Date A Girl Who Reads


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"Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons."

- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (via prettybooks)

"People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read"

- Amy Poehler, Honorary Chairperson of World Book Night US (via thehpalliance)

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fiftyshadesofhalaal:

Every other book seems so bland compared to Khaled Hosseini’s #hooked

This is probably one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. We had to read it for school, and I am honestly so grateful that it was assigned because I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. Khaled Hosseini did for me what other authors could not, despite all of their efforts. He gave me a view of Afghanistan that challenged my previous ideas. I am an American. There is a fear of the Middle-East that permeates our culture and taints our viewpoint of what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong, and we cloak ourselves in this fear and ignorance in order to tell ourselves that we are handing out justice. (true Justice, in my opinion, has not existed in the United States for a very long time. Maybe it never has.) We are criminalizing these countries and their symbols and their beliefs, we are dehumanizing them. The Kite Runner (for me, at least.) brought into sharp focus the people who live in these countries. People who struggle and who survive and who laugh and love- people like me (though our circumstances are very different, and I do not claim to have suffered as they have.) 
I also connected to Amir, because I too have struggled to redeem/forgive myself for past actions. Our circumstances were very different, but I still connected to Amir- enough that when my teacher said “I don’t think Amir has redeemed himself.” it felt like she was talking to me, and telling my I could never redeem myself. (I ruined my reputation completely. I almost cost a teacher her job. I lost a lot of friends, and I was seething with shame. I hurt a lot of people, and I have only now, after two years, slowly started to forgive myself. Everyone else involved had moved on.) Amir- and Hassan’s story helped me to start to forgive myself.
I would not be the person I am today had I not read this. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
read this book.

luvlins:

fiftyshadesofhalaal:

Every other book seems so bland compared to Khaled Hosseini’s #hooked

This is probably one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. We had to read it for school, and I am honestly so grateful that it was assigned because I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. Khaled Hosseini did for me what other authors could not, despite all of their efforts. He gave me a view of Afghanistan that challenged my previous ideas. I am an American. There is a fear of the Middle-East that permeates our culture and taints our viewpoint of what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong, and we cloak ourselves in this fear and ignorance in order to tell ourselves that we are handing out justice. (true Justice, in my opinion, has not existed in the United States for a very long time. Maybe it never has.) We are criminalizing these countries and their symbols and their beliefs, we are dehumanizing them. The Kite Runner (for me, at least.) brought into sharp focus the people who live in these countries. People who struggle and who survive and who laugh and love- people like me (though our circumstances are very different, and I do not claim to have suffered as they have.) 

I also connected to Amir, because I too have struggled to redeem/forgive myself for past actions. Our circumstances were very different, but I still connected to Amir- enough that when my teacher said “I don’t think Amir has redeemed himself.” it felt like she was talking to me, and telling my I could never redeem myself. (I ruined my reputation completely. I almost cost a teacher her job. I lost a lot of friends, and I was seething with shame. I hurt a lot of people, and I have only now, after two years, slowly started to forgive myself. Everyone else involved had moved on.) Amir- and Hassan’s story helped me to start to forgive myself.

I would not be the person I am today had I not read this. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

read this book.

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with her closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve." - Rosemary Urquico

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with her closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve." - Rosemary Urquico

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Can we take a moment and admire that cute bookmark?

revealing-the-magic-of-books:

Can we take a moment and admire that cute bookmark?


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Murakami.

jedaryat:

Murakami.

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My library 💙

My library 💙

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