Laurie Halse Anderson

Expanded Canon

mugglenet:

  • Dumbledore is 150, McGonagall is 70 (and is really an old softy; she just doesn’t act like it), Snape is 35 or 36.

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beatonna:

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butt-licking cat
see original here
Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.
Lyon, BM, Ms 6881, fol. 30r

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beatonna:

discardingimages:

butt-licking cat

see original here

Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.

Lyon, BM, Ms 6881, fol. 30r

Come for the butt licking cat, stay for all else.  Follow Discarding Images, you will enjoy.

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Victorian Ghosts Bookmarks by Marina’s Wishes.

Also check her Victorian Ladies Bookmarks.

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thehpalliance:

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, GET OUR BEST-SELLING T-SHIRT IN A LIMITED PUMPKIN SPICE EDITION.

Want to take your pumpkin spice game just a bit further? Ever wish there were a way to tell the world that you’re passionate about equality, literacy, and seasonal gourd-based flavor trends? Our pumpkin spice t-shirt is the answer to all your problems.

This limited edition version of our Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards t-shirt is only available through our Equality FTW fundraiser. Not only will you have a reminder of the spookiest spice all year round, you’ll be supporting the fight for equality. Donate now to get yours.

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fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

These things actually permeate your brain and plant little seeds that people then carry around with them and influence how they behave. And it’s so important to analyze this, especially when you have an audience of MILLIONS.

Here’s Why Racism’s Not “Just Comedy” - Chescaleigh

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humansofnewyork:

"We lived in different cities when we first met, and once a month he’d come to visit me. The first time he made the trip, I woke up at 2 AM, and he was singing outside my window with three guitar players. There was a popular song back then called ‘Gema,’ and he changed it to my name, ‘Gena.’""Can you remember the words?""Eres la gema que Dios convirtiera en mujer para bien de mi vida. Por eso quise cantar y gritar que te quiero mujer consentida.”[You are the gem that God turned into woman to make my life better.Thats why I want to sing and shout that I love you, beautiful woman.]”
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"We lived in different cities when we first met, and once a month he’d come to visit me. The first time he made the trip, I woke up at 2 AM, and he was singing outside my window with three guitar players. There was a popular song back then called ‘Gema,’ and he changed it to my name, ‘Gena.’"
"Can you remember the words?"
"Eres la gema que Dios convirtiera en mujer para bien de mi vida. 
Por eso quise cantar y gritar que te quiero mujer consentida.”
[You are the gem that God turned into woman to make my life better.
Thats why I want to sing and shout that I love you, beautiful woman.]”

(Mexico City, Mexico)

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"Gendered criticism has a silencing effect, not just on the women criticized, but on all women who come into contact with it. I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘I’m so glad I’m not published, that my writing is a hobby, so I don’t have to deal with this’,” she says “Every time something like this happens, some women’s ambitions get curtailed and quashed and discouraged, by both the thing itself and the culture’s reaction to it. And that’s the thing that keeps me up at night, not that one crazy man thinks I shouldn’t be writing."

Emily Gould in Salon.com (via rachelfershleiser)

Go Emily!!!!!!

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marjoleinhoekendijk:

autumntiming:

Pumpkin by Daniel Farò on Flickr.

☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

marjoleinhoekendijk:

autumntiming:

Pumpkin by Daniel Farò on Flickr.

☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

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Picked some late lavender and rosemary today and hung it dry in my writing cottage

Picked some late lavender and rosemary today and hung it dry in my writing cottage

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flitterling:

Northern lights on Kvaløya (Tromsø, Norway) by Lars Tiede

flitterling:

Northern lights on Kvaløya (Tromsø, Norway) by Lars Tiede

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nationalbook:

Carl Hiaasen’s latest tale of Florida’s ex-governor turned swamp resident vigilante is Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Lit. 
Meet Carl in person! Full schedule of The Skink— No Surrender book tour here.

nationalbook:

Carl Hiaasen’s latest tale of Florida’s ex-governor turned swamp resident vigilante is Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Lit. 

Meet Carl in person! Full schedule of The Skink— No Surrender book tour here.

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dduane:

petermorwood:

„Strumpfwaschmaschineangst“ (the uncertainty of what happens to socks in the wash) is a recognised condition somewhere I can’t quite remember at the moment, and a parable about the ineffability of life manipulated by a greater power than itself. Or something like that, anyway.

And my fave socks, the Rossmann ones, have done just this. Maddening.

dduane:

petermorwood:

„Strumpfwaschmaschineangst“ (the uncertainty of what happens to socks in the wash) is a recognised condition somewhere I can’t quite remember at the moment, and a parable about the ineffability of life manipulated by a greater power than itself.

Or something like that, anyway.

And my fave socks, the Rossmann ones, have done just this. Maddening.

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diversityinya:

This week’s diverse new releases are:

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews (Simon & Schuster)

“In a plainspoken and sometimes-humorous memoir, transgender teenager Andrews discusses his life so far. Andrews received national recognition when he was profiled on television’s Inside Edition as one half of a transgender teen couple (the other half, Katie Rain Hill, has written her own memoir, Rethinking Normal). In a conversational tone, the author describes events from his childhood and teen years. … Friendly and informative.” — Kirkus

Boy Trouble by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (K-Teen)

Book Description: Maya’s best friend Kennedi has flipped head over heels for her new boo, Kendrick. But when Maya learns Kennedi and Kendrick’s relationship is full of violence—and Kennedi is the aggressor—will she get her best friend to see love shouldn’t hurt? Meanwhile, Sheridan has found love too, but her Prince Charming isn’t all that he seems, and Sheridan won’t listen to anything her friends try to tell her. Maya is trying to navigate all of that while dealing with her own family drama as her parents go through a nasty divorce. How is a diva supposed to stay sane when everything around her is falling apart?

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill (Simon & Schuster)

“Katie knew she was a girl on the inside, even when she was a suicidal kid named Luke growing up in a disjointed family in Oklahoma. Bullied relentlessly at school and unsupported by administrators, other students’ parents, and even her own father, Katie finds an ally in her mother, who stands by her child as she starts dressing like a girl, legally changes her name, and travels to get genital reconstruction surgery the day after turning 18. … Being so open—and openly imperfect—makes Katie relatable on a human level, not just as a spokesperson.” — Publishers Weekly

Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books)

“Lost memories, a deadly pandemic flu and the children of D.C.’s elite come together in this sophisticated bio-thriller. … Johnson, who astounded with her cyberpunk teen debut, The Summer Prince (2013), immerses readers in the complexities of Bird’s world, especially her fraught relationship with her parents and the intersections of race and class at her elite prep school. The often lyrical third-person, present-tense narration, the compelling romance and the richly developed cast of characters elevate this novel far above more formulaic suspense fare. Utterly absorbing.” — Kirkus, starred review

Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez (Cinco Puntos)

“Residents of a declining neighborhood band together to turn their economy around by building a tourist attraction. Masi spent her life working in her family’s bakery in Pig Park, so named for the lard company that, until outsourcing, provided most of the area’s jobs. The multiethnic Chicago neighborhood agrees to the outlandish scheme of building a ‘Gran Pirámide’ in their park, as a famous community developer suggests. … The story of a community working together is uplifting.” — Kirkus

The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond (Scholastic)

“That 20th-century speculative-fiction staple, the what-if-Hitler-won-the-war alternate history, meets 21st-century special-girl dystopia. It’s been almost a century since the Axis powers divided a conquered North America among them: Japan in the west, Germany in the east, and Italy in the Dakotas. In the Nazi-controlled Shenandoah Valley, 16-year-old half-Japanese Zara is an Untermensch, a half-breed fit only for scut work. Though she works all hours as both a janitor and a farm girl, Zara desperately wants Uncle Red to allow her to join the Revolutionary Alliance, the anti-Nazi underground. … Overall, a satisfying and appropriately hectic action adventure.” — Kirkus

Schizo: A novel by Nic Sheff (Philomel)

“Sheff’s novel reveals the painful and confusing world of teenage schizophrenia through the experience of Miles, a junior at a small San Francisco private school. … Readers fascinated by the dark side of the human mind in realistic fiction will enjoy this deft portrayal of a brain and a life spiraling out of control. Miles is an endearing character whose difficult journey will generate compassion and hope.” — School Library Journal

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Harlequin Teen)

“Sarah Dunbar, a black high school senior in the graduating class of 1959, is nervous about entering the formerly all-white Jefferson High School with nine of her black classmates. … The big issues of school desegregation in the 1950s, interracial dating, and same-sex couples have the potential to be too much for one novel, but the author handles all with aplomb. What makes it even better is that both Linda’s and Sarah’s points of view are revealed as the novel unfolds, giving meaning to their indoctrinated views. Educators looking for materials to support the civil rights movement will find a gem in this novel, and librarians seeking titles for their LGBT displays should have this novel on hand.” — VOYA

Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters (Simon Pulse)

“Mara Stonebrook knows she does not belong; she is ”different.“ Her small town is conservative and strictly religious. … Mara has managed to escape her father’s abuse for 15 years, but she knows that if anyone finds out her deepest secret, that she is a lesbian, she will be punished as an abomination in the eyes of their conservative church. If her father finds out, she will be lucky to live. Keeping her secret is easy until Xylia comes to town. … Emotionally wrenching, this novel will resonate with students struggling with their own sexual orientation.” — School Library Journal

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (Dutton)

“When 10th grader Jam Gallahue meets British exchange student Reeve Maxfield, she fees like she finally understands love, and when she loses him, she can’t get over it. Her grief eventually lands her at the Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school for “emotionally fragile, highly intelligent” teenagers. … Making her YA debut, acclaimed author Wolitzer writes crisply and sometimes humorously about sadness, guilt, and anger.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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