Love this movie
Love this movie
Head on over to MTV.com’s Hollywood Crush blog to catch the exclusive premier of the book trailer for Sarah Dessen’s new novel, THE MOON AND MORE, which comes out June 4! It will make you crave summer so bad, you’ll be slathering on the sunscreen while you watch.
If I wasn’t already gonna buy The Moon and Mode (already read a galley, and spoiler alert! It’s awesome), this trailer would certainly do the trick. So summery!
A must-read for stay-at-home authors
Most friend person!
My buddy Kat, who I finally met IRL while in New York last weekend, showed me this book and now I absolutely can’t wait to read it
Reading it, loving it, getting annoyed about having to be at work doing work things because it’s preventing me from reading more. I love books like this—surreal, funny, full of cussing that feels rhythmic rather than extraneous…books like this were made for me. And hella other people, but I usually just think about me. Reading is a selfish hobby that way.
I love books that challenge YA norms (probably one of the reasons I was so into Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan). Can’t wait for this one.
Is Taylor Swift currently the world’s best pop star?
Look at this live TV performance.
LOOK AT IT
(kindly bought to our attention by @paulblades)
I LOOKED. I LOVED.
Today is Taylor Swift day at the library. I’ve decided.
This is magical. MAGICAL.
Dude. It’s so true. ‘She’s stupid’, ‘she’s mean,’ ‘she doesn’t consider his feelings enough,’ ‘she’s too into him,’ ‘she’s smart in the wrong sort of way,’ ‘she’s too fake,’ ‘she’s a bitch,’ ‘she’s a slut,’ ‘I wanted to slap her.’
I have not gone a day since I was published without hearing this about one of my female characters or another.
In the end the specific negative comment doesn’t even matter: what matters is the deluge of negativity.
I have not ever, ever received said deluge for a guy character.
The message is very clear.
It’s like ‘She didn’t write it/she shouldn’t have written it/she wrote it BUT’—except it’s a list criticising a girl’s existence in the story. She existed, but she shouldn’t have. She existed, BUT.
“Sherlock Holmes makes you look at the world in the way you do anyway as an actor – as a rich canvas for observation.”
Okay, so he smokes. Whatever. (I really wish he wouldn’t.) But I don’t understand why he lets photographers take all these moody, romantic photos of him smoking. Not because I expect him to be a role model. But because I expect intelligent adult human beings to acknowledge what a painful, poisonous habit it is — to not buy into the lie of its glamor.
re: the smoking thing … YES! If you’re going to be an intelligent grown-up who smokes, that’s on you, but I at least expect you to be ashamed of it.
this looks like a fabulous summer plan, Sarah Dessen and all
…and write it, too!
Love this quote from Leila Howland. Also, Nantucket Blue was the perfect beach book, and made me a little homesick for New England summer.