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eternal-books:

To thank my amazing followers for sticking with me more than a year and to celebrate a huge follower milestone, here’s a giveaway of some of my favorite books!

There will be two winners and each will get to pick one book from above! 

Rules

  • You must be following eternal-books since this is to thank all my followers!
  • Reblog and like the post to enter. Reblog as many times as you like but be considerate to your followers! 
  • I know some of the books listed above belong to a series, so you may choose from the series provided the book has been published! 
  • This giveaway is international, I will be ordering from the Book Depository.
  • You must be comfortable giving me your address, I promise it will be used to ship your books only
  • The winners will be chosen randomly through a random number generator.
  • Your ask box must be open so I can contact you if you win! The chosen winner must respond within 48 hours.
  • No giveaway blogs.
  • If the book you have chosen is available as paperback or hardcover, you will be able to choose.
  • This giveaway ends May 16th, 2014 at 12:00am EST
  • If you have any questions contact me HERE

Again, thank you all for such a wonderful time! i love book blogging because of the other blogs on here, and I want to thank you for that! Good luck and love you all! 

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adventuresonpaper:

Wow, 5000 followers! thank you so much! This giveaway is to say thanks for following me and putting up with my shenanigans. Featuring some of my favourite YA books!

Guidelines:

  • The giveaway will run until May 16th 2014
  • You must be following me
  • You may like or reblog this post to enter
  • A winner will be chosen on the closing day (above). Keep your askbox open! If the winner does not reply within 24 hrs, I will choose a new winner. 
  • International! I will be ordering through the book depository 
  • The winner will choose two of the above books as their prize (in paperback format)
  • please do not spam your followers by reblogging multiple times at once

good luck!

I FIXED THE TYPO GUYS REBLOG THIS ONE 

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allinablur:

literature meme — six prose writers [2/6]

Joanne Rowling aka J.K. Rowling

Joanne “Jo” Rowling (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.They have become the best-selling book series in history,and been the basis for a series of films which has become the highest-grossing film series in history.Rowling had overall approval on the scriptsand maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.

Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.The seven-year period that followed entailed the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997). Rowling subsequently published 6 sequels—the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)—as well as 3 supplements to the series. Since, Rowling has parted with her agency and resumed writing for adult readership, releasing the tragicomedy The Casual Vacancy (2012) and—using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction novel The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), the first of a series. [x]

The Harry Potter novels fall within the genre of fantasy literature; however, in many respects they are also bildungsromans, or coming of age novels, and contain elements of mystery, adventure, thriller, and romance. They can be considered part of the British children’s boarding school genre, which includes Rudyard Kipling’s Stalky & Co., Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, St. Clare’s and the Naughtiest Girl series, and Frank Richards’s Billy Bunter novels: the Harry Potter books are predominantly set in Hogwarts, a fictional British boarding school for wizards, where the curriculum includes the use of magic. In this sense they are “in a direct line of descent from Thomas Hughes’s Tom Brown’s School Days and other Victorian and Edwardian novels of British public school life”. They are also, in the words of Stephen King, “shrewd mystery tales”, and each book is constructed in the manner of a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery adventure. The stories are told from a third person limited point of view with very few exceptions (such as the opening chapters of Philosopher’s Stone, Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows and the first two chapters of Half-Blood Prince). [x]

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Happy 24th birthday to the ever so lovely, Emma Watson!

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Emma Watson photographed for Wonderland Magazine, 2014

Emma Watson photographed for Wonderland Magazine, 2014

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 Emma Watson by Ellen Von Unwerth for The Sunday Times Style

Emma Watson by Ellen Von Unwerth for The Sunday Times Style

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So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness. 
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

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ellendarcy ASKED: Hi, can I get a recommendation too? I love Heist Society books by Ally Carter and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins. And if you know any book that is set in Europe/Russia with American/English-speaker main character, please tell me. Thank you. :)

me-on-books:

indigo-teen:

Hi Ellen,

We put our heads together for this one and we have the following titles for you:

1) 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. (Set in the UK.)

2) Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. (Set in France.)

3) Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. (Set in Italy.)


Books inspired by Russia:

1) Plain Kate by Erin Bow.

2) Shadow and Bone (the Grisha trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo.

Anyone else who has suggestions for Ellen, please reblog to add them!

There’s also Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen (set in the UK), and Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series (set in the UK), and Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston (set in the UK).

Also Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (again, in the UK) and her upcoming The Geography of You and Me (UK again but also Europe).

Perhaps Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone? It’s set in Prague.

As for Russia-inspired, there’s Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick.

Thank you so much for the recs, it really helps!

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ellendarcy ASKED: Hi, can I get a recommendation too? I love Heist Society books by Ally Carter and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins. And if you know any book that is set in Europe/Russia with American/English-speaker main character, please tell me. Thank you. :)

teenbrarian:

indigo-teen:

Hi Ellen,

We put our heads together for this one and we have the following titles for you:

1) 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. (Set in the UK.)

2) Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. (Set in France.)

3) Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. (Set in Italy.)


Books inspired by Russia:

1) Plain Kate by Erin Bow.

2) Shadow and Bone (the Grisha trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo.

Anyone else who has suggestions for Ellen, please reblog to add them!

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City, by Kirsten Miller, has cool girl spies roaming around NYC.

And while I haven’t read The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford (it’s on my TBR pile) it has a Russian setting, plus an American lead character.

The Boy on the Bridge sounds perfect. Thank you!

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