desolation of smaug + objects 

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MRW journal articles don’t have an abstract

When People Try To Say Children’s Lit Isn’t Legitimate Literature


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minimalist tolkien
→ rulers of númenor pt. III

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“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.”
- Anais Nin (via writingquotes)

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“At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via larmoyante)

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In honor of Women’s History month, this post takes a look at five women printers and booksellers from the seventeenth century in Special Collections. Women during this period sometimes inherited printing offices or booksellers’ shops from their fathers or husbands. Once in…



if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.

changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.

you’re the type of person this world needs

bless you

“I appreciate that you don’t agree with the book, but school libraries are there to cater to ALL children, not just those with particular beliefs.”
- A comment on our Facebook page in response to our news story "Utah District Restricts Polacco’s ‘Our Mothers’ House’ in Elementary School Libraries." (via schoollibraryjournal)

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

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Good morning

“Imagination doesn’t just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving them, or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. Head teachers would call this escapism, but they would be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful, branch of writing there is. And this is why I don’t, and never would, write Real Books.”
- Diana Wynne Jones, “Why Don’t You Write Real Books?” (via ballerinaduck)