If you haven’t done your taxes yet, get on that.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!
Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.
To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd!
Update to the Crystal Reed post, thanks to the amazing allyb who found this pic on the left.
On the left, teenage Crystal Reed in a photo from her high school yearbook.
On the right, 26-year-old Crystal Reed as 17-year-old Allison on Teen Wolf.
This is another instance where actual teens seem to over pluck their eyebrows, making them look older. (See also: Lucy Hale) Ladies! Thicker brows make you look younger! Stop with the over-plucking! xo
Asked by jesseinred-deactivated20140320
Thank you for your kind inquiry. If you do not mind, I will impart some gentle advice to guide you in further communications.
Weigh the probability. I am an author of books for young adults. Does it strike you as likely that I would go casting about in my public tumblr box for people to take photos of my chesticular bookends? Normally, I find questions about books. And while everyone likes a change now and again, there is such a thing as too much change. If you were to work the numbers, what do you think the actual chances were that I was going to reply in the affirmative? Were they high? If they were, it seems within reason that you might have been in a similar condition. No. The chances were never good. So either you are an eternal optimist (and we certainly need optimists), or this was written with some other intent in mind.
I realize you didn’t come to me looking for advice on how to communicate, much in the same way that I did not come to you looking to have topless pictures taken—but here we are together. Let us make the most of it!
The key to any effective letter is this: know your audience! Everything stems from that critical piece of knowledge. You had a moment of self-awareness in the first part of your sentence. Pause there and reflect. Asking women you don’t know (or often those you do) if they want to take some topless pictures is almost a guarantee of weird. This is why Hallmark doesn’t make a “how about some topless pictures?” card. You hovered on the edge of wisdom, and you retreated. Do not retreat, my friend.
With that, I must offer my regrets. But I do not want to leave you without recourse. Have you heard of the author Nicolas Sparks? Perhaps you could make a similar inquiry to him? Or would that not be appropriate?
I will leave it up to your best judgement.
This is great, but also, I would like to design that card.
[Sojourner] Truth challenged the assumption that black women had the same interests as black men and could rely upon them for protection: ‘There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about colored women,’ she declared, ‘and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before. So I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring.’ Truth made a powerful case that it was the ‘favored hour’ for all.
Image credit: Sojourner Truth Postcard. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
this is one of my favorite facts i’ve found on wikipedia
This definitely counts for my Slyvia Plath autoreblog policy.
I was really into “Celebrity Skin” as a 12-year-old. This explains everything.
i relate to this so much
To everyone who knows me and interacts with me on a day to day basis, I would like you to commit this gifset to memory and remember it before you ask me what is wrong. Thank you.