The Perks of Being A Bookseller.

A Bookseller in her mid-twenties that drinks too much tea, loves books, and wishes she was a cat.

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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Rating: 8 / 10

For the first time in her life, Lily - a lover of all things Christmas - is spending Christmas alone. To take her mind off things, she leaves a Red Moleskine of clues in her favourite bookstore. Dash, also spending Christmas alone, finds the notebook, and the two get swept away in a back and forth exchange of words.

Co-Authored books are always hit or miss, but after enjoying ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ (John Green & David Levithan) I figured that I was in safe hands with this book. 

Beautiful and seamless writing by two brilliant authors, each chapter flows into the next, urging you to read more and more and become incredibly invested in the characters and their courtship through the pages of a notebook. As I was reading, I began to wish I was once again a teenager - young and falling in love for the first time without even realising, and finding out who you are and what you want out of life.

This is a lovely book, one I can imagine sinking even more into if read during the Holiday Season, and a great story to lose yourself in.

On Goodreads.

No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.

Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass (via feellng)

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Bookish Penpals!

I’m looking for some lovely, bookish, penpals! I love writing letters, I always have, even as a kid. And I could talk about books for pages and pages, so having a bookish penpal or two to ramble on about books and things would be fantastic :) 

If you’re interested, let me know in my messages :)

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thegirlofnovels:

To celebrate the fact that I reached 1000 followers, I’m going to do that thing all book bloggers do and host a giveaway! Now, I could write a long-winding post about how much I adore every one of you lovelies as much as Leonardo DiCaprio wants an Oscar but instead, here are the rules:

  • You must be following me. - Dry those tears, you knew this was a given. This giveaway is exclusive to VIP members only (aka anyone following me) so imagine me saying ominously that I’ll be checking. And who knows, maybe you’ll like my blog. 
  • This giveaway is international since I’ll be purchasing the book through Book Depository.
  • Reblogs and likes both count. Obviously reblog to get more entries but you don’t need me to tell you not to spam your followers (even though I just told you anyway).
  • There will be one winner chosen through a random number generator and I’ll contact you through your ask box.
  • The winner can select any of the above books of their choosing. The book will be in paperback since the economy sucks and I’m a uni student so you do the math.
  • The winner has 48 hours to reply and must be willing to give me their address.
  • Giveaway will end on the 30th August Australian EST.

Good luck and any further questions can be directed here. :)    

Not long to go!

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mychemicalbooks:

Hello you gorgeous tumblr people! Thanks so much for 200 followers! It means so much to me that 200 of you amazing people put up with my dorkiness and take the time to talk to me. You guys always make me smile and are genuinely fantastic. I’m so grateful for each one of you beautiful little llamas. In order to celebrate, I have decided to host my very first giveaway! Now, enough babble and let’s get on with the rules.

The Rules:

  • You must be following me  as this giveaway is primarily to thank all of my lovely followers. I will be checking.
  • You may like this post in order to bookmark it, but only reblogs will count as entries. You may, however, reblog as many times as you like, but please don’t spam your followers.
  • This giveaway is international thanks to the Book Depository. Just make sure they ship to your country.
  • No giveaway blogs please!
  • Make sure your ask box is open, as I will be contacting you through it. If it isn’t, another winner will be chosen.
  • You have to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can ship the book. I promise I will not stalk you or do anything else with it (too lazy anyways)
  • The winner will be chosen via a random number generator.
  • The winner of this giveaway will be chosen on October 10th, and will be announced on my birthday (October 11th) because I’ll be very happy that day and would love to share my joy
  • The winner will have 48 hours to reply. If they don’t, another one will be chosen.
  • If you have any questions, just leave me an ask and I’ll be glad to help you out.

The Prize:

  • There will be one winner. (I’m sorry but I’m pretty broke)
  • The winner will receive my eternal love and friendship.
  • The winner will get to choose one of the books pictured above. I have tried to make the books as diverse as possible so I hope you find something you like.
  • The book can be any edition you like as long as it’s under 15 euro
  • You may pick any book in the same series as the ones above (say you can have Allegiant instead of Divergent)

Good luck everyone! And thanks again so much to all of you guys, who stick with me and make my day all the time. You mean the world to me my little llamas :D

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thegrapesofangst:

Thank you to all authors who draw detailed maps of their fictional universes because I just really love maps and it just makes the story better

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A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.

—Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. (via falling-inlove-with-books)

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