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zerust:

team-roge:

ask-tactician-joanne:

lime-in-a-coconut:

ask-tactician-joanne:

(Guys, I need your help.
The two 9th grade English teachers at my school went to a book convention about a month ago and brought back A TON of new books, ALL of which were bought with their own money. I’ve heard they spent $2000+ on those books, and with how many books they brought back, I can believe it.
The school board, however, wants ALL THE BOOKS—not just the ones they bought recently—in their classrooms libraries to be reviewed for violence, sexual content, language, etc. They will take any books off those shelves if they deem them “inappropriate”.
I can see where they’re coming from, although I do not agree with them in the slightest. WE ARE HIGH-SCHOOLERS. WE CAN HANDLE THESE THINGS. THEY ARE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THEY ARE BLINDING US FROM THOSE THINGS.
Now here’s the worst part. Yesterday—December 20, 2013—my English teacher got an e-mail from the school board telling her when the deadline for all of those books was.
FEBRUARY 1, 2014.
That is literally impossible. My teacher began to cry when she was telling us about it. No one—NO ONE—can read so many books that fast. Not even if we divide it among our grade could that be possible, especially with our midterms in January.
My grade is outraged. Unfortunately, petitioning is considered “disturbing the learning process” and we can’t do it in school. Otherwise our principal can (and will) punish us for it.
Outside of school is fair game.
Right now, my friends/classmates and myself are creating a group to go to a school board meeting and show them what these books mean to us. It’s in the early stages of development, but we will get this done.
This is what I ask of you to do:
SPREAD. THE. WORD.
I want you to show the school board that we CAN handle these things, that we LOVE books, and that we will NOT take this lying down. Your support is the greatest thing you can offer. Reblog and signal boost. Share this on any social media site you’re on. Tell your friends. Spread the word.
It’s time to change this. We are young adults. It’s time to stop “protecting” us from things we should know about and can handle learning about.)

KEEP REBLOGGING!

(Bringing this back around our way to show you guys. I want this to keep spreading, please.)

Signal boost.
I love books and I hate censorship.
Let’s do this.

It is illegal to take away the right of the people to petition. That is taking away the amendment that allows the right to gather, and petitioning is a way of doing that. Fight it, fight it like no tommorow.

fairytalemood:

Hello everyone!

As a thank you for your support, and to keep you in a fairy tale mood through the new year, I’m giving away 5 signed paperback copies of my fairy tale novel Kill Me Softly.

To enter, contact me via ask or email me at sarahcrossbooks [at] gmail [dot] com and tell me which fairy tale you’d like to see retold in a modern setting.

Likes and reblogs are appreciated, but as per Tumblr’s contest guidelines I can’t use them as entry methods. You do not have to be following fairytalemood to enter.

I’ll choose 5 winners randomly from the entries I receive.

Entry deadline: Friday, December 27, 2013

Rules/Fine Print:

  • This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. (Sorry, Tumblr’s contest guidelines prevent me from doing an international giveaway.)
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, or endorsed by Tumblr, and each person who participates is giving information to me, not to Tumblr.

Good luck!

tattoolit:

I got this book-stack tattoo a few months ago - I was going to get pages added so it’s a bit more obvious but actually, I really like it as it is.
I plan on getting a Harry Potter tattoo and a Series of Unfortunate Events one as well, so I’ll submit those whenever I get them done!
etsy:

Polar Bears Book Mark Set by CatrinasToybox.
johndarnielle:

mana-junkie:

Sign of Truth.

this has basically been my philosophy since I was 12
furyserenity:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince New Paperback Cover

hathawayroza:

yer-a-starkid:

capalds:

AU: James and Lily live.

 #thEY COULD HAVE HAD A NICE LIFE#James letting two year old Harry ride in front of him on his broomstick#LILY SHOWING HARRY HOW TO BAKE THE MUGGLE WAY BECAUSE SHE THINKS IT TASTES BETTER AND NOT TO LISTEN TO HIS FATHER BECAUSE HE’S AN IDIOT#And Harry will ask if he’s an idiot why did you marry him#and she’ll just shrug and say that he got under her skin enough that she couldn’t let him go#And James told himself he wouldn’t write to Harry at school because he wasn’t going to be that kind of annoying dad#bUT HE DOES AND SOMETIMES HE AND SIRIUS GO TO HOGSMEADE AND JUST SO HAPPEN TO RUN INTO HARRY#GODFUCKINGDAMMIT I HATE IT ALL

I texted those tags to my friend and she fucking responds with “I CAN SEE THE HOGSMEADE THING JFC. HARRY WOULD FIND HIS DAD AND THEN MINERVA WOULD SEE JAMES AND SHE’D BE LIKE “POTTER” AND JAMES AND HARRY WOULD BOTH TURN AROUND AND SAY ‘YES PROFESSOR?’ EXCEPT JAMES WOULD HAVE HIS SMUG LITTLE SHIT SMILE ON.” and I quit life.

#I THOUGHT THIS COULDN’T HURT ANY WORSE #CONGRATULATIONS BECAUSE IT FUCKING DID

(Source: excepttheeyes, via ariel-inthe-tardis)

"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read."

- Lemony Snicket (via runa-lovegood)

(via thereadables)

"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read."

- Lemony Snicket (via runa-lovegood)

(via thereadables)

ifreakinlovebooks:

bibliophilefiles:

Each bridesmaid gave a copy of their favourite love story to the bride on her wedding day with an inscription in the cover. This is brilliant!

I want this too
avoidingthenargles:

It’s been like six million, two hundred thousand and fifty months since Meg announced the 7th Mediator. Anyone? Please? Jesse and Suze? Paul Slater? Now?
There hasn’t been a single update on the matter since six million, two hundred thousand and fifty months (as far as I know). Gawd.
jsadbiasdgiasu THIS IS NOT OKAY.
The Hunger Games: In stark contrast to two nights ago, when I felt Peeta was a million miles away, I'm struck by his immediacy now. As we settle in, he pulls my head down to use his arm as a pillow; the other rests protectively over me even when he goes to sleep. No one has held me like this in such a long time. Since my father died and I stopped trusting my mother, no one else's arms have made me feel this safe. (pg. 298)
Catching Fire: I wrap my arms tightly around his neck before he can order me to do push ups or something. Instead he pulls me in close and buries his face in my hair. Warmth radiates from the spot where his lips just touch my neck, slowly spreading through the rest of me. It feels so good, so impossibly good, that I know I will not be the first to let go. (pg. 193)
Mockingjay: I wrap my arms around his neck, feel his arms hesitate before they embrace me. Not as steady as they once were, but still warm and strong. A thousand memories surge through me. All the times these arms were my only refuge from the world. Perhaps not fully appreciated then, but so sweet in my memory, and now gone forever. (pg. 338)