I am an avid reader and love, more than anything, to recommend books to others and engage in literary discussions. I'm not picky about what I read-- I love mysteries, classic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, and especially stories that are entertaining but relate to my love of science and medicine.

This blog will mostly feature book reviews- I don't know how great I am at critiquing though, because it is rare that I don't enjoy something. Each piece of writing seems to have something to redeem it, something it can teach us.


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges, "Poema de los Dones"

 

superbooked:

printedwordsonuncutpages:

I love how book lovers reward themselves with finishing a book by buying more books. 

Sometimes we don’t even finish before buying more. We tend to congratulate our selves for buying books by buying more books. 

‘Gone Girl’ trailer: Director David Fincher, star Ben Affleck craft creepy thriller

the-gwendolyn-reading-method:

hmphhh, I’m not sure what I think about them rewriting the ending. THAT ENDING WAS SCARY AS HELL. Why change it???

I don’t know how I feel about the ending change either. I loved (was terrified) how the book ended, but it could also be cool to go in with some things unknown/get another chance to be surprised. 

I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief   (via shygarden)

(Source: larmoyante)

adventuresonpaper:

Wow, 5000 followers! thank you so much! This giveaway is to say thanks for following me and putting up with my shenanigans. Featuring some of my favourite YA books!

Guidelines:

  • The giveaway will run until May 16th 2014
  • You must be following me
  • You may like or reblog this post to enter
  • A winner will be chosen on the closing day (above). Keep your askbox open! If the winner does not reply within 24 hrs, I will choose a new winner. 
  • International! I will be ordering through the book depository 
  • The winner will choose two of the above books as their prize (in paperback format)
  • please do not spam your followers by reblogging multiple times at once

good luck!

I FIXED THE TYPO GUYS REBLOG THIS ONE 


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

awhstiles:

YA Lit Meme: [1/10] series or books

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”- John Green, Looking for Alaska

buzzfeeddiy:


Couples break up, “YOLO” goes out of style, but the literature you love is forever.


I don’t have any tattoos and probably won’t be getting one. but if I did, these would be my inspiration.

buzzfeeddiy:

Couples break up, “YOLO” goes out of style, but the literature you love is forever.

I don’t have any tattoos and probably won’t be getting one. but if I did, these would be my inspiration.