Morgan Lives Here

This is a joke, right. 
Please say yes, John Green. Because otherwise…jesus. 

fishingboatproceeds:

faultinourstarsmovie:

normal—sucks:

💏


I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.

This is a joke, right. 

Please say yes, John Green. Because otherwise…jesus. 

fishingboatproceeds:

faultinourstarsmovie:

normal—sucks:

💏

I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.

breezyinthebronx asked: I bought, "Blood of My Blood" on Amazon a little over 2 months ago and now the novel is gone from amazon. I just want to know where is it? And where did my money go?

barrylyga:

I’m sorry this has happened to you, but here’s the thing: You’re asking the wrong person.

Amazon right now is being a total butthead. You can read about it here and here, if you want. Or just Google “Amazon Hachette.” But in a nutshell, Amazon has decided that puffing its chest in the face of the publishing industry is more important than you, the customer.

You ordered the book from Amazon, and I am not privy to Amazon’s thinking. I don’t know what their plans are. I don’t know what happened to your money or what’s going to happen to it. I don’t know if Jeff Bezos will ever remove his cranium from the confines of his lower intestine and stop being an asshat.

So, I suggest you contact Amazon. You can call them by clicking on the button that says “CONTACT US” on this page. You’ll need to sign into your Amazon account, then choose the “Something Else” option, followed by selecting “Placing an order” from a menu. Then you’ll finally get a phone number you can call. (For a company that claims to be all about customer service, they sure do make it tough to talk to them, eh?)

Don’t send them an e-mail. They’ll just send back some bullshit boilerplate. Call them. Talk to an actual human being.

Ask them what the heck happened to the book. And to your money. Tell them you’re puzzled and disappointed. Demand your money back.

In short, Amazon is treating you and everyone else who wants to buy this book and others by the same publisher with neither respect nor consideration. I truly believe that you and anyone else reading this should call them and tell them you won’t put up with it. Let’s jam the hell out of their customer service lines with people complaining about this. Let’s start getting refunds and spending our money elsewhere.

There are other places that will happily take your money and actually send you the goods you’ve purchased in a reasonable time frame. Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Books-A-Million will actually provide you with what you need.

Like I said, I’m really sorry this has happened to you. Two megacorporations are fighting and one of them has decided to use sleazy, monopolistic tactics to get its way. You shouldn’t be caught in the middle, but you are.

Unfortunately, you can’t change the situation. You can only decide what your response will be. There are many, many other ways to order Blood of My Blood, and most of them are pretty much as easy as ordering from Amazon. I encourage you to avail yourself of them, and tell others to do the same.

I’ll have more to say about this soon.

All of this.

earwithfeet:

Lena Dunham talks about Tori! (starts at 05:18)

Big thanks to Felipe Robles who submitted this video.

Tori love from Lena. I knew it! 

Don't touch women and don't talk to them.

emilygould:

Last night after the No Regrets event I took the F home and there were two incredibly drunk guys in my car, middle-aged white guys in button-down shirts, not young fratty bros. They were hugging a pole in the middle of the crowded car, talking to each other loudly, moving unsteadily, slurring…

This. 

jamiatt:

Book #9 of 2014

THE BEST. 

jamiatt:

Book #9 of 2014

THE BEST. 

nprfreshair:

Today our guest Jennifer Senior discusses the “paradox of modern parenthood,” which is the subject of her new book All Joy and No Fun. In today’s interview she talks about how parenting has changed over time. Here she explains how the linguistic shift from “housewife” to “stay-at-home-mom” influenced the culture of parenting: 

In the 1960s if you stayed home with your kids, what were you? You were a “housewife.” You focused on your house. You didn’t focus on your kids. You focused on your house. Your house had to be clean. You had to master the differences between oven cleaners and floor waxes and stuff that made your wood nice and shiny but you put your kids in a playpen, that’s what you did.
And now if you stay home with your kids, you are a “stay-at-home-mom,” you focus on your kids. You are a professional mom and you focus on the right toys for your kids, the right educational things for your kids. So all the women who are working, when they’re not working they want to be professional moms too so they’re pouring all of this energy into their children in their off hours. And by the way, their houses are suffering. Their houses are a mess. If you look at the American Time Use Surveys, no one takes care of their house anymore. That’s a very clear downward slope.


Here’s an interesting perspective. 

nprfreshair:

Today our guest Jennifer Senior discusses the “paradox of modern parenthood,” which is the subject of her new book All Joy and No Fun. In today’s interview she talks about how parenting has changed over time. Here she explains how the linguistic shift from “housewife” to “stay-at-home-mom” influenced the culture of parenting: 

In the 1960s if you stayed home with your kids, what were you? You were a “housewife.” You focused on your house. You didn’t focus on your kids. You focused on your house. Your house had to be clean. You had to master the differences between oven cleaners and floor waxes and stuff that made your wood nice and shiny but you put your kids in a playpen, that’s what you did.

And now if you stay home with your kids, you are a “stay-at-home-mom,” you focus on your kids. You are a professional mom and you focus on the right toys for your kids, the right educational things for your kids. So all the women who are working, when they’re not working they want to be professional moms too so they’re pouring all of this energy into their children in their off hours. And by the way, their houses are suffering. Their houses are a mess. If you look at the American Time Use Surveys, no one takes care of their house anymore. That’s a very clear downward slope.

Here’s an interesting perspective. 

WednesDIY: Our Bookish New Year’s Resolutions

thisisteen:

A new year means new resolutions. We don’t know about you, but our annual vows to diet or work out always seem to lose their appeal after a couple days months or so, so this year, we’re changing things up.We’ve made some bookish resolutions that we know will still be appealing — even in November!

So, without further ado, we present our 2014 bookish resolutions poster! Feel free to print it out for yourself, or to make your own! 

Happy New Year!

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So cute.