"Young Adult" Books/Franchises I Wouldn’t Mind Being Popular Instead Of Harry Potter

  • Through Wolf’s Eyes (Firekeeper series)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
  • Young Avengers comics
  • Cirque du Freak series
  • Young Avengers
  • Percy Jackson And The Olympians (Camp Half-Blood series)
  • The Sight
  • His Dark Materials series
  • Books Of Ember series
  • Young Avengers
  • Runemarks
  • Blood and Chocolate

Honestly, people. So much more interesting and probably better written all around. Also, supporting Young Avengers pushes more people (and Marvel) to acknowledge a groundbreaking, strong young gay couple with their characters NOT defined by their sexuality; rather just a simple part of who they are. Separately, they have powers and lineage that can change the fate of worlds and reality itself. Together, they become whole in the perfect-yet-realistic way most people only dream of.

While we’re at it: You really, really should be reading ANYTHING other than Twilight, but the #1 thing to replace that hunk of crap would be the Vassalord series. Real vampires (and a hot, badass vampire/cyborg/priest), real blood feasting, real devotion, real entertainment.

Thus concludes my probably vicodin-withdrawal-inspired rant. You’re Welcome.

I don’t like Romeo & Juliet

unpopular-opinions:

The ending is bad because no one is worth killing yourself over. I think Shakespeare in general is overrated. H.P. Lovecraft should be on the required reading list.

I cannot like this opinion enough! It isn’t some great love story; they’re teenagers! All kids that age think they’re the most in love anyone could ever be and to be apart would be worse than death. They’re drama queens. But they’ll cry for a week then get infatuated with someone else. Romeo & Juliet not only ruined their lives, but killed friends and family in the process. People smarter than they were who tried to talk sense into them? Dead thanks to raging hormones. 

I find the story more a morbid comedy, or warning to teach your fool kids better.

mlleraquel:

bookfessions:

Credit: doubledoubletoiltrouble

The librarian in me flinched upon reading that little orange rectangle. 

Among my thoughts of “WTF is wrong with this person and how boring is their life? They stopped reading for reasons we all do. The bus came, the class ended, it was time for bed, they had to put the book down to wipe,” was also a very loud “NOOOOO!”
I can’t. My blood pressure slightly rose. I have a hard time even opening my books all the way for a while because of creased spines. I frown if the dust jacket gets dirty. I can’t lend a book to someone unless i’m in the vicinity of it the whole time. I’m a neurotic tick away from being Filbert from Rocko’s Modern Life.

mlleraquel:

bookfessions:

Credit: doubledoubletoiltrouble

The librarian in me flinched upon reading that little orange rectangle. 

Among my thoughts of “WTF is wrong with this person and how boring is their life? They stopped reading for reasons we all do. The bus came, the class ended, it was time for bed, they had to put the book down to wipe,” was also a very loud “NOOOOO!”

I can’t. My blood pressure slightly rose. I have a hard time even opening my books all the way for a while because of creased spines. I frown if the dust jacket gets dirty. I can’t lend a book to someone unless i’m in the vicinity of it the whole time. I’m a neurotic tick away from being Filbert from Rocko’s Modern Life.

(via xxxraquelita)

Whoa. Brilliant.
ianbrooks:

Metaphorical Kind for Charles Dickens by rachel walsh:

Interweb project: “Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900”.  I made this to explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens. “I made the book start to finish over five days, and it took about 35 hours to make I reckon. It was pretty painstaking cutting out all the gaps in the book itself, and making the books to go inside. They’re all bound like actual books, so as I waited for them to glue and dry I would design the covers for them. All the covers are copies of real book covers. They include many of Dickens’s novels, his favorite childhood books, and some of my own.”

Trying to explain new-fangled techmanological jobbies in more archaic terms is an intriguing concept. Just think: how would you explain cars to a time-displaced historical figure? Self-propelled horseless carriages. Credit cards: tiny banking storage journal. The Internet: a series of tubes used to look at material the Vatican deems sinful. But Rachel nailed the Kindle here: it’s kind of like a book with a bunch of little books in it.

Whoa. Brilliant.

ianbrooks:

Metaphorical Kind for Charles Dickens by rachel walsh:

Interweb project: “Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900”.  I made this to explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens. “I made the book start to finish over five days, and it took about 35 hours to make I reckon. It was pretty painstaking cutting out all the gaps in the book itself, and making the books to go inside. They’re all bound like actual books, so as I waited for them to glue and dry I would design the covers for them. All the covers are copies of real book covers. They include many of Dickens’s novels, his favorite childhood books, and some of my own.”

Trying to explain new-fangled techmanological jobbies in more archaic terms is an intriguing concept. Just think: how would you explain cars to a time-displaced historical figure? Self-propelled horseless carriages. Credit cards: tiny banking storage journal. The Internet: a series of tubes used to look at material the Vatican deems sinful. But Rachel nailed the Kindle here: it’s kind of like a book with a bunch of little books in it.

(via ianbrooks)

I don’t like Harry Potter. I never got into it.

Oh hey.

There should be a club so i don’t feel like the only one in the world not sorting real people into fictional teams or not giving one shit about the last movie.

Your “childhood” is not over anymore than mine was when Jim Henson died, The Disney Afternoon retired, Ninja Turtles ended, MST3K was canceled, they tore down Nickelodeon Studios, or George Lucas colored over the original Trilogy with a crayon so i’m forced to make my dad’s non-special-edition VHS tapes last until i die. You’ll get over it. 

I can’t wait for this Harry Potter crap to finally be over.

Preach it

I thought this might amuse Bug and Lily

You’ve sauntered through Central Park, ridden the famous subway, and seen every sight that your guidebooks suggest - but, sigh - New York City still leaves you uninspired. With this petite paperback sitting on your shelf, your blase attitude toward the Big Apple won’t be alone! Compiled by Avery Monsen and Jory John, this book examines each neighborhood, attraction, or notion about New York with a series of witty observations and objections, followed by an outline of its pros, cons, and a final, comical conclusion. Illustrated with color photographs that are peppered with additional tongue-in-cheek tidbits, this sarcastic survey of the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ will speak to your “so what?” sentiments, whether you’re a New Yorker who wasn’t swept away by the soot, or a one-time visitor who won’t be writing home about it.

I thought this might amuse Bug and Lily

You’ve sauntered through Central Park, ridden the famous subway, and seen every sight that your guidebooks suggest - but, sigh - New York City still leaves you uninspired. With this petite paperback sitting on your shelf, your blase attitude toward the Big Apple won’t be alone! Compiled by Avery Monsen and Jory John, this book examines each neighborhood, attraction, or notion about New York with a series of witty observations and objections, followed by an outline of its pros, cons, and a final, comical conclusion. Illustrated with color photographs that are peppered with additional tongue-in-cheek tidbits, this sarcastic survey of the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ will speak to your “so what?” sentiments, whether you’re a New Yorker who wasn’t swept away by the soot, or a one-time visitor who won’t be writing home about it.

ianbrooks:

The Basement Stacks by Wary Meyers
“Warey Myers designed this installation for the new offices of Portland’s VIA Advertising Agency, which are in the Baxter Building, home to the Portland Public Library from 1888-1960: Books breaking through the (faux) wall downstairs, referencing the “basement stacks” every library has. In this case it’s as if those stacks had been sealed up during some remodel, and are anthropomorphically breaking through, referencing the old library, history, roots, poltergeists…”


(via: boingboing)

ianbrooks:

The Basement Stacks by Wary Meyers

“Warey Myers designed this installation for the new offices of Portland’s VIA Advertising Agency, which are in the Baxter Building, home to the Portland Public Library from 1888-1960: Books breaking through the (faux) wall downstairs, referencing the “basement stacks” every library has. In this case it’s as if those stacks had been sealed up during some remodel, and are anthropomorphically breaking through, referencing the old library, history, roots, poltergeists…”

(via: boingboing)

tiefighters:

Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
By Daniel Wallace

Description

Press the button, open the case, and unleash the madness…

As various Sith Lords rose to power, they recorded their thoughts and plans to take control of the galaxy. Over the years, these writings were passed among numerous Sith and Jedi. In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious recovered what remained of five pivotal Sith texts. He then wrote a sixth text—his own manifesto. Together, these documents, along with several Sith artifacts, create the Book of Sith.

Specs

ISBN: 9781612182612 Release

Date: February 10, 2012

Hardcover.
160 pages.
Motorized Holocron case with lights and sound.

Includes 7 removable features: A note from Luke, a scrap of a Sith burial shroud, a battle map from the Great Galactic War, a Sith lightsaber crystal, a Nightsister talisman, a diagram detailing Palpatine’s political strategies during the Clone Wars, and a propaganda poster for the Galactic Empire.

Watch the Trailer.

Where to buy.

WHO DARES BAN ‘THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY’ AND MARK FUCKING TWAIN?!
And, ya know, the others. But most of my rage for that!

WHO DARES BAN ‘THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY’ AND MARK FUCKING TWAIN?!

And, ya know, the others. But most of my rage for that!

(via daddyneedshiscrown)

ianbrooks:

United States of Bookshelf by Ron Arad
It may not be the most practical design, but goddamned if it isnt the most patriotic. Now you just need to go all the way and get Merica-shaped everything in your house: throw rugs, waterbed, toilets, what’s stopping you?

(source: timothytaylorgallery / via: thisiswhyimbroke)


I’m a bit insulted yet not surprised there’s nothing to fit in Rhode Island

ianbrooks:

United States of Bookshelf by Ron Arad

It may not be the most practical design, but goddamned if it isnt the most patriotic. Now you just need to go all the way and get Merica-shaped everything in your house: throw rugs, waterbed, toilets, what’s stopping you?

(source: timothytaylorgallery / via: thisiswhyimbroke)

I’m a bit insulted yet not surprised there’s nothing to fit in Rhode Island

lumos5000:

helloyoucreatives:

You are never alone with a good book. This charming campaign is from Grey Tel Aviv. Via Taxi 

this is amazing!!! why have i not seen it before!!

(via brightontheoutside)

Dudes check this out.

awkwardmastermind:

Okay so there’s this website called litographs that prints entire(or almost entire) books onto t-shirts. I mean seriously. look at this shit. 

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They have Le Mis

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They have the phantom of the opera

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They have the adventures of sherlock holmes

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They have Leonardo da Vinci’s note books

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They even have EDGAR. ALLAN. FREAKING. POE.

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I AM SO EXCITED GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA

you can get them here

(via ghostofpatroclus)

Want to help me with an English assignment for class?

quietlypoetic:

For my English class, we are writing a research paper. By definition, this involves research. The paper is discussing the issue of the print book vs the e-reader. 

If you want to help, there is a link below to a short survey. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete and it would be a great help to me. 

https://bsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4McsQMQ8kmmXZad

Thank you for your time!

(also, feel free to share this post to your friends or followers, this survey is not limited to any country, race, gender, etc.)