02
Oct
2014
teachingliteracy:

(by spotmatic1000)

teachingliteracy:

(by spotmatic1000)

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01
Oct
2014

I’ve never been troubled by the length of words or the fullness of text. However, it is always the blank page that confounds me.

 - Nadia Brown (via observando)
Posted 12 hours ago404 notesVIAFiled Under: #quote #Words #Feeding the Queue
01
Oct
2014
ARTIST: Within Temptation
TRACK: Radioactive
ALBUM:
544,179 plays
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01
Oct
2014

She carried a notebook with her everywhere and brimmed with ideas. She often woke in the night and switched on the light to scribble down her thoughts.

 - The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon (via treesofreverie)
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01
Oct
2014

gobookyourself:

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

For more unique dystopian visions of the future, try these…

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess for a violent future Britain where the establishment seeks order by reforming dangerous youth.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a 1984-inspired YA thriller set in the near future that explores the dystopian effect of post 9/11 policy.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a literary love letter to humanity after a flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the population.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for a genre-busting epic that starts in 1984 and ends in 2043.

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01
Oct
2014
Current Reading:
Macbeth by A.J. Hartley & David Hewson

This is not your parents’ Macbeth or the one you read in high-school English class. A dark and bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his beloved wife trying to save their eleventh-century kingdom from its corrupt king. (+)

Current Reading:

Macbeth by A.J. Hartley & David Hewson

This is not your parents’ Macbeth or the one you read in high-school English class. A dark and bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his beloved wife trying to save their eleventh-century kingdom from its corrupt king. (+)

Posted 17 hours agoFiled Under: #Macbeth #A.J. Hartley #David Hewson #Current Reading #books #Rose's All Hallows Read #Not out of void but out of chaos
01
Oct
2014
Posted 17 hours ago357 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #books #Stack o'books #Feeding the Queue
01
Oct
2014
Posted 19 hours ago50,368 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #books #Reading #Feeding the Queue
01
Oct
2014

#HeraldsReadAlong Introductory Survey

1) Who are you?

Hello there! I’m Rose. I’m a book addict.

2) Care to share a picture?

There might be one or two on my blog if you’re really curious.

3) Will you be providing your read along updates on any other social media?

Just tumblr 

4) What are some of your favorite books?

 ’Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.’ - Neil Gaiman

5) Who are some of your favorite authors?

Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Robin McKinley, Mercedes Lackey, Garth Nix, Margaret Atwood, Terry Pratchett, Ursula K. Le Guin

6) Have you read the Heralds of Valdemar series before? Just a few books? The whole thing? Years ago? Recently?

I’ve been reading it on and off for years, whenever I find a book I haven’t read yet at the thrift shops I snatch it up and gobble it down. 

7) What format(s) will you be reading the series in?

Mostly paperbacks. I think there’s a few on my kindle but I’d have to get it back from my mom to find out.

8) Do you plan on being able to participate all the way through the read along?

I’ll be on and off. Some of the books I’ve read to recently to want to reread them yet and others haven’t found there way into my possession yet.

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01
Oct
2014
 Book Photo Challenge: 
October 1, 2014 
Thriller, Thriller Night: Misery by Stephen King
Thrillers are a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world.

 Book Photo Challenge:

October 1, 2014 

Thriller, Thriller Night: Misery by Stephen King

Thrillers are a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world.

Posted 19 hours ago3 notesFiled Under: #Misery #Stephen King #thriller #Books and Cupcakes #Book Photo Challenge #Not out of void but out of chaos
01
Oct
2014

Woke up craving pancakes after a weird dream with ghosts and and an all night diner in small town America with a friend.
The only place nearby for pancakes is Denny’s…
Hell no if I reliving the dream for breakfast goodies.

Posted 19 hours agoFiled Under: #not books #strange dream for james to show up in #pancakes #dreams #Not out of void but out of chaos #i blame my reading material fro last night #god damn serial killer
01
Oct
2014
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01
Oct
2014

Creative Writing Tips & Kurt Vonnegut

unmannedpress:

Kurt Vonnegut liked list making, so here is another list from him, originally published in the preface of Bagombo Snuff Box. And just so you know, # 8 made Flavorwire’s list of Bad Writing Advice From Famous Authors. What do you think? 

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages  
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01
Oct
2014

Just start the sentence…and see what happens. This is how we write.

 - Jincy Willett, The Writing Class (via maxkirin)
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01
Oct
2014
Posted 23 hours ago1,529 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #Buffy The Vampire Slayer #my fangirl is showing #Halloween