Jul
20
2014

Reblogged from ifyougaveagirlabook :

Asked by Anonymous:

That gif you just posted with the bees. What show is that?


ifyougaveagirlabook:

I have no idea! I reblogged it because I thought it was cute and funny.

Sorry! I can try to google it!

It’s Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler’s show.

Jul
19
2014

"What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms…or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy."

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jul
11
2014

Mini haul from Barnes and Noble today.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Mini haul from Barnes and Noble today.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Jul
2
2014

Reblogged from thisisjustabookblog :

thisisjustabookblog:

I wish I had lovely bookshelves to take pictures of, but I have one tiny bookshelf that’s crammed full of books and then loads of boxes scattered in my room stuffed full of them

I want them on display but I don’t have the space or the money for a bigger bookshelf

same

Jun
23
2014

A simple song with a modern twist on Ophelia from the infamous Hamlet. Although it contains few lyrics, I feel like this song captures the essence of Ophelia

Sweet Ophelia by Zella Day

Jun
18
2014

Happy day-before-my-birthday to me!

Happy day-before-my-birthday to me!

Jun
13
2014

Reblogged from travellersfarfromhome :

Pick up your copies today!

Jun
13
2014
Jun
10
2014

Reblogged from fuckyeahloldemort :

we-live-in-marvelous-times:

miscommunication as a plot device makes me angry

if you just talked to each other but no

Jun
5
2014

"After a time, it seemed that the world inside the books became my world. So when I thought of my childhood, it was dandelion wine and ice cream on a summer porch, like Ray Bradbury, and catching catfish with Huck Finn. My own memories receded and the book memories became the real memories, far more than the outside, far more even than in here."

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

Jun
2
2014

Welcome to the first graphic novel review on this blog! Today we will be looking at Fables by Bill Willingham. I was reading out of the Deluxe Edition: Book One which includes about 10 issues of the comic, spanning two storylines. The premise of Fables is fairy tales struggling to live in the modern world, while staying hidden from view of the mundanes. Our main hero, or dare I say self-sabotaging anti-hero, is the Big Bad Wolf, now know as Bigby Wolf. He has turned from his troubled past to become the sheriff of the fables. HIs partner (and possible love interest) is dearest Snow White, who ditched her prince charming and now runs the Fables as King Cole cavorts around doing who-knows-what. 

I love, love, love, love, love these comics!!!! It was a dead ringer for me, since I live for modern-day fairy tale revamps. The first storyline focused on a possible murder and we get to follow Bigby through his crime solving routine. We meet the majority of the humanoid characters in this storyline. The second one focused on an Animal Farm-esque uprising of the Fables that permanently retain an animal form. My favorite character in that plotline is the revolutionary Goldilocks who incites the animals to overthrow the status quo. She is insane, but an interesting antagonist. 

This series starts off with a bang. The art is incredibly beautiful, particularly in the covers or extra art that is included in the deluxe edition. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I definitely recommend this series, although it is probably cheaper to buy it in anthology form than individual issues. 

Jun
1
2014

Reblogged from susanandherbooks :

artmonia:

Play and Book Covers by Charles Chaisson.

May
30
2014

Reblogged from zeusyimhome :

"

A woman who hates you is playing the pianoforte.

You have five hundred a year. From who? Five hundred what? No one knows. No one cares. You have it. It’s yours. Every year. All five hundred of it.

A charming man attempts to flirt with you. This is terrible.

You are in a garden, and you are astonished.

"

May
27
2014

Reblogged from therubyrevolution :

"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick."

Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).

Here’s the link

(via conansdoyles)

(Source: katyuno)

May
21
2014

Officially finished with community college. Let the summer begin!

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