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I devour the written word. I work with the written word. I love books or anything written. I worry for those who don't. This blog is devoted to my love of books. It will, upon occasion, include coffee references. As in my mind, coffee is inseparable from books.
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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Alissa has read 24 books toward her goal of 150 books.
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My current TBR pile on my bedside table.

My current TBR pile on my bedside table.

9 minutes ago
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abookblog:

THE EFFING CMS JUST ATE MY STORY. 

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I maybe over reacted.

15 hours ago
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UM THEY DID WHAT NOW?!

UM THEY DID WHAT NOW?!

16 hours ago
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mamaleh6994 asked: Here's a link to a full LBD playlist, with Lydia's videos etc. included :) youtube[.]com/playlist?list=PLS_PzAkdmDSI-KhZcGAFIveX0RC6jGhOb

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

18 hours ago
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I completely forgot how much I love the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I need the DVD set. 

Or at least the full youtube video playlist complete with Lydia’s, the Q&A’s, the Collins & Collins videos and Gigi’s videos. 

Does that exist?

1 day ago
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Just because I get out of bed, get dressed and put on my make up does not mean I am feeling OK. So please, don’t assume I’m fine if I look ready to face the world. 

1 day ago
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What do we suppose will come next in the Pemberley Digital line up? Sense and Sensibility? Or maybe Mansfield Park?

I must know theses things to prepare myself for the feels. 

Also, there should be more Emma Approved stuff on the DFTBA site…

2 days ago
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Fuck. It’s Monday

2 days ago
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Telling my mom about Powell's following me

Me:Momma, so there is this store in Portland called Powell's and they're fairly popular on the internet and they followed me on tumblr today!
Mom:Fun!
Me:I don't know why tho.
Mom:Because you're cool.
13 hours ago
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THE EFFING CMS JUST ATE MY STORY. 

15 hours ago
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Things that make me squee:
When my email tells me exciting things about BookCon

Things that make me squee:

When my email tells me exciting things about BookCon

18 hours ago
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why must all my youtube videos start with adverts?!

1 day ago
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I cannot make speeches, Emma…If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.

Emma by Jane Austen

For one reason or another, of all of Jane Austen’s novels Emma has always been the hardest for me to read. I’m sure it has a lot to do with my strange ability to intensely feel the embarrassment of a fictional situation or the fact that Emma is such a busy body that I just want to kick her through the first half of the book until she grows up some more.

But then I find a reminder of how lovely that book is and remember that why I find the characters so irritating at times is because of how real they are. It’s this moment with Mr. Knightly that as the reader we see Emma through someone else’s eyes and thats when I remember why I love Jane Austen and suffer through the first half of this book.   

1 day ago
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Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books in 2013

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey (Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence.)
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence.)
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.)
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James (Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.)
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group.)
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone (Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit.)
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green (Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.)
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.)
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya (Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit.
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith (Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence.)

This list is compiled by the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, most of the challenges were put down

I always find these lists interesting

1 day ago
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peerieweirdo:

in which a scottish girl rants about the united states of america and how weird you are

I’m American and I can say with authority that she is not wrong on any of this. 

(via sinkingradiocity)

2 days ago
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