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Me: 19 year-old reader and writer living in New York. Blog: A daily expression of my love for all things literary.

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Guide to Reviews

★★★★★★= This amazing book changed my life in some way.

★★★★★= I loved this book.

★★★★☆= This book was great.

★★★☆☆= It was alright.

★★☆☆☆= A seriously flawed literary endeavor.

★☆☆☆☆= Unable to finish.

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Thank you Cassie, for all the Herondales, Lightwoods, Morgensterns and Frays. And also for the Magnus Banes, Brother Zachariahs and Simon Lewises of your stories. They warmed my heart and added colour to the winter when I discovered them. Thank you.

Desirée /

(Source: thankyoucassie, via books-and-cookies)

Tagged with: #Cassandra Clare #gorgeous 

I have a babysitting job interview tomorrow, and my getting the job depends on a 10 year-old girl liking me. Any tips on how to get kids to think you’re cool right away?

Felicity, not fluency, of language is a merit.
— Whipple (via abookblog)
Tagged with: #language 


Admont Abbey Library, Austria

(via livingthroughbooks)


I just want to start out by saying thank you to everyone for all the support you’ve given me. I’ve made so many great friends in the year and half I’ve been blogging and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you. Okay, enough of the sappy stuff! To thank you guys I’ve decided to host a giveaway!

Here are the guidelines:

  • Since this giveaway is to thank my followers, you must be following me
  • There will be two (2) winners. The first place winner can chose any book(s) valued at $20 USD or less. The second place winner can choose any book(s) valued at $15 USD or less.
  • You must enter using the Rafflecopter widget. Any other entries will not be counted.
  • The giveaway is a worldwide as long The Book Depository ships to your country
  • The giveaway ends on September 20, 2014 at 11:59 EST. I will then chose the winner using Rafflecopter (which uses a random number generator)
  • I will be contacting the winners via email (provided to me via Rafflecopter). I promise I will only contact you for the giveaway and will never send you any spam.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner
  • I will be checking to make sure that the winner has valid entries and if found to have invalid entries, the winner will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen
  • The winners must be comfortable with giving me their address (again, I promise not to spam you!)
  • If you have any questions feel free to ask me!

Here’s the link to the Rafflecopter giveaway! Enter away!

(via beckisbookshelf)

Tagged with: #book giveaway 
Alexander, you call Persians your kin. You let them kiss you; and which of us has done it?
The Persian Boy, Mary Renault



Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.

I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected

(via livingthroughbooks)

Because the villain knows that without the hero to hate, his life would be empty. Once he’s murdered his adversary, he’s alone.
— The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by hollyblack (via heyteenbookshey)

(Source: thenovl, via livingthroughbooks)

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.

- George R.R. Martin  (via indisposablehero)

This is one of the most beautiful quotes I think I have ever read. I love it, and I will treasure it for my entire life.

(via draodoir-mna)

I love this, and could tear up if I lacked the self-control. Very touching.

(Source: fourcolorfanboy, via bluestockingbookworm)

(Source: books-cupcakes, via thebooker)

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