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yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves
Hey guys!
Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.
Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub. I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!

HA okay 150 pages was ambitious, I only got through like 30. Word on the street is that this book takes a reeeeally long time to read.We could aim for about 50 pages per week, but it’ll take until Christmas to read! Maybe not the best first book for YW Book Club. Would anyone be super disappointed if we didn’t read this book? Was anyone even really planning on reading it with me haha?
yeahwriters:

yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves
Hey guys!
Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.
Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub. I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!

HA okay 150 pages was ambitious, I only got through like 30. Word on the street is that this book takes a reeeeally long time to read.We could aim for about 50 pages per week, but it’ll take until Christmas to read! Maybe not the best first book for YW Book Club. Would anyone be super disappointed if we didn’t read this book? Was anyone even really planning on reading it with me haha?

yeahwriters:

yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves

Hey guys!

Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.

Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub.

I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!

HA okay 150 pages was ambitious, I only got through like 30. Word on the street is that this book takes a reeeeally long time to read.

We could aim for about 50 pages per week, but it’ll take until Christmas to read! Maybe not the best first book for YW Book Club. Would anyone be super disappointed if we didn’t read this book? Was anyone even really planning on reading it with me haha?

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.


Wooooooah
curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.


Wooooooah
curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.


Wooooooah

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Wooooooah

It doesn’t much matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it—it’s the fact that you are saying it.
- Mary Beard, speaking at the British Museum in February. Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge academic and “troll slayer” in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)

I’m reading this article right now and Mary Beard sounds like she may be one of my new heroes!

yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves
Hey guys!
Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.
Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub. I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!
yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves
Hey guys!
Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.
Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub. I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!

yeahwriters:

YW Book Club: House of Leaves

Hey guys!

Back in late July I did a post about us all reading House of Leaves together. And we’re going to start on September 1! If you don’t have it yet, buy it from Amazon Prime and it’ll totally arrive at your house in time. You can’t get it as an ebook really because it’s not a normal novel, it’s like… well, it’s hard to explain. Here’s a description I found:

The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it a prime example of ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.[1] Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both anagoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in elaborate and disorienting ways.

While some have attempted to describe the book as a horror story, many readers, as well as the author, would define the book as a love story. Danielewski expands on this point in an interview: “I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, ‘You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.’ And she’s absolutely right.

This week I’ll do another post, tagged #ywbookclub, about the reading schedule and how we’ll facilitate a Tumblr based discussion as we go.

Yay I’m excited!!!

To everyone who’s reading this with me, let’s start over the weekend! Does the first 150 pages sound manageable by Monday night? Then we’ll post about it next week with #ywbookclub.

I’ll release a complete reading schedule early next week but the long weekend is a good time to get started. Happy reading!

Do you have any resources for understanding psychological disorders? I'm using bipolar disorder in particular in a story, and I don't want to get it wrong. Thanks for the help! :)

Hey! We actually had a great article about representing mental disorders in an issue of our old magazine, The Yeah Write Review. That article is in Issue 02, on page 22. You can read them all for free here!

vintageanchorbooks:

"Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity." 
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I really gotta read me some Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What should I start with?

abandonedmarionette:

Because I live in a third world country and our stupid bookstore still do not have copies of Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After. And it sucks because I am really looking forward to reading it.
And so, like always, my go-to back up plan is to read it in my Kindle. I don’t care anymore what medium I use, I just need to read the freakin’ book. Still, I’m going to buy an actual copy of this as soon as it is available. I am so excited like hell. Wish me luck guys. Will update you guys as soon as I finish reading, of course, spoiler-free! 
Who else is reading Isla and the Happily Ever After?

^Another factor for Kindle/ebook-haters to consider.
abandonedmarionette:

Because I live in a third world country and our stupid bookstore still do not have copies of Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After. And it sucks because I am really looking forward to reading it.
And so, like always, my go-to back up plan is to read it in my Kindle. I don’t care anymore what medium I use, I just need to read the freakin’ book. Still, I’m going to buy an actual copy of this as soon as it is available. I am so excited like hell. Wish me luck guys. Will update you guys as soon as I finish reading, of course, spoiler-free! 
Who else is reading Isla and the Happily Ever After?

^Another factor for Kindle/ebook-haters to consider.

abandonedmarionette:

Because I live in a third world country and our stupid bookstore still do not have copies of Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After. And it sucks because I am really looking forward to reading it.

And so, like always, my go-to back up plan is to read it in my Kindle. I don’t care anymore what medium I use, I just need to read the freakin’ book. Still, I’m going to buy an actual copy of this as soon as it is available. I am so excited like hell. Wish me luck guys. Will update you guys as soon as I finish reading, of course, spoiler-free! 

Who else is reading Isla and the Happily Ever After?

^Another factor for Kindle/ebook-haters to consider.

guardian:

If you think this is Brooklyn, think again. 
A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters, coffee and Girls 

This is important. Most of the time, when people are talking about stereotypical Brooklyn, they’re really talking about Williamsburg and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding it.
But if Brooklyn was its own city, it’d be the 3rd largest in the United States. It’s extremely diverse. And it can take up to an hour to get from Manhattan to certain areas on the outskirts of Brooklyn (my parents’ house in Connecticut is equally as close). It has areas that are like suburbs and beaches.
Brooklyn is a major (maybe the major) hotspot for writers, so I figured this was somewhat relevant! 
guardian:

If you think this is Brooklyn, think again. 
A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters, coffee and Girls 

This is important. Most of the time, when people are talking about stereotypical Brooklyn, they’re really talking about Williamsburg and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding it.
But if Brooklyn was its own city, it’d be the 3rd largest in the United States. It’s extremely diverse. And it can take up to an hour to get from Manhattan to certain areas on the outskirts of Brooklyn (my parents’ house in Connecticut is equally as close). It has areas that are like suburbs and beaches.
Brooklyn is a major (maybe the major) hotspot for writers, so I figured this was somewhat relevant! 
guardian:

If you think this is Brooklyn, think again. 
A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters, coffee and Girls 

This is important. Most of the time, when people are talking about stereotypical Brooklyn, they’re really talking about Williamsburg and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding it.
But if Brooklyn was its own city, it’d be the 3rd largest in the United States. It’s extremely diverse. And it can take up to an hour to get from Manhattan to certain areas on the outskirts of Brooklyn (my parents’ house in Connecticut is equally as close). It has areas that are like suburbs and beaches.
Brooklyn is a major (maybe the major) hotspot for writers, so I figured this was somewhat relevant! 

guardian:

If you think this is Brooklyn, think again. 

A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters, coffee and Girls 

This is important. Most of the time, when people are talking about stereotypical Brooklyn, they’re really talking about Williamsburg and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding it.

But if Brooklyn was its own city, it’d be the 3rd largest in the United States. It’s extremely diverse. And it can take up to an hour to get from Manhattan to certain areas on the outskirts of Brooklyn (my parents’ house in Connecticut is equally as close). It has areas that are like suburbs and beaches.

Brooklyn is a major (maybe the major) hotspot for writers, so I figured this was somewhat relevant!