pjo: books

  • Me : *is the messiest person in the entire world*
  • Me : *never cleans anything and is totally cool with it*
  • Me : *does not give a shit about things being messy*
  • Also me : WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON MY BOOKSHELF ISN'T PERFECTLY TIDY AND NEAT AND MY BOOKS ARE ALL PUT IN THE WRONG ORDER LIKE THERE WAS A REAL LOGIC HERE AND NOW THIS IS SO MESSY HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE I NEED TO FIX THIS NOW CAUSE I'M HYPERVENTILATING AND I MIGHT DIE OF ANXIETY

Currently reading: Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

This is the first book I’ve read in at least a year that has nothing to do with my degree studies; it’s been on my to-read list for ages. What are you reading?

  • Normal Person: School is over and this summer I'll go out with my friends all the time.
  • Me: Go out? No way! I have to read all the books on my endless tbr.
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It’s a serious bumper crop of Friday Reads for y’all today!

Our pal Kat Chow at Code Switch says she’s reading books about grief, beginning with Jesmyn Ward’s searing Men We Reaped.

Her colleague Maria Paz Gutierrez has Roberto Bolano’s epic 2666.

Big Boss Edith Chapin says it’s “always good to dive into mystery stories,” so she’s got Harlan Coben’s Home.

Mama Susan Stamberg has Marilynn Preston’s All is Well. She reports, “ I avoid self-help books as if they’re written in Greek. (If they were in French I’d at least give it a try.” But, she says, Preston is funny and wise, so worth a try.

Friend of the Desk Colin Dwyer is spending another weekend with Don Quixote. Watch out for windmills!

Critic Annalisa Quinn has Letters from Klara a charming story collection by Moomintroll creator Tove Jansson.

And Arts Editor Rose Friedman has Nicole Krauss’s Forest Dark.

As for me, I’m gonna make another attempt to tackle the Giant Pile of Comics … if I’m not back on Monday, send the Mounties!

– Petra

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I thought I’d share these with you guys, these were the first books I got and that introduced me to witchcraft I was pretty young like 9 when I started reading them but they really helped me get interested and start exploring my own craft they have some hit or miss spells in them but with everything like this take it with a grain of salt from your own personal feelings and beliefs if you try them out luv ya guys just thought I’d share

Originally posted by shy-starwitch

  • Me: *runs a semi-successful booklr, owns my own book review website and has been blogging for six and a half years, talks about books on Twitter/Instagram, has been reading since I was a baby, has read tons of books from many different genres, owns way too many books*
  • Someone: So, can you recommend some books to me?
  • Me: *sweats nervously*