about-books-and-dreams

Make that YouTube video. Make that Vine. Write that book that you’ve been dreaming about. Lose/gain that weight to make you love yourself. Ace your exams. If you fail, start again. Read more books. Take those classes to gain that skill. Send that message and start talking to more people.

There’s no way I’m repeating 2014.

can we talk about how Katara willingly opened up to Zuko and no one else about the traumatic events of her mother’s murder

I believe in everything red velvet. I believe in coffee in the morning and tea during the day. I believe in the beauty of travel and dreaming completely. I believe in tattoos and carrying a camera. I believe in never underestimating the power of a good book. I believe in the power of words and the importance of art. Get Lost, Find Adventure, Live Colorfully. Be You.
—  Me
So who are you? What do you believe in?

I dreamed about you again.

I don’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.

SHE IS

honey jars full of sunlight,
vines that wrap the walls.
summer days, half-naked,
plastered to hardwood floors.

willow trees and giant oaks.
strawberries and peaches.
freckles and whiskey eyes,
kissed by noon sun.

iced tea with lemon,
novels in the garden.
sun-bright smiles,
as wind disturbed pages.

bright golden hours,
sunrise through the window.
a china cup of tea,
held by sun-soft hands.

home.

instead of “Ask me”, i want you to tell me your story

Tell me about 

  • Why you’re single?
  • How’s your relationship going?
  • What do you dream about at night?
  • The book you’re reading?
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Your favorite song?
  • A poem or song lyric that stuck in your head,
  • The cute stranger you saw today
  • Your secret crush
  • What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
  • Where would you travel if you had a chance?
  • What is your deepest desire?
  • Do you believe in magic?
  • Tell me a ghost story?
  • What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you?
  • What is troubling you at the moment? 
  • Your favorite person?
  • What are you crazy about?
  • What are you excited about?
  • What are your plans for the future? 
  • Anything really.

Flood my ask with messages, i promise to reply to each and everyone.

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And later I dreamt that maid again …

Now and then you just need a tiny crush on someone you’ll never see again.
Something to think about when you cannot fall a sleep at night, a smile to remember and a memory to keep dear and close.
Someone who makes you believe in love at first sight and inspires dozens of made up scenarios of what could be, how things might have turned out.
—  // but what if you eventually realize that this someone had something you cannot find in any other person?
If your heart screams their name even though you know that you will never meet again?
j.d.m.
I don’t want a perfect life. I want a happy life. A life filled with endless dreams, a beautiful love, and passion for living. A passion for traveling and meeting new people. A life filled with with books and stories of far off places and people. I don’t need my life to be perfect or even fit within your predetermined views. I need my life to be honest, joyful, and full of laugher. I need my life to me mine. I want a life that makes me happy everyday, because that’s a life worth living.
—  MeNot a Perfect Life
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Who?

We are a group of book bloggers who are tired of seeing people bullied and harassed for reading and loving certain books, for liking to read e-books, or for stating their opinion on certain topics.

The Bookvengers blog is run primarily by books-cupcakes, bookphilebooksturnmugglesintowizzards, and about-books-and-dreams. But everyone on the blog roll is part of the Bookvengers and every single one of them will come to a fellow book-lover’s aid when needed.

We’re still trying to iron out all the details so please give us time.

What?

We created this group so that people can refer to us, a help line if you will, when they feel upset, harassed, bullied, or even threatened over reading certain books, preferred reading formats, or for expressing certain views* about books, etc.  Whether you need someone to listen, someone to come to your defense, moderate an argument, or cheer you up.

If we can’t protect the bloggers,  you can be damn sure we’ll avenge them.

Why?

Because everyone has the right to read what they want, however they want, and no one should ever be afraid of expressing their opinion on their own blog. 

We don’t care if you love Fifty Shades of Grey or if you only prefer to read e-books. No one has the right to tell you that you shouldn’t like something because they don’t, or that your way of reading is wrong.

How?

You can either message us directly on bookvengers or pick any person from the blogroll and speak to them. 

Tag the post as: bookvengers,  or refer to us in a post.

We will respond in one of two ways: if one of the bookvengers sees a post that stinks of bullying or harassment we will answer it.

Or if the bookvengers get a request for assistance, depending on what kind of help you want, that is what we shall try to give you. Whether it’s answering a post in a constructive manner, cheering you up, telling a person to back off, or simply trying to provide you with an answer the Bookvengers shall assemble and come to aid you in any manner that you need.

To Join:

Send us an Ask with the oath:

“I, [insert your username], solemnly swear that I will come to a book-blogger’s aid when I see that they’re in trouble, or if they ask, even if I don’t necessarily agree with their opinion. I shall defend their right to read what they want, and how they want to, as well as their right to have their own opinion on their own blog.”

Or we shall send you an invite. Please give us time to add everyone before resending a request.

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* Just to make it clear: constructive criticism is not bullying nor is giving an opinion.

If someone tells you “I really don’t like reading e-books because I prefer the actual books”, they are giving you their own opinion.

But if someone says “Ew, you like reading  e-books? What’s wrong with you? It’s because of people like you that the industry is dying” That is bullying!

If someone says “I really don’t like that book because I think it propagates sexism and portrays violence against women in a positive way.” That is constructive criticism and an opinion.

But if someone says “It’s disgusting how you like to read that kind of books. You’re a sick, twisted person, and I hope you die.” That is an opinion, and is bullying.