“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”- Elena Galathynius Havilliard

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”- Elena Galathynius Havilliard

(Source: souffleforthewin, via thesmellofinkandpaper)

Jodie’s 300 Follower Giveaway


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Not only have I hit 300 followers - I have jumped passed that milestone.  I never thought I would have as many followers as I do and thank you all!

I’ve been wanting to post a giveaway as a thank you for quite a while so here it is - my 300 follower giveaway! I’ll be doing this through rafflecopter with the embedded link below.

There is no real theme to the books I’ve chosen to give away but these are all favourites of mine some I’ve read recently, some from a while ago. 

The rules of the giveaway are:

1. As this is a follower giveaway you must be following me (I will check).

2. No Giveaway blogs

3. This will be an international giveaway as I’ll be using the Book Depository. Obviously I’ll need an address to send the book to.

4. You can choose any of the books on the picture (may not necessarily be these editions) but I will also consider other books if I can get them and they aren’t too expensive.

5. Reblogs count and get you points, you can reblog multiple times but be considerate of your followers.

6. There will be one winner and Giveaway ends on 31st August, GMT time.

Any other questions and you know where to find me.  Good luck!

HERE IS THE LINK a Rafflecopter giveaway


Sophie Turner in Another Me [x]

Sophie Turner in Another Me [x]

(Source: noblefighter, via youngadultread)

The Start of the Week


The Start of the Week

I am so glad that week is over and done with. I came out of it exhausted and ready for this much needed week off. And I have plans – some great and wonderful plans. I want to say thank you for being patient with me this week just gone and I’m glad to be getting back into a routine.

As it is coming up to the end of the month, most posts this week will be going over a bit of a summary for the month and setting up what I intend to do next month. I’m in London Tuesday/Wednesday so a lot of it is going to be prewritten but any major updates, I’ll probably update through Wifi.

Also on Friday I’ll be changing over to the format I will be following for August onwards. I’ll be going back to doing recommendation posts instead of Adaptation Reviews.

So the weeks posts will go to the format of:

MONDAY The Start of the Week

TUESDAY Recommendation
WEDNESDAY Reading Update

THURSDAY Writing Update

FRIDAY The 2014 Book Challenge Review

SATURDAY The 2014 Book Challenge Update

SUNDAY Trailer Talk

For each Sunday of August I am going to post an article of sorts on trailers of upcoming book adaptations. Starting this Sunday coming with my reaction to the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey.

Have a great week everyone!

khaleesipotter:

The world between the pages

The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

(via mycastleofbooks)

novelreveries:

books-cupcakes:

Book Photo Challenge hosted by : Books & Cupcakes

Month: AugustIf you have any questions about the challenge please check the FAQ! Thank you and happy reading!! xoxo Jessica from Books and Cupcakes


Whooop! My Birthday’s Words on a page!

Think I may have to do that this month - missed doing it in July.

novelreveries:

books-cupcakes:

Book Photo Challenge hosted by : Books & Cupcakes

Month: August
If you have any questions about the challenge please check the FAQ! Thank you and happy reading!! 
xoxo Jessica from Books and Cupcakes

Whooop! My Birthday’s Words on a page!

Think I may have to do that this month - missed doing it in July.

(via bookdrunkinlove)

I will forever be sad that I wont go to a party like a Gatsby party.

love-northerndownpour:

theabsintheraven:

jackviolet:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

seems-totally-legit:

theprincessofjohndave:


Coraline (2009)

now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation

now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.

Based on a book written for kids.

Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.
Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.

I agree

love-northerndownpour:

theabsintheraven:

jackviolet:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

seems-totally-legit:

theprincessofjohndave:

Coraline (2009)

now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation

now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.

Based on a book written for kids.

Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.

Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.

I agree

(Source: corpsie, via douglasmurphy)

thesquirtlesquad:

I read this as a kid and it had a really significant effect on me and and it’s a big influence on my world view and I still think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing anyone’s ever said about beauty

thesquirtlesquad:

I read this as a kid and it had a really significant effect on me and and it’s a big influence on my world view and I still think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing anyone’s ever said about beauty

(Source: , via angiieguerra)

goddessofsax:

Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

(via journeys-in-ink)

Time to get out of bed…


I’ve got books to read.

starrify-everything:

TIPS:
Tips For Characterization
21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors
The Importance Of Body Language
34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer
Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research
Eight Short Story Tips
How To Stop Procrastinating
Ten Exercises In Creativity
How To Show (Not Tell)
Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity
Why Research Is Important In Writing
Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone
Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In
The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers
Five Essential Story Ingredients
Formatting Your Manuscript
Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing
99 Ways To Beat Writers Block
You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill
Best Apps For Writers
Online Whiteboard
This Sentence Has 5 Words
GRAMMAR (WORDS):
Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar
20 Common Grammar Mistakes
Synonyms For Said
Alternatives For But
Alternatives For Angry
Alternatives For Whispered
200 Words To Describe Light
45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very
Colour Names
Other Ways To Say…
Lay vs Lie
Make Words Longer
Words And Meanings
Common English Mistakes
Online Etymology Dictionary
Tip Of My Tongue
Cliche Finder
NAMES:
7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters
Names In Different Time Periods
Behind The Name
Meaning Of Names
Fake Name Generator
Random Name Generator
Quick Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
Baby Names Country
Muslim Names And Meanings
Indian Names And Meanings
Name Playground
NOVEL:
How To Rewrite
Editing Recipe
How To Write A Novel
Writing 101: Revising Your Novel
Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
Finishing Your Novel
Novel Outlining 101
Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page
How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:
Family Tree Maker
Tips For Characterization
Character Trait Masterlist
Character Bio Help
Character Writing Exercise
123 Ideas For Character Flaws
Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description
How To Create Fictional Characters
Writing Magical Characters
Character Development Sheet
Character Development Worksheet
Character Chart
Character Chart For Fiction Writers
100 Character Development Questions For Writers
Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters
Ten Days Of Character Building
Writing Effective Character Breakdowns
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:
When To Change Paragraphs
36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations
How To Write A Death Scene
The Snowflake Method
Effectively Outlining Your Plot
Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot
One Page Plotting
How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
Choosing The Best Outline Method For You
Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense
Conflict Test
What Is Conflict?
Writing The Perfect Scene
How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:
Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World
World Building 101
Creating A Believable World
Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping
Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds
Writing Fantasy
Myths
Creating The Perfect Setting
POINT OF VIEW:
Establishing The Right Point Of View
How To Write In Third Person
The I Problem
OTHERS:
Types Of Crying
Eye Colours
Skin Tones
Who Do I Write Like?
Write Rhymes
Survive Nature
How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

starrify-everything:

TIPS:

Tips For Characterization

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors

The Importance Of Body Language

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer

Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research

Eight Short Story Tips

How To Stop Procrastinating

Ten Exercises In Creativity

How To Show (Not Tell)

Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity

Why Research Is Important In Writing

Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone

Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In

The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers

Five Essential Story Ingredients

Formatting Your Manuscript

Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing

99 Ways To Beat Writers Block

You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill

Best Apps For Writers

Online Whiteboard

This Sentence Has 5 Words

GRAMMAR (WORDS):

Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar

20 Common Grammar Mistakes

Synonyms For Said

Alternatives For But

Alternatives For Angry

Alternatives For Whispered

200 Words To Describe Light

45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very

Colour Names

Other Ways To Say…

Lay vs Lie

Make Words Longer

Words And Meanings

Common English Mistakes

Online Etymology Dictionary

Tip Of My Tongue

Cliche Finder

NAMES:

7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters

Names In Different Time Periods

Behind The Name

Meaning Of Names

Fake Name Generator

Random Name Generator

Quick Name Generator

Fantasy Name Generator

Baby Names Country

Muslim Names And Meanings

Indian Names And Meanings

Name Playground

NOVEL:

How To Rewrite

Editing Recipe

How To Write A Novel

Writing 101: Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

Finishing Your Novel

Novel Outlining 101

Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes

13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page

How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

Family Tree Maker

Tips For Characterization

Character Trait Masterlist

Character Bio Help

Character Writing Exercise

123 Ideas For Character Flaws

Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description

How To Create Fictional Characters

Writing Magical Characters

Character Development Sheet

Character Development Worksheet

Character Chart

Character Chart For Fiction Writers

100 Character Development Questions For Writers

Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters

Ten Days Of Character Building

Writing Effective Character Breakdowns

PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:

When To Change Paragraphs

36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations

How To Write A Death Scene

The Snowflake Method

Effectively Outlining Your Plot

Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot

One Page Plotting

How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps

Choosing The Best Outline Method For You

Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense

Conflict Test

What Is Conflict?

Writing The Perfect Scene

How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?

SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:

Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World

World Building 101

Creating A Believable World

Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping

Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds

Writing Fantasy

Myths

Creating The Perfect Setting

POINT OF VIEW:

Establishing The Right Point Of View

How To Write In Third Person

The I Problem

OTHERS:

Types Of Crying

Eye Colours

Skin Tones

Who Do I Write Like?

Write Rhymes

Survive Nature

How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

(via bookwardeverlasting)

Book Tag


I was tagged by nowacceptingfirstborns

Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends.

1. Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.  This is probably on many peoples list but maybe for a different reason than mine. This book has stayed with me with feelings of annoyance.  I have very mixed and painful feelings regarding this series and though I was disappointed with how it all ended I was never more passionate about a book than about this series. 

2. Darren Shan saga by Darren Shan.  The one that started it all.  My first book series, the one that got me reading.

3.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  This is probably up there as the series I would defend the most.  To me it is perfect and anyone who doesn’t see what a great work it is, doesn’t get it and its cultural influences. (Wow that sounds a bit douchebaggy)

4.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. My favourite classic.

5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.  The book that taught me big, old books don’t have to be boring.

6. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn.  The series I was dying to finish (and although it took me many many years I finally have!)

7. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.  A book that I went into without any hype or expectation and loved it and still love it. 

8. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern.  Because of close ties from when I first read the novel, this one will probably always bring me to tears.

9. Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.  This little rabbit has been with me since childhood and is one of my most treasured books.

10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book that taught me that anything I read at school and hated was probably because it was school and I should try again. 

Now I tag douglasmurphy 1awesome-bibliophile biblio-fiend penguinsandicecream1957 stephy01sweetheart percabethico the-angels-have-the-bookshelves the-edited-writer royalcorona crazygingersnaps