During our reading of Kristin and P.C. Cast's House of Night series, we encountered a surprising amount of slut shaming. We were merely expecting to make fun of dumb vampire young adult fiction, and we wound up rallying around a reminder that's it's okay to choose to give and receive things. Like grilled cheese.
Inspired by our recurring befuddlement of Abby Abernathy's pet name in Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, this is a mug with a piegon wearing a cardigan and pearls. Well, here you go.
Remember when we read The Host and crazy old Uncle Jeb took us on a tour of the cave? Remember that other time he took us on a tour of the cave? Remember that other time we went on a tour of the cave? Good times. Remember those good times with this 2013 Tour mug. It'll be like you're really touring the cave again and again and again.
Throughout Fifty Shades and its sequels, Christian Grey's catchphrase is "Laters, baby". We spent a year and a half reading and writing weekly posts on the Fifty Shades trilogy, and somehow we never once made a "Haters, baby" joke. Celebrate our failure with this mug. It's simple, elegant, and will trick people into thinking we made this joke after all.
The summary for Beautiful Disaster describes its heroine with "Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe." This lasts for one chapter.
Picture this scenario for a second. If someone asks you which mug is yours, you can respond with, "The one that says 'Young Adult Fiction, Motherfucker' on it." Just maybe try not to play out this scenario at work.