I reblog this every time I see it. I just cant
daily reminder that minerva mcgonagall is metal as fuck
I finished rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was magical!
-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)
I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will
Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design
"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)
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.
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.”
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