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April Book Photo Challenge

12. Fiction vs. Non-fiction

You tell me. 

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March Book Photo Challenge: Day Twenty Two 
Pet Peeve — Having paperback and hardcover in a series bother me so much. Good thing Scarlet is a double copy (*cough* signed for a future giveaway).




Complete works in the same edition.

This was my 2012-2013 project: every time I got a good grade or had done something worth celebrating, I bought one book.

sooooo preetttyyyyy

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"Resisting is worth doing."


Bloodlines characters-name meanings.


Ladies and their weapons of choice

❝ The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone. ❞
— Donna Tartt, author of The Secret History (via vintageanchorbooks)
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Good Morning, Night, Afternoon my wonderful followers!

Apparently this blog recently turned one, which would have a whole lot more meaning that year didn’t include over six months of hiatus. But it is a good excuse to check in with you.

First of all, thank you! And welcome to all the new people stumbling in! There’s been a lot of you over the last little while and I’m sorry I haven’t had the chance to say hi before now, but you are all noticed and very much appreciated.

Secondly, sorry for getting so behind on original content. I am, however, expecting that’ll change in the very near future. I have a bunch of reviews in the works, and well, I promise nothing when it comes to photoshop, but we’re going to try and have a conversation.

Thirdly, I know shit about goodreads. But I have an account! Be my friend, watch me attempt to use it h e r e.

And if that’s not enough of me, my personal tumblr is here. Mostly it’s just crying over tv shows and ladies. At the moment it’s mostly Game of Thrones and The Winter Soldier, but stayed tuned for Arrow! and Teen Wolf! and Once Upon A Time! and Reign! and basically it’s a mess of a whole lot of fandoms and I have an inability to focus, but it’s there! Woo, exclamation marks!

Anyway, mostly I want to say thanks, because there are some of you that followed me way back when I made my first false start, and you’re still here, and there are people still finding and deciding this is worth a shot, and that’s  amazingly cool, and I really do appreciate it.


Books meme » Twenty otps [5/20] | Anna & Étienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss)

I trail my fingers across his cheek. He stays perfectly still for me. “Please  stop apologizing, Étienne.”“Say my name again,” he whispers. I close my eyes and lean forward. “Étienne.” He takes my hands into his. Those perfect hands, that fit mine just so. “Anna?” Our foreheads touch. “Yes?” “Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.” And then we’re laughing. And then I’m in his arms, and we’re kissing, at first quickly—to make up for lost time—and then slowly, because we have all the time in the world. And his lips are soft and honey sweet, and the careful, passionate way he moves them against my own says that he savors the way I taste, too. And in between kisses, I tell him I love him. Again and again and again.



To mark the centenary of the First World War, Vintage is launching a unique collection of war fiction. April 2014 will see the publication of twelve works by the greatest writers of the last century, each tackling this most powerful and universal of subjects.

The series was a collaborative effort by the Vintage Design team. Each cover was designed and hand-painted in-house, with the aim of giving a bold, contemporary look to these war-themed classics.




… people said they wanted a snippet?

They let you in for this. It’s their fault, really, if you think about it.

View the larger chart and get a downloadable version here!