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This is beautiful.

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)

You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides (via booksalon)



Hardcovers for aesthetics.
Paperbacks to read.
Ebooks to travel.

The holy trinity of book lovers.

If you read one book a week, starting at the age of 5, and live to be 80, you will have read a grand total of 3,900 books, a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the books currently in print.
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.

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.

If she starts cleaning up imaginary lint from the sofa, one sort of person is suggested. If she spills her scotch and lets it sink into her skirt without seeming to care, that suggests another. Something prosaic like sitting down and reading the newspaper does not tell the readers much. But if she turns at once to the medical column, that might tell us something. The actions you give your characters should be densely informative.
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.

Writing is organic. You are creating an animal, not a machine.
Jeff VanderMeer in Wonderbook
The right ending isn’t always the ending the reader wants.
Desirina Boskovich in Wonderbook