Full Major Cast for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast:

Emma Watson as Belle

Dan Stevens as Beast

Luke Evans as Gaston

Ewan McGregor as Lumière

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette

Ian McKellan as Cogsworth

Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts

Josh Gad as LeFou

Audra McDonald as Garderobe

Kevin Kline as Maurice

Stanley Tucci as Cadenza


She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it’s going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.

One Day, by David Nicholls

Some days, I really really feel this quote.

Image source unknown.


Book Balancing Challenge

So, Candi aka reads-alot tagged me to take on this challenge and first, I’d like to say thank you for tagging me! Basically, you have to balance books on your head and take a selfie.

BEWARE. This may look easy but HELL. It took several tries for me to get this two pictures right. I swear. I was supposed to pile the first books in my favorite fantasy series on my head. There were 10 books in total but it was so difficult that I knocked down 3 books. My sister kept laughing at me every time the books fall on my head. Oh, don’t believe me? Take a look at these failed attempts:

P.S. No harm was done to any of the books during the process.

I’m going to tag abitlovely littlebooklings bookmad lorienkittybooks readthebloodybook amberthebooklion caffeinatedchapters negative-pessimist tilly-and-her-books buttermybooks j-k-reading newtsbookblog and staybookish 

If any of you guys already did the challenge, I am so sorry! I didn’t mean to double tag you! 

Today’s #maybookchallenge is: character you’d date. I would date Niall Stella from BEAUTIFUL SECRET by Christina Lauren in a heartbeat! 

She knocked me out. I mean it. I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.
—  Catcher in the Rye 

Bookish Spotlight: Book Cafés/Favorite Bookish Places in the Philippines

Cool Beans Café | Maginhawa Street, Quezon City 
Tweedle Book Café | Scout Gandia, Quezon City
AntiTeasis Books & Brews | Maginhawa Street, Quezon City
Press Café | Fully Booked, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City

nerds-and-novels asked:

I recently just acquired around $40 and I'm wanting to go book shopping at Barnes & Noble. Do you have any recommendations? I'll be asking various people to get a lot of input to think over. Thanks!

As per usual, I have to plug my all-time favorite book, The Phantom Tollbooth. Barnes & Noble has a special 50th anniversary edition, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

I also have to plug my friend thesylverlining‘s book, Chameleon Moon. It’s a dystopian superhero novel with lots of heart and an entire cast of MOGAI people. It’s really good, and I will not stop until everyone on Earth has read it. (And then we can start with the rest of the universe…)

The Lunar Chronicles series has been making me very happy recently, so I also recommend the books in that series - Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, and the upcoming release of Winter. (Winter won’t be out for a while yet…but I can dream…)

Any of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books would be good if you’re into fantasy. The first books come in sets of four - Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, and Protector of the Small. Then you have Daughter of the Lioness (duology) and Provost’s Dogs (trilogy). But don’t think you have to read the first sets to understand the later sets. My favorite of the entire verse so far has been Protector of the Small, and it was the first one I read.

If you want something a bit more comedic, Hyperbole and a Half might work. It’s by Allie Brosh, the person who wrote the infamous blog. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. It’ll move you, Bob.

And finally, I recommend the Harper Connelly Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. They’re about a woman (Harper) who has the ability to detect dead bodies and see how that person died. They’re really unique books and very good.

I hope these help you get started. I have tons more where they came from, so don’t hesitate to come back if you want more. :)