1. 16:45 4th Jul 2012

    Notes: 1120

    Reblogged from aestheticrequiem

    Tags: booksoh dear

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  2. 21:51 15th May 2012

    Notes: 465691

    Reblogged from littlei3ird

    Tags: bedbooks

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    littlei3ird:

theoriginalbitchlady:

Bbbys I need this

Holy crud. I need this in my life. Perfect space for my books. <3

Best. Idea. EVER.

    littlei3ird:

    theoriginalbitchlady:

    Bbbys I need this

    Holy crud. I need this in my life. Perfect space for my books. <3

    Best. Idea. EVER.

    (Source: )

     
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    typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
Boys are better at math than girls
Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 
Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

    typingfrantically:

    Let me talk to you about books.

    Specifically, one book. This book.

    This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

    This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

    This book debunks such myths as:

    • Boys are better at math than girls
    • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
    • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
    • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
    • And many other such myths.

    Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

    • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
    • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
    • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
    • Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

    AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

    Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

    (Source: chromaluv)

     
  4. HOW YOU CAN HELP AUTHORS

    justaturnofthedial:

    Here are some ways you can help authors whose work you like, with varying levels of costs incurred. Obviously, some are more or less applicable to various authors.

    • Buy the book. If you can, buy it from a brick-and-mortar bookstore. If you want to buy it online or in e-pub format, order it from one of the links on the author’s website.
    • Give them money (besides buying the book). Some writers, especially those whose work is free online, sell accompanying merch. Consider buying some if you can afford it, or ask for it as gifts during a holiday season (that’s how I get all my cool swag).
    • Give other writers money. Lots of writers and lit mags use websites like Kickstarter to fund writing projects (here’s just one). When you’re in a charitable mood, check those out! Some writers also sell their work on Etsy and other sites. Consider also donating to Duotrope or any other local or online organizations that support authors, libraries, literacy programs, etc.
    • Promote the book. Recommend it to friends. Give it as a gift. Review it for a local publication. Request that your library or local bookstore order it. Read it with a book club. If you’re in school, suggest that professors consider using it for a class.
    • Get involved in online promotion. This is big for authors right now. “Like” the author’s or book’s Facebook page. Follow them on Twitter & “retweet” promotional stuff. “Pin” about the book. Tumbl it, post to r/books, add it on goodreads, use whatever corner of the internet you prefer. Always link to their website and purchasing links for the book. Check out and support their online projects. If the author has a blog or forums, leave some comments.
    • Tell them they’re awesome. Writers don’t get the star treatment and they’re generally pretty accessible. Send them an email, tweet at them, or otherwise drop them a line to say you loved their work.
    • Hire them. If you go to school or live near a library or bookstore, request that they invite the writer to come do a reading or signing. This might take a ton of legwork on your part if you want to actually organize the event, but sometimes just letting people know there’s interest in a particular writer can get something rolling.
    • Help out. If you’re a writer yourself, give your buddies a leg up. Volunteer with a literacy or writing organization like 826 National or Girls Write Now. Share good feedback where it’s requested, from r/writing to Scribophile.
    • Fight piracy. Don’t pirate books. If you see a link to a pirated book, pass it along to the author. Get educated about copyright law, creative commons licenses, and the effects of book piracy on authors. Make it a point to support publishers, writers and distributors whose copyright policies you agree with and to avoid those you see as part of the problem. In your own projects, be purposeful with your own copyright policies.
     
  5. Breaking: #OWS currently being raided by the NYPD. Library of 5,000+ books to the dumpster.

    stfuconservatives:

    cwnl:

    Via

    Somewhere out there Ray Bradbury is knowingly smirking.

    -Joe

    I’m going to cry.

    (Source: afro-dominicano)

     
  6. firstbook:

Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.
Please Re-blog!
To learn more about First Book, please visit: www.firstbook.org

    firstbook:

    Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on TumblrFacebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.

    Please Re-blog!

    To learn more about First Book, please visit: www.firstbook.org

     
  7. (Source: beautifullygoth)

     
  8. 16:15 4th Nov 2011

    Notes: 8844

    Reblogged from carriemp

    Tags: bookslit

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    prettybooks:

Orca Books, Olympia, WA (by Sarah Enni)

    prettybooks:

    Orca Books, Olympia, WA (by Sarah Enni)

     
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    roryjustpunchedhitler:

GIVEAWAY TIME
So, people were asking me whether or not I’d sell these posters, and I figured it’d be nice to give one away since I like mine very, very much. :3 So, that’s what I’m doing! 
Rules: 
You don’t have to be following me, but if you do, it’ll count as an extra vote.
You can reblog this post a total of FIVE times. Any more than that, and you’re disqualified. Sorry, dears. 
Likes don’t count. At all. Ever. 
On November 5th, I’ll pick a winner with a random number generator. You’ll be informed via your ask box, and if you send me your address, I’ll send you a poster! If not, I’ll move on. 
BUT WAIT. I’ve got something else to tell you. During the duration of this contest, if you head over to this site (which is where I had it made and shipped from, so keep in mind what it actually looks like compared to the computer generated image), you can buy a poster in case you decide you don’t want to gamble and you definitely want a poster, or you want one to give to your local library/friend/grandma and all the money made will go to Reading Is Fundamental. 
Good luck and feel free to leave an ask if you have any questions!

    roryjustpunchedhitler:

    GIVEAWAY TIME

    So, people were asking me whether or not I’d sell these posters, and I figured it’d be nice to give one away since I like mine very, very much. :3 So, that’s what I’m doing! 

    Rules: 

    1. You don’t have to be following me, but if you do, it’ll count as an extra vote.
    2. You can reblog this post a total of FIVE times. Any more than that, and you’re disqualified. Sorry, dears. 
    3. Likes don’t count. At all. Ever. 

    On November 5th, I’ll pick a winner with a random number generator. You’ll be informed via your ask box, and if you send me your address, I’ll send you a poster! If not, I’ll move on. 

    BUT WAIT. I’ve got something else to tell you. During the duration of this contest, if you head over to this site (which is where I had it made and shipped from, so keep in mind what it actually looks like compared to the computer generated image), you can buy a poster in case you decide you don’t want to gamble and you definitely want a poster, or you want one to give to your local library/friend/grandma and all the money made will go to Reading Is Fundamental

    Good luck and feel free to leave an ask if you have any questions!

    (Source: emissortofmovingdude)

     
  10. gothiccharmschool:

One of Clovis the Devilbunny’s favorite books, of course.
americangothgirl:

One of my favourite childhood books.
rainyautumntwilight:

Cutest rabbit ever



THIS BOOK WAS AND STILL IS MY JAM

    gothiccharmschool:

    One of Clovis the Devilbunny’s favorite books, of course.

    americangothgirl:

    One of my favourite childhood books.

    rainyautumntwilight:

    Cutest rabbit ever

    THIS BOOK WAS AND STILL IS MY JAM

    (Source: scenecursewhim)