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Map of the City Where Every Novel Takes Place

[via electricliterature.com]

In this bookish city, Animal Farm is a farm off of Wuthering Heights road. The park system includes Lunar Park, Jurassic Park, Mansfield Parkand The Asphalt Jungle. You can go hiking At the Mountains of Madness and Cold Mountain, or take a dip in Dead Lagoon.

Designed by Dorothy, you can purchase the map as a 60cm x 80cm print

Amazing.

Must have these now.

yalsa-ttt:

Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Speak up! Vote!

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via romanovz)

I love this. Want to know where feminism is headed? Read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.

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cheshirelibrary:

10 YA Books With Happy Endings

[via Mashable]

If you’re still railing against the end of the Divergent trilogy and wiping the mascara from your face after re-reading The Fault in Our Stars, you might be in the mood for a happier YA beach read this summer.

These books have their own forms of darkness, but the final chapters should leave you smiling, not sniffling.

  1.  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenez

  2. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

  3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

  4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

  5. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

  6. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

  7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

  9. Panic by Lauren Oliver

  10. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Finishing a book and smiling is at least equally as good as crying at the end, and maybe better.

Truth, Ruth.

Truth, Ruth.

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

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hellyeahpuckentine

Thank you, tiny potato

200 NOTES ON THIS HOW MANY INSPIRATIONAL POTATOES DO YOU NEED

Not sure why, but this is inspiring.

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