July302014
Happy 2-yr anniversary to me! #timehop

Happy 2-yr anniversary to me! #timehop

July292014
philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

(via americanlibraryassoc)

July272014
amigas forever

amigas forever

July252014
July212014
I’m not crying @launch_leaders

I’m not crying @launch_leaders

6PM
July192014
smartgirlsattheparty:

It’s #FanArtFriday! This gem was created by Smart Girl Erin Dorholt 😍 Submit your fan art to info@amysmartgirls.com 😜😂

smartgirlsattheparty:

It’s #FanArtFriday! This gem was created by Smart Girl Erin Dorholt 😍 Submit your fan art to info@amysmartgirls.com 😜😂

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2PM
itsoktobegay101:

Marge Simpson, words to live by. 

itsoktobegay101:

Marge Simpson, words to live by. 

(via colorblind-travesty)

2PM

the third gif tho, where bigger women are with slimmer men.  That still doesn’t exist on a show.

And God forbid Aidy Bryant ever play girlfriend to Andrew Garfield or some other gent on SNL

(Source: sizvideos, via colorblind-travesty)

2PM

Anonymous said: My characters are white because they're the 'default' race for me, a mixup of everything. I see no benefits in making them a certain ethnicity just to improve diversity? And it makes sense to me that the supporting cast are also white (1)

thewritingcafe:

Since when I look around at the groups of friends around me, they more or less bunch off according to race. (Whites, asians, jocks (I know this is not a race), mainly). It just seems easier to make everyone white, why is that a bad thing? (2/2)

These will tell you why it is a problem that white people are the default and why representation is important:

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