A Willing Suspension of Reality

Books of all shapes and sizes, brand new and battered.

Book 57/100

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I had to order a book for a friend off the Barnes & Noble website, and I was supremely disappointed that my Top Priority books on my Chapters wishlist (Bordertown and Kamikaze Girls) weren’t in stock, so I hopped back over to the Chapters site and got these! I think I’ll eternally prefer the Chapters site since 1) it’s prettier, 2) it functions better (at work the other day I was trying to add books to my wishlist and it kept giving me error messages…?) and 3) I have my wishlist and everything all set up nicely already on the Chapters site.

Book Haul: July 26

My first purchase from Chapters in months! The first book is Diva, by Jillian Larkin. Its the 3rd book in the Flappers series, which I adore. The second book is the first volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series. I’ve been trying to get back into reading manga recently, but its been so long since I’ve bought one that I didn’t recognize most of the titles! 

Fun story: I used to have a huuuuge manga collection, but I started getting rid of series slowly since I wasn’t enjoying them as much as I used to (the problem was mostly that I was very bad at sticking to one or two series at a time). In the last year I gave away the last of my collection— including some relatively rare books— except for one series. Now I really wish I hadn’t and I’m trying to rebuild it.
Book 56/100
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

"I still should have reported Vinson at the Temple of the Goddess," Kel said stubbornly.

"Very well, you should have done," Buri agreed, her face sober. "Next time, you will. And while it won’t heal his victims, here’s something for you to drink besides self-pity. No court in the land could put him through what he did to those girls. The Chamber did. I’ve seen the marks of beatings. The Chamber is making him feel every blow, kick, and punch he doled out. And I bet that will continue for a while."

She sighed and picked up a second bun. “The world is imperfect, Kel. But you do more than your share to set things right. Next time, report it. Even if nothing is done because the one reported is too powerful, a record will be made. When he does it again, the record will show he won’t stop.”

—   Squire by Tamora Pierce- Protector of the Small series (via smile-and-rain-glitter)

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Book 55/100

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

I’ve been searching for a book for a present for a friend and it was out of stock on Chapters and stupidly expensive on Amazon and I just realized Barnes & Noble ships to Canada and the book is in stock there! So if any of you Canadians are bemoaning a lack of books on the Chapters site I highly recommend checking Barnes & Noble.

Got my dystopic future fix while waiting for my prescription today.
This is the aftermath of my very first vlog for this blog! The topic of this video is my top 12 favourite authors! After I’m done putting all these books back (a daunting task) ill start editing it and hopefully have it up within a couple days!
Book 54/100
The Daring Game by Kit Pearson


This week’s diverse new releases:

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno (HarperTeen)

“In this mystery unraveled in reverse, Molly begins to fit together pieces of a life only half-remembered, due to frequent blackouts. … The protagonist’s Dissociative Identity Disorder allows her characterization to unfold slowly, the narrative building on short bursts of memories that go further back in time, revealing more secrets further in to the story. … The race to uncover Molly’s truth will keep readers turning pages.” — School Library Journal

Idols by Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown)

“Following Icons (2013), the Icon Children run for their lives while the mysteries behind the alien invaders unravel. With only the briefest of recaps, the narration drops the readers straight into action. … A fast, fun read for fans of the first.” — Kirkus


‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

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I opened a secret Facebook group dedicated to finding a third pronoun in Hebrew that will serve people who don’t feel comfortable with man and/or woman pronouns. This task is extra hard in hebrew because all verbs are either in man or woman form so I want as many hebrew speakers who could use this (either combined with other pronouns or on its own) to contact me and join this group

thank you very much

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I love this post.

tabling, for the moment, how much I loathe “said is dead”

but the rest of this is brilliant

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10 African American YA Authors to Know

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Lamar Giles

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Stephanie Kuehn

Kekla Magoon

Walter Dean Myers

  • The 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and winner of the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement.
  • www.walterdeanmyers.net

Jason Reynolds

Ni-Ni Simone

Sherri L. Smith

Jacqueline Woodson

Bil Wright

  • A playwright, director, and author of the YA novels Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy and Sunday You Learn How to Box.
  • www.bilwright.com

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