1. 12:17 28th Jul 2014

    Notes: 35

    Reblogged from disabilityinkidlit

    Tags: giveaway

    disabilityinkidlit:

    Kody: I think a lot of people think it’s easy to write your own disability, but in my experience, it can be tricky. How was this experience for you? Were there any challenges you faced in writing about a character with OCD?

    Rachel: Yes, I found it very tricky. First off, OCD can consist of many different obsessions and compulsions at once, and these are often hard for someone without OCD to understand. Media portrayals of OCD often stick to neat freaks obsessed with cleanliness or germs, but most of my own fears and compulsions were much more “creative.” For example, for years I avoided gum and blueberries like the plague for fear of blowing up like Violet in Willy Wonka.

    All the different symptoms in my first draft overwhelmed my early readers and took away from a coherent story arc. My last advisor at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Martine Leavitt, wisely encouraged me to narrow my focus, and at that point I zeroed in on touch. I considered presenting Caddie’s fear as a phobia, but that didn’t fit in with her magical thinking. Eventually, I found a balance by acknowledging that Caddie has other symptoms without spending too much time with them on the page.”

    [read the rest of the interview!]

    In honor of Disability in Kidlit's one-year anniversary, you have a chance to win a signed advance copy of Rachel M. Wilson’s upcoming YA contemporary novel Don’t Touch, which features a protagonist dealing with OCD. Simply leave a comment on the WordPress post or reblog this Tumblr post. (Yes, doing both increases your chances!) In one week, we’ll select a single winner from one of these locations. This giveaway is open to US and CA addresses.

     
  2. aseaofquotes:

Rainbow Rowell, Landline

    aseaofquotes:

    Rainbow Rowell, Landline

     
  3. thatawkwardnothing:

    of course you can trust me for really good relationship advice, do you know how many YA romance novels i’ve read

     
  4. 22:51 25th Jul 2014

    Notes: 2158

    Reblogged from lorimlee

    Tags: artinspiration

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    littlelimpstiff14u2:

A new piece from Chiara Bautista
     
  5. 22:44

    Notes: 246868

    Reblogged from hollyblack

    Tags: rocky horror picture showfavorite movies

    blueskypenguin:

    slashydrunkard:

    theholmeslessdoctor:

    I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS GIFSET FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE

    THIS IS WHY GIFSETS WERE CREATED

     
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    lisaschroeder:

Retweet or reblog by 12 am 7/24 for a chance to win a galley of #TheBridgeFromMetoYou. Open int’l.

    lisaschroeder:

    Retweet or reblog by 12 am 7/24 for a chance to win a galley of #TheBridgeFromMetoYou. Open int’l.

     
  7. 12:29

    Notes: 213059

    Reblogged from corinneduyvis

    Tags: artso much yes

     
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    sjmaas:

behindthebloom:

Since the Throne of Glass paperback came out in the US last spring with a new design, we’ve had so many requests from the TOG fandom for a hardcover with this look. You’ve begged. You’ve pleaded. And now … we’re giving you what you want!
Throne of Glass hardcovers with this new look will be available from all US retailers starting September 2, 2014 (when Heir of Fire goes on sale.)

We’re so excited and we hope you are too!

SO, SO, SO excited about this! YAYYYY!

    sjmaas:

    behindthebloom:

    Since the Throne of Glass paperback came out in the US last spring with a new design, we’ve had so many requests from the TOG fandom for a hardcover with this look. You’ve begged. You’ve pleaded. And now … we’re giving you what you want!

    Throne of Glass hardcovers with this new look will be available from all US retailers starting September 2, 2014 (when Heir of Fire goes on sale.)

    We’re so excited and we hope you are too!

    SO, SO, SO excited about this! YAYYYY!

     
  9. 22:32 20th Jul 2014

    Notes: 2006

    Reblogged from lbardugo

    Tags: artinspiration

    image: Download

    
Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

    Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

    (Source: ssupervix)

     
  10. Plays: 23,433

    musicmatchmaker:

    Midnight City by M83, Midnight City

    (Source: itunes.apple.com)