I need more blogs to follow!

My dashboard is seriously lacking so if you post any of the following please like/reblog this and I’ll check out your blog 😊

The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Parks and Recreation
American Horror Story
The 100
Plants and herbs
Food porn
Books/classic literature
Diy shit
Foreign Films
Bernie Sanders

Also don’t be afraid to talk to me, I’m always open to new Tumblr friends! 😄

  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • The Hunger Games by Suzette Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzette Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzette Collins
  • The Mortal Instrument’s City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instrument’s City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
  • For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  • Tuesday’s With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympian’s Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympian’s Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympian’s Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Sherlock Holmes’ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. 
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Tales of Beedle and Bard by JK Rowling
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Whispers (forgot the author’s name)
  • Summer of Katya by Trevanian
  • TRACES’ Roll Call by Malcolm Rose
  • The Love Curse of The Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos
  • Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • Charlotte’s Web by EB White
  • The Flaming Luau of Death by Jerillyn Farmer
  • The Witch of Portabello by Paulo Coelho
  • Like a Flowing River by Paulo Coelho
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne 
  • The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne
  • When we were Young by AA Milne
  • Now we are Six by AA Milne
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  • Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
  • Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympian’s The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympian’s The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • It’s a Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
  • The Mortal Instrument’s City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • A Walk  to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
  • I Am Number Four: The Lost Files by Pittacus Lore 
  • Girl, Interrupted by Susana Kaysen
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  • The Mortal lnstruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • Everyday by David Levithan
  • The Chemical Garden Trilogy: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  • A Delirium Story: Raven by Lauren Oliver
  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver


  • Para Kay B by Ricky Lee
  • Peksman (Mamatay Ka Man) Nagsisinungaling Ako by Eros Atalia
  • Ligo na U, Lapit na Me by Eros Atalia
  • Stainless Longganisa by Bob Ong
  • Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas by Bob Ong
  • Macarthur by Bob Ong
  • ABNKKKBSNPLAko?! by Bob Ong
  • Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong
  • Bata, Bata…. Pa’no ka Ginawa by Lualhati Bautista
  • KIKOMACHINE Komix 3  by Manix Abrera
  • A-Side / B-Side by Vlad Bautista Gonzales
  • Isang Napakalaking Kaastigan by Vlad Bautista Gonzales
International Readers

I’ve been kicking around the idea of having some of my books translated for some time now. Given that it can cost upwards of $5k I doubt it’ll happen, but it’s fun to think about. So, to get an idea of what language I would choose I started looking at the countries of origin for my blog clicks. To my surprise the fourth country after the US, UK and Canada was Bosnia-Herzegovina! What? Then I…

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When yesterday started, this table was full of Patrick Modiano books. This is how it looked an hour and a half before we closed. Now it’s empty. Whilakers!

We have Modiano e-books available immediately on our website, and we should get his actually-made-from-paper books in a couple of weeks, so check this out.

Nobel Prize Winners: Causing book stores to lose their stock since 1901.
Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG Architects: Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Mariana Ruzante Location: São Paulo,

BRB, goign to Brazil to visit this, the world’s most beautiful bookstore.

Books in translation

First of all, I’d like to say that I’m a huge fan of quotes and I enjoy both coming across familiar ones and discovering new ones. There is one thing I’d like to see more of on this website, though – namely giving credit to the translator.

Why is it important?

  • It is thanks to translators that you can read foreign books, short stories and poems in your native language or a language that you can understand. Without them most books would be accessible only to a limited audience, and to translate a book in such a way that it has the same impact on people speaking a different language is not an easy job.
  • Usually we post quotes to encourage somebody to read a particular book/poem/short story – and obviously we want them to read a good version. It is sometimes tricky with translations because there are different ones – some successful, some average, some very bad. If we feel that the quote in translation we want to post is noteworthy, we should make sure that people who see it don’t end up getting and reading an inadequate version.

It’s not difficult to do – usually translators are mentioned at the very beginning of a book, and it may enhance somebody else’s reading experience. And besides, more often than not translators are as worthy of looking up as writers.
Reading Foreign Language Books Could Help You Learn 3 Interesting Things

I love reading foreign language books. You can learn many things by reading foreign language books. Naturally, it’s better if you can converse in the language the book was originally written in. Otherwise, just get the interpreted version. Occasionally you’ll find that the interpreted version is even cheaper. As an example, the Chinese interpreted version of Steve Jobs ’ self titled book is half the cost of the English version. So you might finish up saving rather a lot if you read Chinese. Find Out About Various Cultures You can learn much about…

Does anyone know where I can get books that are originally in English in German?

I’m a German 3 student, and to prepare for German 4 (plus just cause I want to), I want to read some books I know of in German; specifically Percy Jackson and Harry Potter so far (I feel like they’ll be easiest to find). I live in America, so preferably an American store would be good.

If anyone knows, it would be great if you could tell me! Thank you!

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Mock CaldeNott!

On Thursday, January 16, our regular Butler Center book discussion group, B3, resumes with a bang. This time out we’re conducting a Mock Caldenott Award. Yes, you read that right. CaldeNott. We’ll be using the official Caldecott terms and criteria to evaluate picture books ineligible for the actual award, due to their foreign provenance, and pick a winner…. We spend so much time searching for the most distinguished American books of the year that books from other countries get lost in the shuffle. And some of those books are fan-freaking-tastic.

We love this! What a great idea. Perhaps it will become an annual “award”?

I think Colette has just become my favorite French author. Like, she’s surpassed St. Éxupery. Her style is just….absolument magnifique.

Also, I think I want to be a professional book translator. Too many times do the English versions of books lose their significance of the original version. I want to dig deep into books and completely understand the language so that I can help english readers open up their reading horizons. Foreign books make up a minuscule portion of the market in America and I want to change that. So many cultures have different themes and to inject those into American culture might not just prove great material but also redefine the way Americans think about other cultures. I’m oddly passionate about this so maybe I’ll do this instead of being a lawyer.
Reading Foreign Books Could Help You Learn 3 Amusing Things

I like reading foreign books. You can learn many things by reading foreign books. Naturally, it’s far better if you can inverse in the language the book was originally written in. Alternatively, just get the translated version. Sometimes you will find the translated version is even cheaper. For instance, the Chinese translated version of Steven Jobs ’ self titled book is half the price of the English version. So you could finish up saving a bit if you read Chinese. Find Out About Varied Cultures You can learn plenty about foreign culture from…