July 29th, 2014
July 28th, 2014
Magical #sdcc moment, discovering @petersbeagle in Artists Alley. The Last Unicorn is my fave book & I adore the movie! He was so gracious. 😊 #sdcc2014 #latergram #books #vscocam #ABeautifulMess

Magical #sdcc moment, discovering @petersbeagle in Artists Alley. The Last Unicorn is my fave book & I adore the movie! He was so gracious. 😊 #sdcc2014 #latergram #books #vscocam #ABeautifulMess

Being published is not a necessary validation or a path everyone wants to take with their work. Writing—and finishing—a novel is a great thing in itself, whether or not the book is published, or becomes widely-read or not.
July 27th, 2014
I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.
C. S. Lewis (via bookporn)

(via lyricalabsurdity)

July 26th, 2014
The older I got, the more often I met girls who were living the stories I wanted, the stories that taught me how to make my own life in their image: girls who hopped trains, hitchhiked alone across continents, vagabonded through other countries, bicycled solo for thousands of miles, wandered without company through wildernesses. But for the most part, those girls’ stories—our stories—are left off the printed page. We get dragons, sure; we can be sorceresses and princesses, witches and swordswomen, assassins and vampires and robber brides and queens. Sometimes we even get to be monsters. But a girl whose heart’s too big for her body, a girl whose whole self says go out the door and keep going—that girl’s still got to write her own book.

So I did.
bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

(via bethrevis)

July 24th, 2014

betterbooktitles:

betterbooktitles:

An old post: Summer Reading on Better Book Titles!

Check out the Better Book Titles book

Follow @DanWilbur on Twitter

(Left to Right: To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Bell Jar, A Confederacy of Dunces, Gatsby, The Old Man and The Sea, Huck Finn, Of Mice and Men, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

Required Reading!

(via yahighway)

July 23rd, 2014
Last #yaphotoaday for the next 4 days bc of Comic Con. But this = wonderful 2014 release. #yalit #yafantasy #coverlove #bookstagram #bookrec #vscocam

Last #yaphotoaday for the next 4 days bc of Comic Con. But this = wonderful 2014 release. #yalit #yafantasy #coverlove #bookstagram #bookrec #vscocam

(Late) late to the party #yaphotoaday: GRACELING. Such amazing characters in this YA fantasy. ❤️ Flower crown made by me!

(Late) late to the party #yaphotoaday: GRACELING. Such amazing characters in this YA fantasy. ❤️ Flower crown made by me!

July 22nd, 2014
selchieskin:

ApartmentGeeks again
This is the ideal way to make a large house cozy and to store books.  Don’t forget the ladder!

selchieskin:

ApartmentGeeks again

This is the ideal way to make a large house cozy and to store books.  Don’t forget the ladder!

(via teachingliteracy)