bookavid asked: Ooooh the flowers are so pretty!! Where did you buy them?

Here :)

If I could spend my whole life in a bath full of Lush products I would do it.

The thought of what he had done, the awful horror of it, the daring associated with such actions, formed for him for the first time in his fear-ridden life a barrier of protection between him and a world he feared. He had murdered and created a new life for himself. It was something that was all his own, and it was the first time in his life he had had anything that others could not take from him.

Native Son, Richard Wright

Anonymous asked: Did you gain many followers from that TFIOS giveaway?

I did, which worries me slightly because I fear they came for John Green content and they aren’t going to get it.

Anonymous asked: Just out of curiosity - how many followers do you have? From the number of notes your posts get I reckon a lot? Anyways, love your blog - keep it up!

Thanks! At the moment, a little over 3000. To be honest though my photos  with the most notes all got that way by being reblogged by more popular book tumblrs :)

My love affair with the Penguin English Library continues unabated.

Popped into work today and got these!

Evelina by Frances Burney
The Republic - The Fight for Irish Independence by Charles Townsend
Nausea by Jean-Paul Satre
Tales From Ovid by Ted Hughes
The Magus by John Fowles

I also went to check out my new bedroom! I’m moving in with my sister, I’m on the opposite side of Oxford this time but on the outskirts again so there’s loads of fields and some horse friends across the road. I’ll be moving in September because she’s decorating the house first, and of course I get to go buy new bookcases…

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

Walt Whitman

TFIOS giveaway is now closed

I’ll be messaging the winner in a few minutes :)!