I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.
- John Cheever (via a-thousand-words)

(via a-thousand-words)


Why do I read?

I just can’t help myself.
I read to learn and to grow, to laugh and to be motivated.
I read to understand things I’ve never been exposed to.
I read when I’m crabby, when I’ve just said monumentally dumb things to the people I love.
I read for strength to help me when I feel broken, discouraged, and afraid.
I read when I’m angry at the whole world.
I read when everything is going right.
I read to find hope.
I read because I’m made up not just of skin and bones, of sights, feelings, and a deep need for chocolate, but I’m also made up of words.
Words describe my thoughts and what’s hidden in my heart.
Words are alive—when I’ve found a story that I love, I read it again and again, like playing a favorite song over and over.
Reading isn’t passive—I enter the story with the characters, breathe their air, feel their frustrations, scream at them to stop when they’re about to do something stupid, cry with them, laugh with them.
Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.

A book is a friend.
You can never have too many.
- Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (via wordsnquotes)

(via wordsnquotes)


sunsets-sunrises:

 

REBLOG IF U HELLA STRESSED

(Source: thevirginharry, via h0mewrckr)




abbydraws:

a cozy art for a stormy weather.
mstrkrftz:

thankful by after october
I can’t feel a thing; All mournful petal storms are dancing inside the very private spring of my head.
- Franz Kafka, from Letters To Milena (via niet-zsche)

(Source: hellanne, via libraryshelves)


pixalry:

Donkey Kong - Created by Leandro Battaglia

mothernaturenetwork:

What are the hardest languages to learn?Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.
thecardinalmovement:

[ORIGINALLY POSTED 7/4/14; LAST UPDATED 9/17/14]
Having trouble finding the perfect idea for your fic? Want to challenge yourself? Want to just get ideas? Hopefully this masterpost will be of some help!
This is perpetually under construction—if you have anything to add, let me know!
BLOGS
Fanfiction Prompts
AU Ideas
Imagine Your OTP
Imagine Yuor OTP (for sillier ideas)
LISTS AND IDEAS FOUND ON TUMBLR
AU ideas by Tumblr user authorkurikuri
AU ideas by Tumblr user scamdal (1) (2)
AU ideas by Tumblr user crowthis
AU ideas by Tumblr user smallnico (NOTE: There seems to be more than one version of this; this is the OP, though)
Eight Unique Plot Ideas by Tumblr user chloetherph
Situation Ideas For Your Character by Tumblr user shackleboltrp 
Masterlist Of Dramatic Storyline Ideas by Tumblr user rp-assistant
AU ideas by Tumblr user coffeeclint
AU ideas by me!
LISTS AND IDEAS FOUND ON DEVIANTART
70 Writing Prompts by amorine on dA
Writing prompts by Hinxight on dA (1) (2) (3)
100 Writing Prompts by tehuti on dA
Writing Prompts For You by inubasket on dA
Writing Prompts by LexicoN18 on dA
Prompts by MyMidnightLove on dA
23 Writing Prompts by RayneWolfspeaker on dA
LISTS AND IDEAS FOUND ELSEWHERE
8 Ways To Say I Love You by R. McKinley
Alternatives To Platonic Love
Prompts From A Hat
TVTropes (fair warning to those who have never been on this site: you WILL be trapped there for hours)
CHALLENGES AND BINGOS
30 Day OTP Challenge
30 Day NSFW OTP Challenge
Horror Bingo
Kink Bingo
30 Day Dark Fandom/OTP Challenge
Trope Bingo
Cliche Bingo
Happy writing!