JK Rowling’s new update about Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends.
It was quite fun
Whooo! Whoo! A Harry Potter Story.
6:50 pm • 8 July 2014 • 23,059 notes
"If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need." -Marcus Tellius Cicero
(Source: figmentdotcom, via lifeofbookworm)
9:41 pm • 6 May 2014 • 5,606 notes
Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.
9:14 am • 5 May 2014 • 20,242 notes
My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.
9:29 am • 9 February 2014 • 185,957 notes
“-There’s something about a… an unfinished piece of work, a… a thing like this where… do you see? Where perfection is still possible? Because it’s there, it’s there all the time, all the time you work trying to uncover it.”
— William Gaddis, The Recognitions (via doctorsax)
10:55 pm • 24 January 2014 • 3 notes
“Dostoevsky’s dead," said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
“I protest!” Behemoth exclaimed hotly. “Dostoevsky is immortal!”
— Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita (via bratya-karamazovy)
8:10 am • 17 December 2013 • 17 notes
“Sometimes I think whatever has happened since has been of no real interest to me.”
— Revenge, Ellen Gilchrist (via under-the-volcano)
8:09 am • 17 December 2013 • 9 notes
“I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn’t know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out.”
— John Waters on gift-giving. (via unicornology)
7:18 pm • 12 December 2013 • 10,591 notes
“—Why are you beautiful? he demanded. Her eyes opened more widely, and she tried to lower her face. —Why are you? he repeated, looking at her. She did pull her chin back, and lower her face, silent. —Because you … I look at your face, this flesh and bone so many inches high and wide, and the nose sticking out, and the … the punctures of nostrils, and your lips and I … why should that be beautiful, anyhow. What is it? … and Otto’s voice was suddenly constricted, —What is beauty … He cleared his throat, —that your face should be beautiful?” …
—If it is not beautiful for someone, it does not exist, she said.
— William Gaddis — from The Recognitions (via slothnorentropy)
6:00 pm • 12 December 2013 • 5 notes