“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519)

“Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.

Read it over.


Let those words resonate in your mind.”

Nayyirah Waheed   (via headonyourchest)

“You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairytales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts.”

Pan’s Labyrinth (via ivoriy)


This is the first line you’ll read in Daughter of Smoke & Boneand you won’t stop until you get to the last.

From National Book Award Finalist Laini Taylor comes the New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, an ancient and epic battle, and hope for a world remade. 

Entertainment Weekly says it’s “thrillingly fresh and new,” and Wired calls it “the next Next Big Thing”, but start reading and see for yourself: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.”

Calvin and Hobbes (via mvdhavvi)


YAY! A Follower Milestone Rafflecopter Giveaway!

It’s international. The giveaway end on the last day of April. 4/30.

To enter click HERE

The Goodies:

  • 4 Winners get to chose 1 e-book of their choice.

To gain an entry point:


  • You must read the entire post.
  • You must be following me, bookphile, No Giveaway Blogs
  • Friend on goodreads
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  • Tell me about your favorite book. This gets you 5 entries.  Read the rules for more info.
  • Follow on twitter (I’m branching out… )


  • You must be following me. no giveaway blogs.
  • Since these are e-books, you have to have either a nook or kindle app, they’re free for download, of if you can’t download, you can just get an webreader account. If you have a Kobo and Ipad… I think they only allow giftcards. I’d be willing to think about it. codeword: ice-cream.
  • To gain the extra five entries, you have to tell me about your favorite book, what it means and to you and why. Make it interesting! Don’t just tell me it’s your favorite book because you love that genre! Send it via Ask or Fanmail. I will be choosing my favorite entries to post, so at the end tell me if I have your permission to post your answer (with name hidden or given).
  • You must be willing to give me the email connected to your e-reader so I can gift you the book.
  • You will have 24 hours to answer before I chose another winner.

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