'everyone is a lady' au → the hunger games {cast list}


itty-bitty-books:

Books and Cupcakes September Book Photo Challenge

Day 24: Bookmarker

This corner monster bookmark that I made out of plastic canvas and yarn. I was thinking of making more of these and possibly selling on Etsy if I had enough interest in them… Kind of big and bulky but super fun and cute to own for a collection!!! 


kenjikiishimoto:

Shatter Me characters  Aaron Warner Anderson

Judge me all you like. But I have no tolerance for a man who beats his wife. No tolerance for a man who beats his children. Seamus Fletcher was murdering his family, and you can call it whatever the hell you want to call it, but I will never regret killing a man who would bash his wife’s face into a wall. I will never regret killing a man who would punch his nine-year-old daughter in the mouth. I am not sorry and I will never apologize. Because a child is better off with no father, and a wife is better off with no husband, than one like that. I would know.

its-vintage-girl-natalia:

Sadece Yağmur Aşıklarının Anlayabileceği 22 Şey | 8 Liste ∞ Türkiye’nin Sosyal İçerik Platformu on We Heart It.

"Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world."
- Vincent van Gogh (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

goodbadanduglybooks:

These lovely book PILLOWS came as a birthday gift from my sister today! They are so cute and amazing and I love them! The Alice in Wonderland book is the only one that opens, but it includes a page from the book, and they all have quotes on the back. They are gorgeous!
(P.S., don’t forget to enter the giveaway through the widget on my blog to win free books! If enough people enter the giveaway, I may end up sending someone one of these ;))


library-lessons:

I’m dying for a pair of these literary shoes. I especially love those romance novel pumps! Tres chic!

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Blurb (Goodreads): IT BEGINS WITH ABSENCE AND DESIRE.
IT BEGINS WITH BLOOD AND FEAR.
IT BEGINS WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.

When historian Diana Bishop finds an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft.

Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist.

Diana is inexplicably drawn to Mathew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels.

Rating: 5/5

Review: This book was amazing. It was a long read but far from boring and far from being slow paced. I enjoyed it so much. Practically all of the questions I have had about supernatural and paranormal books, (especially vampire novels) or just major plot wholes to me have been answered/covered in this book with evidence and scientific theory. 

Diana is a witch by birth but ever since the murder of her parents, both of whom were witches, she refuses to use her magical powers. Now as a graduate college student, she has her degrees in alchemy, which is not so far off from witchcraft in itself. When researching for a dissertation, she comes across this odd and old looking manuscript, and she becomes enchanted by it. In opening this manuscript, Diana has disturbed the delicate balance of creatures (witches, vampires and deamons) and humans. All creatures are looking at Diana closely, especially the tall dark and handsome Matthew Clairmont, a respectable vampire. 

This story is about how science and magic are closely related, and how ignoring one’s desires are against the natural selection. 

I don’t really want to give much away because this book is better going into when you know less about it. Some say it has the “Twilight” factor, but don’t let that distract you from the amazing structure this novel contains. I feel as if everyone is a little jaded after the Twilight Saga but that shouldn’t impair you from seeing the significant differences in other “forbidden love” and vampire stories. 


book—quotes:

Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)


thebloodymaze:

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