A perpetrator of great cruelty against innocent words. Yes, that's right! The author of UNSPOKEN, the DEMON'S LEXICON trilogy and co-conspirator on Team Human
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March 13, 2014
deputy-handsome said: hey Sarah! One of the things that I love-love-love in your books is your portrayal of female friendships. I like this because I think that they're one of the most important types of relationship that girls have and yet, they're really neglected in the YAniverse. There are lots of protags who are "boys' girls" and those people do exist and that's great, but what about the "girls' girls"? Any idea how the trend started - and any recommendations for other books that show amazing female friendships?
Thank you for the kind words! I like your tumblr name.
And I apologise for what I am about to do, which is turn my answer to a perfectly lovely ask into another loooong essay on my thoughts about feminism!
Sorry in advance! This seems to be the way I roll now.
I have divided my essay into four points!
1) Boys’ Girls, and Why They Might Be Popular.
2) Condemning Other Women.
3) The Only Bad Female Relationship or Character Is An Unexamined Female Relationship or Character.
4) Finally, Some Actual Recommendations, Jeez Lady, Took You Long Enough…
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EDITED TO ADD: Okay, apparently you should all be able to buy tickets tomorrow. It is Father’s Day, so I think the website and ticket machine are off paying their dad a visit? WHO CAN SAY. But m’dears, there will be tickets tomorrow and we will be there with our shining faces on July 4th.
Rage flared up in Tessa and she considered belting Woolsey with the poker whether he came near her or not. He had moved awfully quickly while fighting Will, though, and she didn’t fancy her chances. “You don’t know James Carstairs. Don’t speak about him.”
“Love him, do you?” Woolsey managed to make it sound unpleasant. “But you love Will, too.”
Tessa froze.She had known that Magnus knew of Will’s affection for her, but the idea that what she felt for him in return was written across her face was too terrifying to contemplate.
*Woolsey and Magnus by Cassandra Jean, part of the postcard pack I’ll be giving out on tour.
TOUR! *waves to all the people we will come see* WITH POSTY CARDS.
Happy New Year! And in honor of the new year a little snippet starring our favorite sparkly warlock before he was sparkly. From one of the stories of The Bane Chronicles, called What Really Happened in Peru. By me and Sarah Rees Brennan. Give her lots of love.
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“Just don’t leave me here,” said Ragnor. “You have to swear, Bane.”
Magnus raised his eyebrows. “I give you my word of honor!”
“I mean it,” Ragnor told him. “I will find you. I will find whatever chest of absurd clothes you have brought with you. And I will bring a llama into the place where you sleep and make sure that it urinates on everything in the chest.”
“There is no need to get nasty about this,” Magnus said. “Don’t worry. I can teach you every word that you need to know right now. One of them is ‘fiesta.’”
Ragnor scowled. “What does that mean?”
“It means ‘party.’ Another important word is ‘juerga.’”
“What does that word mean?”
Magnus was silent.
“Magnus,” said Ragnor, his voice stern. “Does that word also mean ‘party’?”
Magnus could not help the sly grin that spread across his face. “I would apologize,” he said. “But I have no regrets.”
*looks at all the notes*
*eyes fall out of head*
How will I continue researching Peru with no eyes… but I am VERY happy you like. ;)