artsy musings of a bibliophile

This is the life.

stayspectacular:

I swear this language flows like an ocean when you write.some of my favourite words

stayspectacular:

I swear this language flows like an ocean when you write.

some of my favourite words

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The Consequences of Stalking: Why So Many Took a Stand Against the Author-Stalker

bethrevis:

Over the weekend, this article by author Kathleen Hale was published in the Guardian. In it, she describes her deteriorating mental stability and her obsessive compulsions that led to ultimately to her stalking a reviewer to her home in person and to her workplace via several invasive phone…

(via sjmaas)

The scent of Cabeswater, all trees after rain, drifted past Adam, and he realized that while he’d been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.
— Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater
sjmaas:

behindthebloom:

Hey Throne of Glass fans! Have you heard about Sarah J. Maas’s new series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES? Blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore, it tells the story of Feyre, a 19-year-old huntress. It’s on sale May 2015, so you’ll be hearing a lot about it in the coming months—including a cover reveal coming later this week!

SO EXCITED to share the cover on Friday!!!

sjmaas:

behindthebloom:

Hey Throne of Glass fans! Have you heard about Sarah J. Maas’s new series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES? Blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore, it tells the story of Feyre, a 19-year-old huntress. It’s on sale May 2015, so you’ll be hearing a lot about it in the coming months—including a cover reveal coming later this week!

SO EXCITED to share the cover on Friday!!!

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
— William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays (via kushandwizdom)

Movie Time at StiefvaterLand

maggie-stiefvater:

*movie plays*

THING 2 (age 9): What’s happening?

ME: This is a prologue, which is a narrative device used to quickly lay down back story or otherwise set context for future stakes without robbing from the pacing of the actual story, which begins in real-time once the prologue concludes. A true…

Red = Rage. Ocean = Longing. Literary =

maggie-stiefvater:

Every so often I have this conversation at a school visit.

THE CAST:
STUDENT
ENGLISH TEACHER
ME
THE SCENE:
After my presentation, a student drags a beleaguered English teacher to my side.

THE CONVERSATION:
STUDENT (always with a rather mocking tone): So,…

maggie-stiefvater:

Helpful reminder to the unhappily friendless: friends don’t have to be the same age as you.

Maggie Stiefvater Q&A #9

anothergenericbookblog:

Do you have a particular chapter or scene from The Raven Cycle that was fun to write? Any scenes that were very challenging to write? Modified from a question by valerie-draws

Maggie answered:

The scene that took me the absolute longest to write of any was the congressional party scene…

Maggie Stiefvater Q&A #7

anothergenericbookblog:

Why is Gansey-who seems to have everything- desperate and frantic to find Glendower?

WANTING is the human condition, and it doesn’t much care if you already have everything. Wanting to know who you are, in particular, can sometimes feel worse if you have nothing else to gain. Gansey has been…

Maggie Stiefvater Q&A #2

anothergenericbookblog:

Where did the inspiration/the idea for The Raven Cycle come from? It’s a pretty unique storyline with so many different elements.

This (or variant of) was asked by edodeb3, Sam M., reallifemere (sorry I can’t link to you guys properly)

Maggie said:

I am a magpie with all of my…

http://laurendestefano.tumblr.com/post/100446597905/in-case-youve-been-under-a-rock-this-past-week

laurendestefano:

In case you’ve been under a rock this past week, here’s a rundown of something that has people on twitter buzzing:

On Friday, YA author Kathleen Hale published an article via The Guardian, entitled Am I Being Catfished (spoiler alert: no). Here is the article via a channel that won’t provide hits…

The Raven Cycle + Name Meanings

(Source: glorianas, via fuckyeahtheravencycle)

"Reality's what other people dream  f o r   y o u ."

(Source: charlesmmacaulay, via fuckyeahtheravencycle)

sobforsirius:

15 Day Countdown to Blue Lily, Lily Blue - [ten] favourite ronan quote 

"I will burn you down," Kavinsky said. 

Ronan’s smile was as sharp as a knife. He had already been burned to nothing. "You wish."

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