September202014

prettybooks:

Alternatives to Amazon
If you can’t make it to a bookshop, can’t find the book you want or just prefer buying online, here’s some alternatives to Amazon UK and The Book Depository for online book shopping.

Hive (free delivery, plus 5% goes to an indie bookshop of your choice)
Wordery (free delivery)
Best Little Bookshop (free delivery)
Waterstones (free delivery)
Foyles
Blackwell’s
Daunt Books

4PM
“I wouldn’t care if she died, but I couldn’t stand to have anybody else marry her.”

F Scott Fitzgerald wrote Edmund Wilson in a letter about Zelda.

Found in Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom by Kendall Taylor pg 52

(via fyeahzeldafitzgerald)

September92014

hazzaisperfection:

9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover

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September72014
fyeahzeldafitzgerald:

A letter F Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his mother in the summer of 1907
via

fyeahzeldafitzgerald:

A letter F Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his mother in the summer of 1907

via

9AM

books-cupcakes:

feministfangirl:

rhibot:

vampyyra:

vegantine:

sykobabbul:

huffpostbooks:

What’s Your Book Shelfie Style?

This post turns me on.

Topic

Topic and size.

Colour pleased me but it’s usually topic and then within topic, size. 

topic, then alphabetical, with a side of stacked. i do not have enough bookshelves.

Topic, then size, then stacked.

Personal significance, then need to reads in how-bad-i-want-to-read-them order.

(via teachingliteracy)

September52014
“Mr. Poe meant well, but a jar of mustard probably also means well and would do a better job of keeping the Baudelaires out of danger.” that’s it. that’s all of a series of unfortunate events. that’s basically it summarized (via jaclcfrost)

(via the-great-dictator)

September42014
“Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.” Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School (via bookriot)

(via booklover)

August242014
bookgeekconfessions:

likearegularbookworm:

FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY FITZGERALD HIMSELF I HELD IT IN MY HANDS AND MY BREATH

I literally whispered “oh my god” in awe

bookgeekconfessions:

likearegularbookworm:

FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY FITZGERALD HIMSELF I HELD IT IN MY HANDS AND MY BREATH

I literally whispered “oh my god” in awe

(via dropitlikefscottt)

August222014

behind-the-book:

High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

Read More

(via theroguefeminist)

August212014
beatrispriorities:

reading
find, rate, and share books
get free books and ARCs
read unpublished books
read free classics online
read books free online
find similar books
what should you read next?
currently popular books
YA novels of 2014
YA novels of 2013
YA novels of 2012
YA novels of 2011
search for newly released books by genre
list of YA sci-fi
list of YA dystopian
list of YA romance
list of YA summer reads
list of YA realistic fiction
list of fantasy
teen books about real problems
forbidden romance books
dark erotica books
gay romance books
books with gay couples
books with diversity
hate turned to love romance books
urban fantasy
teen vampire fiction
teen historical novels
Christian fiction
horror books
zombie books
steampunk books
fairytales and retellings
indie books
humorous romance
intense and angsty romance
2012 YA contemporary books
best books of 2014
best books of the decade
best books of the 21st century
101 books to read this summer
25 books that define cool
the greatest books of all time
books that will induce a mindfuck
30 funny adult books
books that’ll make you want to have sex
10 greatest apocalypse books
16 best dystopian books
10 sites to download free audio books
100 sites to download books
download free books
download free kindle books
how to put non-amazon books on your kindle
writing 
how to get started writing a book 
write books just for fun and still get readers/reviews
character names
write a definition and get a word

if you only remember part of a word/its definition


optimum word count

general writing advice
how to write a kiss
a smut guide
writing distant, indifferent characters
writing a sassy character
writing a happy character
write a leader
writing a character with depression
writing a character who is homosexual
write a totally badass character
writing a tomboy
write a mute character
write a character with OCD
write a character who lost someone important
write a strong female character
write a death scene
describe the body shape of female characters
character appearance help
words to describe a voice
body language cheat sheet
character development
introducing characters
making characters likeable
100 positive traits
mental illness in writing
conflicts and characters
grammar and spelling
American vs. British grammar
punctuating dialogue
how to use the semicolon
introduction to the basic rules of punctuation
comma 101
all about dialogue
11 grammar tips
proofreading
transition words
40+ tips to improve your grammar and punctuation
list of 1000+ adjectives
misc.
15 unique libraries
24 incredible libraries
amazing bookshelves
DIY rotating bookshelf

beatrispriorities:

reading
writing 
misc.

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