“There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”
It’s my college shelfie! I couldn’t bring all my books, so I brought my absolute favorites (or newest releases I haven’t read yet *cough*CoHF*cough*). Not shown is Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny which is bedside atm.
Do I spy a Grisha map? And a Magneto helmet (more info bout that here)?
**I realize Vanilla (my Nikon lamb) is covering two titles - one’s a fairy tale compilation (the original ones) and the other is the Shadowhunter Codex.
best goddamn cover I’ve heard so far
Fuck goddamn I love this so much I just want to have been the person who came up with the idea I LOVE IT JESUS FUCK COVERS OF MUSIC THAT GO IN OTHER DIRECTIONS ARE THE WHOLE REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
PLEASE WATCH THIS
This is so far up my alley that it found the muggers lurking there and beat them up and left them webbed to the wall for the cops to pick up later with a note signed “Your friendly neighborhood Jazz Cover”
That metaphor got away from me a little.
Just listen. Also…hotchacha.
Hello, marvelous creatures. This is the big news we were waiting on announcing today—I’m going on my first solo tour. YOU WILL BE INUNDATED WITH LEIGH. Please make all due preparations.
We’ll have new swag and goodies, Halloween hijinx, AND AND AND at each of these tour stops, I’ll be reading from my new book, The Dregs.
I’m a bit nervous and quite excited to be out on my own so I hope you’ll help spread the word.
Andddddd… since some of you are far away from these stops, I’m going to release a teeny tiny (and I do mean tiny) Dregs excerpt tomorrow. Cuz I want to.
*One last thing: I want to say a special thank you to the readers and booksellers at Books and Books, Octavia Books, and Book People (who I will be visiting in Austin early next year), the winners of the Ruin and Rising promotion we ran back in May and June. VIVA LA BOOK PUSHER!!
Leigh’s coming to Austin! YAY! (I forced my friend who was interested in S&B to buy it at Book People for this very reason.)
Anonymous asked: 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.
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?
The sad thing is that Nadia and Tamar’s relationship wasn’t even that much of a focus in R&R. And yet this anon found it story-ruining? How exactly are you reading this book?
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I got really bored and was avoiding thermo homework. Ruin and Rising and Brave New World are two of my favorite books. I’m still reading The Divine Comedy but it has a pretty cover. ;)