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Done editing. I can go back to bed. Slept from 8 to 11 AM, had lunch, then worked on this from 1:30 to 3:10 PM. Whew.

Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.
Betsy Cornwell, interview in Uncommon YA (via betsycornwell)

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junemermaid03 said: Any books you recommend? I'm really into historicals, from antiquity to the late Victorian period. Also like YA and New Adult genres. My taste in fantasy is limited--like, I'm a huge fan of Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. It's a huge inspiration for my own Frozen writing project.

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

searlait:

junemermaid03:

neworleansladyjane:

Unfortunately I haven’t read for pleasure in over a year (which is funny because this time last year I still worked in a bookstore). I’ve been in grad school where for the past two semesters, I was required to read at least one book a week. So unless you want theses-turned-book recs, I’m afraid I don’t have many.

But if you like historical books, I do recommend anything by Peter Ackroyd. I did an internship in London when I was 22, and long story short, I feel in love with the city. Before my internship ended, my colleagues presented me with a copy of his book London: the Biography. I thoroughly enjoyed it though it’s very long. I also like biographies/ autobiographies- notably Bob Thomas’s book on Walt Disney and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. 

My cousin is also a published author. I’m not sure if her book is still in print, but it was on Oprah’s book list when it came out. I’ll have to check. 

*checks Peter Ackroyd out* Nice. Gotta admit I’m interested in:

  • Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors (I’ve got a thing for really old stuff—which is why I think I’ll enjoy NOLA!)
  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Poetry and I have an uncomfortable relationship, so a retelling would be interesting.)
  • Tina Fey’s the bomb. I keep forgetting to check out Bossy Pants!

Thanks!

Excuse me while I laugh at the idea that NOLA is old, whatever the crazy Cajuns claim. ;)

Foundation is wonderful. I didn’t like his Canterbury Tales that much - didn’t feel like there was really a point. (But I adore Chaucer.)

Another wonderful British history popular writer is A.N. Wilson. The Victorians is spectacular.

Sorry to butt in but HELLO junemermaid03 I ALSO LOVE RAE CARSON’S FIRE AND THORN TRILOGY! I see you have gotten some historical book recommendations already, do you mind if I crash the party with YA fantasy? Have you also read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy? it’s worth a try if you haven’t. Also Cruel Beauty by Rosemary Hodges came out earlier this year and the first few chapters are a little slow but overall I really enjoyed it (is has elements of Psyche and Cupid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tam Lin, though, the chances of me not liking it were…pretty slim). And speaking of Tam Lin to combine history and YA, an older book that I love is The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Pope, if you’ve never come across it I highly recommend picking up a copy. 

Anyway sorry to interrupt, carry on!

Sorry, karis-the-fangirl - I had to delete my earlier reblog because I can be Tumblr-clumsy. But OMG a fellow FIRE AND THORNS FAN! 

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I have not read any of your YA recs, but I will definitely check them out. I’m a HUGE sucker for stories like Fire and Thorns—it’s the biggest influence in my own Frozen fic! And OMG, Hector. You lovely, lovely man…

Oh geez, I forgot to add my own book recs, karis-the-fangirl. Here they are:

  1. Bloody Jack series by LA Mayer—YA and historical. A winning combo.
  2. Cat Royal series by Julia Golding—Same as above.
  3. The Lacy Chronicles by Eve Edwards—This one I HIGHLY recommend. Also, same as above.
  4. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran—Again, same as above.

Cruel Beauty intrigues me because Cupid and Psyche is one of my favorite Greek myths. I’m gonna hunt it down.

Ooooooh I haven’t read any of those! I’ll have to pick those up. 

Yay for book recommendations!

Oh yeah, one more—the Attolia series by Megan Whalen Turner. An analogue of the Byzantine Empire, an unusual love story, and kickass female rulers had me hooked.

NO BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

I LOVE THE ATTOLIA BOOKS SO MUCH

I LOVE THEM A LOT

THEY ARE THE BEST

YES I AGREE WITH YOU SO HARD YAY OMG YAY

Seriously, when it comes to fantasy, I guess I like the ones that have some kind of real-world historical basis. That’s why I loved Carson’s trilogy so much. There was this Mediterranean/Spanish feel to it, yes? Plus Elisa’s awesome—her growth in the trilogy was phenomenal but I didn’t feel detached as she grew. Sometimes that’s the problem with character growth, especially in fantasy where the heroine wields some sort of power.

YES it’s so good! With that in mind, I definitely re-iterate my Grisha trilogy recommendation (inspired by early 1800s Russia), and I’ll add the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (AU Victorian England, with magic).

Gotcha.

This is going to be awesome! But then I’ll have to clone myself to read this because time is such a rare commodity for me these days…I shall have to find a way to make time!

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Color palette Meme : Rollo with number 8
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*shifty eyes* Rollo is hotter than his brother.
*runs away*

orpheelin:

  • Color palette Meme : Rollo with number 8

;D

*shifty eyes* Rollo is hotter than his brother.

*runs away*

junemermaid03 said: Any books you recommend? I'm really into historicals, from antiquity to the late Victorian period. Also like YA and New Adult genres. My taste in fantasy is limited--like, I'm a huge fan of Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. It's a huge inspiration for my own Frozen writing project.

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

searlait:

junemermaid03:

neworleansladyjane:

Unfortunately I haven’t read for pleasure in over a year (which is funny because this time last year I still worked in a bookstore). I’ve been in grad school where for the past two semesters, I was required to read at least one book a week. So unless you want theses-turned-book recs, I’m afraid I don’t have many.

But if you like historical books, I do recommend anything by Peter Ackroyd. I did an internship in London when I was 22, and long story short, I feel in love with the city. Before my internship ended, my colleagues presented me with a copy of his book London: the Biography. I thoroughly enjoyed it though it’s very long. I also like biographies/ autobiographies- notably Bob Thomas’s book on Walt Disney and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. 

My cousin is also a published author. I’m not sure if her book is still in print, but it was on Oprah’s book list when it came out. I’ll have to check. 

*checks Peter Ackroyd out* Nice. Gotta admit I’m interested in:

  • Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors (I’ve got a thing for really old stuff—which is why I think I’ll enjoy NOLA!)
  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Poetry and I have an uncomfortable relationship, so a retelling would be interesting.)
  • Tina Fey’s the bomb. I keep forgetting to check out Bossy Pants!

Thanks!

Excuse me while I laugh at the idea that NOLA is old, whatever the crazy Cajuns claim. ;)

Foundation is wonderful. I didn’t like his Canterbury Tales that much - didn’t feel like there was really a point. (But I adore Chaucer.)

Another wonderful British history popular writer is A.N. Wilson. The Victorians is spectacular.

Sorry to butt in but HELLO junemermaid03 I ALSO LOVE RAE CARSON’S FIRE AND THORN TRILOGY! I see you have gotten some historical book recommendations already, do you mind if I crash the party with YA fantasy? Have you also read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy? it’s worth a try if you haven’t. Also Cruel Beauty by Rosemary Hodges came out earlier this year and the first few chapters are a little slow but overall I really enjoyed it (is has elements of Psyche and Cupid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tam Lin, though, the chances of me not liking it were…pretty slim). And speaking of Tam Lin to combine history and YA, an older book that I love is The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Pope, if you’ve never come across it I highly recommend picking up a copy. 

Anyway sorry to interrupt, carry on!

Sorry, karis-the-fangirl - I had to delete my earlier reblog because I can be Tumblr-clumsy. But OMG a fellow FIRE AND THORNS FAN! 

image

I have not read any of your YA recs, but I will definitely check them out. I’m a HUGE sucker for stories like Fire and Thorns—it’s the biggest influence in my own Frozen fic! And OMG, Hector. You lovely, lovely man…

Oh geez, I forgot to add my own book recs, karis-the-fangirl. Here they are:

  1. Bloody Jack series by LA Mayer—YA and historical. A winning combo.
  2. Cat Royal series by Julia Golding—Same as above.
  3. The Lacy Chronicles by Eve Edwards—This one I HIGHLY recommend. Also, same as above.
  4. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran—Again, same as above.

Cruel Beauty intrigues me because Cupid and Psyche is one of my favorite Greek myths. I’m gonna hunt it down.

Ooooooh I haven’t read any of those! I’ll have to pick those up. 

Yay for book recommendations!

Oh yeah, one more—the Attolia series by Megan Whalen Turner. An analogue of the Byzantine Empire, an unusual love story, and kickass female rulers had me hooked.

NO BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

I LOVE THE ATTOLIA BOOKS SO MUCH

I LOVE THEM A LOT

THEY ARE THE BEST

YES I AGREE WITH YOU SO HARD YAY OMG YAY

Seriously, when it comes to fantasy, I guess I like the ones that have some kind of real-world historical basis. That’s why I loved Carson’s trilogy so much. There was this Mediterranean/Spanish feel to it, yes? Plus Elisa’s awesome—her growth in the trilogy was phenomenal but I didn’t feel detached as she grew. Sometimes that’s the problem with character growth, especially in fantasy where the heroine wields some sort of power.

junemermaid03 said: Any books you recommend? I'm really into historicals, from antiquity to the late Victorian period. Also like YA and New Adult genres. My taste in fantasy is limited--like, I'm a huge fan of Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. It's a huge inspiration for my own Frozen writing project.

karis-the-fangirl:

junemermaid03:

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

searlait:

junemermaid03:

neworleansladyjane:

Unfortunately I haven’t read for pleasure in over a year (which is funny because this time last year I still worked in a bookstore). I’ve been in grad school where for the past two semesters, I was required to read at least one book a week. So unless you want theses-turned-book recs, I’m afraid I don’t have many.

But if you like historical books, I do recommend anything by Peter Ackroyd. I did an internship in London when I was 22, and long story short, I feel in love with the city. Before my internship ended, my colleagues presented me with a copy of his book London: the Biography. I thoroughly enjoyed it though it’s very long. I also like biographies/ autobiographies- notably Bob Thomas’s book on Walt Disney and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. 

My cousin is also a published author. I’m not sure if her book is still in print, but it was on Oprah’s book list when it came out. I’ll have to check. 

*checks Peter Ackroyd out* Nice. Gotta admit I’m interested in:

  • Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors (I’ve got a thing for really old stuff—which is why I think I’ll enjoy NOLA!)
  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Poetry and I have an uncomfortable relationship, so a retelling would be interesting.)
  • Tina Fey’s the bomb. I keep forgetting to check out Bossy Pants!

Thanks!

Excuse me while I laugh at the idea that NOLA is old, whatever the crazy Cajuns claim. ;)

Foundation is wonderful. I didn’t like his Canterbury Tales that much - didn’t feel like there was really a point. (But I adore Chaucer.)

Another wonderful British history popular writer is A.N. Wilson. The Victorians is spectacular.

Sorry to butt in but HELLO junemermaid03 I ALSO LOVE RAE CARSON’S FIRE AND THORN TRILOGY! I see you have gotten some historical book recommendations already, do you mind if I crash the party with YA fantasy? Have you also read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy? it’s worth a try if you haven’t. Also Cruel Beauty by Rosemary Hodges came out earlier this year and the first few chapters are a little slow but overall I really enjoyed it (is has elements of Psyche and Cupid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tam Lin, though, the chances of me not liking it were…pretty slim). And speaking of Tam Lin to combine history and YA, an older book that I love is The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Pope, if you’ve never come across it I highly recommend picking up a copy. 

Anyway sorry to interrupt, carry on!

Sorry, karis-the-fangirl - I had to delete my earlier reblog because I can be Tumblr-clumsy. But OMG a fellow FIRE AND THORNS FAN! 

image

I have not read any of your YA recs, but I will definitely check them out. I’m a HUGE sucker for stories like Fire and Thorns—it’s the biggest influence in my own Frozen fic! And OMG, Hector. You lovely, lovely man…

Oh geez, I forgot to add my own book recs, karis-the-fangirl. Here they are:

  1. Bloody Jack series by LA Mayer—YA and historical. A winning combo.
  2. Cat Royal series by Julia Golding—Same as above.
  3. The Lacy Chronicles by Eve Edwards—This one I HIGHLY recommend. Also, same as above.
  4. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran—Again, same as above.

Cruel Beauty intrigues me because Cupid and Psyche is one of my favorite Greek myths. I’m gonna hunt it down.

Ooooooh I haven’t read any of those! I’ll have to pick those up. 

Yay for book recommendations!

Oh yeah, one more—the Attolia series by Megan Whalen Turner. An analogue of the Byzantine Empire, an unusual love story, and kickass female rulers had me hooked.

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junemermaid03 said: Any books you recommend? I'm really into historicals, from antiquity to the late Victorian period. Also like YA and New Adult genres. My taste in fantasy is limited--like, I'm a huge fan of Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. It's a huge inspiration for my own Frozen writing project.

junemermaid03:

karis-the-fangirl:

searlait:

junemermaid03:

neworleansladyjane:

Unfortunately I haven’t read for pleasure in over a year (which is funny because this time last year I still worked in a bookstore). I’ve been in grad school where for the past two semesters, I was required to read at least one book a week. So unless you want theses-turned-book recs, I’m afraid I don’t have many.

But if you like historical books, I do recommend anything by Peter Ackroyd. I did an internship in London when I was 22, and long story short, I feel in love with the city. Before my internship ended, my colleagues presented me with a copy of his book London: the Biography. I thoroughly enjoyed it though it’s very long. I also like biographies/ autobiographies- notably Bob Thomas’s book on Walt Disney and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. 

My cousin is also a published author. I’m not sure if her book is still in print, but it was on Oprah’s book list when it came out. I’ll have to check. 

*checks Peter Ackroyd out* Nice. Gotta admit I’m interested in:

  • Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors (I’ve got a thing for really old stuff—which is why I think I’ll enjoy NOLA!)
  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Poetry and I have an uncomfortable relationship, so a retelling would be interesting.)
  • Tina Fey’s the bomb. I keep forgetting to check out Bossy Pants!

Thanks!

Excuse me while I laugh at the idea that NOLA is old, whatever the crazy Cajuns claim. ;)

Foundation is wonderful. I didn’t like his Canterbury Tales that much - didn’t feel like there was really a point. (But I adore Chaucer.)

Another wonderful British history popular writer is A.N. Wilson. The Victorians is spectacular.

Sorry to butt in but HELLO junemermaid03 I ALSO LOVE RAE CARSON’S FIRE AND THORN TRILOGY! I see you have gotten some historical book recommendations already, do you mind if I crash the party with YA fantasy? Have you also read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy? it’s worth a try if you haven’t. Also Cruel Beauty by Rosemary Hodges came out earlier this year and the first few chapters are a little slow but overall I really enjoyed it (is has elements of Psyche and Cupid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tam Lin, though, the chances of me not liking it were…pretty slim). And speaking of Tam Lin to combine history and YA, an older book that I love is The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Pope, if you’ve never come across it I highly recommend picking up a copy. 

Anyway sorry to interrupt, carry on!

Sorry, karis-the-fangirl - I had to delete my earlier reblog because I can be Tumblr-clumsy. But OMG a fellow FIRE AND THORNS FAN! 

image

I have not read any of your YA recs, but I will definitely check them out. I’m a HUGE sucker for stories like Fire and Thorns—it’s the biggest influence in my own Frozen fic! And OMG, Hector. You lovely, lovely man…

Oh geez, I forgot to add my own book recs, karis-the-fangirl. Here they are:

  1. Bloody Jack series by LA Mayer—YA and historical. A winning combo.
  2. Cat Royal series by Julia Golding—Same as above.
  3. The Lacy Chronicles by Eve Edwards—This one I HIGHLY recommend. Also, same as above.
  4. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran—Again, same as above.

Cruel Beauty intrigues me because Cupid and Psyche is one of my favorite Greek myths. I’m gonna hunt it down.

ookaookaooka:

prettybooks:

Bloomsbury Children’s Books revealed the complete set of new Harry Potter covers today! They’re so beautiful. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite, if you couldn’t tell. They’re published on 1st September in paperback and hardback, and illustrated by Jonny Duddle. 

these are actually perfect