whimsandramblings asked: I was MOVED by 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', and while I know nothing of your preference to make the sort of recommendation that's close to accurate (or even decent), just from one readathoner to another, I'll definitely say you dig into it. Happy reading!

Thank you so much for the response! I will definitely get into it once I’m finished my first read-a-thon book.
I will absolutely get into it and let you know my thoughts, how is the readathon treating you?

"I dream too much, and I don’t write enough, and I’m trying to find God everywhere."

— Anis Mojgani (via wethinkwedream)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via twelfth-helix)

Anonymous asked: I think it would be a 7/10 on TPOBAW. It has it's profound/insightful moments. I would recommend it.

Thanks anon :) ily xx

So I just woke up. I’m halfway through my first book for treesofreveriereadathon. Which I’m quite proud of considering I was sick yesterday. I seem to be on the mend which means it’s time to turn the reading levels up to ~^^MAXIMUM POWER~~

Do any of my followers rate The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Might be my next read.

So I just woke up. I’m halfway through my first book for treesofreveriereadathon. Which I’m quite proud of considering I was sick yesterday. I seem to be on the mend which means it’s time to turn the reading levels up to ~^^MAXIMUM POWER~~

Do any of my followers rate The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Might be my next read.

sarah531:

The other day I had a really good idea for a story:

A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-

-then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other

And then everybody dies?

(via adventuresonpaper)

joffri:

bOOK DAARIO IS. OUT OF CONTROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL

(via ifreakinlovebooks)

"

my father always said, “early to bed and
early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy
and wise.”

it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house
and we were up at dawn to the smell of
coffee, frying bacon and scrambled
eggs.

my father followed this general routine
for a lifetime and died young, broke,
and, I think, not too
wise.

taking note, I rejected his advice and it
became, for me, late to bed and late
to rise.

now, I’m not saying that I’ve conquered
the world but I’ve avoided
numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some
common pitfalls
and have met some strange, wonderful
people

one of whom
was
myself—someone my father
never
knew.

"

Charles Bukowski, from Throwing Away the Alarm Clock (via litafficionado)

(via thebookacolyte)

Treesofreverie's April Read-A-Thon: Questionnaire

  • 01. What do you plan on reading for the Read-A-Thon? Why did you choose these books? 'Fahrenheit 451' (currently reading), the rest is undecided, I might continue with 'The Idiot', will probably pick up 'Foundation and Empire' tomorrow and read through it. I have been considering including my annual reading of 'The Catcher In The Rye', also.
  • 02. Where will you be sharing your bookish updates for Treesofreverie's April Read-A-Thon?
  • Tumblr, son.
  • 03. Are you currently taking part in any other reading challenges for 2014?
  • My personal 2014 reading challenge has come to somewhat of a halt, which is exactly why I jumped on this read-a-thon wagon in the first place.
  • 04. Do you have any reading goals? What are you hoping to achieve?
  • I hope to read through a handful of books at the least, 3-5 would suffice.
  • 05. Are you from a family of readers?
  • Nope, not at all really, there are a few, but immediate family are in no way shape or form readers of any kind.
  • 06. Do many of your friends read?
  • I don't have many friends really. Amelia, my girlfriend, reads, but other than that I don't really have a large friend-group, let alone a friend who reads.
  • 07. What or who inspired your reading as a child?
  • As a child? I read things here and there. Nothing major. As a young adult? Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea really got me into reading. Basically following link after link on Wikipedia, I came to be interested by philosophy and the concept of the philosophical novel. This led me to authors like Sartre, Hesse, Dostoevsky, Kundera, etc.
  • 08. Are there any books you wish you got to read when you were younger?
  • I wish I read more when I was younger, so yeah.
  • 09. What are your favourite genres?
  • Philosophical/Psychological fiction, Existentialism, I read fantasy and sci-fi here and there, historical fiction, mainly classics really.
  • 10. What are your favourite books?
  • Catcher In The Rye, Crime and Punishment, Steppenwolf, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Death and the Penguin, Nausea, 1984, Cat's Cradle, Tropic of Cancer, Brothers Karamazov, Junky, Dorian Gray, Dharma Bums, Siddhartha, The Alchemist, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Franny and Zooey, The Stranger, The Plague.
  • 11. Do you like to re-read your favourite books? Every now and again I get the urge to re-read a book, usually though I feel more inclined to absorb something new.
  • 12. Who are your favourite authors? Dostoevsky, Hesse, Camus, Vonnegut, Milan Kundera, Kurkov.
  • 13. What would you do if you got to meet your favourite author? I'd be dead, or they'd be undead, and that'd be weird, insightful, but weird.
  • 14. What defines a great book for you? Something which accurately and penetratingly portrays the human condition, I find tragedy to quite beautiful, so pathos for me is always important in fiction. With that said, the simple pleasures and joys of life are just as necessary, and what's a great book without a laugh or two, eh? To conclude, a truly great book is one that focuses on character development and the broad range of human emotions and philosophical perspectives.
  • 15. What draws you to pick up a book you've never seen or heard of before?
  • I tend to gravitate towards simplistic paperback covers, so I tend to keep my eyes peeled for the plainer covers/more intriguing titles.
  • 16. Do you judge a book by its cover?
  • It's hard not to judge a 'target market' by the cover of a book, it's obvious which are directed at a younger audience and those aimed at an older audience. With that said, I've lately started to peruse the fantasy/sci-fi section of bookstores and found myself more impressed by the actual contents of the books. A song of ice and fire really changed my perspective on what I should and shouldn't be reading. I guess you could say that before I started the series I was a bit of a classical elitist. But after having frequented the section of the bookstore it's as if my world has been opened up to new and exciting worlds, not excluding my beloved classics. Overall it has led me to have a more inclusive perspective on books and readers alike.
  • 17. Once you've finished reading a book do you like to keep it or give it away?
  • Keep it, always. I love lending books out to people, but only if I KNOW they'll return.
  • 18. Do you prefer paperbacks or hardcover? Paperbacks all the way, I love how amiable and casual they are. I rarely venture out of the apartment without a paperback on my person.
  • 19. How many books do you own? How many of these books have you read?
  • I'm just filling out a questionaire man, I'm not about to get up and count my books, there's a lot, okay? Somewhere between 50 and 150. I'd say i've read less than half, this is the year I put some of those unread titles under my belt.
  • 20. Do you like to borrow or lend out books to others?
  • I hate borrowing books, I have always been that way. I'll sooner go and buy a book for myself than read a book lent to me. With that said, I enjoy lending books to others.
  • 21. Do you like to recommend books? Which books do you recommend most often?
  • I rarely speak with anyone who is actively reading, which is a bummer. I'd like to think I had some books recommendations that would change someones life. Crime and Punishment is a bit heavy for most folk, and for some reason, not everybody quite 'gets' Catcher in the Rye. However, these two are probably my top recommendations, those and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
  • 22. Where do you buy your books?
  • All over, I live in Newtown, Sydney, so lately I've been in and out of Better Read Than Dead and Elizabeth's Books. Kinokuniya is one of my favorite stores ever, and I'm blessed to live so close. Other than that, Glebe has a bunch of cool bookstores, Sappho Books and Glebe Books are right next to each other, I would recommend checking them out if possible.
  • 23. What would your ultimate dream bookstore be like?
  • It would be the perfect blend of Cafe and Bookstore. It would basically be a mixture of Sappho Books, Better Read Than Dead, and Kinokuniya. All this really means is a wide selection of both new and used books with a courtyard out back complete with Cafe.
  • 24. Which genres would you like to read more of?
  • I'd like to read more Sci-Fi, considering picking up the Dune series at some point.
  • 25. Do you read books by indie or self-published authors?
  • I can't say I do, I'm sure I would if I were recommended by others, but delving into the world of indie publishing with no prior knowledge is something I can comfortably avoid for now. I don't mean I enjoy avoiding it, I just mean that my TBR list is ever-growing without the inclusion of indie books. With that said an introduction to the indie side of books is all that stands between me and it.
  • 26. Do you read books by authors residing in your own country?
  • Not really. I tend to read books by dead Europeans.
  • 27. Do you have a TBR Jar?
  • nope
  • 28. Do you like to keep a record of your reading - in a reading journal, collecting quotes, writing down thoughts, etc.?
  • Tumblr and Goodreads usually suffice for quoting and keeping track of what I've read.
  • 29. If you dislike a book, do you finish reading it?
  • Yes, not always, but generally yes.
  • 30. Do you own an eReader?
  • nope.
  • 31. What are your thoughts on eBooks?
  • I simply prefer book-books.
  • 32. Do you listen to audio books?
  • Nope
  • 33. What are your thoughts on audio books?
  • I think they'd be handy if I had to take long drives or something, but otherwise, I don't have much use for audio books.
  • 34. Do you have a book blog?
  • I do.
  • 35. Who are your favourite book bloggers?
  • awordshaker actually inspired me to start a book blog, I'm not sure she knows that, but there you go. Other than that theclassicreader is pretty awesome, I wish I knew more of my followers/followed.
  • 36. Do you write book reviews?
  • Not really, It's something I'd be more than willing to do for my followers though, if you guys are interested in my thoughts on whatever I'm currently reading, I'd be more than happy to post about it.
  • 37. Do you use any book-orientated social media sites such as Goodreads?
  • Goodreads.
  • 38. Have you discovered any of your favourite books or authors through social media sites?
  • Here and there, not heaps though.
  • 39. Have you ever attended a book signing or an author event?
  • Nope.
  • 40. Have you ever won a book giveaway?
  • Nope.
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