Tales of a Bookaddict

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Happy Autumnal Equinox!
‘Tis the first day of Fall!
Let’s get married!
Or do something crazy (whatever)

huffingtonpost:

10 Gorgeous Quotes From Banned Books (IMAGES)

When banned books come to mind, it’s easy to imagine bonfires full of burning pages. Banned books would seem to be the stuff of darker days and drearier times — but banned books are not a thing of the past.

For more stunning photos and quotes from books go here. 

it’s about who you miss at 2 in the afternoon when you’re busy, not 2 in the morning when you’re lonely.

- unknown (via canhappenlove)

neil-gaiman:

http://www.heforshe.org/
Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

neil-gaiman:

http://www.heforshe.org/

Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

Yes, I make my phone remind me of Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday.
No, I am not ashamed of being a huge nerd.
Happy Hobbit Day!

shepardtaichou:

i want dragons to be a symbol of femininity. they are now. i just decided

(Source: diobreado)

agirlnamedboy:

Does anyone else get those days or weeks or months when you just lose sight of what you want, where you’re heading and why you’re doing all this living and moving and learning? 
I entered into this sort of ennui at the start of this month, allowing myself to fall into a rut of negative energy and directionlessness. The happiness default I’d written about and prided myself with at the start of year seemed to have escaped me – I felt sad and bored; I felt like I was moving along in some kind of half-existence. And it sucked!
So today, I cleared my diary and turned to my journal. I needed time to carefully and honestly evaluate what exactly had happened in the past month to make me feel so blue.
Today, I discovered that somewhere down the line, I’d forgotten to check in with myself. It turns out there are little things I need to do for myself – and on face value they may seem irrelevant to getting higher grades or strengthening friendships, but they are so so so important. Yoga makes me feel stronger in more ways than one; clearing my desk clears my mind; painting my nails makes me concentrate more on what I’m doing with my hands. And feeding my mind? Oh man – that makes me feel like me. I hadn’t realised how important these things were in my life until I stopped doing them, and I need to work on reminding myself to always keep doing them even when life gets a bit heavy.

agirlnamedboy:

Does anyone else get those days or weeks or months when you just lose sight of what you want, where you’re heading and why you’re doing all this living and moving and learning? 

I entered into this sort of ennui at the start of this month, allowing myself to fall into a rut of negative energy and directionlessness. The happiness default I’d written about and prided myself with at the start of year seemed to have escaped me – I felt sad and bored; I felt like I was moving along in some kind of half-existence. And it sucked!

So today, I cleared my diary and turned to my journal. I needed time to carefully and honestly evaluate what exactly had happened in the past month to make me feel so blue.

Today, I discovered that somewhere down the line, I’d forgotten to check in with myself. It turns out there are little things I need to do for myself – and on face value they may seem irrelevant to getting higher grades or strengthening friendships, but they are so so so important. Yoga makes me feel stronger in more ways than one; clearing my desk clears my mind; painting my nails makes me concentrate more on what I’m doing with my hands. And feeding my mind? Oh man – that makes me feel like me. I hadn’t realised how important these things were in my life until I stopped doing them, and I need to work on reminding myself to always keep doing them even when life gets a bit heavy.

(Source: agirlnamedboy.wordpress.com)

#fall #conversegirl

#fall #conversegirl

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

- Charles DickensGreat Expectations (via feellng)