Could you recommend some LGBT books? Btw I love your blog :D
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I can’t think of many off the top of my head. But I am going to open this to others, because I know there is a pretty large post going around with a list.

perksofbeingafanboy:

any excuse to buy a book is a good one

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I dig your blog and love when you get nice messages since it makes you happy, which is all I want
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I dig your blog! I think it's pretty awesome, and feel like we would be good friends if we ever met. :)
Anonymous Asked

We can be good friends online!! Thanks nonnykins, You are super sweet ♥

August 20 2014, 10:39 AM   •   1 note
muchadoaboutmolly:

Well, woke up gross. BUT these babies came in the mail: my latest, greatest (only) bound academic work. I got an extra copy so if anyone’s interested in reading some prime Shakespeare criticism and a nerdy novel, let me know and I’ll put you on the extensive* waiting list. #marlborocollege #Plan #writing *not actually extensive yet (at Nostalgia Rd.)

muchadoaboutmolly:

Well, woke up gross. BUT these babies came in the mail: my latest, greatest (only) bound academic work. I got an extra copy so if anyone’s interested in reading some prime Shakespeare criticism and a nerdy novel, let me know and I’ll put you on the extensive* waiting list. #marlborocollege #Plan #writing *not actually extensive yet (at Nostalgia Rd.)

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Trying to convince my landlord that I should be allowed to foster this little adorable baby.

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neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.
It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.
Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

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I dig that you are perfection and awesome- role model makes me want to be better and if I even become half as good as you then I will be successful Hatters gonna hate Shake it off Erin
Anonymous Asked

Oh my goodness, thank you so much nonnykins! ♥

August 20 2014, 10:17 AM   •   5 notes
possessedbybooks:

Instead of reading from my TBR pile, I decided to re-read the Harry Potter series for the 5th time now. 📚

I don’t think anyone in the world can fault you for this.

possessedbybooks:

Instead of reading from my TBR pile, I decided to re-read the Harry Potter series for the 5th time now. 📚

I don’t think anyone in the world can fault you for this.

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shecarriedthestars:

This’ll be my first giveaway. I thought I’d do one to celebrate my finally going to college. I may do another one again pretty soon depending on how my first few weeks of college go. haha I’m not going to restrict you to any books because I can’t really recommend any books that aren’t pretty popular as it is or are classics you could get for free from Project Gutenberg. (You can see some of my favorites on my about me page.)Rules:
First and foremost, no giveaway blogs.
You must be following me. (At least for giveaway updates, but also for low quality pictures of my cats. No hard feelings if you unfollow me once this is done. Who knows, I may win you over with my charm.)
To enter reblog/like this post.
There will be one winner who may choose one book worth up to $15 (USD). There may be some wiggle room allowed depending on how much pricier the book is. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
The winner will have 48 hours from the time I message them to reply before I will choose another winner.
I’ll be using Book Depository so the giveaway is open internationally.
Obviously you’ll have to feel comfortable giving me your address. (No worries, I’m too poor and overwhelmed by my life as it is to stalk anyone.)
This giveaway ends September 1st of 2014. (I hope to be doing a lot of these so I thought I should list the year so it doesn’t keep going round and round. Which is also reason for the shorter entry time.) That’s on Eastern Time for the US. I think that’s GMT -5? I haven’t a clue if that’s the right way to list it.
I encourage anyone that needs any clarification to go ahead and message me. I’ll do my best to answer any questions.

shecarriedthestars:

This’ll be my first giveaway. I thought I’d do one to celebrate my finally going to college. I may do another one again pretty soon depending on how my first few weeks of college go. haha I’m not going to restrict you to any books because I can’t really recommend any books that aren’t pretty popular as it is or are classics you could get for free from Project Gutenberg. (You can see some of my favorites on my about me page.)

Rules:

  • First and foremost, no giveaway blogs.
  • You must be following me. (At least for giveaway updates, but also for low quality pictures of my cats. No hard feelings if you unfollow me once this is done. Who knows, I may win you over with my charm.)
  • To enter reblog/like this post.
  • There will be one winner who may choose one book worth up to $15 (USD). There may be some wiggle room allowed depending on how much pricier the book is. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • The winner will have 48 hours from the time I message them to reply before I will choose another winner.
  • I’ll be using Book Depository so the giveaway is open internationally.
  • Obviously you’ll have to feel comfortable giving me your address. (No worries, I’m too poor and overwhelmed by my life as it is to stalk anyone.)
  • This giveaway ends September 1st of 2014. (I hope to be doing a lot of these so I thought I should list the year so it doesn’t keep going round and round. Which is also reason for the shorter entry time.) That’s on Eastern Time for the US. I think that’s GMT -5? I haven’t a clue if that’s the right way to list it.


I encourage anyone that needs any clarification to go ahead and message me. I’ll do my best to answer any questions.

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teachingliteracy:

still life by Black Cocktail

teachingliteracy:

still life by Black Cocktail

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bookporn:

eastiseverywhere:

I recently got ticked off over a “Read the World” list that was still really centred on Western books.

Then I started thinking: what if there were a reading list of 100 books that reflected the actual demographics of the world population of 7.152 billion people right now?

Thus, behold my Listchallenge. Here are:

19 books from China;
17 from India;
4 from the US;
3 from Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan;
2 from Nigeria, Bangladesh, Japan and Mexico, and
1 each from the Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Turkey, DRC, Thailand, France, UK, Italy, Burma, South Africa, South Korea, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Kenya, Argentina, Algeria, Poland, Sudan, Uganda, Canada, Iraq, Morocco, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nepal, Afghanistan, Yemen, North Korea, Ghana, Mozambique, Australia and Taiwan.

50 books are by men. 49 are by women.1 is a work of divine revelation.

Authors (roughly) reflect the ethnic makeup of their nations – e.g. the South African author is Black, not white; the Malaysian author is Malay, not Chinese; one of the PRC authors is non-Han Chinese; one of the American authors is non-white.

I’ve tried to represent a range of historical periods and the most acclaimed writers in each section. Writers presented are those widely available in English - this is why Ding Ling, Zhang Yueran and Akka Mahadevi weren’t featured: because it’s really hard to find their work. Also, a writer is only of a nationality if s/he’s got/had citizenship of the area at some point - i.e. Jhumpa Lahiri is American, not Indian.

Sure, I know this list is problematic – smaller countries, like those of the Caribbean and Oceania, are kind of wiped out. But I’m open to change this. So send in your suggestions for changes if you’ve got them! 

And remember: if you’re gonna read the world, you might as well do it RIGHT.

Full list of books:

CHINA

The Analects of Confucius

The Tao Te Ching of Lao Zi

The Art of War by Sun Zi

The Poems of Li Qingzhao

The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng En

Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Shi Naian

Selected Stories of Lu Xun

Rickshaw Boy by Lao She

The Dyer’s Daughter by Xiao Hong

Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang

Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

The Republic of Wine by Mo Yan

The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa

Red Azalea by Anchee Min

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow by Wang Anyi

Daughter of the River by Hong Ying

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Good Women of China by Xinran

INDIA

The Ramayana of Valmiki

The Mahabharata by Vyasa

The Dhammapada of Buddha 

The Kural of Tiruvalluvar

The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mohandas K. Gandhi

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor 

Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT by Chetan Bhagat

A River Sutra by Gita Mehta

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi

Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai

Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 

Spouse: The Truth About Marriage by Shobhaa De 

Moving On by Shashi Deshpande

USA

The Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 

Beloved by Toni Morrison

INDONESIA

Letters from A Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini

This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer 

Saman by Ayu Utami

BRAZIL

Dom Casmurro by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Dona Flor and her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado

The Hours of the Star by Clarice Lispector

PAKISTAN

Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

NIGERIA

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamande Ngozi Adichie

BANGLADESH

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam

RUSSIA

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Poems of Anna Akhmatova

JAPAN

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

MEXICO

The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

PHILIPPINES

Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

VIETNAM

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

ETHIOPIA

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste

EGYPT

Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

GERMANY

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

IRAN

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

TURKEY

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

The Congo: From Leopold to Kabila: A People’s History by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

THAILAND

Letters from Thailand by Botan

FRANCE

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 

UK

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

ITALY

The Aeneid by Virgil

BURMA

Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi

SOUTH AFRICA

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

SOUTH KOREA

Please Look After Mother by Kyung Sook Shin

COLOMBIA

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

SPAIN

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself 

UKRAINE

The White Guard by Mikail Bulgakhov

TANZANIA

Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah

KENYA

Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa’Thiongo

ARGENTINA

The Topless Tower by Silvina Ocampo 

ALGERIA

Fantasia: An Algerian Calvacade by Assia Djebar

POLAND

The Poems of Wislawa Szymborska

SUDAN

Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

UGANDA

Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol by Okot p’Bitek

CANADA

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

IRAQ

The Poems of Rabia Basri

MOROCCO

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami

PERU

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

UZBEKISTAN

The Dancer from Khiva by Bibish

MALAYSIA

Kampung Boy by Lat

SAUDI ARABIA

The Quran

VENEZUELA

Doña Inés vs. Oblivion by Ana Teresa Torres

NEPAL

The End of the World by Sushma Joshi

AFGHANISTAN

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

YEMEN

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

NORTH KOREA

Eyes of the Tailless Animals by Soon Ok Lee

GHANA

Changes by Ama Ata Adoo

MOZAMBIQUE

Neighbours: A Story of a Murder by Lília Momplé

AUSTRALIA

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

TAIWAN

Notes of a Desolate Man by Chu Ti’en-Wen

This is a fantastic idea! And I think the Bookporn community can make this list grow. What do you say?

I’ll start adding some titles here (trying to stick to novels) and you can send me yours in a message. I’ll gather them and post and updated list!

Japan: The Sea of Fertility series by Yukio Mishima, Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

México: Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, Battles in the Desert by José Emilio Pacheco, Les Exilés de la Mémoire (Los Rojos de Ultramar) by Jordi Soler, The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz, Confabulario by Juan José Arreola, Popol Vuh, The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela, The Nine Guardians (Balún Canán) by Rosario Castellanos, Tear This Heart Out by Ángeles Mastretta.

Germany: Perfume by Patrick Süskind, Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, The Tin Drum by Günter Grass (born in Poland).

France: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (born in Morocco).

Italy: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (born in Cuba).

Colombia: Delirium by Laura Restrepo, Recipes for Sad Women by Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Tell Me Who I Am by Julia Navarro, See How Much I Love You by Luis Leante, Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones.

Argentina: The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato.

Canada: Dear Life by Alice Munro, In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honoré (born in Scotland), Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen.

Peru: Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo.

More:

Czech Republic: Slowness by Milan Kundera, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Israel: The Nimrod Flipout by Etgar Keret.

Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe.

Palestine: Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh

Portugal: Blindness by José Saramago, The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.

Uruguay: Memory of Fire series by Eduardo Galeano, The Decapitated Chicken and Ohter Stories by Horacio Quiroga, The Truce by Mario Benedetti.

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