September Book Photo Challenge: Favorite Cover
It’s a tie! Skippy Dies, Paul Murray & We, The Drowned, Carter Jensen
What can I say? I like line.
September Book Photo Challenge: I Cried…A Lot
The Adults, Alison Espach
September Book Photo Challenge: Character Most Like Me
Eveline Auerbach 

"This is a story of personhood, of growing by degrees." -Hilary Thayer Hamann
September Book Photo Challenge: Favorite Series 
Though Lord of the Rings holds the most special place in my heart, I’m using that series for a different day’s challenge.
I LOVE Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series. The writing, the drawings, even the film adaptation. 
September Book Photo Challenge: Bookstack
September Photo Challenge: Hardback or Paperback? 
Neither! I ADORE my Kindle Paperwhite.  Just, so much. I love the weight of it and how easy it is. I have read many more books in the past year because of it. 

But if I were to really choose, it would be paperback. I like protecting it from blemishes until one day you realize that you really love that cracked spine and those bent pages and you’re okay with the bit of coffee that dripped on the cover.September Photo Challenge: Hardback or Paperback? 
Neither! I ADORE my Kindle Paperwhite.  Just, so much. I love the weight of it and how easy it is. I have read many more books in the past year because of it. 

But if I were to really choose, it would be paperback. I like protecting it from blemishes until one day you realize that you really love that cracked spine and those bent pages and you’re okay with the bit of coffee that dripped on the cover.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

"I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on the top of the beer can."

— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  (via yesdarlingido)

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Happy International Literacy Day!
A young Virgin Mary learns to read with the help of her mother in this illuminated completed in 1440.
Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read, about 1430 - 1440, Master of Sir John Fastolf. J. Paul Getty Museum.