The Mind of a Fiction Book Lover

kahtiihma:

bless-the-child:

scaredpotter:

Oh, know the perils, read the signs,
the warning history shows,
for our Hogwarts is in danger
from external, deadly foes

And we must unite inside her
or we’ll crumble from within
I have told you, I have warned you…
let the Sorting now begin.

I’ve been waiting for this gifset <3 look how great is is that the houses are interacting and not everything is so black-and-white-and-we-all-hate-slytherin. I love it. 

INTER-HOUSE FRIENDSHIPS
SLYTHERINS HOLDING HANDS WITH GRYFFINDORS
HUFFLEPUFFS DANCING WITH SLYTHERINS
RAVENCLAWS DRINKING AND STUDYING WITH GRYFFINDORS AND HUFFPUFFS
AHHHH

thebooker:

Updated bookshelf pictures!

anniekon:

whataboutthemenses:

lovelydestiel:

earthtohayley:

I FELT SO SORRY FOR HER IN THIS MOMENT.

like ok from the day she got on the hogwarts express, people were making fun of her and she’s never viewed as pretty or attractive until the moment in the first gif.

and because ron is fuckin jealous, he makes her feel like shit and ugh it’s like her one night of being someone else is just shattered and and and

WHY DID YOU D O THAT

I get really annoyed with people who are like “well she could have asked ron first instead of screaming at him to not use her as a last resort.”

well… no. She was asked by krum right away. She wanted to go with him. She wasn’t going alone and moaning that Ron hadn’t asked her. Her objection was to being treated like she should have been available to him, and being treated like she was lying about having a date. And who the fuck wouldn’t be offended by somebody thinking that they’re so undesirable that they made up a date?

this post actually made me almost cry no joke

literatureismyutopia:

untitled by Lore Alv on Flickr.

What I want to do all day, everyday.

gatsbook:

Readathon Book 1 Finished (a few days ago)
Picture of Dorian Gray
This is definitely one of my new favorites!

ashagreyioy:

people can talk about how great other out-of-context quotes are but nothing will ever compare to the raw majesty of

"I DON’T BELIEVE IT!" Hermione screamed.
Lupin let go of Black and turned to her. She had raised herself off the floor and was pointing at Lupin, wild-eyed. “You—you—”
"Hermione—"
"—you and him!" 

Anonymous:
I'm almost 23, and I constantly get told that I should "grow up" and read "real fiction" as opposed to teen/young adult fiction. But... I generally like the stories better in these books, and I feel like they almost speak to me. Am I weird? :\

thebooker:

It makes me really sad to hear things like this. I apologise for the rant that’s about to follow but this whole subject is something I’m really passionate about.

You’re not weird, anon. No mater what anyone says, you should read the books that you enjoy. You are entitled to read and like whatever you want, no matter how old you are - whether that’s YA, classics, sci-fi, biographies or a bit of everything. It doesn’t matter to anyone else but you what you’re reading. If people don’t like it, it’s their problem and not yours.

The great thing about reading is there’s so many different types of books out there and not one reader is the same. We can read different things and have different approaches to books. This whole book snobbery, particularly towards YA, is something that really bothers me. I understand that not everyone likes or reads YA. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and while I’ll always argue that YA cannot be defined by one book or genre when it encompasses so many, I get why people might prefer other kinds of books. I just don’t agree with putting people down for reading a lot of it or claiming it’s not worthy. I’ll never understand why some people need to make others, like yourself, feel bad about what they’re reading. Why does it matter so much to other people anyway? Not everyone wants to read literary masterpieces or general adult fiction. Those kind of books don’t resonate with everyone and that’s okay.

Personally, I love YA and I read a lot of it. A lot of my favourite books are written for teenagers, including classics. My mum - who is in her 40s - has read and loved books written for young adults too. A lot of adults do and it’s great. It annoys me how terms like ‘teen fiction’ and ‘books for young adults’ have turned into almost insults in a way. No one is any less of a reader - or person - for reading a book aimed at a younger audience. Likewise, no one who solely reads literature can act like they’re the most intelligent and wonderful person in the universe and, as a consequence, YA fiction is beneath them. Give me a break.

In my eyes, a book is a book. I wish there wasn’t such a negative focus on age labels. The only thing that matters is that you enjoy what you’re reading and it sounds like you do.

bluestockingbookworm:

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

Bookish people of tumblr, I have found our universal selfie. Yes it is drawn (by an amazing artist) Yes it is a dragon.

When Alek had learned about the Trojan War and Helen of Troy as the face that launched a thousand ships, he found the whole story totally unbelievable. The Idea that a single person could attract, inspire, or arouse hundreds of men to risk their lives and livelihood felt like the kind of mythological hyperbole that never really happened in the real world. But while kissing Ethan, Alek understood why all those Ancient Greek warriors got on those ships and sailed to the other side of their world.

-Michael Barakiva, One Man Guy