16 9 / 2014

endless-bookends:

Endless-Bookends “Favorite Books Read in 2014 (So Far)” Giveaway
I wasn’t really planning on doing a giveaway but since I got a new job I wanted to spend money on y’all. Also giveaways are kinda a way for me to recommend books since I usually on picture books that I’ve read and enjoyed. So these are the books that I’ve read so far this year and that I really enjoyed.
Rules & General Information
Giveaway is open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to your country).
To enter you can either like or reblog this post.
There will be one (1) winner chosen on  September 30th at 12 Noon CST.
The winner will get to chose one (1) of the books in the image above. The covers might differ from the ones shown above
This is a giveaway for my followers only, so you must be following this blog. (No giveaway blogs, I will be checking!)
Please have your ask open so that I can contact you if you win.
You will have 24 hours to reply back with your address or I’ll pick a new winner.

endless-bookends:

Endless-Bookends “Favorite Books Read in 2014 (So Far)” Giveaway

I wasn’t really planning on doing a giveaway but since I got a new job I wanted to spend money on y’all. Also giveaways are kinda a way for me to recommend books since I usually on picture books that I’ve read and enjoyed. So these are the books that I’ve read so far this year and that I really enjoyed.

Rules & General Information

  • Giveaway is open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to your country).
  • To enter you can either like or reblog this post.
  • There will be one (1) winner chosen on  September 30th at 12 Noon CST.
  • The winner will get to chose one (1) of the books in the image above. The covers might differ from the ones shown above
  • This is a giveaway for my followers only, so you must be following this blog. (No giveaway blogs, I will be checking!)
  • Please have your ask open so that I can contact you if you win.
  • You will have 24 hours to reply back with your address or I’ll pick a new winner.

16 9 / 2014

duckduckbooks:

I finally have my own money so I want to spend it on YOU.Rules:
must be following me (I do check)
no giveaway/spam/bot accounts
Must be comfortable giving me your address (I promise I won’t do anything else with it)
Reblogs and likes both count
If you do reblog it, don’t spam your followers
also remember that it only shows up once in the notes
You’ll have 3-4 days to respond before I pick another winner
Open internationally through Book Depository
Unless you choose the other route which is explained below
Now about the books:
whatever you want
please have it under $25 or $30
I mean, you COULD ask what my favourite books are and see if you’d be interested in them, but I also want this to be open to any reader and not just people that like the same genres as me
If you’d rather me not buy a book, I can get you a $25 Amazon gift card that you can spend how your heart desires
I’m so so sorry, but this is only for US only just because I’d have to send it from my house (unless I learn how to send it through email)
If you get a bookmark, post the picture because I love those things
ANYWAY. Good luck! Please respect the rules

duckduckbooks:

I finally have my own money so I want to spend it on YOU.
Rules:

  • must be following me (I do check)
  • no giveaway/spam/bot accounts
  • Must be comfortable giving me your address (I promise I won’t do anything else with it)
  • Reblogs and likes both count
  • If you do reblog it, don’t spam your followers
  • also remember that it only shows up once in the notes
  • You’ll have 3-4 days to respond before I pick another winner
  • Open internationally through Book Depository
  • Unless you choose the other route which is explained below

Now about the books:

  • whatever you want
  • please have it under $25 or $30
  • I mean, you COULD ask what my favourite books are and see if you’d be interested in them, but I also want this to be open to any reader and not just people that like the same genres as me
  • If you’d rather me not buy a book, I can get you a $25 Amazon gift card that you can spend how your heart desires
  • I’m so so sorry, but this is only for US only just because I’d have to send it from my house (unless I learn how to send it through email)
  • If you get a bookmark, post the picture because I love those things

ANYWAY. Good luck! Please respect the rules

16 9 / 2014

dragon-in-a-bookcastle:

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Thank you so much to everyone who has already followed me here.  I have been hesitant to move my book blog to a primary account for awhile because I had gained (what felt like to me) a fair number of followers, but I feel I can do so much more with it as a primary blog.

So to celebrate the move and my grand re-opening so to speak.  I am doing a giveaway.

RULES:

  1. You must be following my new book blog, dragon-in-a-bookcastle, I will check.
  2. Only reblogs will count.  You may reblog as many times as you like, but please do not spam your followers.
  3. The giveaway will be international through Book Depository, so long as they ship to you.  You may choose any book you like for no more than 15 USD.  
  4. I will choose ONE Winner through a random number generator.
  5. The giveaway will end on September 22nd, EST.
  6. No giveaway blogs
  7. Your ask box must be open and the winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.
  8. You must be okay with giving me your mailing address, but ask your parents permission first if you are under the age of 18.
  9. If you have any questions what so ever just direct them here.

Image: fineartamerica.com

16 9 / 2014

tilly-and-her-books:

First of all i will not be giving away 100 books (If i was rich enough to give away 100 books I would but i’m an 18 year old who spends too much time on the internet). My giveaway is based off my 100 book reading challenge (there’s a full list of all the books there and you can also enlarge the photos above to see the selection.) hence the name for my giveaway. All these books are from the list i plan to read. So i haven’t read them all but from what people have said there are A LOT of good books here. 

Secondly theres actually 102 books here. hehe!

Anyway if you didn’t know by now this is a book giveaway! *cheers*

  • Now here is the link to my blog (tilly-and-her-books). You don’t have to be following me to enter this but it would be nice y’know? I’d rather people follow for the enjoyment of books and my cats. 
  • I will be doing this giveaway through The Book Depository so please check if they deliver to you before you enter
  • Likes and reblogs count but be wary of your followers, don’t spam them please
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Just take a deep breath and relax. Have a good day alright? 

THE PRIZES!!!!

  • There will be…5 winners. Each of them will receive two of the books from above. You can also pick other books from the series that are selected.
  • They will be in paperback and the covers/editions may vary. 
  • This giveaway ends November 1st 2014. 
  • Keep your inbox open and be prepared to send me your address. I won’t stalk you.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and also thank you to all of my followers and feel free to just message me anytime to talk. I think that’s everything…much love <3

 

16 9 / 2014

thatonereader:

Hey guys! I reached 2,000 followers a few days ago and to celebrate I’m hosting my first ever giveaway! These are some of my recent favorites and even if you don’t win I definitely recommend checking them out =)

Rules

  1. As this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following me, thatonereader (I will check!!)
  2. This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE thanks to the BookDepository. Their will be one winner which will be picked through a random number generator and will be able to select one of the above books in paperback (if none of these interest you, you can choose a different paperback but please try to keep it under $15 (: )
  3. The winner must respond within 48 hours or I pick a different person and they must be comfortable sending me their address 
  4. Likes and reblogs count as entries, but please don’t spam your followers :)
  5. The giveaway ends September 8th at 8 p.m. eastern standard time 

That’s it for rules! Good luck to all of you and once again thank you!! Discussing books with you is what makes blogging so fun! 

16 9 / 2014

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16 9 / 2014

spoopygilbird:

homogayhorse:

*presses the button* *worships the button* *becomes the button*

enjoy your fictional characters you nerds

spoopygilbird:

homogayhorse:

*presses the button* *worships the button* *becomes the button*

enjoy your fictional characters you nerds

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16 9 / 2014

knitted-pigeons said: Hello! I know this isn't the loveliest of questions, but in your UN child morality post you said that one of the preventable diseases that 1/3 of children die from is diarrhea. I know diarrhea is disgusting and unpleasant and all, but how do you die from it?

fishingboatproceeds:

You die from diarrhea because of dehydration. Sometimes kids have diarrhea that requires IV hydration, for instance, and there’s very little of that available in rural areas in the developing world. There are much better rehydration solutions than there used to be, but the only good solution is 1. better sanitation so toilets don’t flow into water that gets used for drinking, and 2. clean water. 

When he was 2, my son had a diarrhea illness (campylobacter) that in the developing world could’ve proven fatal, but he was fine because he lives in the U.S. and we can go to CVS and buy Pedialyte, and if we couldn’t keep him hydrated, we would’ve taken him to the hospital. Bugs that cause childhood diarrhea are almost never fatal in the U.S., but more than half a million kids under five are going to die of diarrheal illnesses for want of clean waters, good toilets, and antibiotics that cost 20 cents per dose.

It’s infuriating. I saw a boy in Ethiopia who was extremely sick and possibly dying because of diarrhea, and it’s just so needless. He probably had rotavirus, and there’s a rotavirus vaccine, but it costs $2.50, which means many communities can’t provide it.

I am so angry about that boy’s needless suffering. I am so outraged about the needless deaths of millions of children every year. The progress in health outcomes in Ethiopia and many other countries in the developing world over the last 20 years is astounding. It’s unprecedented in human history. But we need to invest much more to get people in the developing world the basic resources they need to afford the 20-cent antibiotics and the $2.50 vaccines. 

16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

browngirlblues:

her-name-is-wena:

browngirlblues:

I hate it when men make unsolicited comments about a woman’s body. Like “she’s got a nice shape but she needs to tighten up her stomach”

How about you tighten up your lips and never speak again you ignorant shit.

Wow maybe you need to accept constructive criticism jesus christ.

Men telling me (or any other woman) what I need to do for them to find me sexually attractive is not constructive criticism.

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16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

Baker Street? He isn’t there anymore. Why would he be? It’s been two years. He’s gone on with his life.

(Source: mjolnr, via countingbooks)

16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

ofhouseadama:

A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:

  • 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large group of people all excited about one thing. Beforehand, fans mostly had relationships with the author, not with each other. Obviously there were groups and conventions, but Star Trek was the beginning of an independent, interactive, saturated fandom culture. 
  • This means in the coming years: conventions, mailing groups (both public and private), fan magazines, and fanfiction presses. 
  • Yeah this pretty much remains the deal until the internet gets put into every home in the 90s. 
  • EXAMPLES OF BIG FUCKING DEAL FANDOMS, 90s EDITION: X-Files, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, ASoIaF, The West Wing, Buffy
  • So with the internet, this really cool thing happened: Geocities. And then Yahoo groups. Early fanfiction archives. Back in the day, fandoms had to create their own private spaces. This made fandoms on the internet smaller and less accessible than fanzine operated ones. However, since fans on the internet didn’t have to pass through an editorial board to publish their fic, it was the beginning of the democratization of fandom. 
  • In 1998, fanfiction.net was launched to compete with the hundreds of independent, fandom-oriented fanfiction archives. More democratization, although fanfiction was marketed on how many reviews one had. You had to, like today, “break into the market.” 
  • In 1999, Livejournal was launched. Fans created communities and their own private journals which was like woah, we have our own places to store our own fic? And can cross-post them places? However, with Livejournal came the idea of the internet-based BNF: big name fan. Since communities had moderators and posts could be friend or community locked, people could easily gain social capital. 
  • See also: Cassie Claire and misscribe
  • On the other hand, authors like George RR Martin get Livejournals. 
  • Around this time was also the rise of forums. Again, moderators had a lot of power, as did certain users who would rise to the position of moderator. People rapidly gained and lost power, causing quick turnover in these parts of fandom. 
  • In 2002, due to legal concerns, fanfiction.net bans NC-17 fanfiction. 
  • Adultfanfiction.net is created to fill the void. For years, 13 year olds would pretend to be 18 to enter. Including myself. 
  • In 2005, fanfiction.net, again due to legal concerns, bans “choose your own adventure” and songfics. 
  • In 2007, Archive of Our Own is launched to further democratize fandom in response to fanfiction.net’s new stringent rules, offering writers a cleaner format, kudos, hit counters, and bookmarks. However, many older fandoms have not made the move. 
  • In 2007, tumblr is launched. It would take until 2010 for it to reach saturation on the internet, meaning that most fandoms which lived and died pre-2010 exist(ed) on Geocities, Yahoo Groups, independent archives, ff.net, etc. 
  • In 2009, Geocities is taken offline. Thousands mourn because they never backed up really old fic that they liked. 
  • In 2012, most major broadcasting companies have caught on to the fact that tumblr has democratized fandom to a degree of anarchy and mob mentality, and utilize it, since tumblr is unmoderated. 

And that’s what you missed on FANDOM EXISTED BEFORE TUMBLR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

(via countingbooks)

16 9 / 2014

dinoduckqueen:

werewolfzero:

How many Hogwarts boys do you think Madam Pomfrey has to fix every year because they messed up trying to cast an Engorgio on their dicks

asking the real questions

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