this book is fantastic btw read it

theshieldswordandcrown  asked:

Hey!! My name's Rave! I saw your post on theplaceforpenpals (I had no idea it existed, but tumblr recommended it to me) and we have a lot of interests in common!! I haven't seen many people discussing Leviathan in years. So, um, I popped in to say hi! :D

Omg hi! Leviathan is a fantastic series- I actually read Westerfeld’s new book Zeros recently- I don’t think it was as good as the Leviathan series but it was still really interesting and has a LOT of potential for a series, have you read it?

I like your blog btw but hot damn how do you keep track of so many side blogs?! I have two other sideblogs @adventurersociety and @rabbitandco I started the last one recently (like last week) to post about all the shenanigans I’m getting up to this summer. If you’d like you you can IM me so we can keep talking!

of-crowns-and-roses  asked:

Hi, Lily! 😁 Well, I was wondering which are your favourite kpop groups, I'm a little new on this so recommendations would be perfect 😍😍😍 and also, I really recommend you to listen this new group, A.C.E 😚👌 Just on point, and also (if you like fantasy) to read The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (this last one is not a fantasy [well... more uthopic than fantastic 😂😂😂] book, btw) 😚😉✌

i can rec a few groups but u might have better luck asking hobifulstudies, chrissiestudies, or jiyeonstudies for kpop recs!! 

my personal faves: k.a.r.d., exo, vixx

other popular groups: bts, got7, monsta x, snsd, twice (not a fan tbh but they’re popular), blackpink (also not a fan but they are v popular), 2ne1, sistar

ive read the school for good and evil and it was p good! i’ll look into boy meets boy though!! thank u sm for the rec!!

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Relationship status : single and #ready2mingle (lmao no too much fan fiction to read/write to be bothered with that) 

Favorite color : blue / tardis blue or sky blue Lipstick or chapstick : chapstick lol what is makeup *says 110% ignorant me* 

Last song you listened to : ‘Knocked out’ by delta goodrem, felt down so listened to an old favourite 

Last movie you watched : probably Arrival - fantastic movie btw #recommend 

Top 3 characters : castiel, tenth doctor, luna lovegood 

Top 3 ships : destiel, booth+brennan, and lmao idk destiel made me forget everything else 

Books you are currently reading : lol I’ve started like ten but the one I’m reading the most is 'the watcher’ by Ross Armstrong 

Top 5 musicals : wicked, the lion king, mamma Mia, high school musical, Jesus Christ superstar (I’m not really religious but the way it was performed and put together was amazing)

I tag @yesantiplier (if you do it, I can guess immediately what your fav musical will be XD) @agent-superwholockian @cuddles4sam

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February 24, 2016 // 3:09pm

School was cancelled today due to inclement weather, so today gives me extra time to really grind down on 5 chapters for the ap bio quiz (that was supposed to be today) tomorrow. Also, my books from Thriftbooks arrived today! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things of Little Women and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. (Btw, I have a huge obsession with classics). 🌿

Currently reading: Emma by Jane Austen

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm currently working on a comic project centered on the Wild West, but I want an almost entirely PoC cast for it since I remember reading before that very few cowboys and other people out there back then were white. The thing is, I'm having a really hard time finding information about back then that focuses on PoC at all, so I was wondering if any of you wonderful people know of any sources/books/blogs that I might be able to look at? (This blog is marvelous, btw, you do fantastic work!!!)

PoC Cowboys in the West

It is inaccurate to say that very few cowboys and people out in the west were white. However, it is also inaccurate to say that very few cowboys and people out in the west were POC! So regardless, that you want to write about POC in the West is fantastic! 

To understand what life was like back then, if you could only read ONE book at all to understand what life was like for a cowboy, it would be The Log Of A Cowboy by Andy Adams, period, end of story. 

Another interesting work to give you insight is Life Of Billy Dixon by Olive K. Dixon (his wife) which will help you understand the role of the government and the significance of buffalo hunting and the railroads expanding westward and changing lives as they stretched.

Pony Tracks by Frederic Remington (the artist) is also a valuable resource because he cataloged expeditions with the military and, because you’re doing a comic project, his illustrations in general are priceless because they are supremely accurate when it comes to landscape, fauna, flora, outfit, tack, and equipment.  

Also priceless is the work of George Catlin, an artist who was one of the few White men of the 1800s to see the Native Americans or American Indians as not just people, but people needing representation. He set out to document them and has made powerful portraiture and illustrations. Yes, there is controversy around his work and how he chose to promote it, especially later on, and I am not here to tell you my opinion on that. The fact remains that, without his work, some cultures’ practices (in terms of culture and way of life like what they ate and wore) would be utterly lost because few if any of Catlin’s contemporaries saw these people as worthy of representation. 

The works above are where you should start for your story, and they will point you towards places to go when you read them.

- MissElaney

anonymous asked:

Can you give me some book recommendations? My all time favorite book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and I was wondering if you have any contemporary reads that are similar to that book? Thank you. BTW, your blog is awesome!

Okay I’m going to go out on a limb with this rec, but I really got a very similar feeling when I was reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness as I did when I read Fangirl! The Rest of Us…is contemporary with a few, meta, fantasy elements but for the most part is a really fantastic friendship/romance story!

guys, as kings rising is almost out, i think we should agree on using the same spoiler tag. we have been waiting for this, for years. i know some of us decided to leave tumblr while they’re reading the book (which is a fantastic idea btw), but even if you have finished it, keep using the spoiler tag for at least a month - the ideal would be more, so everyone could catch up without getting spoiled. i personally would be really disappointed (even though i’m convinced of so many things now that there would be only a few big surprises), if i accidentally read a spoiler. don’t ruin the fun, use warnings!

what do we think of the simple ‘kings rising spoilers’ tag? 

anonymous asked:

So I've recently gotten back into reading because of the bookish community on here (and I love your blog btw). I don't really know where to get started now that I'm back into it. I know that I love dystopians, though. Can I please have a list? (:

I love dystopians, too! *hi-5* and since there are so many of them, I can definitely give you a list :)

let’s start with the ones I’ve read:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - if you haven’t read these yet, it would be surprising, but we’re covering all our bases here just in case. These books are fantastic (so are the movies) and they’re a great place to start.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth - I know there’s a lot of people who will tell you not to bother reading these because they hate how the last book ends, but I think the first book, at least, is worth reading. After that, you can decide to continue or let it go.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness - Sci-fi dystopian on another planet. These book are perfect and not enough people have read them. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - another sci-fi dystopian! In this one the world outside is a dangerous place to live, so the people built domes to dwell in and live their lives through virtual reality. The people living outside the domes are considered dangerous, and some have extremely-heightened senses. So of course one of the dome dwellers gets cast out into the dangerous outside world. A fantastic story ensues and it’s told in dual POV. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Legend by Marie Lu - dystopian USA, except it’s not called the USA any more. Highly intriguing, totally kick-ass, and all round awesome. This is dual POV as well.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi -  Great fun to read. The writing is fantastic. Kick-ass characters with awesome powers. Beautiful covers, too.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • 1984 by George Orwell - basically Big Brother 24/7 in every aspect of life. If you aren’t doing exactly what the govt. wants you to be doing, you get in trouble. It’s kind of terrifying to even think about. Thanks, Orwell. 
    [goodreads link]

now for the ones I haven’t read but I own and need to read:

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Another one with an ending a lot of people didn’t like, but apparently the first book is really good! A world where you’re injected with a cure for love because love is wrong and bad (and illegal??) and then a guy comes along and oops. The story goes from there.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - teens with powers that are considered dangerous and are locked up. They escape and trouble ensues.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass - it’s like the Bachelor, but in book form, and a dystopian. They’re short and sound interesting enough. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry - recently turned into a movie, this is supposed to be a utopian society, but it’s actually a dystopian. Nobody has any memories and the world is colourless, until the main character gets the job as The Receiver of Memories, the only person who is allowed to remember things (??). He learns all about how the world is actually a messed up place and it goes from there. This is part of a four book series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Partials by Dan Wells - The human race is practically wiped out after a war with Partials “—engineered organic beings identical to humans—” according to goodreads. A virus spreads and kills off the majority of the population, and the main character wants to find a solution. She also decides to figure out why the war happened in the first place.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner - the movie has just been released! A guy wakes up in a lift and can’t remember anything. There are a heap of other guys there and none of them can remember anything either. They know that the only way out of where they are is through the Maze, but no one has made it through alive. Then a girl shows up. It goes from there.
    [goodreads link to first book]

I hope that’s enough to get you started! These are all of the most popular dystopians around at the moment.

And if all of that isn’t enough, take a look through this list of Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. Have fun!