What’s really motivating the cultural panic over The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars?
y’all should probably spend some time reading this
Oh my god this was supposed to be about books but it’s actually about my relationship with my parents I was unprepared for these feels
yep yep yep this
"The hot insistence on labeling YA as “trashy” and not fit for adult reading isn’t just about a visceral hatred of genre fiction. It’s also a form of denial from older adults who don’t want to engage with the issues faced by Millennials. If the validity of experiences underlying the desire to read YA can be eliminated, then older adults can feel less responsible for what they did to the generations that followed them"
I’m in my forties and read good (and sometimes bad) YA fiction. And, yes, I see the parallels. If they are there (and they are), perception doesn’t stop at age 25….
(Source: se-smith, via booksandrelatednonsense)
In honor of Women’s History Month, here are ten YA books that look at history through the eyes of young women.
_Persepolis_ is NOT YA. Or at least, the second part isn’t (both are included in _The Complete Persepolis_, which was my 10th grade IB students’ summer reading.
"In This White House"!!!! For me, this one scene redeemed anything else Sam ever did or didn’t do. So, so good, from the argument over _Pinafore_ vs _Penzance_ to the final chorus of "He is an Englishman."
(And didn’t Tribbey follow up Sam’s tirade with something to the effect of “Go and never return”?)
…okay. Need to rewatch tonight.
(Source: sisforsammi, via chickwriter)
If you ever forget the fact that Mulder and Scully are giant nerds just remember that time they went undercover as a married couple and decided to name themselves AFTER A PETRI DISH
Wish I could reblog chickwriter’s tags. XD
It’s PETRIE, people. Google “Dick Van Dyke Show.”