the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!

The books to choose from: 

Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire

Rules: 

  • Open internationally 
  • Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
  • You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
  • No giveaway blogs please!
  • There is just one winner
  • The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
  • If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
  • You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
  • Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)

Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

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book-answers:

I need to follow more book blogs out here so.. if you post about

  • Books
  • Reading
  • Libraries

Or you are a book blog, please reblog :)

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The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The End of Mr Y


The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas

Again another book that has been sat on my shelf, unread, for too long. I love reading books about books and at the time I bought it I was at university, so naturally this book about a P.H.D student and a special book, caught my attention.

When I first read this book I didn’t realise how ‘out there’ it was. There is a lot of jargon in this novel. At first I figured it would be a bit more book focused yet it was more focused on theology and science. I for one enjoyed that. I could follow it but it is not my strong suit so I don’t know how well these subjects were used. I’m not going to read more into it because I don’t want to spoil it for myself.

I found the Ariel to be a great female protagonist. There was something about her that was slobbish, unattractive and real. I’ve read a lot of female-lead novels and no other protagonist I’ve read was like her. It was refreshing.

This whole novel felt like something different. An enjoyable literary read if you fancy something a bit heavier, a bit more to think on.

touchofcancer:

Mockingjay part 1 teaser trailer

I just want to hug Peeta so bad. Poor baby.

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her0ngraystairs:

You know that feeling, when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you cannot let go or turn the course aside. I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.

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secondquarterquell:

  • Giveaway to celebrate finishing college
  • This giveaway is open internationally as I’m using bookdepository
  • You must be following me to enter
  • Reblog/like as many times as you want, each will be worth one entry
  • The winner can pick one of the books above or any other book under £10 from bookdepository
  • The giveaway will end on Friday 24th July 2014
  • If the winner doesn’t reply within 3 days I’ll pick a new winner
  • Check the tag 'secondquarterquell giveaway' for any news
  • Good luck :)

The Start of the Week


The Start of the Week

21.7.2014

So this week is going to be a little bit hectic for me, starting from the weekend just gone so I’ve kind of done this in advance. I’m going to be having a break from my normal routine this week, I’ll have my queue running and I’ll post a review tomorrow but other than that my other content wont start again until next week.

What I would like to say is hello and thank you to all my new followers and I’m pleased to say from next week I’m going to be running a Giveaway. Keep your eyes pealed.

Have a great week everyone!

“She writes like she’s starving and reads like she’s feasting.”

R.D. Larson (via abagofbooks)

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It’s been 7 years since the final Harry Potter book was published …


… And I am still not over the disappointment.

Stephen gets us

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birger-wuvs-elsa:

herhmione:

i swear when i grow up i’m gonna have a room with floor to ceiling book shelves i will save up until i have enough money and there will be a ladder that slides along the bookcases and i will have this

If that’s the case, you’ll be required by law to do this:

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anniekon:

whataboutthemenses:

lovelydestiel:

earthtohayley:

I FELT SO SORRY FOR HER IN THIS MOMENT.

like ok from the day she got on the hogwarts express, people were making fun of her and she’s never viewed as pretty or attractive until the moment in the first gif.

and because ron is fuckin jealous, he makes her feel like shit and ugh it’s like her one night of being someone else is just shattered and and and

WHY DID YOU D O THAT

I get really annoyed with people who are like “well she could have asked ron first instead of screaming at him to not use her as a last resort.”

well… no. She was asked by krum right away. She wanted to go with him. She wasn’t going alone and moaning that Ron hadn’t asked her. Her objection was to being treated like she should have been available to him, and being treated like she was lying about having a date. And who the fuck wouldn’t be offended by somebody thinking that they’re so undesirable that they made up a date?

this post actually made me almost cry no joke

This ^ is a major reason I hate Ron and Hermione together.

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