“You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses. . . I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death — if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.” - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling 🧙♂️
WHO is your favorite Harry Potter character? 🤔
I think mine is actually Neville Longbottom, but I had an idea to draw a grumpy Snape trapped inside a snow globe, so I went with it. 😂
Hermione Candle is from the last @fairyloot box! It smells so sweet and fruity, I’m kinda digging it and I don’t want to light it yet! I want to save it (FairyLoot Code: LLAMA5) ❤️
And that mug which says “The stories may be fictional but the tears are not.” Is from @bookwormboutique ! It’s one of my favorites. 😢
So let’s talk HP characters now! 🧙♂️
“I smell snow” -Lorelai Gilmore
Last night we had the first significant snowfall and I couldn’t be happier. I love snow in December and we hardly ever get it in my little town. It usually just skips right over us, but last night it was like my whole world was inside a snow globe. The snow was softly falling, the trees were sparkling and shining and there was definitely a little magic in the air. ❄️🌨
QOTD - what songs do you hear that make you think of specific books or characters? I have sooo many (in fact- I made several Spotify playlists - link in blog! I have a Six of Crows list, Shadow and Bone, Shades of Magic, etc). I’d love to hear yours!
Candle from @wickandfable 😍 and backdrop from @inkandelmbackdrops .
Print on my Etsy! (My etsy is on a short break - but it will be available soon! Feel free to message if you need one.
Kau hadir dengan ketiadaan
Sederhana dalam ketidakmengertian
Gerakmu tiada pasti
Namun aku terus di sini
Supernova (Ksatria, Puteri, ! Bintang Jatuh) .
Good evening gentle bookstagrammers😄
I've had a wonderful day of driving to Brecon to play in the snow and take some bookstagram photos. It was so beautiful there everything was covered and was almost knee deep it was incredible I love cold and snowy weather makes me think my blood is for Canada ugh I'd love to live in Canada❄
This is going to be the start of my new Winter Theme which will consist of wintery colours and incorporate indoor images as well. Goodbye Autumn feed you were fun. Until next year😄
Toni Morrison - Home (2012).
‘Can’t beat the girl for flavor.’
‘Can’t beat her for sugar.’
Sarah slid a long, sharp knife from a drawer and, with intense anticipation of the pleasure to come, cut the girl in two.
Word has reached Frank Money that his sister, Cee, is bedridden and close to death in a doctor’s house on the other side of the country. Traumatised, penniless and newly returned from the Korean War, Frank sets off to rescue his sister and return her home to the town in Georgia they grew up in.
Traversing an America which is racist and unwelcoming to a black veteran, Home tells the story of Frank’s past, his family, his time in the war and the country that raised and turned its back on him.
Morrison’s 10th novel is a slim, but by no means simple, one, and like much of the author’s work becomes a tale of a community of individuals and their personal strifes. At just under 150 pages the writing leaves no doubt that its author has an astute ear for dialogue and an ability to convey so much whilst saying so little, though I wish (perhaps greedily) that there was a bit more meat on the bones of this one. There’s so much heartache here, such horror that I felt it deserved more than what the author gave it. But Home is a Toni Morrison novel; a poignant, understated and resonant tale of modern American sorrow.
14 illustrazioni surreali e 14 scrittori che hanno raccolto la sfida di completare l'eredità lasciata da Harris Burdick. Un incontro incredibile!😍
As a writer and editor, it only makes sense that I love to read, too! One of my favorite books AND movies is Little Women. -Libby
If you've seen it, which character do you relate to the most? Are you a self-reflective writer and #bosslady like Jo (🙋), are you a sensitive creative like Meg, are you more free-spirited like Amy? Let me know who and why in the comments! .
How do you want the world to remember you? What goals do you want to crush so that you may astonish-and inspire- people? We want to hear about it!
“All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think?” 💚 | #CulturedOGs 📸 @jenny.kong
OPENING LINES: Mason City. To get there you follow Highway 58, going northeast out of the city, and it is a good highway and new. Or was new, that day we went up.
QUOTES: “Dirt’s a funny thing,” the Boss said. “come to think of it, there ain’t a thing but dirt on this green God’s globe except under water, and that’s dirt too. It’s dirt makes the grass grow. A diamond ain’t a thing in the world but a piece of dirt that got awful hot. And God-a-Mighty picked up a handful of dirt and blew on it and made you and me and George Washington and mankind blessed in faculty and apprehension. It all depends on what you do with the dirt. That right?”
Or is it possible that fellows like Willie Stark are born outside of luck, good or bad, and luck, which is what about makes you and me what we are, doesn’t have anything to do with them, for they are what they are from the time they first kick in the womb until the end. And if that is the case, then their life history is a process of discovering what they really are, and not, as for you and me, sons of luck, a process of becoming what luck makes us.
... for when you get in love you are made all over again. The person who loves you has picked you out of the great mass of uncreated clay which is humanity to make something out of, and the poor lumpish clay which is you wants to find out what it had been made into. But at the same time, you, in the act of loving somebody, become real, cease to be part of the continuum of the uncreated clay and get the breath of life in you and rise up. So you create yourself by creating another person, who, however, has also created you, picked up the you-chunk of clay out of the mass. So there are two you’s, the one you yourself create by loving and the one the beloved creates by loving you. The farther those two you’s are apart the more the world grinds and grudges on its axis. But if you loved and were loved perfectly then there wouldn’t be any difference between the two you’s or any distance between them. They would coincide perfectly, there would be a perfect focus…
A time comes when you think you cannot bear another thing, but it happens to you, and you can bear it.
"São muitos os meus defeitos, mas nenhum de compreensão, espero. Quanto a meu temperamento, não respondo por ele. É, segundo creio, um pouco ríspido demais para a conveniência das pessoas. Não esqueço com facilidade tanto os disparates e vícios dos outros como as ofensas praticadas contra mim. Meus sentimentos não se manifestam por qualquer coisa. Meu temperamento poderia talvez ser classificado de vingativo. Minha opinião, uma vez perdida, fica perdida para sempre."
O r g u l h o e P r e c o n c e i t o
Passando só pra desejar uma boa semana a todos e declarar meu amor por esse livro❤
🏵🌸 Just Lovely 🌸🏵 I love this notebook designed by @stellabookishart that came in my last @owlcrate box! It is a quote from A Court of Mist and Fury, which I haven't read. But I love her art and it is really speaking to me today. "Don't let the hard days win." Some days just seem so hard. Today I stayed home from work, because the extra hours and the extra holiday retail traffic have exhausted me. I could maybe do it 20 hours a week, maybe. But I for sure can't do it 30 hours a week.
So I told them yesterday I needed a day off. And then today I called and gave my notice. I will still work as much as I can for what I'm scheduled, but my last day at the store will be Dec 23. I should have done this a month ago. But there were reasons why I stayed. More to come on that!
I do love Stella's art, so get on over to her stores - I know she has Society6 and at least one other. Dreamy and lovely to look at. From one booknerd to another! 😁
Also, and this is personal, so feel free to DM me: does anyone out there have experience with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I am gearing up for doctors visits when my insurance kicks in in January, and I think this may be my problem. I want to be my own best advocate and do my research. 😉
Matilda the Reading Dragon says: take care of yourself!
Now, where are my Sarah J. Maas fans? I have read Throne of Glass. Meh. Is the ACOTAR series any better? Should I try it?
“She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one.” - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ❄️❄️❄️
I found this beautiful old wardrobe that I would have loved to buy if I could afford it! I did test it out to see if it led to Narnia, but alas, it was just a regular wardrobe. 😒