Can we all take a minute and remember how fun the 2008 election was.
Gael is having none of your shit today.
Okay, can we talk about Book Riot’s Quarterly box for a few minutes? Because it is giving me life right now. Every quarter (hence the name Quarterly, hurrrr), they send you a themed box full of surprises (they only promise there will be at LEAST one book included, but two out of the three boxes they’ve sent so far have included more than that). To give you an idea of what you get, here is a picture of their most recent box. The theme for this box was “shuffle your reading deck.” With this box they hoped to “expand your readerly horizons” and included three (!) books from genres that people are generally hesitant to try reading: romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and young adult. The romance selection was A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean. Also included was a poster that you can kind of see in the upper left, also created by Sarah MacLean, with 10 Reasons to Read Romance. Sci-fi/fantasy was The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemison. Dreams play an important part in this story, and as a bonus you got a page from the dream journal of N.K. Jemison that had a hand-written note! For YA, we got Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. Just as dreams played an important part in The Killing Moon, flow charts feature in this book, and A.S. King created an original flowchart just for Quarterly subscribers. As for non-book items: a deck of cards with illustrations of famous authors for the face cards continues the “shuffle your deck” theme, a fabulous library card pouch from Out of Print (makers of those literary t-shirts everybody loves so much), an “I Read YA” button (which is currently on my purse and I forgot to take off and put in this photo) and a free two-months of Oyster (kind of a Netflix for books). Also for the past two boxes, they have included lottery items that some lucky subscribers got. For this box, five people got Kobo Arc tablets and 25% of subscribers got bonus books or tote bags. All this for $50. It’s pretty amazing. You should definitely sign up for your own: https://quarterly.co/products/book-riot?utm_source=BKR&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=contributors
P.S. My copy of Please Ignore Vera Dietz looks bent, but that’s because I’ve been carrying it around in my purse everywhere, not because it came like that!
sighhhh feminism isn’t about hating all men and wanting to destroy them that’s just my own personal hobby
LOADED SWEET POTATO
- sweet potato - brussel sprouts - corn - artichoke hearts - scrambled eggs - sriracha -
I needed to reblog this because that is the most bizarre combination of foods I’ve ever seen. I bet it’s delicious though.
Pacific Rim has a Build-Your-Own-Jaeger feature on their website. Some folks haven’t taken it as seriously as I suspect the PR folks thought they would.
CANADA WE ARE ALWAYS SO SORRY
HOLY SHIT I FOUND EVEN MORE.
They just keep getting better..
when I feel down, I look for this post
I lost it at VEGE-MIGHT
Zamboni Rage and Maple Sasquatch.
I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.
..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.
“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”
I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..
..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.”
In all seriousness, this article changed my life back in 2012 when I first read it. I HIGHLY encourage you to check it out.
'what flavor lipgloss is that'
Dontchu wanna/wanna Fnata