Murakami by maggyvaneijk on Flickr.

Murakami by maggyvaneijk on Flickr.

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mybestfriendsarefictional:

- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

mybestfriendsarefictional:

- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

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urulokid:

urulokid:

poutineisdelicious:

xekstrin:

majere636:

arachnofiend:

marapetsrules:

bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

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youngadultatbooktopia:

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Haruki Murakami

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old books (by ivvy million)

old books (by ivvy million)

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m-online:

How to spend the afternoon? With a good book, and a cup of tea.

m-online:

How to spend the afternoon?
With a good book, and a cup of tea.

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verhkrys:

So, I was at a bookstore today with some friends. And every single time I go I check on the Gentlemen Bastard’s series because I want a version of the third book (The Republic of Thieves) that is the same size as the other two (and am disappointed every time). But this time something a little different happened.

One of my friends I went with has yet to read the series, so ONE OF US pulled it off the shelf (I think they did, but who knows) and THEN WE REALIZED SOMETHING WAS ODD. At first we both stared in shocked horror at the crumpled up page we saw, thinking some awful person had vandalized the book - but then I noticed the page numbers on the two whole pages framing the crumpled page followed each other, meaning this was a mystery page. Then we found another odd page that seemed to be from the book saying it was page 60, but as you can see the proper page 60 was there and whole and fine.

It appears that The Lies of Locke Lamora cannibalized another The Lies of Locke Lamora book - as none of the pages seemed to be missing from that copy. I got super excited because I really like books with eccentricities like this that aren’t actually a problem (like I said, none of the pages appeared to be missing or smeared). It makes it super unique - but I’ve already got two copies of the book (and I’ve bought more than that, and just handed them off to people) and my current copy is signed and as cool as this one is, I didn’t want to have three copies of one book kicking around.

So my friend bought the cannibal book! SO I KNOW IT IS IN GOOD HANDS. I’m not sure what this says about the series though, maybe this is why they’re such good books - the books eat other books so that they become more book in one book.

Also we noticed that the two copies of The Republic of Thieves on the shelf seemed… different. If you’ll notice the one on the left is noticeably thicker and more vibrant in colour than the one on the right. We theorized that the book on the left is slowly eating the one on the right. There is no other explanation.

Mysterious Mysteries.

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thegirlandherbooks:

Max helps me model the books I got this month in the post over on my blog!

thegirlandherbooks:

Max helps me model the books I got this month in the post over on my blog!

themountainlaurel:

Saturday morning coffee

themountainlaurel:

Saturday morning coffee

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by jamigreenfield:
Ron Swanson sniffs the books i got this weekend.

by jamigreenfield:

Ron Swanson sniffs the books i got this weekend.

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