5th September, 2014

posted 1 month ago

Anonymous said: Ms. Bardugo, I loved your first books, but I was terribly disappointed to see you give in to political correctness in Ruin & Rising. You had a great story and then you ruined it with unnecessary lesbianism. Authors don't need to make statements, they just need to write good books. I hope you'll remember that in the future.

rainbowrowell:

exlibriskate:

lbardugo:

I was really tempted to ignore this because I don’t believe in giving anon wangs a platform, but the term “unnecessary lesbianism” made me laugh so hard that I caved.

Authors can write good books and make statements. I’m going to make some statements now. (Get ready.)

Queer people and queer relationships aren’t less necessary to narrative than cishet people or relationships. In fact, given the lovely emails and messages I’ve received about Tamar and Nadia (and given the existence of anon wangs like you), I’d say making queer relationships visible in young adult fiction is an excellent—and yes, necessary—idea.

I do agree that story trumps statement or we’d all just write angry pamphlets, but queer people exist both in my world and the world of the Grisha trilogy. I don’t see how including them in my work is making a statement unless that statement is “I won’t willfully ignore or exclude people in order to make a few anon wangs happy.” If that’s the statement I’m making, I’m totally down with it.

Also, I’m going to take this moment to shout out Malinda Lo, Laura Lam, Alex London, David Levithan, Emily Danforth, Emma Trevayne, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Cassandra Clare, and to link to Malinda’s 2013 guide to LGBT in YA.  Because why just give attention to bigots when you can talk about awesome books and authors instead?

Watch out for “unnecessary lesbianism” in those books you read, kids.

I ❤️ Leigh Bardugo.

Love it!

3rd September, 2014

» @hollyblack & @cassieclare to sign in Niles, IL on Sept 28th!
On Friday, Sept. 26th at 7:00 PM, The Niles Public Library (6960 West Oakton St. in Niles, IL) welcomes best-selling authors Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Cassandra Clare(Mortal Instruments) as they introduce their first collaboration: The Iron Trial, the first in a…

29th August, 2014

After the Bridge (Jem/Tessa) Part One

posted 1 month ago

cassandraclare:

A story for those who might have wondered what Tessa and Jem did after they met on Blackfriars Bridge in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess.

Those who do not like Tessa&Jem together or Jessa sexytimes probably should skip this one. Those who like that sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

After the Bridge alternates POV between Jem and Tessa. It will be posted in installments.

This is Part One.

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6th August, 2014

toothpast:

anythingaladdin:

Disney Heroines 

By: gariSK

let’s glorify the heroines rather than just the princesses I like that better

(via rosmelie)

29th July, 2014

pageturnersblog:

ICYMI: If I Stay Movie is doing a series of meet and greets.

pageturnersblog:

ICYMI: If I Stay Movie is doing a series of meet and greets.


27th July, 2014


    I’m watching The Brothers Grimoire





    
    
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7th July, 2014

» The Infernal Devices in The Mortal Instruments

cassandraclare:

Reblogging cause I’ve got a bunch of these questions and I posted this almost a month ago, so — this time not under a cut. Beware COHF SPOILERS!

Hi Cassie :D I just wanted to say that I LOVED City of Heavenly Fire. It was awesomeness. But I just had some questions. Why didn’t Jem/Zachariah tell…

7th June, 2014

pageturnersblog:

From  @hottopic “Help make someone’s infinity even more infinite…”  #tfios #tfiosmerch

pageturnersblog:

From @hottopic “Help make someone’s infinity even more infinite…” #tfios #tfiosmerch


iheartrobandkristen:

Robert Pattinson being Robert Pattinson.

LOL

(Source: hollroden, via utterlyabsurdbella)

faultinourfantasies:

To the people who are going to watch TFIOS not knowing the story


This!!!!

faultinourfantasies:

To the people who are going to watch TFIOS not knowing the story

This!!!!

(Source: papertownsy, via pageturnersblog)


 

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