“We are one person, James.”

Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours. —Paul Theroux, The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas (via bookishleaves)

GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 5 favourite relationships» Anna & St. Clair (from Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins) [1/5]

“You tell me I’m beautiful,and that you like my hair and you like my smile. You rest your leg against mine in darkened theaters,and then you act as if nothing happened when the lights go up.You slept in my bed for three nights straight,and then you just…blew me off for the next month.What am I supposed to do with that,St. Clair? You said on my birthday that you were afraid of being alone,but I’ve been here this whole time.This whole time.” 

inspired by the talented jane [x]  

daughterofsmokeandbonetrilogy:

This is the first line you’ll read in Daughter of Smoke & Boneand you won’t stop until you get to the last.

From National Book Award Finalist Laini Taylor comes the New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, an ancient and epic battle, and hope for a world remade. 

Entertainment Weekly says it’s “thrillingly fresh and new,” and Wired calls it “the next Next Big Thing”, but start reading and see for yourself: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

themusingsofacurlyhairednerd:

Nothing can compare to books and writing while it’s raining.

Shattered (Slated #3) - Teri Terry

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Warning!! Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first two books in the series: Slated and Fractured.

Author: Teri Terry
Published by: Orchard Books, 6 March 2014
402 pages (paperback edition)
Goodreads summary:
Kyla is in danger from both the government Lorders who erased her memory and the terrorists who tried to use her. So now she’s on the run. Sporting a new identity and desperate to fill in the blank spaces of her life pre-Slating, Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to try to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of her own future. But even in the idyllic wilderness and the heart of her original family, Kyla realizes there is no escape from the oppressive Lorders. Someone close to her may be one of them, and even more frighteningly, her birth mother has been keeping secrets of her own.


In this stunning series finale, Kyla finally finds out who she really is, and the road to this discovery, and to deciding who she wants to become, is full of dangerous twists and turns that will keep readers riveted.

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