A Willing Suspension of Reality

Books of all shapes and sizes, brand new and battered.

So since i bought like 10 books over the weekend I have realized that I no longer have the shelf space for the 6 I ordered from Chapters….oops?

Tbh i have no clue what to do about this… the 2 bottom shelves of my bookshelf are already doubled up, and if I double up a third I’ll have to find room for all the random decorations etc. hanging out there… and I’ve already had to move my comics, reference books, and childhood memento-books onto different shelves…

Huh, this’ll be interesting.

Book 69/100
Diva by Jillian Larkin

So if i read one book a day for the rest of October I’ll be on track to meet my yearly goal. Challenge accepted.

Book 4 of the 18 day book challenge: a book that taught you something important.

This book taught me that sometimes you have to make things happen, that the best opportunities won’t just fall from the sky. A lot if the books i was reading around this time were about things happening to people— a girl falls through a crack in the kitchen floor and finds fairyland, a girl gets kidnapped as a baby and trained to be a spy— but Alanna had to make herself a knight. She had to disguise herself and train hard and kick butt to get there. I think that’s one of the most important lessons i could’ve learned in my early life, especially since I’m more of a dreamer than a doer.

manikinfear:

I just want walls and walls of books, book I have read, books I want to read, just books, always books.

(via book-answers)

Went to Value Village today for a Halloween costume, and left with 10 books (and a cape). It was a pretty extraordinarily good day there, and i found some books I’d been looking for for a while! 

So Yesterday, Peeps, and Graveminder i just added to my wishlist yesterday, so i laughed pretty hard about finding them today. 

Heir Apparent and the Judy Blume book I owned when i was younger but I gave away Heir Apparent (and instantly missed it) and I read the Blume book till it literally fell apart in my hands, so it’s great to have those two back. 

Beedle the Bard I used to own but never read, and it ended up getting destroyed in the flood. 

First Test is a book I already have, but my copy is super tall compared to the others, so (while the new one isn’t the same edition as the rest) I had to replace it. 

And as for Must Love Black and Shadowland? Well, they just looked interesting.
Day 3 of the 18 days of books challenge: 2 books that haunted you!

I feel like discovering the book section of tumblr was immensely good for be cause before I was always proud of my books but I didn’t really put that much effort into having a nice bookshelf or finding pretty covers or paying for hardcovers instead of paperbacks and now I’m looking at other people’s collections and sort of slowly realizing that collecting books & reading are legitimate hobbies and I can really spend the money on them without feeling guilty about it. I’m really motivated now to start matching up series so they look nice and neat and pretty and collecting special edition covers and sharing my collection with the world and it’s really awesome!

meowmix16:

My collection of Melissa Marr books are protected. 
Don’t forget to check out the Made For You release & the 2nd Birthday celebration of the Faery Tales and Nightmares forum. [x]

meowmix16:

My collection of Melissa Marr books are protected. 

Don’t forget to check out the Made For You release & the 2nd Birthday celebration of the Faery Tales and Nightmares forum. [x]

(via book-answers)

Book 68/100
Ingenue by Jillian Larkin

WHEN CLASSICS ARE FREE AS EBOOKS BUT THEN THE FORMATTING SUCKS

dukeofbookingham:

I’m just like:

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(via readthebloodybook)

Latest order from Chapters~

Book 67/100
Vixen by Jillian Larkin