Legends in Exile

“The only easy day was yesterday.” ― Bill Willingham, Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile Legends in Exile (2001) by  Bill Willingham is the first part of FABLES. In Fables series, Willingham has created a  new world for beloved fables, fairytale characters like Snow White, Bigby Wolf,  Bluebeard, Rose Red, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince … Continue reading Legends in Exile

Grab the Firewhisky and Butterbeer – The Harry Potter Series turns 20!

Harry Potter has become a household name around the world. On 26th June 2017, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone celebrates 20 years since it was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997. An online cartridge company has produced an infographic showing the success of the books with a comparison to other successful books and subsequently … Continue reading Grab the Firewhisky and Butterbeer – The Harry Potter Series turns 20!

Watership Down

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down Watership Down … Continue reading Watership Down

Top Ten Folio Society Covers

As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: "Cover Theme Freebie: literally anyyyything about covers....top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc." I decided to show you all my favorite Folio Society covers....now … Continue reading Top Ten Folio Society Covers

The Children of Húrin

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy which original version was written by J. R. R. Tolkien  in the late 1910s, he revised it several times later, … Continue reading The Children of Húrin

How-To Catch a Falling Star

“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust Stardust is a novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, published with illustrations by Charles Vess in 1999. It … Continue reading How-To Catch a Falling Star

Finding More Time

One of the most commonly used excuses I hear is "I don't have enough time," or "I'm busy." My goal with this post is to show people that they have a lot more time than they think.

Introducing Myself

My name is Tyler Wright, and I am Anastasia's newest recruit. I'll be posting here every once in a while.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas! 🎄Read books ❤ Hope you'll get bookish presents 🎁 ❤ : Anastasia

Shantaram

“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” ― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram "It took me a … Continue reading Shantaram

Me Before You

“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You Me Before You is a romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes. Shortly about the book, it centers a young, handsome, successful man, Will Traynor. Then everything changes when he's hit by a motorcycle … Continue reading Me Before You

The Satanic Verses

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly … Continue reading The Satanic Verses

Banned Books Throughout History

September 26−October 2, 2016 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – … Continue reading Banned Books Throughout History

Happy Hobbit Day!

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, … Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!

Bookworm Stereotypes

“Oh this? It's a 'bookworm.' They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.” ― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 7 1. Readers are intelligent  Readers are leaders. How many times have you heard this? Personally, I read a lot science fiction and fantasy...even nonfiction sometimes. I don't think it makes me terribly clever. No, … Continue reading Bookworm Stereotypes

The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story … Continue reading The Great Gatsby

Nineteen Minutes

“When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant … Continue reading Nineteen Minutes

Harry Potter Wands

“You’re a wizard, Harry.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling wasn’t the first author to write about witches and wizards and their magic wands. But her attention to detail in describing each wand individually helped to make the “wizarding world” come alive for readers like us. via http://ebookfriendly.com/