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Limbo.. What to read next.. HELPPPP

Apparently I've been stuck in limbo for ages and I'm finally ready to come out! I need something new to read but I don't know what book I should choose.. Any recommendations for a bookworm who has recently left limbo?

Nov 7 2015

I'm backkkkkkkkkkkkk =D

From my trip to Barnes & Noble yesterday




Woah, what a selection right?

My reading dilemma

Since the semester is coming to an end, I hope that I can finally pick up a book and actually read it! The semester from hell! Let the last minute projects and the late night cramming for finals begin -___-. I am pretty excited that after all this I can finally sit down and enjoy my books!


FINALLY! Only two more first editions needed. 'Salem's Lot and Firestarter.



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10 Facts You Didn't Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

Today is Tolkien Reading Day!


This special day has been launched by the Tolkien Society in 2003 and is held annually on 25th March. Tolkien Reading Day's mission is to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite works.


What will you be reading today?



10 Interesting Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien


1. Full name of J.R.R. Tolkien is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (pron.: Tol-keen; equal stress on both syllables), Ronald to family and friends. His surname is of German origin and meas foolishly brave, or stupidly clever - sometimes he used the pseudonym Oxymore which refer to the name's  origin.




2. Tolkien was born in South Africa where he was kidnapped. When being a toddler in South Africa Tolkien has been "kidnapped" by one of the African servants. The servant thought Tolkien was a cute and a beautiful child and he wanted to show a toddler to his family. Tolkien was returned to his family next day. Tolkien grew up in England where he, his mother and brother moved when he was four. 




3. One of the vivid memory from South Africa was a huge hairy spider that bit Tolkien when he was a child, this experience could be an inspiration for deadly spiders in his later writing.


Image via Tolkien Gateway



4. Tolkien was talented for languages. He mastered Latin, Greek, Gothic, Welsh, Finnish... It is said he knew over 30 languages and created several of his own.

Image via Tolkien Gateway



5. The character of Gandalf was inspired by "Berggeist" (mountain spirit) created by the German artist Josef Madelener. The postcard with the illustration of an old man in a strange hat was spotted by Tolkien in Switzerland in 1911 during a student trip.




6. In 1920s Tolkien co-founded the Viking Club - the society where he, his professor colleagues and students read old Norse sagas, translate them into Old English and Gothic, entertained and drink beer.



7. Tolkien wrote illustrated letters to his children as if from Santa Clause. This resulted in The Father Christmas Letters published in 1976.


Images via Letters of Note



8. The first sentence of Hobbit was invented by Tolkien while grading student's papers. When he spotted a blank page where and answer to a question should have been provided he wrote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" as an impulse.


Images via Tolkien Gateway


9. Middle-earth comes from the Old English language middangeard what was an ancient expression for the everyday world between Heaven and Hell.



10. Hobbit was published thanks to a 10 year old boy's review, the publisher's son, who convinced his father that the story was good enough for children aged 5 and 9.




J.R.R. Tolkien - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972... more
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Don't you just love..

Don't you just love when you read something in class and you become soooooooo interested in a topic that you find yourself in the library AND Barnes & Noble? What a great feeling =D


Well guys, its Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto! Its funny how I was never really interested in this before but now I want to know everything there is to know. Thanks to my history class.


1. My back hurts

2. I hate snow

3. Why is it snowing on the first day of spring?

4. I've become too obsessed with The Vampire Diaries

5. Team Damon

6. I want to read instead

7. But I can't

8. Great I have homework

9. Well there goes my reading time

10. blahhh

"Scholastic has released a batch of new images from the first fully-illustrated Harry Potter book"

Scholastic and Bloomsbury will release the fully-illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on October 6; each edition will be in full color, with a ribbon marker and illustrated endpapers. Scholastic plans to publish fully-illustrated (illustrations by Jim Kay) editions of each of Rowling’s books, one per year for the next seven years.


Fully illustrated.  I'm excited.

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To Selena by Chris Perez

I think its pretty cool how we can remember certain things from our childhood. I can go back to when I was three years old. I remember watching Selena in concert on T.V and singing along with her. I remember listening to her on the radio and knowing almost every song. I think that is when my love for singing began. it all began with her and her music. When the movie starring Jenifer Lopez came out I remember sitting in the living room watching it over and over. I loved her and her music. I am twenty-three years old right now. I still remember everything about her like it was yesterday. I even cried when she was murdered. When this book came out I knew I had to get it. I am such a big fan of her and I thought it was a great idea to have a book about her life. I love the fact that it was written by her husband Chris Perez. I started this book sometime last week and finished it in two days. I got an inside to her life that I'm sure no one would know about except for Chris. I smiled so hard at certain parts and I would cry in others. It has to be a really good book for to have that much emotion just by reading it. I highly recommend this book to anyone that grew up listening to her music. It's such a beautiful story and sad at the same time.




New translations of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy/ New York Times


Very interesting article! I always find translations to be exciting and love to compare them to each other=D

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I'm so doing this...

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This is my Christmas wish list!
Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films - Jody Revenson







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Fight, fight, fight!

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