used to love diagramming sentences!!

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gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure

The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale

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mollyiswrappedupinbooks:

I’ve shared individual ones before, but I’m not sure which ones. So here’s a collection of the first 10 Like—>Try—>Why reader’s advisory graphics I’ve made for the library. 

(via goodtimessammy)

pickeringtonlibrary:

Now that 2013 is winding down, we’re looking ahead to the latest releases! 

There are a lot of series enders and entries coming out in the upcoming months, but if you’re looking for a great new standalone, here are 11 reads* for the first half of the year that we are very excited to read! 

*Can we also just say how thrilled we are about our upcoming Skype chat with Noggin author John Corey Whaley?  

(via heyteenbookshey)

maggie-stiefvater:

If you are a Virginia sort of person, I’ll be doing an event with Lucy Christopher and my Camaro in Charlottesville at the end of the month.

Details here. (spoiler: it is at the Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. on 1/30).

who wants to go???

my new goodreads challenge goal has been set and i read my first book of the year. while my goal seems low compared to my history, i want to make sure that i’m reading because i enjoy reading, not because i’m trying to READ ALL THE BOOKS. so yes, i’ve set it to 70 because that is attainable without ruining the joy of reading.

my new goodreads challenge goal has been set and i read my first book of the year. while my goal seems low compared to my history, i want to make sure that i’m reading because i enjoy reading, not because i’m trying to READ ALL THE BOOKS. so yes, i’ve set it to 70 because that is attainable without ruining the joy of reading.

my 2013 reading stats:

I read 83 books in a variety of formats: hardback, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
I beat my 65 book goal by 18 books.
I purchased only 1 ebook (and it wasn’t worth the $7.99).
I purchased 0 physical books.
I read 20,254 pages (which is low because, well, audiobooks don’t have pages).
The longest book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The oldest book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (pub. 1962)
The youngest book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth (pub. 2013)
My top three reading categories: Children’s, Young Adult, Humor.
My favorite author: Maggie Stiefvater. She’s awesome in book and online.
My favorite book: this is not a fair question.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
first book of 2014!

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

first book of 2014!

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maggie-stiefvater:

Guys, this is depressing. Please don’t. Please use your library. If your library doesn’t have it, request it.

I am writing a novel right now, or I’d write a very long summary of why book-sharing is good but pirating is bad — especially for new and debut authors— but I will mostly just narrow…