I devour the written word. I work with the written word. I love books or anything written. I worry for those who don't.

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#coffee and #books my favorite.  (at Behind the Bookstore)

#coffee and #books my favorite. (at Behind the Bookstore)

Anonymous asked
Recommend any books similar to the perks of being a wallflower?

That is an excellent question Nonny! I followed Perks with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, though anything by her is great. Probably also Love Letters To The Dead (and the authors name is escaping me at the moment sorry).

Those are all in the same vein as Perks.

Can anyone think of something else?

I’ve chosen this monstrosity for my vacation to Marthas Vineyard. It should be fun.

I’ve chosen this monstrosity for my vacation to Marthas Vineyard. It should be fun.

I’m currently jealous of a book character. Which isn’t unusual if I’m being honest.

I’m currently jealous of a book character. Which isn’t unusual if I’m being honest.

Dear Realtor

No. You do not get to give me a nickname if we have never talked before. Please do not shorten my name. It has seriously put me off your listing.

Thank you
Alissa (not Alis)

Just got my copy in the mail!!! My paperback set is complete!

Ugh! I just want to spend all my time fixing my tumblr page. I need to seriously update my Book Recs page and I’m pretty sure I need to fix my Book Blog Roll. I also need to update my 2014 challenge page

I probably also need to fill my queue. Ugh. 

This is ridiculous. Why can’t this be my work? It’s all I do anyway. 

Pardon My French by Cathy Hapka
Seventeen-year-old Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she’s less than thrilled. Paris is filled with cars that move at the speed of light, edible snails, and a language that Nicole can’t speak or read. Worst of all, Nicole feels lost without Nate. She’s not sure she’s capable of finding joie de vivre on her own, but with the help of some new friends—and a certain handsome Frenchman— Nicole might find Paris as sweet as a café au lait after all.
2 of 5 Starstwo 
For what it was, I enjoyed it. And I liked the end when Nicole finds her own strength. 

But for the most part, I just thought it was really weak. I don’t think the story was developed enough and we doing see Nicole really developing as a character until the last 20 or so pages. 

I found the emails between Nicole and her American friends to be painful, although that was probably because the author chose to write it in true teen text with ‘u r rly qt’ type phrasing. 

I wanted to know more about her relationships with the other international students and see those develop that have my time wasted on 50 pages about why her boyfriend was such a jerk. 

And I get that there was some character development there but honestly. It wasn’t enough of a growth to justify the whinging this girl did. 

However, I’ll give the author props for not being cliche with the end. I appreciated that at least.

So instead of working, I’m looking at condos that I might possibly be able to afford in the coming months. And so far my main concern is how many bookshelves I’ll be able to fit in the living room space. 

Because you know. It’s important. 

hallowshorror:

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation. Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

reblogging again for that^

hallowshorror:

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial

'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

reblogging again for that^

(Source: Flickr / kca)