Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve: With Links!

I can't tell if this is cute or AN EYESORE.

HOW IS IT ALMOST CHRISTMAS? I don't even understand where this year went. Wasn't it just summer? Wasn't it just 2011, like, last week? Anyway, I hope you are all having magnificent holidays, even if you don't celebrate Christmas and this isn't technically a holiday for you. I still hope your days are merry and bright and whatnot.

Anyway, I meant to post these fun links yesterday, but I was tragically without internet for a full twenty-four hours and could not. Let's catch up on the (two) posts I did this week, a few of the amazing bookish articles I read, and some of the tremendous giveaways floating around.

On the blog this week:

I read and reviewed DECKED WITH HOLLY by Marni Bates and it made me really hungry for a cupcake.

I read and reviewed LET IT SNOW by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle and it made me really want a teacup piglet.

Articles:

Not an article, really, but a HILARIOUS TUMBLOG started by YA author Maureen Johnson chronicling the passive aggressive notes she receives from her fruit loop neighbor. (via Tumblr) 

Author Diana Peterfreund responds to that YALSA article I linked to last week claiming her YA cover was whitewashed (via Livejournal)

YA author Erin Bowman's thoughts on the one and only Harry James Potter (nostlagia ahead) (via embowman.com)

An article on "Sex, YA books, and Some "E" Words" (via Stacked)

Tropes, Girl Protagonists, and Mollycoddling (via YA author S.E. Sinkhorn's blog)

13 Literary Families of Which You Wish You Were a Part (via Huffpost Books)

Cute Ideas for Wrapping Books! (via Book Riot)

My fave author Sarah Rees Brennan rolls her eyes at this "Sex in YA/New Adult is ruining our lives" business. Then my other fave author Leigh Bardugo gets all CAPSY WITH RAGE at a totally demeaning article on the same topic. (via tumblr)

My blogging buddy Shelver makes an excellent case for the worthiness of the New Adult category (via Bookshelvers Anonymous)

What exactly makes that Mr. Darcy so damn attractive? (via More Intelligent Life)

Isn't it obvious?


Giveaways

IT IS THE LAST DAY TO WIN MY GIVEAWAY! Free signed copy of SHADOW AND BONE and YEAR OF THE BEASTS! ALERT ALERRRRRT!

Enter to win an ARC of Unravel Me from Booking It With Hayley G

 Enter to win an ARC of Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook as part of Non Reluctant Reader's 3,000 Follower Giveaway!

Win 15 books in Anna Reads' holiday giveaway!

 Hey! is hosting a mystery box giveaway filled with stuff for ya readers!

Get lost in the depths of Renegade by J.A. Souders and enter to win a finished copy!

WHY DO I FIND THE MOST TERRIFYING GIFS?!

9 comments:

  1. Question. Am I the only one that reads Mr. Darcy as shy and socially-awkward instead of haughty and jerk-tastic?

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    1. NO! You are not! That's exactly what he is! I want to hug you right now! His problem is he totally sucks at making small talk.

      Darcy: "I do not have the talent which some people possess of conversing easily with those I have never seen before."

      Yeah, he's got a wee bit too much pride (a lot of it deserved, on some level; he's tall, handsome, intelligent, and well-born, after all), very little sense of humor, and he HATES to make any kind of fool of himself. But mostly he's just shy. It comes across as haughty and jerk-tastic, but he didn't know this until Elizabeth pointed it out to him. And I will end now, because I could go on and on and on about this for QUITE a while.

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    2. Oh my god yes. He always gets portrayed as this broody alpha-male in everything I've ever seen and I'm always "Did we read the same book? Is there some OTHER Pride and Prejudice you people are hiding from me? What is this?"

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    3. That would be awesome if there were some secret other Pride and Prejudice people had been hiding from me. I'd be both pissed of and excited for MORE Pride and Prejudice!

      Though Darcy is not without his broodingness and alpha-male-ness, most of the time he's being MISTAKEN for broody/alpha-ish, it's really because he's awkward. Poor Mr. Darcy. It's okay, we understand you. Let's hang out and make babies.

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  2. Yay! Love links! And your opening is JUST like my thoughts. Seriously, how can it already be Christmas already. I feel like it was literally yesterday when I told my mom in the beginning of the year that 2012 will be awesome. So while I feel a bit sad time is passing so quickly...I'm a bit impatient for my gifts :)

    And to Kirsten above, no, you are definitely not.

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    1. I have NO idea where 2012 went. I think the calendar is speeding up. And yay for gifts! (Misread that as GIFS for a moment, because I love gifs.) And yay for understanding Mr. Darcy!

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  3. Heeeey there's me again! Thanks, Gil! :)

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