UK! The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is out in ebook form TOMORROW (Thursday, Aug 21) as a preview of the November paperback publication. You can read all about it here. Also, We Were Liars is still 99p on UK Kindles.
UK followers: you have probably already read We Were Liars and so you know that E. Lockhart is the greatest, but seriously—YOU HAVE TO BUY THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS. It is fierce and funny and feminist, and I am so proud and pleased to share a UK publisher with its author. (In fact I listed Frankie as one of my favorite Girls Who Do Stuff on Hot Key Books’s blog waaaay back in April 2013. Synergy!)
US followers: you have no excuse; this book has been out for years. What’s wrong with you?
【７巻ネタバレ】死の秘宝 | 中川 (Nakagawa Besu) [pixiv]
Harry Potter as an anime.
CAST: Top to bottom, left to right
Voldemort, Bellatrix, Draco, Narcissa, Lucius, Regulus (probably), Kreacher, Nagini, Arthur (green jacket), Molly, Charlie (blue shirt), Bill (long hair), Percy (glasses), Ginny, Fleur, Fred, George, McGonagall, Tonks (pink/purple hair), Madam Pomfrey (Professor Sprout, some other female teacher? ), Dobby, Hagrid, Ollivander (Aberforth? some other old guy?), Neville, Luna, Snape, Remus, Sirius, Lily, James, Hermione, Ron, Harry, Dumbledore.
Eat a taco. Drink a beer. Donate money to an abortion fund.
I found empirical support for the idea that the Harry Potter series influenced the political values and perspectives of the generation that came of age with these books. Reading the books correlated with greater levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality, and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture. As Harry Potter fans will have noted, these are major themes repeated throughout the series. These correlations remained significant even when applying more sophisticated statistical analyses – when controlling for, among other things, parental influence.
Totally fascinating research into how reading shapes political beliefs.
THE FEMINISM! THE INTRIGUE! THE SOCIALISM! THE CRAZY RELIGIOUS FANATICS! I LOVE IT ALL!
Obviously, since I just read it in one sitting. Thanks katiecoyle for writing such an EXCELLENT AND SO SO ENJOYABLE book. I can’t wait for the sequel! (like actually can’t wait, will probably pre-order it as soon as I post this…)
AND HERE. HERE IT IS, THE BEST WAY TO TELL ME ABOUT A BOOK! Kudos to hotkeybooks for coming up with a WAY more helpful way to describe the contents of a book than saying “it’s like John Green and Hunger Games had a baby and only ever fed it Maureen Johnson”. (which is not how I would describe this book, but is totally a book I would want to read).
I’m finding so many things on their website I want to read! Like this one book described as “supernatural, true love, noir detective, and murder”. Oh, yeah. That’s a book I need to read.
Love this, love Hot Key Books, love their lil Wheel o’ Genres, love the word “frisson” applied to anything and everything I create.
One of my favorite minutes in any movie. Just a babe being a babe to the delight of the man who loves her.
Halo hates the end of the world. She suspects they will quickly run out of treats.
(submitted by Molly)
Also this cat hates my book :( I think dogs could get into it tho.