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Awwwwww…. Today

bobobelle:

Awwwwww…. Today

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catagator:

Fan of young adult novels in verse? Here’s a guide to the books out or coming out in 2014 that are in verse, and I’ve included links to additional resources and book lists featuring YA verse novels. Enjoy! 

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I had the chance to talk with a group from Teens Living with Cancer in Rochester, New York recently. I’ve met a lot of young people with cancer in the years since TFIOS was published, but it’s uncommon to have the kind of support and camaraderie provided by TLC. I hope there will be more places like it in the years to come.
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fishingboatproceeds:

I had the chance to talk with a group from Teens Living with Cancer in Rochester, New York recently. I’ve met a lot of young people with cancer in the years since TFIOS was published, but it’s uncommon to have the kind of support and camaraderie provided by TLC. I hope there will be more places like it in the years to come.

Check them out on facebook or twitter.

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doctorwho:

We’re happy to announce that 'An Adventure in Space and Time' has been nominated for a BAFTA award in the Best Single Drama category, and 'The Day of The Doctor' is up for the Radio Times Audience Award!

The Radio Times Audience Award is the only prize at the 2014 BAFTA TV Awards chosen by the public and voting has already begun so you can select the show you’d like to see scoop the award straightaway!
To find out more and to cast your vote, visit the Radio Times Audience Award site. Voting closes at midday on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 with the winners announced at the annual ceremony, three days later on Sunday, 18 May.
And congratulation to Mark Gatiss and the whole team behind An Adventure in Space and Time. The one-off drama about the origins of Doctor Who has been nominated in the Single Drama category, so good luck to everybody involved! (x)

doctorwho:

We’re happy to announce that 'An Adventure in Space and Time' has been nominated for a BAFTA award in the Best Single Drama category, and 'The Day of The Doctor' is up for the Radio Times Audience Award!

The Radio Times Audience Award is the only prize at the 2014 BAFTA TV Awards chosen by the public and voting has already begun so you can select the show you’d like to see scoop the award straightaway!

To find out more and to cast your vote, visit the Radio Times Audience Award site. Voting closes at midday on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 with the winners announced at the annual ceremony, three days later on Sunday, 18 May.

And congratulation to Mark Gatiss and the whole team behind An Adventure in Space and Time. The one-off drama about the origins of Doctor Who has been nominated in the Single Drama category, so good luck to everybody involved! (x)

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A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang

Woooooooooow!

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fyeahbookmarks:

Aluminum stamped bookmark, Expecto Patronum and stars, by MauveMagpie

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penguinteen:

Today we welcome the fierce Rachel Hawkins to the Penguin Teen Author SpotlightRebel Belle, her latest novel, is an action-packed adventure led by the most fantastic of heroines - someone who can take a demon down in her cotillion gown and heels without smudging her lipgloss. It’s the most fun you’ll have all year, we promise, so before you head out to pick up this pick-me-up, hang out for a second to see just why Rachel can produce such awesome work (spoiler: it’s because she’s awesome, too).

Name: Rachel Hawkins

Novel: Rebel Belle

Available: April 8, 2014

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? Roald Dahl

What’s your favorite thing about your book? That it’s PINK and there’s a DAGGER ON THE COVER! Oh, you mean like my favorite part about the inside? I like that when you strip away all the magical stuff- Oracles, ancient orders of knights, Mages- it’s a story about a girl trying to do the best she can to keep the people she loves safe and happy.

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. We could bond over our love for the name Cordelia, and she could possibly find a way to make raspberry cordial. Plus I could explain her a thing about how Gilbert Blythe is the DREAMIEST, and she needs to get on that.

Where do you write? I actually have two workspaces! I read a book awhile back called Steal Like An Artist, and the author suggested making two different spots for working if you could manage it. One should be a digital space- your computer, printer, all that jazz- and the other an analog space- pencils, notebooks, crayons if that’s your thing. So I have a little set up in the guest room that’s just my computer on a laptop desk. As you can see, I keep that area fairly Spartan!

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But then I also have a space in by bedroom that’s a lot comfier/cozier, and surrounded by things I love or find inspiring. That’s my Notebook Zone.

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Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Like a lot of girls, I went through a maaaajor Historical Lady Phase when I was younger, so it’s so hard to choose! I’m gonna go with Boudicca, though. Hard to beat a Fierce Celt Lady killing some Romans, you know?

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? Oh man, I probably tweet too much! As for my funniest tweet, it would probably be the one where I ranted about Luna and Neville not ending up together in Harry Potter, and declared that in my mind, they’re running Lovegood & Longbottom: Magical Detectives right now.

What is your favorite season? I live in Alabama, which means we only really have two seasons: Wet and Dear God Why Do People Live Here I Am Melting How Can One Person Sweat This Much. But every once and awhile, we get autumn for like a week, and I must say, I am very fond of that!

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Scotland. I go there every year, and it’s just a weirdly relaxing and rejuvenating place for me. I tend to feel happier and healthier there, and I always write a huge amount. And since I’m on a deadline right now, I could use that mental boost, to be honest.

Do you have any writing rituals? Nooooo! I am actually very ANTI-writing ritual because I have to be able to write everywhere, and I’m such a superstitious weirdo that I’m afraid that if I gave in to one teensy ritual, suddenly I would HAVE to do that ALL THE TIME or NO WRITING EVER AGAIN.

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Total cliché, but my family, safe, happy, laughing.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Tori Amos, 1998. She told a story about getting one of her songs from the ghost of a small child who stood at the foot of her bed, and we were all like, “….sounds legit.”

What are you currently working on? I’m writing my first Middle Grade novel, Journey’s End, about a group of kids solving a supernatural mystery in the Highlands of Scotland (told you that was a good writing place for me!) Plus I’m in the plotting stage of a new YA series involving American girls, British nobility, shenanigans, and sheep. Just…so many sheep. 

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Thanks, Rachel! We can’t wait to read what’s next!

You can find Rachel on Twitter.

Add Rebel Belle to your “to-read” shelf on Goodreads!

Purchase Rebel Belle from your favorite retailer.

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my-coldcaselove:

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

my-coldcaselove:

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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archiemcphee:

We love this awesome skull made from repurposed skateboard decks by Japanese artist Haroshi (previously featured here). The braces and gold tooth are nice touches. Haroshi is opening his second solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York on January 12. We wish we could attend.

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enbertussi:

#NorthBay #nerd #boardgames #Catan

enbertussi:

#NorthBay #nerd #boardgames #Catan

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nolabreq:

Boardgames day

nolabreq:

Boardgames day