"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
llllucy:

Me at parties

The Book Thief, page 526 (via cavum)

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— Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)


— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords (via lathgerthas)

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thebooklands:

literatibookstore:

My favorite time is just before locking up and turning off the lights, wondering what sorts of trouble all these books will get into tonight.

One of my favorite bookstores.

— Daphne du Maurier (via larmoyante)
bibliophilegeek:

This is the perfect place for me to live!!