Kristen // 18 // Long Island

“You can tell how dangerous a person is by the way they hold their anger inside themselves quietly.”

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(Source: sincerelynargis, via fictionalheroine)

danielodowd:

North West by Gary Parker Photography on Flickr.
prettybookish:

If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

prettybookish:

If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

(via youngadultread)

thebooker:

I love collecting Book Depository’s bookmarks. They’re so beautiful!

thebooker:

I love collecting Book Depository’s bookmarks. They’re so beautiful!

(via bookpillows)

adcouncil:

Smokey’s house, Smokey’s rules. Only you can prevent wildfires!

adcouncil:

Smokey’s house, Smokey’s rules. Only you can prevent wildfires!

birdmechanical:

Took this yesterday for “Naked Reading Day" with my favorite book, some could consider it my namesake.I may have cheated on the nakedness. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW.

birdmechanical:

Took this yesterday for “Naked Reading Day" with my favorite book, some could consider it my namesake.

I may have cheated on the nakedness. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW.

(via bluestockingbookworm)

tsukiori:

iowawomensarchives:

The Treasure in the Old Will: Iowa Women’s Archives Inherits Valuable Nancy Drew Collection

There were no missing documents, phony relatives, or suspicious fires — just a straightforward bequest from Peggy Wirt, whose mother, the late Mildred Wirt Benson, was the original ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew series. But the collection that was recently left to the Iowa Women’s Archives calls to mind another mystery trope – the hidden treasure: the set of 150 books, written and signed by Benson, was appraised at $115,000. According to IWA Curator Kären Mason, however, the true value of the donation lies in further documenting an important figure in American popular culture…

…University of Iowa Professor Emeritus Carolyn Stewart Dyer has written of Nancy Drew as a feminist icon who inspires women “to persevere, to achieve, to ask questions and find answers”:

Most compelling of the many elements of the stories women told us about reading Nancy Drew were the accounts of how, as girls, they saw in Nancy an alternative to conventional notions of what a woman could be. Women in many occupations told of learning from Nancy to see adventure in solving problems and the joy of self-reliance. These qualities, they said, led them to the futures they chose as lawyers, researchers, librarians, and detectives, among other roles.

Read the full press release here.

My mother would kill for these…

(via bluestockingbookworm)

thegirlandherbooks:

I’ve been doing a bunch of traveling in the last two months, so I wanted to make a post about the books I’ve been bringing along with me.

thegirlandherbooks:

I’ve been doing a bunch of traveling in the last two months, so I wanted to make a post about the books I’ve been bringing along with me.

rainbowrowell:

bethanyactually:

annaelviira:

So I read Fangirl (by Rainbow Rowell) the other day and loved it :)

OH. LEVI’S HAIR AND EYBROWS AND CHIN. CATH’S SWEATERS AND LEG WARMERS AND THE WAY SHE’S CLUTCHING HER LAPTOP TO HER CHEST AND EYEING LEVI WARILY. YES YES YES!

Ah! SO GOOD!
I’m blown away by awesome fan art tonight. Thank you so much!

rainbowrowell:

bethanyactually:

annaelviira:

So I read Fangirl (by Rainbow Rowell) the other day and loved it :)

OH. LEVI’S HAIR AND EYBROWS AND CHIN. CATH’S SWEATERS AND LEG WARMERS AND THE WAY SHE’S CLUTCHING HER LAPTOP TO HER CHEST AND EYEING LEVI WARILY. YES YES YES!

Ah! SO GOOD!

I’m blown away by awesome fan art tonight. Thank you so much!

(via anothergenericbookblog)

she-was-too-fond-of-books:

Hi! So I’m pretty much at 200 followers so I figured I would just post this now, this is my first giveaway (obviously) and it’s to celebrate my lovely followers and this community. c:

Details:

  • This giveaway will feature two winners chosen at random and each winner will receive two books of their choice! It does not have to be one of the options shown above.
  • You must be following me to be eligible and I will be checking.
  • This giveaway is international because of Book Depository, but if they for some reason don’t ship to your country I will try and find a way to get you your books.
  • You may reblog this post 5 times and like it for a total entry of 6.
  • Giveaway ends August 31st at midnight MST and I will be choosing the winners either September 1st or 2nd depending on how many notes this gets.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to me here. :)

Good luck everyone!! :)

(via gatsbook)

bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!
So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!
So here are the rules!!:
• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!
• That’s right! Any book you want!!  I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!
• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through  the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!
• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.
• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th

bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!

So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!

So here are the rules!!:

• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!

• That’s right! Any book you want!!
I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!

• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!

• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.

• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th

(via bittenandwritten)