WISHBONE WAS SO LEGIT.
you know it
I learned so much from this motherfucking dog
there are so many books I’ve never read but know the plot to thanks to this dog.
wishbone is literally how i have any knowledge of the ‘classics’
and he’s my hero
This makes me want to dress my doggie up in many outfits, but I’m a good mommy, so I won’t.
what’s the story wishbone?
I was actually just talking to my sister about Wishbone.
I was like, “Wishbone had great stories!”
And she was like, “And it was hilarious because when he was dressed up, everyone pretended he was a people!”
And then we started talking about 90’s cartoon programming, and it was awesome.
I still eagerly await the pneumatic tube revolution.
But seriously, this is worth a moment because it demonstrates how ridiculous it is to claim that anything—the Internet, ebooks, or the pneumatic tube—is going to single-handedly kill libraries. We’re always going to have information, and we’re always going to need people who know how to use it and help others do the same.
Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but the image of Lysa breast-feeding the six-year-old Robert has made my skin crawl far more than any of the murder or incest happening in A Game of Thrones so far.
Some of the examples of submitted designs for Maureen Johnson’s coverflip experiment. It really shows that perception is everything here. These were part of the curated collection in collaboration between Maureen and the Huffington Post to select some of the best but lead others to investigate further (young adult books and curation colliding!!! Exciting for my research).
There is also a video on the HuffPost article page with presenters talking about the experiment, and the female presenter actually mentions her shame at reading young adult books in public, so she ends up hiding what she is reading.
Right now I’m just under halfway through A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Which everyone knows, because HBO.
I don’t remember when I first heard about the books, but it’s been awhile. I was hesitant to read them because despite every bit of evidence available, I think of myself as someone who doesn’t like epic fantasy. I have no words for how stupid this is. Who grew up devouring Harry Potter books? Me. Who ugly-cried over The Dark Tower and continues to daydream about being a gunslinger? Me. Who went to see every Lord of the Rings movie with her dad and totally will one day finish reading the actual books (this year, pinkie promise, totes for real)? Me. I rest my case. I need to get over this idea that I’m not going to like books because they are very long and the characters have strange names.
What finally made me break through this dumb idea was the fact that I’m in my last quarter of grad school and it’s wedding season. So soon I will be finishing my degree and start really looking at student loan debt. Right when everyone I know is getting married… except me. This lady definitely needs an escape. Not just from this town, state, or even country, but from this entire dimension.
Right now I’m just under halfway finished with A Game of Thrones, and I’m really satisfied with my choice to give it a chance. I’ll be honest: I got obsessed with this book really quickly. Like, in the first few chapters. I’m reading about 50 or so pages a day, and the pace is such that some twisty thing happens every single day I read and motivates me for the next chunk of reading. It’s great.
I’ll give a full review when I finish, which I hope is sometime this weekend. I’m ahead in school and have a slow couple of days facing me at work, so I’m expecting to read a lot.
In the age-old battle between book and bath, man has tried many things: the reading tray, the conveniently placed towel, the waterproof page. An eight-year-old has gone one better.
For me please.
….You realize, of course, that Hermione Granger lit a teacher on fire when she was eleven, and kept a person alive in a jar for a year when she was fourteen, and studies dark and forbidden magics for kicks, and is one of the brightest and strongest witches of her era. If she came at me, even wandless, I would aparate to Neptune to get away from her.
Hermione Granger also:
- punched Draco Malfoy in the nose for being an idiot
- purposefully performed a confundus charm on whatshsface WHILE HE WAS FLYING just so Ron would win (omfg that is so fucking dangerous)
- literally pulled a fucking Bourne Identity on her parents and managed to set them up in fucking Australia (jesus christ she literally made it so that she NEVER EXISTED wtf that’s so fucking 007)
- Convinced the Ministry of Magic to give her an incredibly dangerous and volatile device that allowed her to ALTER TIMELINES COMPLETELY (just because she was so smart, literally, that is the reason, her “potential”)
- Has enough basic survival skills and badass magic to literally disappear to the middle of nowhere and flourish AND figure out Voldemort’s plot with Harry
- Hermione also figures out not only what Voldemort’s plan is, but generally how to beat it, WAY BEFORE VOLDEMORT EVER DOES. Why? because she is just that much smarter and better at magic than everybody else
in conclusion: Voldemort wishes he could be as awesome as Hermione, that’s why he wants to kill her so bad.
Can we rehave this series with hermione as the protagonist.
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Used the Power of Research and Deductive Reasoning to Make Sure Harry Didn’t Die”
Hermione Granger and “That time I figured shit out and literally ended up petrified for the cause and it took my friends weeks to figure out that I had the research on me”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Was a Time Lord”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Realized I was Hot and Smart and Saved Harry’s Ass with Research. Again. All the Time. Really, He Would Have Died Without Me.”
Hermione Granger and “That time Harry was too emo to actually do shit so I did shit in his name because I am the power behind the throne clearly also PS fought evil deatheaters and won”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I told Harry about the Dangers of Copying off Somebody’s else’s work that wasn’t mine and OH LOOK I WAS RIGHT”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I let Harry Decide Where to Go and What To do and we ended up wandering the forests of dean for like 5 months before saving his ass at Hogwarts”
I’ve always just sort of assumed that “The brightest witch of her age” had nothing to do with years-old and was more a statement to the effect that she was the brightest of the time. Period. Dang, smart girls rock.
One of the more comprehensive Hermione appreciation posts out there.
Reblogged for the Hermione re-titles.