Everyone knows we’re in a golden age of cover design. And how does that relate to Banned Books Week? Because for some great artists and illustrators, our freedom to publish what we want means their freedom to make great, unrestricted art. So as this week closes out, we’re celebrating Noma Bar (Fear of Flying), Tomer Hanuka (Philosophy in the Boudoir), and Malika Favre (Kama Sutra) for their bold, daring artwork. Just because what’s inside the covers isn’t bashful doesn’t mean that the covers have to be!







Well, this is embarrassing

Left: Adrianne Palicki promo shot for NBC’s Wonder Woman.

Right: Kimberly Kane promo shot for ‘Wonder Woman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody’.

….is it just me or does the porno version outfit not only look WAY BETTER crafted and prettier, the actress also has more muscles, a nicer fitting chest piece and a waaay more fitting body type and skin tone. 

Also the porno version doesn’t look more “feminine”/more sexy whatever.


the “official” one looks like a really bad Halloween costume

I mean fuck the porno one has bigger wrist cuff I REPEATE: BIGGER WRIST CUFFS PORNO WOMAN IS BETTER DRESSED TO KICK ASS *cries*

can someone contact the designer of the porno 

clearly he/she knows how a womans body works.

It’s embarrassing when the official looks a like a porn and the porn looks like the official thing.

The thing that makes me stunned the most is that even the boobs of the porn version are cupped and held in better by her clothing than those of the official thing…

The moment a porn movie treats the boobs of a woman with more subtlety than a big name production, some staff changes are in order.

What both fascinates and disturbs me the most about these is the body language and facial expression.

The “official” TV version looks passive, slightly confused, her pose is sort of ambiguous and floppy. She’s waiting for the viewer to do something before she reacts. The XXX version looks determined and fierce, and is taking literally 0% of your shit.

One of these Wonder Women looks like a sex toy, and it’s not the pornographic one.

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“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

→ The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl - GIVEAWAY


This giveaway is open to Australian residents only - sorry!


I read this book earlier in the month and I fell in love with it. It was my first book by Melissa Keil, but I’ve since read Life in Outer Space, and I’d easily consider her to be one of my favourite authors now….




  1. Be following me readaroundtherosie 
  2. Prizes will be sent via the book depository so if they don’t ship to your country, I’m really really sorry. But they ship to over 150 countries worldwide, so hopefully that includes you
  3. like, reblog, do whatever as many times as you like- try not to spam people
  4. no giveaway blogs thank you
  5. End date: November 1st 2014, midnight AEST
  6. you will need to give me your address to send them don’t worry I won’t do anything else with it, I’m far too lazy 


  2. Each winner will receive 1 hardcover OR two paperbacks of their choice from the books above
  3. considering HEIR OF FIRE is currently my favourite book of the year thus far I wanted to celebrate that and all my other favs so far so these are my favourite reads 
  4. you can choose any of the books from the series if you already have the first one, or even from a spin off series (like Bloodlines instead of Vampire Academy)


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" I love what Peter’s Doctor has done to Clara. It’s a really complicated friendship, but it’s a really, really deep-rooted friendship and love, that they can’t leave each other. And accepting the fact that her best friend is now different yet still the same is part of the incredibly complex, complicated story and what we keep on exploring throughout season 8. "
Anonymous: Hello! I'm German and I wanted to try reading Harry Potter in English and I wanted to get a box with all the books. I'm kinda a big Harry potter nerd so I want to get a pretty box, something little special. Do you maybe have a good recommendation or know a pretty box or something? :)



There’s so many pretty editions of the books. If I had an infinite amount of money I’d probably collect them, along with my other favourite books and series. I’ll refer you to Book Depository, since they have free delivery internationally and a range of different editions. You can use the ISBN to search for it elsewhere.

Click here to see all of the different box sets on Book Depository. Unfortunately some are no longer available but you might be able to find them elsewhere

  • I own this box set, which is the most recent US release. The covers are designed by an artist called Kazu Kibuishi and are beautiful, as is the art on the box itself. The spines line up to make Hogwarts. The only thing is the box is just big enough to fit all of the books in. I keep the first book out of it because I can’t actually get it back inside without tearing the box
  • This one is awesome because it comes in an awesome trunk/box and each book is in hardcover
  • This is the newest box set with the new UK editions. The spines and cover art is really pretty, though Harry does seem to look a lot younger than he should with the later books. I own the first and last books in this edition and the quality is great and it has things like a map and facts about J.K. Rowling inside
  • This one features the same editions as the ones above, but the box is slightly different and they’re in hardcover
  • Here’s a box set for the adult covers (the black ones) in hardback, if you were interested in those
  • I’m not sure about these ones but apparently it’s a special edition box set. It’s definitely pricy (especially compared with the others) but maybe do some research and see if there’s anything special about these editions

Note that some of these box sets might have the American versions of the books, so the spellings might differ and the titles of the first book will be Sorcerer’s Stone instead of Philosopher. This will only really matter if you’re used to the UK spelling.

I hope that helps!

P.S. My Harry Potter shelf looks like this - I own the US box set, the first and last books in paperback in the new UK editions (my dad surprised me with them yesterday because apparently they were cheap) and my original UK editions which are pretty dead.

I can answer about the last set! I don’t have them but a friend of mine did and I remember when they would sell each of them for about $30-$40-$50 dollars each at BigW in Oz (oh how I would love them from a distance as a young girl!).

They were cloth bound with a smaller box image of the traditional UK covers and gold embossed lettering on the front. I couldn’t tell you what was on the inside though, they were always sold wrapped in airtight plastic and my friend wouldn’t let anyone get near her own copies. She hoarded them like a Durin hoards Gold. I never got to ask why she thought them so special, but they must have been.

Annnd after writing that all down it occurred to me that pictures might help. Did a quick google search and here is what they should look like (the book depository image looks highly saturated?) although the ones I saw as a kid had a smaller image and larger signature. Variance with publishing procedures does that.

I personally have these versions (although only of the last two books)

I’m not too sure whether you can still get these as hardcovers OR paperbacks anymore, let alone boxed sets, but you may be able to get them on ebay or some second-hand online shops. Those cloth bound versions above were from an ebay vendor (that sadly ended LONG ended) and sold for $10.00GBP for a boxed sex.

I wish you luck and happy reading hun! Enjoy them!

Also, thanks for the extra links on the HP books thebooker! My copies are going to need replacements ASAP, and now I have a selection! :D

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