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Jul 29, 2014

Dear bullet-journaling friends & fellow stationery nerds,
Did you know that Chronicle is running a sale through 7/31? They are. I am here to enable all your bargain-hunting needs, and so it pleases me to share with you that the code FRIENDS will get you 35% off everything at their lovely website. Go on. Get your life & then tell me what you bought!
Love,
Sophie

Dear bullet-journaling friends & fellow stationery nerds,

Did you know that Chronicle is running a sale through 7/31? They are. I am here to enable all your bargain-hunting needs, and so it pleases me to share with you that the code FRIENDS will get you 35% off everything at their lovely website. Go on. Get your life & then tell me what you bought!

Love,

Sophie

Jul 29, 2014

continuants:

peachtreekeen:

jennyjennybobenny:

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Aggressively Enjoying Summer

"Of all people on earth at this time, Leonardo DiCaprio is having the most fun. As a grown-up with a Super Soaker, he possesses the joy of an entire summer camp. His happiness is every lemonade stand, his delight is every four-leaf clover, his ecstasy is every ice-cream cone with rainbow sprinkles."

Leo doesn’t even care if you are judging his cargo shorts.

Aw, yay, Leo!

I need to print this out and hang it up as a reminder to feel this way every day.

Leo: living his best life. http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/07/leonardo-dicaprio-aggressively-enjoying-summer.html?mid=facebook_thecutblog

continuants:

peachtreekeen:

jennyjennybobenny:

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Aggressively Enjoying Summer

"Of all people on earth at this time, Leonardo DiCaprio is having the most fun. As a grown-up with a Super Soaker, he possesses the joy of an entire summer camp. His happiness is every lemonade stand, his delight is every four-leaf clover, his ecstasy is every ice-cream cone with rainbow sprinkles."

Leo doesn’t even care if you are judging his cargo shorts.

Aw, yay, Leo!

I need to print this out and hang it up as a reminder to feel this way every day.

Leo: living his best life.

Jul 29, 2014

We Need Diverse Books Announces Incorporation as a Non-Profit and Inaugural Advisory Board

diversityinya:

weneeddiversebooks:

Grassroots organization files for incorporation as a non-profit organization in the state of Pennsylvania, and welcomes its first advisory board members, authors Grace Lin, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Cindy Pon

New York City, NY (July 28, 2014) More than…

Great news from WNDB executive team! I’m (Cindy Pon) thrilled and honored to have been invited to join the Advisory Board for WNDB and will be representing Diversity in YA and supporting WNDB’s diversity initiatives. WNDB has already accomplished so much in so short a time—looking forward to seeing what the future months will bring!

Holy wow, this is awesome. Congratulations, weneeddiversebooks!

(via teencenterspl)

Jul 26, 2014

twobossydames:

TWO BOSSY DAMES Link Round-Up for Thursday, July 24
God Help The Girl trailer. Indie pop buttons: PUSHED.  httbuff.ly/WEGYBT 
Drool with us over these vintage endpapers from Norway’s Bergen Library: http://buff.ly/1rDVerx 
Uncommon Household: an early American same-sex marriage. So moving. buff.ly/1r8XjIw  
Rebecca Traister’s SEARING piece on telling men I DON’T CARE IF YOU LIKE IT: http://buff.ly/1ryOdGX  
Kiesza’s “Hideaway”: 2014 Cyd Charisse & Gene Kelly? buff.ly/1odVgUx  
These gobsmacking photos of high-rise apartment buildings by Michael Wolf: http://buff.ly/1nwU3a4 
Bow down, bitches, before the unalloyed GENIUS of Beverly Cleary.  http:/buff.ly/1nsg61z  
On loving The Mountain Goats more than is *strictly* sane or reasonable: http://buff.ly/1nx5OgS 
GIF set: Chris Evans, King of the Perfect Eyelashes  http://buff.ly/1rymiHg  
And finally! Get 2 YEARS WORTH of vintage YA (25 books!) for the price of 1 year of Lizzie Skurnick Books http://buff.ly/1x7lloW [Ed: actually, this deal ended at 9PM on Friday, 7/25, but we can’t NOT tell you about how fabulous this imprint is, as it brings back into print lost classes of middle grade & YA literature. I mean, come ON: ]

twobossydames:

TWO BOSSY DAMES Link Round-Up for Thursday, July 24

  1. God Help The Girl trailer. Indie pop buttons: PUSHED.
  2. Drool with us over these vintage endpapers from Norway’s Bergen Library:
  3. Uncommon Household: an early American same-sex marriage. So moving.
  4. Rebecca Traister’s SEARING piece on telling men I DON’T CARE IF YOU LIKE IT:  
  5. Kiesza’s “Hideaway”: 2014 Cyd Charisse & Gene Kelly?
  6. These gobsmacking photos of high-rise apartment buildings by Michael Wolf:  
  7. Bow down, bitches, before the unalloyed GENIUS of Beverly Cleary.
  8. On loving The Mountain Goats more than is *strictly* sane or reasonable:
  9. GIF set: Chris Evans, King of the Perfect Eyelashes
  10. And finally! Get 2 YEARS WORTH of vintage YA (25 books!) for the price of 1 year of Lizzie Skurnick Books [Ed: actually, this deal ended at 9PM on Friday, 7/25, but we can’t NOT tell you about how fabulous this imprint is, as it brings back into print lost classes of middle grade & YA literature. I mean, come ON: ]

Jul 20, 2014

theyuniversity:



Mom: shh, honey, don’t wake up Daddy, he’s taking a nap. Me, age 3: oh, did something he ate have a soporific effect?Mom, to self: I guess she was listening when I read The Flopsy Bunnies aloud! And that’s how my parents realized they were raising a word nerd.

theyuniversity:

Mom: shh, honey, don’t wake up Daddy, he’s taking a nap.
Me, age 3: oh, did something he ate have a soporific effect?
Mom, to self: I guess she was listening when I read The Flopsy Bunnies aloud!

And that’s how my parents realized they were raising a word nerd.

Jul 19, 2014

(Source: myjetpack, via mollymwetta)

Jul 17, 2014

"I pray to live life expectantly: “What’s gonna happen on Sunday?” And on Sunday, “What’s gonna happen on Monday?” In the meantime, STAY WHERE YOU FUCKING ARE. And enjoy it the best way you know how."

—Elaine Stritch’s The Last Word, over at the New York Times. (via twobossydames)

I know Elaine Stritch said this (because I heard & transcribed it), but I read it in the voice of Al Swearengen.

Jul 16, 2014

darienlibrary:

oupacademic:

What do you call a group of jellyfish? Find out more unusual words for groups of animals.

seems like a missed opportunity to let the world know that a group of ferrets is called A BUSINESS OF FERRETS.

Let’s not forget an unkindness of ravens, which is also the title of a SUPER creepy mystery by Joan Aiken. http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/07/what-do-you-call-a-group-of/

darienlibrary:

oupacademic:

What do you call a group of jellyfish? Find out more unusual words for groups of animals.

seems like a missed opportunity to let the world know that a group of ferrets is called A BUSINESS OF FERRETS.

Let’s not forget an unkindness of ravens, which is also the title of a SUPER creepy mystery by Joan Aiken.

Jul 16, 2014

barfpop:

before discovering lana del rey

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after discovering lana del rey

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(via xojanedotcom)

Jul 16, 2014

catshatereading:

Bamboo hates The Boleyn Inheritance. Probably because it’s upside down, sure that’s why.
(submitted by Amanda)

Cats are all up in everyone’s literary grill, the cute, furry bastards.

catshatereading:

Bamboo hates The Boleyn Inheritance. Probably because it’s upside down, sure that’s why.

(submitted by Amanda)

Cats are all up in everyone’s literary grill, the cute, furry bastards.