A Hospital for the Mind

Just a crazy girl undertaking the 2013 Reading Challenge.

dievrgent:

there are just some books that no matter how long it had been since you finished them youd never ever get them out of your head they just stay in you forever

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by batcii:
I was doing homework but then Hermione showed up

by batcii:

I was doing homework but then Hermione showed up

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spoonstrek:

I’m still upset about Borders closing

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“Hemingway and James Joyce were drinking buddies in Paris. Joyce was thin and bespectacled; Hemingway was tall and strapping. When they went out Joyce would get drunk, pick a fight with a bigger guy in the bar and then hide behind Hemingway and yell, “Deal with him, Hemingway. Deal with him.””

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[x] (via newzerokaneda)

Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.

He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.

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Q

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Oldest gay bookstore in America Giovanni’s Room to re-open as AIDS charity shop

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“What I would most like to think [people] would take away [while reading Harry Potter], is what I take away when I read my favourite books. Which is the knowledge that there is always somewhere you can go, that you love, and where you’re safe. And that’s how I feel about my favourite books, wherever I am, if I’ve got that book with me, I’ve got a place where I can go and be happy. So if that place is Hogwarts for anyone, then I couldn’t be more honored or humbled.”

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-JK Rowling 

(Well, Jo, have I got some news for you!)

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“Barnes & Noble is a big store with more titles than I could possibly read. But reading wasn’t the point. Not really. It was the experience of being with books. With so many words, neatly stacked on shelves, all around me – no filing cabinets, no warrants to stamp – I was home. The books, the ones I didn’t even read, saved me, just by being there, just by being books.”

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from The Books I Didn’t Read Saved Me by Dana Staves (via bookriot)

This article really resonated with me, so I’m sharing it in case it might also resonate with you.

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marciaoverstrand:

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, 
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

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bookporn:

theloverfly:

a thunderous voice and story that shook us all up, a proud personality that gave us a sense of power and pride, words that built homes of love inside our minds and hearts.
restwell Angelou.

<3 <3 <3

bookporn:

theloverfly:

a thunderous voice and story that shook us all up, a proud personality that gave us a sense of power and pride, words that built homes of love inside our minds and hearts.

restwell Angelou.

<3 <3 <3

[I]t’s okay to be neurotic about books, and it’s okay to be embarrassed by them sometimes, for whatever irrational or not reason you happen to be. Are you an adult and embarrassed by your fervent and ongoing love of Young Adult fiction? I wish you weren’t, but I wish I weren’t too. I understand. You can be embarrassed.

Just…don’t let anyone else do it to you. If anyone else tries to laugh at you or embarrass you, I invite you to whack them with the book they’re sneering at you over, then gather up all your toys and go find other friends and other yards, because these assholes are no good for you.

—   from Books I’m Embarrassed to Read in Public by Peter Damien (via bookriot)

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