November82013
wilwheaton:

specialedition87:

You should absolutely read (and buy!):
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
(Touchstone, 2013)
Because it’s wonderful, obviously. I’m sure almost all of you already know how hilarious Allie is, and if not you MUST check out her blog ASAP and just know that her book is that PLUS oh so much more. What I mean by that is: this book is 60% pure hilarity, but also 40% hard-hitting-but-FUNNY-self-reflection-that-makes-you-as-the-reader-be-brutally-honest-with-yourself-because-omg-god-Allie-feels-the-same-way-which-means-you-are-not-alone——and those are my favourite kinds of books.

I wasn’t sure the blog would translate to book, and I am delighted that I was wrong.The book is amazing and wonderful and will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry.

wilwheaton:

specialedition87:

You should absolutely read (and buy!):

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

(Touchstone, 2013)

Because it’s wonderful, obviously. I’m sure almost all of you already know how hilarious Allie is, and if not you MUST check out her blog ASAP and just know that her book is that PLUS oh so much more. What I mean by that is: this book is 60% pure hilarity, but also 40% hard-hitting-but-FUNNY-self-reflection-that-makes-you-as-the-reader-be-brutally-honest-with-yourself-because-omg-god-Allie-feels-the-same-way-which-means-you-are-not-alone——and those are my favourite kinds of books.

I wasn’t sure the blog would translate to book, and I am delighted that I was wrong.

The book is amazing and wonderful and will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry.

1PM
1PM

The Odyssey Bookshop Turns 50!

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The Odyssey celebrates 50 years! The Odyssey Bookshop was founded in 1963 by Romeo Grenier, and is now owned by his daughter, Joan Grenier. In 1957 Romeo bought Glesmann’s Pharmacy across the street from Mount Holyoke College, slowly introducing more books to his stock year by year, and in 1963, Mount Holyoke asked Romeo to open a full-service bookstore. In the 1980s our store suffered two major fires, but with the help of Mount Holyoke College, generous members of the community, and a dedicated staff, we rebuilt and are thriving today. In 2001, we introduced our First Edition Club. Each month, our 300 club members receive a signed First Edition of a newly published book selected by the Odyssey for its literary merit and potential collectibility. The Odyssey also features a similar program distributing children’s books to any age. Additionally, the Odyssey boasts the largest literary author event schedule in the area, including more than 125 events a year for adults and children, and attended by thousands of people annually. Join us at the Odyssey Bookshop for our fiftieth anniversary weekend celebration this November 8th to 10th.

We are incredibly grateful for the local support that the Odyssey has received over the last five decades, and this is our “thank you” to the community. The Odyssey’s 50th Anniversary weekend celebration will take place over three days next month- the 8th, 9th and 10th of November. There will be various activities throughout each of the three days in addition to 20% of all regular priced books all weekend and giveaways every hour on Saturday and Sunday. With special thanks to Atkins Farms for sponsoring our Saturday treats! Read below for a sneak peek of what’s in store.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH:

20% off all in-store purchases (some exclusions apply)

5:30pm Treasure Hunter’s Scavenger Hunt: (Ages 7-14) Arrrrggg… Seeking gold arrrrrre we? Join us at the Odyssey bookshop as we send you on the hunt of your lifetime. Inspired by Treasure Hunters, the new middle grade novel by James Patterson (author of Middle School; The Worst Years of My Life) and Chris Grabenstein! Similar to our summer’s Where’s Waldo hunt we will send you all over The Village Commons seeking treasure! Those who return (for some shall not) will enjoy prizes and a pirate cake. Extra prizes for those who come in pirate gear! Featuring the book Treasure Hunters by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein: Following clues left by their missing father, twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd sail from the Caribbean to New York City with their siblings to finish the dangerous quest of their world-famous treasure-hunting parents.

6:30pm Pirate Pajama Party and Storytime!: (Ages 3+) Ahoy mateys! After hunting for treasure, drop your anchor for Cake, Prizes, Costume Competition and Pirate Pajama Storytime! Come show your bravery with a glitter pirate tattoo or walk the plank and decorate your own pirate hat!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH:

  • 20% off all in-store purchases (some exclusions apply)
  • Giveaways every hour on the 50-minute mark. Thanks to our publisher sponsors, we can give away over $50 worth of bookish merchandise *every hour*
  • Live music throughout the day

Special thanks to Atkins Farms for sponsoring our treats today!

  • OPEN: 10am
  • 1pm: Face Painting in the Children’s Dept 1pm- 3pm
  • 2pm: Serving Yummy Snacks including Atkins Cider Donuts!
  • 2-4: Live Broadcasting on WRSI “The River”
  • 2-4: Cookbook Tasting table featuring local Independent Publishing Company, Interlink, which specializes in international and vegetarian cookbooks
  • 3:50: Announcement of the winner of the 50-second shopping spree (max amount of spending - $500) Must be present to win.
  • Close at 6pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:

  • 20% off all in-store purchases (some exclusions apply)
  • Giveaways every hour on the 50-minute mark. Thanks to our publisher sponsors, we will give away over $50 worth of bookish merchandise *every hour*
  • 2pm: Children’s Fancy Nancy Dress-up Tea Party and Storytime! Hey kids, put on your fanciest outfit and have tea with us at the Odyssey!  We’ll be reading Fancy Nancy books and decorating the fanciest crowns. Come dresses in your fanciest tea party wear and enjoy games and sweet treats!
  • 4pm: The Odyssey will hold a high tea in honor of Romeo Grenier. In the tradition of Romeo’s original high tea parties, cakes, scones and tea will be served. Come share your memories of the Odyssey- from days long past or your more recent experiences
Please RSVP for scheduled events by calling the Odyssey at 413 534 7307* 
Location:
The Odyssey Bookshop @ 9 College St.
South Hadley, Massachusetts
01075
United States
12PM
siminiblocker:

Some more Fangirl fanart. I loved this scene. Also if you’ve read the book, it’s definitely been one of THOSE weeks. So yeah. This was a fun reprieve. Just want to draw noodley dancing people all the time now.

siminiblocker:

Some more Fangirl fanart. I loved this scene. Also if you’ve read the book, it’s definitely been one of THOSE weeks. So yeah. This was a fun reprieve. Just want to draw noodley dancing people all the time now.

(via fuckyeahyoungadultlit)

11AM
“Add to that, I’m no longer watching television in which middle-aged men figure out how to be men. I’d rather watch shows about teenaged girls figuring out what it means to be a monster.”

from this interview with Kelly Link.  (via euglossia-watsonia)

“Kelly and I discussed vampires who write in diaries”

(via elanormcinerney)

in which Kelly Link says all the smart things. ATTENTION PREETI.

(via bookoisseur)

(Source: zanopticon, via wilwheaton)

October42013
dduane:

All who desire this, please feel free to lift it and use it for whatever.  :)

(per this original quote posting:)
“America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash—and should be ashamed of myself if I did succeed.”
— 
nathaniel hawthorne whining and pissing himself in eighteen fifty five over the fact that women were writing better and more popular stories than his shit shit shit trash shit piece of shit awful didactic shit novels (via sashayed)

(Re some of the notes: T-shirts? ETA: Now available here. Canadian version? Sure, let me see about it in the morning, I just need to find some maple-leaf bunting or the equivalent.)

dduane:

All who desire this, please feel free to lift it and use it for whatever.  :)

(per this original quote posting:)

America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash—and should be ashamed of myself if I did succeed.

— 

nathaniel hawthorne whining and pissing himself in eighteen fifty five over the fact that women were writing better and more popular stories than his shit shit shit trash shit piece of shit awful didactic shit novels (via sashayed)

(Re some of the notes: T-shirts? ETA: Now available here. Canadian version? Sure, let me see about it in the morning, I just need to find some maple-leaf bunting or the equivalent.)

11AM
dasboo:

In all honesty, I just felt like doodling a cat with a monocle.

dasboo:

In all honesty, I just felt like doodling a cat with a monocle.

(via opentheyear)

11AM
doilookgay:

HAHAHAHA YEA OCTOBER GHOST JOKES

doilookgay:

HAHAHAHA YEA OCTOBER GHOST JOKES

(Source: vampztv, via seananmcguire)

11AM

mortisia:

viα youngadultatbooktopiaBooks = Awesome. 

The ultimate pleasure / need / escape / love / craziness / adventure / joy / obsession / …

(via seananmcguire)

September272013
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