A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Began Reading: July 24, 2014

Finished Reading: August 02, 2014

Number of Pages: 266 pages [newest paperback]

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended for: People interested in vintage fantasy, coming of age stories. This is technically YA but it is nothing like current YA.

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Getting in fights on facebook with people incapable of empathy. Just another day.



pbwriting:

Love this idea for writing prompts!

pbwriting:

Love this idea for writing prompts!

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A work in progress

I’m going to try and get two more book reviews up today. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin and Sold by Patricia McCormick.

Also, me and some friends are reading 50 Shades of Grey for laughs. Does anyone want me to do running commentary of that on here or just the normal review?


Book Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

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Began Reading: May 09, 2014

Finished Reading: May 16, 2014

Number of Pages: 320 [paperback]

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended for: Those who like sci-fi, space travel, space marines, action, and mystery/conspiracy.

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fishingboatproceeds:

aliewa:

grouchythefish:

ladyofpurple:

I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful

Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope


Why is it always Norway

Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.

fishingboatproceeds:

aliewa:

grouchythefish:

ladyofpurple:

I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful

Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope

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Why is it always Norway

Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.


809:

why is this so hard for people to understand

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Still Alive

So, I took a very long unannounced hiatus from tumblr. I guess I was feeling burnt out and I had and still have a lot of stuff going on which are a higher priority than a blog.

There are some people on here I was supposed to beta read for and I’m sorry for just disappearing. Not that it makes it better but I’ve read 2 books since April so I wasn’t on my game in my personal life either.

Anyway, I’ve tentatively returned.


Lothórien fools us to some extent, by appearing to awe and tame Boromir - though it is never said that it has - and the Great River fools us too. The Fellowship appears to be sliding united along its current to a single end. But you always have to watch Tolkien with water. He never uses it unmeaningfully. Pools and lakes mirror stars, and hold hidden things. This Anduin has contrasting banks and, moreover, reeks of history. In a way it is history, and the Fellowship is going with its current, to break up in confusion at the falls of Rauros. It is worth pointing out that when Aragorn later uses the same river, he comes up it, against the current, changing a course of events that seems inevitable.

Diana Wynne Jones, “The Shape of the Narrative in The Lord of the Rings,” Reflections

marked down in my copy due to my own obsessions with bodies of water and the weight of history both, but shared to tumblr more with the last sentence about aragorn and the people who will love it in mind.

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jolly-plaguefather:

cousinborris:

This is a brilliant idea

… THIS IS THE BEST THING. I NEED THIS DONE NOW! ALRIGHT, PUBLISHERS, COME TAKE ALL MY BOOKS AWAY AND FIX THEM! MAKE THEM SO I CAN DO THAT!

jolly-plaguefather:

cousinborris:

This is a brilliant idea

… THIS IS THE BEST THING. I NEED THIS DONE NOW! ALRIGHT, PUBLISHERS, COME TAKE ALL MY BOOKS AWAY AND FIX THEM! MAKE THEM SO I CAN DO THAT!

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moonlessblac-knight:

this is beyond perfect, she is beyond perfect

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