Books

Sometimes I think people
are like books
tiny worlds
bursting at the seams
protected only
by a delicate cover.

You spend your life
reading
hoping to find
"the one"
whatever that means.

But then you find
something
it’s different
and it’s difficult to read
at first
but you keep reading
you read and you read
and you read and you read
because
the book is the most
delightful combination
of contrasting characters
alive and
funny and
laughing
brave and
strong and
protecting
romantic and
loving and
breathtaking.

You crave it the moment
you put it down
the book consumes you and
you consume it and
that’s when you
realise
you’ve never been more in love
in your life.

(Source: ilvadesoi)

Anonymous asked:
favourite books?

The Fault In Our Stars, Farenheit 451, To Kill A Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice are probably my top four right now. Harry Potter pretty much defined my childhood though.

Anonymous asked:
Can you post a picture of your book collection?

Sure, does anyone wanna teach me how to do a photo-set though? I have rather a lot of books :)

i like big

books and i cannot lie

Admittedly, I have an advantage because J.K. Rowling doesn’t have a tumblr…

fishingboatproceeds:

But I’m really thrilled that four of my books ended up in the Top 25 of NPR’s all-time Top YA Novels poll, including The Fault in Our Stars at #4 and Looking for Alaska at #9.

6 of the top 10 were ones that I voted for, waahayy! And the top 4 are my top 4 too. You voters have good taste.

Anyway just reblogging this so I can use the list for future reference when I’m looking for books to read.

Finally home.

I’m glad to be back, it’s been a tiring few days. But I’m also glad that I’ve been able to help my grandparents out so much. It’s so sad how much their health has deteriorated recently but I guess you can’t do anything but help out as much as you can.

In other news, it’s my birthday in exactly a month! So I guess it’s time to start making a list of what I want, haha. Was talking to Arvid about French novels and he suggested an author called Romain Gary; been looking into him and I’m thinking I’d probably like to get a couple of his books. Not sure which ones yet (he has so many and they all look so interesting) but Arvid recommended Les Cerfs-Volants and La Promesse De L’Aube - anyone read them?

Not really sure what else I want… I know my mum’s getting me a really big bottle of the perfume I want, Calvin Klein IN2U (classy name I know, but it smells like heaven, I’m actually obsessed with it) so that’s that, not expecting anything else at all from my parents as they booked me a plane ticket to Dubai in a couple of weeks, lol. 

So I dunno really. Clothes? I do want clothes. But I’m really picky and need to try things on before I buy them. So maybe store vouchers - H&M would be good. Or actually, omg, TRAFFORD CENTRE GIFT CARDS. That would be absolutely one hundred percent perfect. Okay that is definitely what I want. :P

Mulling over whether I want Season 7 House DVDs or not - on the one hand, I have 1-6, and I like having collections, but on the other… I can watch them all online for free. So it just seems like a bit of a waste of money. Hm. Alright I’m really sleepy now so will head off to bed. Starting my art project tomorrow! And also starting Season 4 of Prison Break. Exciting stuff. Goodnight!

P.S. Claire I’m still expecting an original present from you bbz

Really need to start my EPQ.

Half-way through my summer and haven’t done a single thing, wow, where’s all da motivation gone :( okay, my plan - tomorrow I will read two medical journals on Vitamin D deficiency and then write my introduction. Definitely. Although I’ll have to get it done during the day as I have a couple friends coming over for dinner, wooh for being social!!! also have to go to physio argh, okay I’d better sleep now. Nighttt.

PS. Half way through reading Skippy Dies and really loving it, am going to the library tomorrow to pick up Ender’s Game and Farenheit 451 :)

Shopping todayyy

Got jeans, a blouse and brown brogues, all for £17! Bargains FTW. Also got Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald so excited to start reading that :) They didn’t have The Winter Of Our Discontent which was disappointing but I’m gonna order it online. Woo okay it’s nearly 2AM now and I’m feEling slightly delirious so goodnight guys much love I’M ON A ROLLERCOASTER THAT ONLY GOES UP

woo just ordered three books from waterstones, also going shopping tomorrow with Claire then we’re going to Amanda’s birthday party so yay i actually managed to be sociable this weekend

What a lovely morning.

Woke up at 9pm, made some coffee, and I’ve been sat here for an hour now reading John Green’s answers to questions related to TFiOS (here) which is making me feel this strange mix of nostalgic and happy. I know this is completely weird, but with John Green’s books, once I’ve read them, I almost feel proud to have read them. Having them as part of my life feels kinda special to be honest, like I’m lucky. No books have ever affected me more than John’s have. God, I love that man.

So, thank you to Tumblr for bombarding me with so many Looking For Alaska quotations that I felt desperate to read it, and thanks a million to Beth for actually buying it for me for my birthday. You’re amazing.

Anyway when I’ve finished reading the questions I’m gonna make myself some toast and maybe watch the House Special: Swan Song. Feeling very sentimental today it seems. :)

Has anyone read The Winter Of Our Discontent?

Thinking of buying it :) thoughts?

lol

gonna start reading LA Candy now…

what a drop from John Green

Perfect timing!

You know how about 20 minutes ago I couldn’t decide which John Green book to get first, well, my dad called me downstairs and I was like ugh that’s so annoying I have to get off Tumblr and walk all the way downstairs now, and he probably just wants to tell me that I spend too much time on my computer and tell me off then get mad at me for answering back… but actually, he just wanted to give me a £20 Waterstone’s voucher for my results, so now I can buy all three John Green books books, and never again will I grumble when my dad calls me to come downstairs. Life lesson learnt. Love you Daddyyy