He would be atleast sixteen-old enough to have a driver’s licence- and he would have crinkles around his eyes that showed he had a sense of humor and he would be tall, the kind of boy all the other girls would like to date.
Last year this day (February 25th 2016) a new (children’s book) blog was born The blog name is based on the poem for children by Annie M.G.Schmidt,
It is a poem in rhyming verses about a fairy writer who writes about fantasy figures and prinses and princesses from morning to noon, from noon to evening, then goes to sleep and starts writing the next morning again.An inkpot is not sufficient for him, so in his garden he has a pond full of ink. And when he thinks he dips his pen (nib) in that pond. If he will sit there till the end of his life, maybe the pond will be wriiten empty. .
A view at the archive : February 2017 (above) and February 2016 (below)
My name’s Abbie, I’m 18, and I live in Liverpool. I’ve spent the past two years at college studying maths and politics but I’m due to start a maths degree at Leeds this September if all goes to plan. I personally don’t believe that you need a lot of common interests to be good friends, but here’s some stuff about me anyway. - I really like music and I listen to a bit of everything really. My three most recently listened-to artists are The Cure, Sigur Rós, and Kanye West. - I also play quite a lot of games, particularly RPGs. My favourite franchises at the minute are probably Final Fantasy and Fire Emblem. - I read quite a lot, I’m reading “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller” at the moment. I like a variety of books, but lately I’ve mostly been reading classic literature. - I don’t watch as much TV or films as I used to, but I’m still pretty invested in a few shows and films that I’ve watched in the past and can be talked into watching anything. - I would generally say that if something’s really popular on tumblr I probably like it.
Preferences: I’m open to a penpal from anywhere but English is the only language that I speak well enough to converse in. Any age is fine, as long as you’re comfortable talking to someone my age. I mostly use tumblr but I’d be open to using pretty much any platform to talk on, including written letters because that’s kinda cute.
As an Asexual I love this topic as any book without romance are my favorite!
1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Barbery Muriel- translated from French and set in a fancy French apartment/condo high rise, it tells the story of a genius young girl and windowed concierge as they try to navigate life. Very philosophical but also a good story.
2. Eragon By Christopher Paolini- teenager finds a stone that turns out to be a dragon egg and is set on an adventure across the nation with the town story-teller to fight the empire. It is classified as a children’s book but really it’s a story for all ages. Hints of a crush but no romance.
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling - 11year olds at a magical school trying to save wizard kind, they are more interested in their school work and sports to notice the opposite or even same sex.
4. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls- one of my favorite book of all time. It is the story of a journalist growing up in a nomadic lifestyle. This only book that has ever made me cry. And if I say any more I will spoil it.
5. Nimonia by Noelle Steveson- supervillain-sidekick with magical powers that becomes the town hero. There are hints of a past romance but the story is about love and acceptance and to question everything.
So far, this has been the easiest one for me to answer.
Similarly to The Night Circus, I own SO MANY copies of this book. It has quite a few different editions of it and I can’t help myself.
These books got me into reading. I would not be the person that I am today without them, and I owe them so much. I will forever treasure them in my heart.
To this day, I still identify with Anne. I feel like we’re quite similar actually; our rough upbringing that taught us to be loyal and kind but also to be guarded, we both have big big dreams and are serious daydreamers, when we love our friends, we love them hardcore, and (I’d like to think) we both went beyond our expectations of ourselves and ended up bigger and better than expected.
I feel like I know Anne - like she is a real life friend of mine because I’ve read her stories so often and they are so dear to me, and the writing of her character is so multi-dimensional that I can’t help but wonder out how alive she seems. Also, a random side note that Gilbert Blythe was absolutely my first fictional boyfriend… I had a crush on him when I read him, and then I saw the Canadian miniseries from the 80′s and fell in love with that version of him too!
If you have’t read these books yet, I highly recommend them. They are sweet, emotional, and wonderful. And summer is a great time to pic them up! <3
Nobody wants to read about the background characters…Or do
they? In my opinion, the story is never truly about the main character. Rather,
it is about that character’s journey from point
A to point B and all the funky things
in between. That includes the other characters they meet, because not only do
those characters help the main protagonist reach a certain goal– they also go
through an adventure of their own making.
Think of it this way: your friends
aren’t secondary just because they don’t share your point of view. It’s all a
matter of perspective! That being said, meet some of my favorite secondary ladies of YA Lit…
Blackbeak from Sarah J Maas’ Throne
of Glass series.
“…Then one day, I just woke up and
decided to fight. I trained. I healed my body. I grew strong –stronger than I’d
been before. And I stopped thinking about it. A month later I went hunting for
Crochans, and walked back into the Keep with three of their hearts in a box. If
your grandmother was surprised I hadn’t died, she didn’t show it. You were
there that night I came back. You toasted in my honor, and said you were proud
to have such a fine Second.”
from Leigh Bardugo’s TheGrisha Trilogy.
“I’m a soldier of the Second Army.
This is where I belong.”
Sargent from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven
“Blue didn’t envy Orla’s clairvoyance.
She did envy her ability to be different without even trying.”
Nováková from Laini Taylor’s Daughter
of Smoke and Bone trilogy.
“I want to build spires in their
minds and dance shadows through like marionettes, chased by whispers and hints
of the unspeakable.”
Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn
“Tonight is a night to turn heads.
Make them remember you. Make sure they never forget. You are the Calipha of
Khorasan, and you have the ear of a king.” Despina put her hand on Shahrzad’s
shoulder and grinned at their shared reflection. “More important, you have his
heart.” She bent forward and lowered her voice. “And most important, you are a
fearsome thing to behold in your own right.”
Collins from Cassandra Clare’s The
Infernal Devices trilogy.
“It’s all right to love someone who
doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as
they deserve it.”
Samos from Victoria Aveyard’s Red
“Evangeline appears through the steam,
knives swirling around in a glinting display.”