heatherm00ch:

I reblog this every time I see it. I just cant

vivacosima:

daily reminder that minerva mcgonagall is metal as fuck

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it."

introvertedbookworm24:

I finished rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was magical! 

"I do believe that books can change lives and give people this kind of language they wouldn’t have had otherwise"

-Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming. She’s one of the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. The finalists were announced today on Morning Edition. NPR’s Kat Chow interviewed Woodson earlier this year about her stories and the need for more diversity in books. (via npr)

YAY JACKIE!!!!!

(via lauriehalseanderson)

tattoolit:

I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will Jane Eyre

tattoolit:

I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will
Jane Eyre

vikingpenguinbooks:

pantheonbooks:

bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

Want.

Second.

vikingpenguinbooks:

pantheonbooks:

bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

Want.

Second.

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

books-and-cookies:

bluestockingbookworm:

I get really angry when I read a synopsis and it is all self-congratulatory and promotion-y. Just tell me what the book is about, I will decide for myself if it is ground-breaking or stunning or the best thing since sliced bread.

THIS. This is important.

marvelous-gallifrey:

takenbyabook:

beben-eleben:

Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking

OH MY GOD.

You forgot the original six-word memoir by Hemingway - “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” 

When an author kills your favorite character

beckisbookshelf:

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somepotternerd:

Hagrid Hagrid Potter, you were named after the onLY GUY IN MY LIFE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR ME WITH ZERO ULTERIOR MOTIVES HE LITERALLY JUST CARED ABOUT ME BECAUSE HE WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND HE DESERVES SOME RECOGNITION FOR THAT

thewicked-eternity