isilluminating:

Most of the Bloomsbury editions of Harry Potter will be out of print as of September, so I though it was time to update my collection. These have ways been my favourite, this was my childhood and it’ll be really sad to see them go :(

isilluminating:

Currently reading- The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via acanadianbibliophile)

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booksactually:

"Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars."

—from The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

booksactually:

"He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink."

—from Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

For none now live who remember it.

It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

(Source: thorinds)

Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.
Shannon L. Alder (via counselingadvice)

endless-bookends:

thegirlofnovels:

Ah, the joy of having matching covers for the entire DOSAB trilogy.

These are so so pretty.

fuzzykitty01:

Most accurate portrayal of mermaids in modern cinema. 

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MYBOOKTOPIA’S FOLLOW FOREVER

mybooktopia:

So, as I’ve previously mentioned, I recently reached 1,000 followers, which is one of the coolest things, and I’m so, so grateful. I did say I was going to do a follow forever, so here it is! I originally planned to make a cute banner or graphic to go with this, but I’m the definition of lazy, so nah. Let’s go!

So to start off, I’m aiming at three people – troyelikesboys, readerwithablog and jeremysrenner, aka the squad. You all know how much you mean to me, even if we bully one another on a daily basis, you’re all to precious for me to lose. a-noveltea we’ve been talking for quite some time now – I’m not too sure how long, but I remember we first started talking about the signings you got to go to, and then we just continued to talk. And yesterday I spammed the heck out of your ask box, which I’m terribly sorry for. nerdpunzel I’ve been talking for about 2 weeks, but you’re so cool, and I love seeing you in my ask box, and on my dash! neverendingnovels we’ve also spoken a bit, and talking to you definitely brightened up my time on here, so thank you!

Okay, now I’m doing the long bit, with all those I follow, and I don’t particularly want to spam you all, so I’m just putting it under a read more! Those bolded are the blogs I especially like, and seriously love seeing on my dash/talking to!

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Congratulations on your follower milestone, Charlotte!! And thank you so much for including me in this is amazing list of people! Have a lovely weekend!

Fun Fact: The Dwarf Runes portrayed here are an exact copy of the Cirth Ithil (Moon Runes) from Thorin’s map as seen in AUJ

(Source: thorinds)

french-revolution-who:

le-revolutionarybaker:

enjolrasthechief:

Really though bravo

this is the best les mis gif set out there. no joke.

ahem

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