"Aren’t there enough words
flowing in your veins
to keep you going."
Cologne Cathedral, Germany
"Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age."
This is Charlotte Brontë’s earliest known effort at writing, a short story written for her sister Anne, the baby of the family. It it also the first of the little books made by the Brontë children and, as such, it does not reach the level of technical sophistication that they were later to achieve. The writing is a clumsy longhand, there is no title page or contents list and no attempt is made to imitate magazine format.
UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with
Photographs of writers at work.
Note how many standing desks! See also a great book on the subject, The Writer’s Desk.
"The slime of all my yesterdays rots in the hollow of my skull."
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
I’m being admitted to the hospital tomorrow morning. I have a very tiny queue set up, but it will probably not last my entire stay, which depending on insurance and residential stuff will either be about 2 weeks or up to a month.
"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it."
So I came up with 30 fun book related questions. Feel free to send in some numbers. :)
- 1) If you could travel to one place you’ve read about in a book, what place would you visit and what book was it from?
- 2) If you could be best friends with an author, who would you choose and why?
- 3) Is there a quote from a book that has inspired you/changed the way you view things? If so, what is the quote?
- 4) If you could marry a fictional character, which would it be?
- 5) If you could take out a character from a book, who would you want to get rid of? Keep in mind getting rid of a character could change the story completely.
- 6) Have you ever read a book where you needed more answers and wanted to kill the author for leaving it so open ended? Or do you like that kind of book? What book was it?
- 7) If you could make sweet sweet love to a fictional character, with who would it be? Okay, that sounds really messed up, but whatever.
- 8) What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?
- 9) Who would you cast as the main characters of a movie adaptation of your favourite book?
- 10) What’s your favourite classic novel?
- 11) Can you anagram your favourite author’s name/the title of your favourite book?
- 12) What was your favorite picture book as a kid?
- 13) Do you buy your own books, borrow books from your friends or get them from the library?
- 14) Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations? If so, how did that work out for you?
- 15) What’s your favourite insult from a book?
- 16) Have you ever tried writing a letter/ emailing an author? Did they reply?
- 17) Do you have a stack of books you need to read? How many are there?
- 18) How many books (approximately) do you own?
- 19) Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?
- 20) Can you name 5 characters whose names start with the letter H off the top of your head? If so, prove it.
- 21) Do you like the idea of e-readers/kobos/whatever they’re called or would you rather have the physical book in your hand?
- 22) Do you like new book smell? Old book smell? All book smell?
- 23) Do you sticky note passages/quotes?
- 24) Have you ever accidentally destroyed a book (Example: Ran over it with your car) How about purposefully?
- 25) Which would you rather live without? Books or chocolate. Just kidding, that’s an impossible question.
- 26) Do you use actual bookmarks to mark your place? Receipts? Sticky notes? Or do you, heaven forbid, dog ear the pages?
- 27) What was the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone who lost/destroyed/got spaghetti on the pages of one of your books?
- 28) Have you ever used a book as a coster? How do you even spell that? You guys probably know what I’m talking about anyway.
- 29) What's your favourite book turned movie?
- 30) Have you ever finished a book that rendered you so emotionally unstable you couldn’t start another one for a few days?
urie answered to your post “okay so I know I haven’t been posting over here as much lately and…”
oh I suggest you to read (well, to keep reading) The Goldfinch! I know it’s quite boring at the beginning, but then it’s amazing *-*
I didn’t think it was that boring, I just put it down to read something else and never picked it back up again. But I might bring it with me as well, it’s a good length and I have a terrible fear of going to residential and running out of books before I leave.
asked: "I love your blog and your thoughts of The Secret History <3"
thank you! I love talking about The Secret History :)