J reads YA!
Posted on Sep 18, 2014Share
“Fairy tales are all about innocence and ill will and the inevitability of terrible things. They’re all about the moment when the girl is no longer who she once was.”

—from Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour

queermarauders:

*looks at straight couple* so which one of you is the YA protagonist and which is the romantic subplot?

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 with 4 notesShare
“There’s this thing that happens after you break up with someone. It barely takes any time to work. All you have to do is continue with your life, and then when you find yourself in a room with her again it’s as if you’re a different person. Maybe your posture is a little more confident. Maybe your laughter is louder. You’re wearing perfume she’s never smelled before and you have a new way of pinning back your hair. You don’t even have to say anything because your presence alone is enough to say Look at who I am without you.

—from Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
Posted on Sep 16, 2014 with 56 notesVIAShare
dosab-argentina:

This portrait of Karou is so beautiful!
The artist: @lindseylook (on instagram)
http://www.lindseylook.com/

dosab-argentina:

This portrait of Karou is so beautiful!

The artist: @lindseylook (on instagram)

http://www.lindseylook.com/

inkyopinions:

endless list of favorite books → seraphina by rachel hartman

That’s the secret to performance: conviction. The right note played tentatively still misses its mark, but play boldly and no one will question you. If one believes there is truth in art – and I do – then it’s troubling how similar the skill of performing is to lying. Maybe lying is itself a kind of art. I think about that more than I should.

inkyopinions:

endless list of favorite books → seraphina by rachel hartman

That’s the secret to performance: conviction. The right note played tentatively still misses its mark, but play boldly and no one will question you. If one believes there is truth in art – and I do – then it’s troubling how similar the skill of performing is to lying. Maybe lying is itself a kind of art. I think about that more than I should.

Just look at the effect Katniss had running around in that Mockingjay suit. Turned the whole rebellion around. Plutarch Heavesnbee, p. 257

bookgeekconfessions:

save-the-cheerleader:

in study period today a guy sitting next to me was reading mockingjay and he kinda just whispered what the fuck to himself

and then again, a lil more angrily, what the fUCK

And he flicked back about seven or so pages and then went back to his spot and went ‘no’

and I know exactly which fuckin part he was reading lemme tell u

Haha

elloellenoh:

weneeddiversebooks:

fishingboatproceeds:

SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED that the brilliant Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming is a New York Times bestseller.
It’s a fascinating and beautiful memoir-in-verse about the way that history shapes the lives of individuals, and how one girl grew up. Woodson is one of our best and smartest writers for children, but as an adult who has read this book twice in the last couple months, I can tell you that this book is truly for everyone.
YAY YAY YAY YAY.

We could not be happier about this!

Yes!!!

elloellenoh:

weneeddiversebooks:

fishingboatproceeds:

SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED that the brilliant Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming is a New York Times bestseller.

It’s a fascinating and beautiful memoir-in-verse about the way that history shapes the lives of individuals, and how one girl grew up. Woodson is one of our best and smartest writers for children, but as an adult who has read this book twice in the last couple months, I can tell you that this book is truly for everyone.

YAY YAY YAY YAY.

We could not be happier about this!

Yes!!!

About the Reader



J is a 25-year-old reader and writer from the middle of the Bible belt in the US. She has an obsessive love of YA lit because of how much freedom it allows for mixing genres, going beyond genres, exploring diversity, and how the characters and stories are so full of hope, no matter how dark they get. Because she loves YA so much, she tends to be overly harsh on books that are just the same overused tropes repackaged in a shiny new cover. She regrets deciding to write this in third person. When not reading or writing, J is mindlessly scrolling her tumblr dash, playing video games, and cuddling her puppies.

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