Totally Poignant

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obviouslyparker:

Yesterday, I realized I am precisely 6 months from my publication date. I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to give away an Advanced Copy of BEWARE THE WILD and this is it. 
Actually, I’m giving away 2 copies: one here, and one on Twitter. If you Tumblr and Tweet, and have a US mailing address, you are eligible!
Here’s how you win:
Reblog this post or…
nab the cover and create a post of your own, then…
drop the link to your entry in this Rafflecopter.
You may post everyday for additional entries, if you so desire.
The contest closes at 12am on Tuesday, April 29th. That’s it! (I hope that’s it!) (If that’s not it, tell me what I missed!). Now for some obligatory book info…
It’s an oppressively hot and sticky morning in May when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp — the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.
Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp’s done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance — and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.
Pre-order Beware the Wild:  IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository (free shipping worldwide!)

obviouslyparker:

Yesterday, I realized I am precisely 6 months from my publication date. I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to give away an Advanced Copy of BEWARE THE WILD and this is it. 

Actually, I’m giving away 2 copies: one here, and one on Twitter. If you Tumblr and Tweet, and have a US mailing address, you are eligible!

Here’s how you win:

  1. Reblog this post or…
  2. nab the cover and create a post of your own, then…
  3. drop the link to your entry in this Rafflecopter.
  4. You may post everyday for additional entries, if you so desire.

The contest closes at 12am on Tuesday, April 29th. That’s it! (I hope that’s it!) (If that’s not it, tell me what I missed!). Now for some obligatory book info…

It’s an oppressively hot and sticky morning in May when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp — the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.

Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp’s done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance — and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.

Pre-order Beware the Wild:  IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository (free shipping worldwide!)

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pickeringtonlibrary:

Some new books to add to your 2014 TBR piles…

It’s still a great year for series, both new and ongoing, but if you’re in the mood for a story that begins and ends with one book, here are a few of the novels for (most of) the latter half of the year - ranging from science fiction and fantasy to paranormal to realistic contemporary - that have us intrigued. And of course they’re not the only ones on our radar - visit us on Goodreads to find many, many more! 

Follow the links to find copies of available books in our catalog:

Free to Fall, Lauren Miller

Everything Leads to You, Nina Lacour

Inland, Kat Rosenfield

Say What You Will, Cammie McGovern

Complicit, Stephanie Kuehn

Conversion, Katherine Howe

Fiendish, Brenna Yovanoff

(Don’t You) Forget About Me, Kate Karyus Quinn

Servants of the Storm, Delilah Dawson

Beware the Wild, Natalie Parker

Illusions of Fate, Kiersten White

Belzhar, Meg Wolitzer

Stitching Snow, R.C. Lewis

Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld

Falling into Place, Amy Zhang

Kiss of Broken Glass, Madeline Kuderick

Bleed Like Me, Christa Desir

This is a GREAT resource. 

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runecestershire:

bookwyrmbound:

The (Tarnished) Silmarillion

Full-leather fine binding of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. The Two Trees are surface-gilt on the cover in metals that will tarnish, so over time the book will literally reenact their destruction. However the one fruit and flower that became the sun and moon are surface-gilt in gold and palladium, and will stay bright.

The edge decoration, sprinkled gilt and palladium over gouache, depicts the fate of the silmarils: “one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters.”

The titling is done in palladium with finishing tools that I made myself, because I couldn’t pass up the chance to use Feanorean letters to title the book where Feanor is one of the central characters.

(longer post about the binding here, written when I originally bound it)

This is absolutely gorgeous.

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cartoonpolitics:

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”  ~ (Kurt Vonnegut)

cartoonpolitics:

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”  ~ (Kurt Vonnegut)

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