The first recorded definition of the word “anthology” was “a bouquet of flowers.”

How poetic is it that we now use “anthology” to refer to collections of written work? The English language is truly a beautiful thing.

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New Goodreads illustration!  I enjoyed working with the limited palette, and always love painting books. Thanks Jade Change for the direction!

There is supposedly a downloadable poster version they’ll be releasing as well, so keep and eye on their site, if you’re a teacher or librarian or someone who likes books. 

Also, Happy National Library Week!

Oh I love libraries. 

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Things I should be doing: Writing

Things I am doing: Imagining random shit from the story I want to write without actually thinking them through and then forgeting about them.

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AU where magic and unicorns and mermaids and dragons exist and people read cool fantasy books about taxes and dishwashers

arthur weasley

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Follow @DanWilbur for more extremely important quotes.

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by margaret durow

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"When a storyteller dies, a library burns."

A Saying in Marrakech (via bookphile)
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"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)
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I do not see Neil Gaiman getting chased around and called a plagiarist like I was this summer when I wrote three words which also appear in the Hunger Games! (And before that, as it turns out, in The Emperor’s New Groove. Llamas, sue the Hunger Games!)

I am very tired of seeing women insulted for things every dude in the world is allowed to do. It is not literary critique. It is violent misogyny.


— Holy shit, Sarah Rees Brennan is on FIRE. The whole glorious indelible mic-drop of an essay is here. (via katrosenfield)
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