upcoming: 

  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 
  • Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Next Tuesday!!)
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright
  • The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana 
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • Wild Beauty by Anne-Marie McLemore
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

and SO many more. This is far from an exhaustive list of recommendations. 


  • The Blazing Star’ by Imani Josey (YES THIS)
  • Behold the Dreamers’ Imbolo Mbue 


soft-nightmares  asked:

what are some good books you have read recently ??

While I haven’t been able to pick up a physical book to read in some time (thanks law school) I just finished the audiobook for Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys which was absolutely fantastic. But I’m biased cause I’m a big fan of his work. 

I’ve also been slowly making my way through My Beloved World by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomyor which has been really fascinating when I’m able to get to it, but it has been like months which is sad…

Other than that the last thing I was able to finish was like last Christmas? which was The Color of Magic, the first book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The whole series is wonderfully funny. (although I’m admittedly reading them out of order). 

Maybe Erin has been able to read more recreationally that me, but unfortunately since both of us are busy with grad school it’s been kinda difficult. I bet our followers have suggestions though! 


anonymous asked:

For Fluff Night, can you do Aedion and Dorian sorta - kinda starting to get along?

PLATONIC REQUEST HELLO. At first I thought you were about to have me shipping Aedion and Dorian which I would totally be down for in less than two seconds. 

On the down low, Aedion is a SUPER book nerd. So he went with Aelin to Adarlan for some political reason and Dorian sets down a book to greet them. And Aedion goes, “Wait, wait, wait,” And he walks over and picks up the book. And Dorian just watches him and there’s this long pause…. “The fine lady eating King has amazing tastes in literature” and then they both have this full on fanboy conversation about the book and they become besties in under an hour and now Aelin has to compete for affection from her book-bestie Dorian Havilliard.

#gradblrchallenge // 016/03/21/2017

Didn’t get around to posting yesterday because my mentee defended his MA thesis! Yay! We went out to celebrate…and then I was tired and went to bed without posting to tumblr. Yikes.

Yesterday I also found out that I was awarded an important dissertation grant in my field! Yay!! 

Originally posted by club-is-full-of-wolves

And today… let’s see. I ran around a lot.

  • Held office hours
  • Went to writing group (worked on forthcoming book chapter)
  • Accomplished journal editorial duties
  • Took care of obligations for two student orgs
  • Picked up/wrote/printed various docs for another app.
  • Did my Welsh studies
  • Picked up Library & ILL books

Didn’t accomplish:

  • Flight arrangements for research trip
  • Mail app. things
  • Read…anything.
  • Take care of e-mails

Tomorrow… teaching. Drag show in the evening w/girlfriend. (woo!) Reading, hopefully. Mailing stuff. (hopefully) Flight stuff (hopefully). 

Now bed. I am soooo tired. It was a million degrees here today.

okay so we have to write a paper or whatever on a set list of some poems right and i picked my choices really quickly and i couldnt find my top pick in the book so i just googled it and lemme tell u the one i read and the one i have to write about are entirely different

Lesbian Book Recs

We are all sad right now so if anyone is interested in consuming lesbian romance novels until they forget about the world here are some potentially more obscure recs to enjoy. Some of these novels have dark themes or dark moments but I consider all of them optimistic novels at heart and all end happily. A warning for any kiddos, there is sex beware lol.

Blurred Lines by KD Williamson – Cheesy romance novel, A+ quality.
A brash hotshot detective gets shot and meets a cold doctor with no personal life. This is the best iteration of the most cliché lesbian romance novel plotline ever, and BOY is it a doozy. This book works so well because the two characters genuinely talk and get to know each other and help each other and their relationship is not forced or rushed. They have a lot of melodrama going on but the relationship between them doesn’t start until they are equal, until no one is hurt or is being pushed or off balance. An actual healthy relationship?????

Heiresses of Russ 2012 – Short story collection. Uneven but fun, worth 4$.
There is a story about a middle aged latina submarine captain who steals a ship and recruits a mermaid to help her escape american waters by promising to teach her how to pilot the ship. In return the mermaid is gonna destroy all the men they come across. The mermaid can’t use the pedals so has to sit in her lap. Like, all you need to know.

When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson – A super fun solid quality w!w fantasy trilogy.
It is long, you need to read all three to complete the romance arc but the fantasy aspect is good. Smart plucky headstrong young woman comes to train as a warrior and is apprenticed to a quiet traumatized outsider who doesn’t think she has anything to give anyone. The outsider won’t train her and when she gets severely wounded MC saves her life out of sheer spite. It’s gold. Their relationship is beautiful, it develops slowly and lets both characters grow and heal and learn. It is about found families and how to be wise, and what we have to teach others and it’s a Good Novel.

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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!!

i just love the concept of stiles not being aware of his own attractiveness like

doesn’t notice immediately how his body has filled out in all the right places when he finally hits the big 18

doesn’t notice derek almost dropping several plates while they do the dishes at a pack meeting and stiles stretching lazily, arms high up in the air, shirt riding up, exposing his happy trail and sharp hipbones

doesn’t notice derek almost having an aneurism when stiles licks ice cream straight off those god damn fingers on a hot summer day

doesn’t notice the wood of the headboard of derek’s bed splintering under his palm when stiles bends over and down to pick up a college book that he dropped off the bed while doing homework at derek’s loft

doesn’t notice the ridiculous pink colour of the tips of derek’s ears when stiles shucks his shirt full of grime and blood in front of him after getting rid of the monster of the week

he does notice derek getting pissier and more irritated with him, avoiding him a little, clipped off answers and avoiding eye contact, bitching at him even more than usual and stiles just yells right back, “what the fuck is your problem lately, dude?!”, slightly hurt; he thought they were past this, and derek can smell doubt and slight fear on him, and that’s the fucking final straw and derek just backs him up against the door of stiles’ room, grabbing stiles’ face in both of his huge palms, snarling “you, you and your god damn– everything! your stupid forearms -and don’t even get me started on those stupid fingers- and your dumb pretty brown eyes and that god damn mouth of yours and y–”, he doesn’t get much further than that though, too busy being mauled by said mouth. 

not that he’s complaining. not anymore.