the thing i regret the most about getting a tumblr is that suddenly i’m staying up all night on this website instead of staying up all night reading a book
Book Photo Challenge hosted by : Books & Cupcakes
If you have any questions about the challenge please check the FAQ! Thank you and happy reading!!
xoxo Jessica from Books and Cupcakes
Note: It’s been brought to my attention that people have been posting pictures in the book photo challenge that are not their own. Under NO circumstance is it okay for you to take the work of others and claim it as your own. Please do not steal someones else photo and use it for your own. If you do you MUST give credit, I don’t care if it came from Google, you better give acknowledgement to the original publisher. Using other peoples work defeats the purpose of this challenge and I find it very upsetting that people have been doing this. If you can’t post pictures of your own, or if you can’t give credit where it is due, then do not do the challenge. If this continues to be a problem I will no longer post the challenges.
here is some stuff i am tired of in my young adult lit:
- our heroine tires of silly useless femme girls
- also those girls are probably bitches
- thoughtful/taciturn fathers and emotional/babbling mother
- everyone is an only child unless they have an annoying little brother
- protagonists with no interests, passions, or strong opinions
- (he was a demon/angel/vampire/werewolf/boggart/gremlin who cared about literally nothing until he met me and now we care about literally nothing but each other)
- condescension is sexy
- lol what are other women how do you friendship them
- this love triangle: popular or dangerous guy + heroine + her male best friend
- "well then maybe i don’t want to be a princess!!!" (feminine royalty as a gilded cage that you run away from in boots to join the joyously penniless)
- first person snark
- that was the summer my parents got divorced and my brother died and i moved across the country to live with my aunt who was friggin weird oh hey a cute boy
- as a girl you’re not liberated or powerful until you have a sword
- conversely as a girl don’t even worry your boyf has this under control
- our heroine needs to learn to lighten up and go with the flow
- why would he like me
- greyscale covers of kids in flowing garments outside during a storm getting pneumonia
- also 98% of the world is white
How to “read” a book more than once on Goodreads. Not perfect, but it’s the way I do it. Also suggested is a comment from this video.
1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
My 3rd grade teacher once told me to read the books that are the the most damaged on the outside because you can tell by the damage its been read by a lot of people, and there’s usually a great story on the inside.
This advice hasn’t failed me yet.