I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child.
"The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield (via booksturnmugglesintowizards)

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There once was a girl who had a friend who lived in the shadows. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin, and what the air felt like to breathe. And that reminded her that she was still alive.

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Off

Off

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afictionaluniverse:

There are two types of books: ones that I have to force myself to read, and ones that I have to force myself to stop.

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Reading in bed

Reading in bed


Questions About Books and Reading by shevinefeels

1: What was the last book you read?
2: Was it a good one?
3: What made it good?
4: Would you recommend it to other people?
5: How often do you read?
6: Do you like to read?
7: What was the last bad book you read?
8: What made you dislike it?
9: Do you wish to be a writer?
10: Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
11: Do you read fanfiction?
12: Do you write fanfiction?
13: What's your favorite book?
14: What's your least favorite book?
15: Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device (like a kindle)?
16: When did you learn to read?
17: What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
18: What is your favorite book series?
19: Who is your favorite author?
20: What is your favorite genre?
21: Who is your favorite character in a book series?
22: Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
23: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
24: Which book do you wish DIDN'T have a sequel?
25: How long does it take you to read a book?
26: Do you like when books become movies?
27: Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
28: Which movie has done a book justice?
29: Do you read newspapers?
30: Do you read magazines?
31: Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32: Do you read while in bed?
33: Do you read while on the toilet?
34: Do you read while in the car?
35: Do you read while in the bath?
36: Are you a fast reader?
37: Are you a slow reader?
38: Where is your favorite place to read?
39: Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
40: Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
41: Who gave you your love of reading?
42: What book is next on your list to read?
43: When did you start to read chapter books?
44: Who is your favorite children's book author?
45: Which author would you like to interview the most?
46: Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
47: What book have you reread the most?
48: Which books do you consider "classics"?
49: Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
50: Which books should be banned from all schools?

There is no such thing as a perfect book or a perfect story.
Every book in every library on this planet has something wrong with it. It could be something tiny. Maybe a minor character isn’t well drawn. Maybe a description goes on too long. Maybe the dialogue is stiff in one spot. There’s something wrong with every single one.
No matter how hard we writers try, we will never achieve perfection.
Perfection doesn’t mater No two readers would agree on whether our book was perfect anyway. Besides, readers care less about perfection and more about connection, getting caught up in a story, caring about the characters.
Gail Carson Levine (via writingquotes)

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the-oxford-english-fangirl:

Busting out one of my favourite and most accurate badges today.

the-oxford-english-fangirl:

Busting out one of my favourite and most accurate badges today.

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There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.
Unknown   (via itsnofairytale)

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