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cityof-heavenlybooks:

cityof-heavenlybooks:

I’ve reached 100 followers, and I really just want to thank you all with a book giveaway! (You guys really are the best, ily.) The great part about these books is that they are all signed by their authors!

Rules:

  • Please be following me, remember that this is to thank all of my followers!
  • This will be international, since I will be using Books Of Wonder.
  • There will be two winners.
  • The first winner will be selected randomly on August 19th, and the second will be selected on August 24th
  • Reblog and/or like to enter.You may reblog this post as many times as you want, but try not to annoy your followers! 
  • No giveaway blogs, please!
  • The books pictured are all signed by their authors. If you don’t see one you’d like, you may pick any book (under $20) of your choice  from Book Depository, but it will not be a signed copy.
  • The top set of books are hardcovers, while the bottom set are paperbacks. You can choose from either selection.
  • Please be sure that you are comfortable with giving me your address. (I promise that I won’t be doing anything with it besides sending you your book!)
  • Make sure your ask box is open. I will be contacting you through it.
  • If the winners decide to be mundanes and not respond in 48 hours, I will be selecting new ones in their place.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks again everyone. Good luck, and happy reading! xx

Okay Books of Wonder added some more books to their signed collection:

  • The Raven Boys in hardcover
  • The Dream Thievesin paperback 
  • Throne of Glass series all in hardcover
  • The rest of the Legend series in paperback
  • Delirium trilogy in hardcover
  • Clockwork Prince in hardcover

I hope that gives you a few more options!

bookphile:

Rules:

  • This giveaway is international!! 
  • follow bookphile
  • no giveaway blogs
  • enter through rafflecopter, reblog only count as confirmation, no likes.
  • You must have your ask box open. Winner will have 24 hours to respond.
  • You must be okay with providing me with your actual mailing address. If you’re not old enough, get parent’s permission. 

Details:

  • 1 Winner 
  • Book of your choice can be hardcover or soft cover, the above are just my favorites, it doesn’t have to be YA. (limit $25)
  • Giveaway last until the last hour of July 31st

May the odds be ever in your favor. 

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twentysomethingvagabond:

I have said some very staunch misandrist things, but by far the thing that has gotten the most criticism is me saying that old people can’t use MS word. 

Seriously though - 95% of the questions I get as a librarian are from people older than me (I’m 25) about using the computer. And a ton of those are in some way related to MS Word or something also used in MS Word (printing, copy/paste, etc).

twentysomethingvagabond:

I have said some very staunch misandrist things, but by far the thing that has gotten the most criticism is me saying that old people can’t use MS word. 

Seriously though - 95% of the questions I get as a librarian are from people older than me (I’m 25) about using the computer. And a ton of those are in some way related to MS Word or something also used in MS Word (printing, copy/paste, etc).

bluestockingbookworm asked:

Also, who is being snarky-face? DO I NEED TO DO SOME ASS-KICKING?

bookmad:

lifelovewishes:

bookmad:

cocowithmarshmallows:

bookmad:

tranceofreading:

bluestockingbookworm:

bookmad:

i accidentally said that young adult is a “genre” of books, and someone reblogged my post adding a whole bunch of tags filled with ‘tude over a simple fucking mistake.

UGGGGH! I’m sorry >.> *hugs*

It is a genre though? Is it not? 

i mean, i thought it was a genre? for example, i thought “young adult” would be the genre, and “romance” would be the subgenre, which would come together to create “young adult romance.” same with “young adult fantasy” and “young adult paranormal romance” and the like.

hell, i don’t know… i’ve been told so many different things over the years. there’s no reason for anyone to be condescending about it, though. not that i’m surprised with how this group tends to behave.

The reason why there’s so much confusion is because there are two different forms of accepted breakdowns. One form, the classical breakdown, is really just to show how literature WAS broken down in earlier times. Whereas the contemporary breakdown for classification isn’t really taught, and instead is just kindof assumed to be known (Gee, I wonder how people get confused?).

How a literary breakdown usually works is that there are the major forms of literature: drama, poem, novel, short story, and novella.

Classic genre definitions were typically the whole tragedy, comedy, romance, etc. classifications.

However in contemporary identifications, genre is mainly used to denote whether the piece is fiction, or non-fiction. And the breakdowns from there are classified as categories: YA, children’s, adult, romance, graphic novel, dystopian, etc. would all be examples of a category of the greater genres of fiction or non-fiction for the forms of Novel, short story, drama, novella, poem, etc.

I hope that helps!

it really does, thanks!

(you would think someone would have mentioned this in, say, a college literature class, but i guess that would have been too logical.)

I’ve taken masters level children’s and ya lit classes and they never even talked about this.

i’m glad i’m not the only one…

I’m a teen librarian now and yeah - genre/subgenre/etc have basically become the second bane of my existence because nobody, myself included, really understands them 100% anymore (the first is Lexile, which is a whole other rant)

bluestockingbookworm asked:

Also, who is being snarky-face? DO I NEED TO DO SOME ASS-KICKING?

bookmad:

cocowithmarshmallows:

bookmad:

tranceofreading:

bluestockingbookworm:

bookmad:

i accidentally said that young adult is a “genre” of books, and someone reblogged my post adding a whole bunch of tags filled with ‘tude over a simple fucking mistake.

UGGGGH! I’m sorry >.> *hugs*

It is a genre though? Is it not? 

i mean, i thought it was a genre? for example, i thought “young adult” would be the genre, and “romance” would be the subgenre, which would come together to create “young adult romance.” same with “young adult fantasy” and “young adult paranormal romance” and the like.

hell, i don’t know… i’ve been told so many different things over the years. there’s no reason for anyone to be condescending about it, though. not that i’m surprised with how this group tends to behave.

The reason why there’s so much confusion is because there are two different forms of accepted breakdowns. One form, the classical breakdown, is really just to show how literature WAS broken down in earlier times. Whereas the contemporary breakdown for classification isn’t really taught, and instead is just kindof assumed to be known (Gee, I wonder how people get confused?).

How a literary breakdown usually works is that there are the major forms of literature: drama, poem, novel, short story, and novella.

Classic genre definitions were typically the whole tragedy, comedy, romance, etc. classifications.

However in contemporary identifications, genre is mainly used to denote whether the piece is fiction, or non-fiction. And the breakdowns from there are classified as categories: YA, children’s, adult, romance, graphic novel, dystopian, etc. would all be examples of a category of the greater genres of fiction or non-fiction for the forms of Novel, short story, drama, novella, poem, etc.

I hope that helps!

it really does, thanks!

(you would think someone would have mentioned this in, say, a college literature class, but i guess that would have been too logical.)

I’ve taken masters level children’s and ya lit classes and they never even talked about this.

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manikinfear:

ohsomanybooks:

so i really want to read across the universe by beth revis.

i check the library website AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE FIRST ONE BUT THEY HAVE THE NEXT TWO.

WHY LIBRARY WHY.

this happens to me so much!! If they have most of the series why can’t they have…

From a librarian’s standpoint, we don’t always know if something is part of a series. Or that the first one has been damaged and discarded or removed from the system because it was checked out and never returned, etc. We try to stay on top of our collections, but it’s not always easy and things fall through the cracks.

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