April142014

fullmetaloptimist asked: I love the way that you wrote Blue; writing female characters in YA is a tricky task since most writers tend to dumb them down to a few traits/make them walking drones that just carry the plot. Who are some of your favorite female protagonists in YA that you DIDN'T write?

maggie-stiefvater:

Code Name Verity is stone-cold awesome and the girl characters in it are amazing amazing amazing also there are planes and torture.

That came out wrong.

April132014
“Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts.” Patrick Ness - Monsters of Men (via bookphile)

(Source: intheworldofbooks, via bookphile)

5PM

A Book Addict's Vent

  • 1: Stop asking me how much I spend on my book hauls.
  • 2: Stop looking at my receipt--seriously?
  • 3: Stop silently judging me because my cart is full.
  • 4: What the hell does it matter to you whether I get to read all of my books or not?
  • 5: I am a book collector, not a hoarder. There's a difference.
  • 6: Yes, I am buying another book. Why do you care?
  • 7: No, I don't watch TV a lot because I'd rather be reading. What's wrong with that?
  • 8: It's cute that you think that just because I read faster than you, it means I don't fully appreciate books.
  • 9: If you're at a bookstore with me, you should know what you're getting yourself into--so don't even TRY to rush me.
  • 10: Young Adult books are about more than girls in dresses and vampires. Maybe you should pick one up some day and see for yourself.
  • Hey fellow book addicts, do you have anything to vent about? It's Sunday, let go of your stress for the upcoming week!
5PM
raqstarnails:

Anne Boleyn/ King Henry VIII inspired nail set

raqstarnails:

Anne Boleyn/ King Henry VIII inspired nail set

(via vahwow)

5PM

lunar lit challenge | day three

favourite book (so far) → scarlet

(via thelunarchroniclesbooks)

5PM
April92014
April72014

The two girls I came to England with have never heard of Mr. Darcy or Pride and Prejudice.

wilderebellion:

ieatliteratureforbreakfast:

I suggested going to the estate his house is based on in the novel, and they gave me these blank stares.

HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL WITHOUT EVER HEARING THE TITLE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE???

Also, someone please help me. Someone come to England and fangirl with me. Otherwise I’ll be visiting the Globe, the Harry Potter Studio Tour, the Charles Dickens museum and Mr. Darcy’s estate solo. :-(

This is all I can give you from across the pond.

I LOVE IT. I miss you.

1PM

The two girls I came to England with have never heard of Mr. Darcy or Pride and Prejudice.

I suggested going to the estate his house is based on in the novel, and they gave me these blank stares.

HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL WITHOUT EVER HEARING THE TITLE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE???

Also, someone please help me. Someone come to England and fangirl with me. Otherwise I’ll be visiting the Globe, the Harry Potter Studio Tour, the Charles Dickens museum and Mr. Darcy’s estate solo. :-(

March312014

Though we may come from different places,
and speak in different tongues
our hearts beat as one.

I have six of these. I also have Hebrew, Latin, and several other languages that share some of these covers.

(Source: deatheaters, via canwriteitbetterthanueverfeltit)

March302014

I WENT TO SEVEN BOOKSTORES IN LONDON YESTERDAY!

I’m doing half a semester in England, and oh my god, is it amazing.

March132014
“My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for.”  Neil Gaiman (via jaynestown)

(Source: lupanthropy, via bookphile)

9PM

thepasta-nerada:

deliverusfromsburb:

karemloo:

fuckyeahlukemyernaked:

never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’

image

I CANT HANDLE THIS

are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’

yes

(via canwriteitbetterthanueverfeltit)

March82014
kamigarcia:

·         I need this: #DIY rolling book basket from Just the Bees Knees http://bit.ly/ONWurG #reading

kamigarcia:

·         I need this: #DIY rolling book basket from Just the Bees Knees http://bit.ly/ONWurG #reading

March72014
Adventures of an Avid Reader turned 2 today!

Adventures of an Avid Reader turned 2 today!

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