i am addicted to books, tea, scarves, coffee, beanies, food, wine, general geekery, and more books
At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.
Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
Located in the Arashiyama district on the west outskirts of Kyoto, Japan.
Kyoto is #2 on my “Places to visit before I die” list.
Finished a teenage-aimed novel about two lesbian girls living in modern Iran. One decides to get sexual reassignment surgery to be able to marry her love. Most of the cast of characters is either gay/ lesbian/ transgendered. There are MULTIPLE fist-pumping feminist quotes/ situations. I WANT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD TO READ THIS, BUT IT DOES NOT COME OUT UNTIL AUGUST.
Seriously, though. I read this book in about six hours. I could not stop. Holy damn.
says the girl grabbing Persepolis
When the Queen looks into the mirror and asks “Who’s the fairest of them all?” the mirror shows her Jon Snow.
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
N’tima (via myfleshdress)
That is definitely the plan…