booksandhotchocolate:

To celebrate Books and Hot Chocolate’s latest follower milestone, I decided to hold a mini giveaway featuring the books I’ve read and re-read so far this first half of the year :)

Rules:

  • Must be following booksandhotchocolate (this is exclusive for my followers only)
  • Reblog and like for a chance to win. You can reblog several times but please don’t spam your followers. NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS.
  • There will be three winners getting one book each.
  • Winners may choose ANY book written by any of the authors featured above.
  • Books may be hardcover or paperback but must be under $20 (Canadian dollars)
  • This will be available worldwide (wherever) The Book Depository ships.
  • You must be willing to give your shipping address away to me.
  • The winners will be randomly chosen through a random number generator
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win. The winners have 24 hours to reply back to me via messaging (NOT fan mail)
  • The giveaway ends August 5th, 2014
  • If you have any questions ask me here (I will not answer anon questions)

(via youngadultread)

nivalingreenhow:

when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires 

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Book Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Book Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

no one needs to know

no one needs to knowTitle: No One Needs to Know

Author: Amanda Grace

Expected publication: September 8th 2014 by Flux, 240 pages

Recommended if you like: Sarah Dessen, LGBTQ stories, twins, realistic fiction, non traditional love triangles

Rating: 3.75 out of 5 smuggled zanex pills

Mini Review:Sometimes the cliché of opposites attracting has more to do with differences in socioeconomic structure than in attitude,…

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My bus turned into a church revival

No really.

I have to share this story with you.

So I’m on the bus, minding my own business, just trying to get from my library branch to the big main library branch downtown for a (stupid dumb but that is another story) training.

And this woman. Gets up. And starts. Preaching.

Preaching the gospel.

"Jesus is there for you when NO one else is THERE! And he LOVES you. And he is COMIN BACK! I SAY HE IS COMIN BACK! And when he does will YOUR SOUL BE SAFE?!" 

and on and on and on. Like my bus was a black southern baptist church.

And then people on the bus start saying “Amen!” and “Praise Jesus”

AND THIS OTHER WOMAN STARTS SOBBING AND YELLING “God is Good I am a Sinner Forgive me Lord” OVER AND OVER.

And the…

I swear to the gods I don’t believe in

THEY ALL STARTED SINGING HYMNS.

And they’re singing and the one woman is crying and praising and the other woman is still preaching…

And I’m sitting there all gay and atheist and Scandinavian and reserved in a bus full of folk praising Jesus and I’m like:

I somehow managed to exit the bus without being either cursed or saved. Pretty sure it’s because I avoided all the eye contact.

*Note!!*  I have no problem with religion. Seriously. It’s not my jam, but if it’s your’s that is totally cool. (Well I have problems with many of the things that some religions DO but not with the idea of religion in general.) I just… you know… if I wanted to go to church I would GO TO CHURCH. I didn’t expect church to harass me on a bus in south chicago.

koolreadz:

actuallyclintbarton:

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guys

guys…look what we did :D

It’s a shame it was “unknown”, too, because Frosty’s a mad genius with mythology.

Fingers crossed I’m receiving this for my birthday on Monday!!!

(Source: thewritersramblings, via notyourstereotypicallibrarian)

queerbookclub:

It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of only reading white authors. In 2013, I made a conscious effort to read more books by and about POC, but still, only ~30% of the books I read featured main characters of color and only ~22% were by authors of color. Here’s a list of…

alwaysactually:

lusilly:

some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”

wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”

"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"

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kissabookworm:

thatonereader:

vanhouten-peter:

I honestly need to read more books outside of school and now that the school year is almost over, I can finally put my “Books I’ve Read: A Bibliophile’s Journal” to use.

Wow that’s such a great idea!

I love this.

kissabookworm:

thatonereader:

vanhouten-peter:

I honestly need to read more books outside of school and now that the school year is almost over, I can finally put my “Books I’ve Read: A Bibliophile’s Journal” to use.

Wow that’s such a great idea!

I love this.

(via youngadultread)

Me browsing my TBR pile

books-cupcakes:

bluestockingbookworm:

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she-was-too-fond-of-books this is me lol

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librarean:

collingsruth:

If you want to be cool these days you’ve gotta have gifs. Too bad making them in Photoshop requires intense patience. 
Introducing GifCam, a very simple free tool that records anything inside its screen and processes it into a gif. 

@lecieltumultueux!

*puts on to mess around with later list*

librarean:

collingsruth:

If you want to be cool these days you’ve gotta have gifs. Too bad making them in Photoshop requires intense patience. 

Introducing GifCam, a very simple free tool that records anything inside its screen and processes it into a gif. 

@lecieltumultueux!

*puts on to mess around with later list*

(via thecommonlibrarian)