voracious reading.

Lately I've been on a major reading spree. This isn't abnormal for me, at least not during the summer or when I'm on vacation. No school usually results in frequent library visits, late nights, and hours of reading. I'll pick up a book as soon as I finish another, before I even have a chance … Continue reading voracious reading.

QUOTE: Insurgent

"People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them." ~Tris from Insurgent by Veronica Roth, page 305 This quote is so easy … Continue reading QUOTE: Insurgent

on rating books.

Most people are familiar with the standard way to rate books- 5 is the best book ever, 1 is not even worth looking at. I don't know how or where or when this system was developed, but it's been driving me a little crazy lately. When I rate books, my mind doesn't really categorize them … Continue reading on rating books.

bookmarks tag (response to @booksandquills)

After seeing Sanne's video titled Bookmarks & Book Marks (which you can view by clicking here) I immediately knew that I wanted to do a blog post in response to it. And here it is! 1. What are you currently using as a bookmark? Right now I am using a wonderful Doctor Who bookmark that I … Continue reading bookmarks tag (response to @booksandquills)

QUOTE: More Than This

"We take random events and we put them together in a pattern so we can comfort ourselves with a story, no matter how much it obviously isn't true... We have to lie to ourselves to live. Otherwise, we'd go crazy." ~More Than This by Patrick Ness. When I was reading this, I couldn't believe how true … Continue reading QUOTE: More Than This

on margo roth spiegelman.

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I would take the time to discuss one of my favorite female characters: Margo Roth Spiegelman from John Green's novel Paper Towns. If you've read the book, you might be a bit confused. Margo is not a very friendly, compassionate, or lovable person, and the decision she makes … Continue reading on margo roth spiegelman.

QUOTE: Anthony Burgess

"Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination." ~Anthony BurgessHow awesome is that? I love the wording of it, too. Yours,HOLLY