Thanks for the unsolicited advice.

I was just informed that getting anxious and picking my scabs is just as bad IF NOT WORSE than cutting.

By a grown ass man I’ve known for no more than 28 hours.

Wtf.

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard (via oskaloosalibrary)
sometimes you read a survey and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal

I’m a bad blogger. But I’m a decent reader. So this seems fitting. Enjoy. :)

1. Best book you read last year
I used to keep a pretty decent record of which books I’ve read and when I read them, but lately I’ve been about as good at that as I have been about blogging. So I don’t know if I read this book within the last year for certain, but Stephen King’s “The Stand” is one of the best books I’ve read period. So - yeah. That ending, though. I just don’t know.

2. A book you’ve read more than three times.
Mark  Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” I read it once in high school because I had to and once after that because I wanted to. And then a few years ago, they decided to publish it sans the n-word, so I read it again. But I read the n-word version because I’m a rebel like that.

3. Your favorite series.
If you know me at all, you know it’s the Harry Potter series. I mean. It was my young adulthood, and I still appreciate it now even seven years later. (For the record, I’ve read all seven books in the HP series more than three times, but it seemed like overkill to mention it in two separate answers).

4. A guilty pleasure book.
Oh, man. Definitely anything and everything “by” VC Andrews, especially “Flowers in the Attic.” Her books are raunchy and dramatic and terrible and ridiculous, but that just means they’re entertaining. It’s been years since I’ve read one, but Lifetime’s movie adaptations this year have only made me remember how much I (secretly) loved them back in the day.

5. A book that makes you happy.
Few characters have made me laugh out loud as much as Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia. Laughter = happiness, right? So the 10 Princess Diaries Books definitely make me happy.

6. A book that makes you sad.
A lot of books are sad, but I can’t remember being sadder than when Little Anne died of a broken heart in “Where the Red Fern Grows.” Go ahead and judge me for being sadder about dog deaths than humans ones. I don’t even care.

7. Most underrated book.
There are two books that I always want to talk to people about but no one I know has even read them. I don’t know if that makes them underrated or if it just means that I run around with the wrong types of people, but those books are “Room” by Emma Donoghue and “Skippy Dies” by Paul Murray.

8. Most overrated book.
OK. More than one or two of my friends will hate me for this, but A Catcher in the Rye. Like, it’s a decent book with an interesting narrator and all. But really — that’s all it is. I don’t get the hype.

9. Favorite classic book.
I feel like “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is considered a classic, and if it isn’t, it should be.

10. A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.
I remember when my sophomore English teacher assigned us “The Lord of the Flies” and I was all, “Ugh, this is gonna suck so bad.” And for like the first 10 pages, it did. Then — it was awesome. It might be the best book I’ve ever been forced to read, and I’ve read it again since then. Poor Piggy.

11. A book you hated.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Also, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Also, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. If I’d read anymore of his books, I’d probably hate them too. If someone wants to explain to me why he’s considered one of the greats, I’ll listen. But I probably won’t be convinced.

12. The first novel you remember reading.
The first “chapter book” I ever read was “Kristy’s Big Idea” by Ann M. Martin. If that doesn’t count as a novel, then I couldn’t tell you but it was probably something I pulled off my dad’s bookshelves which were filled entirely with books by James Michener and Stephen King. Your guess is as good as mine.

13. Your favorite writer.
The answer to this question changes on the regular but usually it’s either John Green, Stephen King or Markus Zusask.

14. Favorite book.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

15. A book that should be on high school reading lists.
I mean “The Book Thief” has so much going for it beyond just being a really great book. It could be discussed until people hate it. The writing is perfected. And it ties to history. Perfect for high school students. Right?

16.  Favorite book from your childhood.
The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Handed Thief. Epic mystery, yo.

17. Favorite quote from your favorite book.
"So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad. And I’m still trying to figure out how that could be."

18. A book that disappointed you.
Stieg Larsson’s entire Millennium trilogy disappointed me. Good books, I suppose, but when I walk away from a book-to-movie adaptation with a better appreciation of the movie than the book, well.. You know something’s wrong.

19. Favorite book-to-movie adaptation.
The Silence of the Lambs. Granted, the book is better, but both are creepy and crazy and straight up awesome.

20.Worst book-to-movie adaptation.
The Shining. I know, I know. Kubrick’s movie is one of the best horror movies of all time! But if you’ve read The Shining, then you know what I’m talking about. Kubrick should be ashamed of himself.

Yup.

I guess
I’m just scared
Of having
Something
To lose.
M.S. (via coffee-crinkled-pages)
tyleroakley:

THIS IS SOME FANFICTION SHIT RIGHT HERE


This gave me chills and I don’t even believe in love.

tyleroakley:

THIS IS SOME FANFICTION SHIT RIGHT HERE

This gave me chills and I don’t even believe in love.

I Never Blog So Here's a Fun Interaction From Today
Girl: Miss! How old are you if you're born in 1861?
Me: Uh. Dead?
Girl: Nuh-uh! Brock Obama was born in 1861!
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This cat refuses to sit anywhere else. #cats #catstagram #sampras #selfie

Obsessed with this book.  #books #reading #eleanorandpark #rainbowrowell

Obsessed with this book. #books #reading #eleanorandpark #rainbowrowell

sunsetorangepeeta:

I want to go to a bookstore and sit there and read and then have a boy walk up to me and comment on the book I’m reading and then he’ll sit down with me and talk to me about it and then we’ll fall in love and get married and read books together like is that too much to ask