This is beautiful.
"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)
|—||Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides (via booksalon)|
Hardcovers for aesthetics.
Paperbacks to read.
Ebooks to travel.
The holy trinity of book lovers.
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee (via bookgeekconfessions)
I find this sad.
May I just say sqqqqqquuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeee. It arrived. Looking forward to rewatching Boy Meets World. Also enjoying Girl Meets World. Yes, I am a big kid.
|—||Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)|
Friday, October 10 is the ninth anniversary of the Harry Potter Alliance, an organization whose mission statement revolves around using the personal, cultural, and political impact of storytelling to do real-world good. Their annual fundraising efforts are going on as we speak. The fact that an organization founded in the height of Harry Potter mania is still going strong years after Deathly Hallows, Part 2 hit theaters and supposedly ended an era is a testament to what it means to be a contemporary die-hard Harry Potter fan. We haven’t gone anywhere, we’ve simply expanded our interests. Now we’re arguing about which Hogwarts house Katniss Everdeen would be in; we’re still trying to solve Rowling’s anagrams; we’re race-bending the series on tumblr. A study this year told us that Harry Potter’s made us more tolerant, but that’s something we’ve known for years — it’s embedded in the millennial relationship to social justice.
Harry Potter is personal — it’s an anchor, something that’s gotten a lot of people through a lot of really shitty situations. It’s cultural — that part’s obvious enough. It’s political — isn’t everything? I’ve loved Harry Potter for over half my life, and the Harry Potter Alliance’s ninth anniversary is just serving to remind me: This isn’t over. I’m not even sure something like this is capable of ending.
|—||Harry Potter’s Impact is Personal & Political, And It’s Not Ending Anytime Soon by HPA volunteer Alanna Bennett for Bustle. (via thehpalliance)|