“I realize I may be a high-functioning sociopath, but I do have … feelings. Do you have feelings, John?”
Benedict Cumberbatch put his hand on John Green’s shoulder. John Green gripped the wheel and steered the submarine around a treasure chest on the sea floor.
“Nope,” John Green said.
“I think you’re lying. I’ve been watching you, remember? You are made of feelings. You cried whilst reading the Staples catalog.”
“Look, I just think it’s nice that people put so much thought into office supplies.”
“John, John…” Benedict Cumberbatch was at his most Cumberbatchly. His cheekbones glinted in the sealight. “Don’t deny your feelings.”
He leaned in closer…
IT IS COMING.
The Shadow Cabinet, the third book in the Shades of London series and the sequel to The Madness Underneath, is coming out on February 5, 2015.
BUT MAYBE YOU WANT TO READ IT NOW? MAYBE?
If so, I am having a CONTEST based on a Twitter suggestion I just got. It involves COSPLAY. Let’s see your best cosplay from The Shades of London. I’m only looking for Shades of London in this particular contest, but any character—or indeed, any NON CHARACTER OBJECT—will be accepted. You can post your photo either here on Tumblr or on Twitter. Just use the tag #shadesoflondoncosplay so I can find it. I will be reblogging many, I am sure, and will announce the WINNER next Monday, at noon (EST).
So you have until then. But I will be checking throughout and SHARING your efforts.
USE THE HASHTAG.
(Also, a request to those who read the book in advance: please, if you don’t mind, don’t post spoilers. Spoilers make people SAD.)
Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.
Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.
I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …
My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:
"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!
I love this book so much! Almost as much as I love the SKATERS SKATING! (Ok, even more!)
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This piece of garbage, right here, should be prosecuted for this.
September 20th 1973: ‘Battle of the Sexes’
On this day in 1973 female tennis player Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis match. She defeated him 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 before a crowd of over 30,000. The match, the second in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’, took place in Houston, Texas. King was the No. 2 female tennis player and Riggs a retired male Wimbledon champion. Riggs had defeated Margaret Court in the first match and proceeded to taunt female players as he was expected to win. King challenged him to a nationally televised match and defeated him, thus cementing her status in the history of tennis.
Universal has optioned the film rights to the short-story collection Let It Snow, written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Released in 2…
OUR SECRET IS OUT.
(Though I have a FEW OTHERS…)
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