The Allure of Books

me: *owns 264 unread books*
me: *buys 17 new books*
me: *rereads harry potter*
Let’s Swashbuckle, Shall We?

It’s been over a month, but I’m still coming down off the high I’ve been on since watching the fabulous season finale of Once Upon a Time. Since then, I’ve been reading a lot more fairy tale retellings – I’ll start talking more about those soon! But, I also picked out a stack of pirate novels to tackle. For Captain Hook reasons.

Reading to get through the Once Upon a Time hiatus. It should be a thing.

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White Collar: a summary

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“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
— Jeanette Winterson (via thebooker)

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Ah, I see. Well then the fact is, I’ve rescued you?
Help was on the way and I was calmly waiting for it.

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I’m still (im)patiently waiting for the movie where these two finally get together. IT COULD STILL HAPPEN, OKAY?

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“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”
— Gary Provost (via qmsd)