Wye

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Hay-on-Wye is a small market town in Powys, Wales known as “ The town of bookshops.”
It’s got some of the most charming bookshops in the world and it’s the world’s largest second-hand and antiquarian book centre.

YOUR TOP SONGS FROM 2014

1. Taylor Swift - Blank Space*

2. Hozier - Take Me To Church

3. Sam Smith - Stay With Me

4. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

5. Sia - Chandelier

6. Beyonce - Seven eleven

7. Taylor Swift - Shake it off*

8. Charli XCX - Boom Clap

9. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better

10. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - Fancy

11. Taylor Swift - Style*

12. Ariana Grande - Break Free [ft. Zedd]

13. Drake - 0 To 100

14. St Vincent - Digital Witness

15. Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)

16. Weezer - Back to the Shack

17. Bobby Shmurda - Hot N*gga

18. Grimes - Go

19. Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

20. Tinashe - 2 On

21. Kiesza - Hideaway

22. Against me! - True trans soul rebel

23. Jack White - High Ball Stepper

24. ILOVEMAKONNEN feat. Drake - Tuesday

25. Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

26. Beck - Blue Moon

27. Troye Sivan - Happy Little Pill

28. Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind

29. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes

30. Caribou - Can’t Do Without You

31. Fall Out Boy - Centuries

32. ODESZA - Say My Name

33. Bleachers - Rollercoaster

34. Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]

35. Sylvan esso - Coffee

36. Spoon - Do You

37. Vic Mensa - Down on My Luck*

38. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Thuggin

39. Jamie xx - Sleep Sound

40. Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

41. St. Vincent - Rattlesnake/Huey Newton

42. New Found Glory - Selfless

43. swans - oxygen

44. Beartooth - Body Bag

45. Spoon - Inside Out

46. Jungle - Busy Earnin

47. Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne

48. Panda Bear - Mr Noah

49. Iceage - Forever

50. Real Estate - Beneath The Dunes

51. Perfume Genius - Queen

52. rich gang - life style

53. Common - Kingdom (Feat. Vince Staples)

54. Wild Beasts - Wanderlust

55. Future - Move that Dope

56. The Antlers - Palace

57. Vince Staples - Blue Suede

58. Jessie Ware - Tough Love

59. Tycho - Spectre (Bibio Remix)

60. ††† - Bitches Brew

61. Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone

62. Sohn - Artifice

63. The New Pornographers - Dancehall Domine

64. EMA - Neuromancer

65. SBTRKT - The Light

66. Wye Oak - Glory

67. How To Dress Well - Face Again

68. Marmozets - Why Do You Hate Me?

69. Parquet Courts - Black And White

70. Yumi Zouma - The Brae

71. A.G. Cook - Beautiful

72. Giraffage - Tell Me

73. Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver

74. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat

75. Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed

*Song not available on Spotify. 

anonymous asked:

Could you draw all of your babies with over size witch hats that would be too cute 😍

Jimin: My tiny beasts ( even tho they are not so tiny )

Cami: I just wanna say that i did not mean to assume gender or appearance but this idea was just too cute and i really wanted to do it, so if you are not quite feeling your character pls tell me to customize it :^) but pls make it simple lmao this took me quite long to sketch haha sorrys )

Facts from the 2014 UK Editions of Harry Potter
  • Before the Hogwarts Express, some young wizards and witches made their way to Hogwarts on broomsticks and in enchanted carriages
  • There are other fractional platforms at King’s Cross station. Try 7 1/2 for a trip to wizard-only villages in Europe. 
  • It took five and a half minutes for the Sorting Hat to decide whether to place Minerva McGonagall in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw
  • Several Hogwarts students have caused mayhem at King’s Cross by dropping suitcases full of newt spleens or biting spellbooks all over the Muggle Station.
  • Peeves the poltergeist caused a three-day evacuation of Hogwarts in 1876 after escaping a trap set for him armed with several dangerous weapons. 
  • The one exception to the general magical aversion to Muggle technology is cars. Even the Ministry of Magic owns a fleet, modified with various useful charms. 
  • Many wizards were unhappy with the invention of the Muggle-like Knight Bus, and refused to use it when it first hit the streets. 
  • Headmasters and headmistresses of Hogwarts can teach their magical portrait to act and behave exactly like themselves. 
  • Sir Cadogan’s most famous encounter was with the Wyvern of Wye, a dragon-like creature, whom he accidentally killed with his broken wand. 
  • Only one non-magical person has ever managed to get as far as the Hogwarts Sorting Hat before being exposed as a Squib. 
  • Of the Eleven wizarding schools in the world, the African school of Uagadou is the only one to select pupils by Dream Messenger, leaving a token in the child’s hand whilst they sleep. 
  • The 1809 Quidditch World Cup final turned into a human versus tree battle when one of the players managed to jinx an entire forest to attack the stadium. 
  • The Hufflepuff ghost, the Fat Friar, was executed after senior churchman became suspicious of his ability to cure the pox by poking peasants with a stick. 
  • Every year St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries treats at least one injury caused by homemade Floo powder. 
  • Before she became a teacher at Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall used to work for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic. 
  • Part of the process of becoming an Animagus requires you to carry a leaf from a Mandrake in your mouth for an entire month. 
  • A Dark wizard called Raczidian was devoured by maggots that appeared from his wand when he unsuccessfully attempted to cast the Patronus Charm.
  • Any part of a person’s body can be added to the Polyjuice Potion to allow the consumer to take their form, including hair, toenail clippings, dandruff or worse…
  • Remus Lupin’s father, Lyall, was a world-renowned authority on magical creatures like poltergeists and Boggarts. 
  • It took 167 Memory Charms and the largest mass Concelment Charm ever performed in Britain to modify a muggle steam engine and create the Hogwarts Express. 
  • Students from the Russian Wizarding school, Koldovstoretz, play a version of Quidditch where they fly on entire, uprooted trees instead of broomsticks. 

Yes, these are all canon. Thought I’d type it up to have it as a text reference. Enjoyyy. 

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Co-worker Kim Bryant shared these photos of her recent trip to Hay-on-Wye, Wales, aka “The Town of Books”. According to Kim, there are so many bookstores in Hay-on-Wye that “you can literally stand in the doorway of one and see nothing but more everywhere you look. … And yet, we were told by the Tourist Info Centre that there are fewer bookstores than there used to be.”

According to The Guardian, Hay-on-Wye’s book boom began when entrepreneur Richard Booth opened Hay-on-Wye’s first used bookstore in 1961. Next came an annual literary festival (the 2017 Hay Festival opened on Thursday) and dozens of other booksellers. In the ‘70s, Booth even declared himself King of Hay-on-Wye

But by 2009 his relationship with the town’s booksellers had soured  to the point of symbolic regicide. That’s the year Booth’s unhappy subjects beheaded an effigy of their king and declared that the (self-proclaimed) independent kingdom of Hay was now an independent commonwealth.

Sounds like the makings of a good book. Anyone here down to write it? 

– Nicole

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering what edition of Fellowship you were reading in the breakfast picture on 14th September. :)

Feast your eyes on this beau ideal of 1970s jacket design. I found this in one of the 19 bookshops in Hay-on-Wye and was informed by the owner that it is the first single-volume edition of LOTR ever published in the UK. It is full of typos and missing punctuation but I only paid eight dollars for it and you know what? It’s my favorite edition of LOTR I have now, because it has a lot of personality and also it’s just laced with nostalgia because I can’t pick it up without flashing back to my wonderful post-dissertation solo vacation in Wales, where all I did was tromp around the countryside, read LOTR, listen to Led Zeppelin, drink beer, and maybe fall in a river (once).