September 17, 2014

There are no heroes.

Every single person who manifested powers—we call them Epics—turned out to be evil.

Here, in the city once known as Chicago, an extraordinarily powerful Epic declared himself Emperor. Steelheart has the strength of ten men and can control the elements. It is said no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, no explosion can burn him. He is invincible.

… I know his secret.

I’ve seen Steelheart bleed.

Kindle Edition
394 pages
Published 2013
YA Superhero/Fantasy

I’ve been meaning to read something Sanderson for ages, and Steelheart was on sale.  Plot-wise I enjoyed it, but the writing was not what I could call… great.  

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September 16, 2014

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

September 15, 2014

Slowly working through my stash of lace yarn.  Two more bookmarks done in blue with beads and the like - one Japanese length, one American. 

September 14, 2014
"The dead guy was like an order you’d give a dog who knew how to operate a television: spot on."

— "Jones on Third"
An episode of Beyond Belief from the Thrilling Adventure Hour

September 13, 2014

Homemade Reusable Book Cover
     Now I can leave my manga out at work without fear of angry teachers or jealous students. 

September 13, 2014
55 Question Book-Related Survey


Drop a number in my ask and I’ll answer any of these book-related questions! :D

1. Favorite childhood book?
2. What are you reading right now?
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
4. Bad book habit?
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
6. Do you have an e-reader?
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
13. Can you read on the bus?
14. Favorite place to read?
15. What is your policy on book lending?
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18. Not even with text books?
19. What is your favorite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
22. Favorite genre?
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
24. Favorite biography?
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favorite cookbook?
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
28. Favorite reading snack?
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
35. Favorite poet?
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
38. Favorite fictional character?
39. Favorite fictional villain?
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
52. Name a book that made you angry.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?

(Source:, via thebooker)

September 12, 2014

PJ: It was a dame.

S: Did she sign her name with a curly cue the same shape as the crook of her grin?
F: Oh, oh! Did she handle the pen in such a way as to make other pens jealous?
S: Was she a parade of referees upon bicycles: all bells and whistles? Tell us PJ, darling. By what metaphor shall you describe this dame?

PJ: She was very attractive.


— "Jones on Third"
An episode of Beyond Belief from the Thrilling Adventure Hour

September 12, 2014




R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

this is the only september 11th post I’m reblogging

Actually, just for the sake of accuracy and because US propagandists are so fond of blurring these kinds of details (which obviously is not the point of the original post above, I’m just adding to it): of the 2,976 people who died on 9/11/2001, 372 were not US citizens. Meaning that 2,604 US Americans died that day (not the commonly cited “three thousand”), as well as: 47 Dominicans; 41 Indians; 24 Japanese; 28 Koreans; 15 Mexicans; 24 Canadians; 18 Colombians; 13 Ecuadorians; 16 Jamaicans; 16 Filipinos; 14 Trinidadians; and more. In all, non-US nationals accounted for 12% of 9/11 fatalities. I was living in New York at that time and on that day, it’s a highly cosmopolitan and international city; so I guess I have a thing for accuracy about it.

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September 12, 2014
"I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible."

— Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via wordsnquotes)

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September 11, 2014

Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.


Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.

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