novel turned book

No one should ever be deprived of books. Of stories. Of…magic. No one.
—  J. M. Frey, The Forgotten Tale
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Native Son (in full)

“In 1940s Chicago, a young black man (Victor Love) takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.” Based on the 1940 novel by Richard Wright with the same title. 

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Got bored and made some bad doodles of my ideas for genderbent greasers, though a couple of them I’m p proud of. Put the names in the captions for each photo in case my handwriting is unreadable, and I figured some of the names didn’t really have to be changed ^^

Tbh I’ll probably draw Jenny again at some point because she’s hella cute

The Gentlemen of Austenland

“I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours.” — Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility)

“My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)

“I’ve loved you as a man loves a woman. As a hero loves a heroine. As I have never loved anyone.”Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park)

“I rode through the rain! I’d - I’d ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you.”George Knightley (Emma)

“I told him that I felt myself bound to you, by honor, by affection, and by a love so strong that nothing he could do could deter me from…Will you marry me, Catherine?”Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey)

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.”Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion)

I couldn’t sleep much last night

Because Hayden and Lottie wouldn’t let me. I mean, I read One Night of Scandal until it was well beyond 2 am (GMT +1) and I stopped because I have class at 9 am, so I wake up at 7:30. You know, life and all that.

I couldn’t sleep much, I was on a loop of sleep-waking-sleep-waking… and dreaming of that scene when Hayden caught her playing piano in the forbidden area of the house. I didn’t know what he would do to her because I had to stop reading! and I was scared and full of desire as if I were mah gurl Lottie (she’s my child ok? ok)

Now, let me tell you, I’m a bookworm. I have been since I was 3 and now I’m 40 (sigh). I’ve read all kinds of books all my life and I can count with the fingers of one hand the times I haven’t been able to sleep because of a book (if we don’t count the times I’ve been reading until dawn). This book is THAT GOOD

And at the same time I’m picturing @romancingthebookworm in front of her laptop/tablet/whatever smiling and saying “my job here is done!”

“For me, it was almost like winter didn’t count. Summer was what mattered. My whole life was measured in summers.” 

- The Summer I Turned Pretty

“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.” 

-  It’s Not Summer Without You

“He didn’t give me flowers or candy. He gave me the moon and the stars. Infinity

- We’ll Always Have Summer

Think what you like about YA novels, but it is easily one of the most progressive genres in fiction at the moment. it’s doing far more for representation of women and minorities and tackling social injustice than some Adult/literary novelists ever have

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i finished Proxy by Alex London (and i’m halfway through Guardian) and i love it i love it i love it i love the characters and the plot anD I NEED TO SHARE SOMETHING SO HERE YOU HAVE QUICK AND SLOPPY SYD AND KNOX DOODLES

gotta love them

Crimson Book Club 1

All right, I’ve put together some of the books I think, and were recommended by Del Toro, together for the first round of the Crimson book club. From left to right we have:

Rebecca- Daphne Du Maurier (Del Toro) Crimson Peak- Nancy Holder The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins
The turn of the screw- Henry James
The castle of Ontranto- Horace Walpole (Del Toro)

There is a couple others I need to find but for a start this isn’t too bad. For anyone else who wants to join me in reading them please do, I’d love to get a discussion. Also, I want you guys to Reblog and tell me which one you want me to start with and then I’ll review it. Let’s get this book club started.

Recently graduated from her Circle in Ostwick, Kaitlyn Trevelyan is left without a family or prospects. With her options rapidly unraveling, she answers an advertisement from one Cullen Rutherford for a mail order bride across the sea in Ferelden where the recent bout of Blight Fever left the country in dire need of women willing to rough the korcari wilds. Cutting all ties to her life before, she arrives in Ferelden with her entire life packed inside a single bag, ready to forge a new path for herself. There’s just one problem: Cullen wasn’t the one who wrote the advertisement.