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Sparrow’s Little Letters: {Volume No. 05}

Oh Claudia- how I’ve missed these! Such a wonderful snippet and the bit about the fairies refusing to go to bed made me smile!
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Reblogged stuff

 

Teaser Tuesday: His Dark Materials – Northern Lights

Plunging back into the realms of epic childhood fantasy this week to re-read the first of Phillip Pullman’s epic trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ ‘Northern Lights’ and re-live some wonderful childhood memories of being read this by Mum before bed during the summer before my siblings and I went off to boarding school for the first time.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 🙂

‘Lyra wandered away on her own, and went to the reedy bank to sit and throw mud into the water. She knew one thing: she was not pleased or proud to be able to read the alethiometer- she was afraid.’

Book: Northern Lights (His Dark Materials Book 1)

Author: Phillip Pullman

Edition: Paperback

Number of pages: 399

Source: Gift/donation

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Adventure, History, Drama, Family

His Dark Materials (Northern Lights) Published: Scholastic Children's Books Date Published: 1995

His Dark Materials (Northern Lights)
Published: Scholastic Children’s Books
Date Published: 1995

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Non-canon Les Miserables Friendship Description List

Yes! Yes, yes, yes to all of these- especially Enjolras/Cosette, Enjolras/Combeferre and Grantaire/Marius- I’ve never really thought about those two working together before now but it makes sense! Brilliant post and definitely worth a re-blog!
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Meet me on the surface of Jupiter.

Modern AU or not, I really love the idea and depiction by many different authors of the friendship between the barricade boys (and Cosette) in their works.

(For examples, I suggest reading Let Me Count The Ways by zimriya, Hacker Au [series] by Ark and A Tupperware Full of Love by sarahyyy.)

Basically, this is how I describe the friendships I’ve come to love and grow intensely jealous of. You’ll find they are very e/R-centric.

  • Enjolras-Cosette friendship in which they are both intense dragon flames and cannot be tamed, social justice-wise or not, unless you bring milk and cookies in the middle of the night
  • Enjolras-Combeferre friendship in which they read each other’s minds and don’t need actual words to communicate
  • Enjolras-Courfeyrac friendship in which Enjolras has to fight the urge to smack Courf with a newspaper but loves him anyway
  • Enjolras-Joly friendship in which they fuss over the tiniest details…

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Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Reblogged stuff

 

Teaser Tuesday- To Kill A Mockingbird

I’m sorry this is a day late- but enjoy!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 🙂

”The following Monday afternoon, Jem and I climbed the steep front steps to Mrs Dubose’s house and padded down the open hallway. Jem, armed with Ivanhoe and full of superior knowledge, knocked at the second door on the left’. 

Book: To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Edition: Paperback

Number of pages: 309

Source: Gift/donation

Genre: Classic, buildingsroman, history, family

To Kill A Mockingbird  Published: Arrow Books Date Published: 1960 (Arrow Books: 2006)

To Kill A Mockingbird
Published: Arrow Books
Date Published: 1960
(Arrow Books: 2006)

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Teaser Tuesday- Memoirs of a Geisha

Taking a small break from A Song of Ice and Fire this week to re-read Arthur Golden’s wonderful ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ for Teaser Tuesday- enjoy! 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 🙂

‘You can imagine how shocked I was when I saw them; for there, on the other side of the table, was the one woman I would have given anything to avoid. It was Hatsumono, smiling at me, and beside her sat Pumpkin’. 

Book: Memoirs of a Geisha

Author: Arthur Holden

Edition: Paperback

Number of pages: 493

Source: Gift/donation

Genre: Romance, History, Buildingsroman

Memoirs of a Geisha Published: Vintage Books Date Published: 1997 (Vintage: 2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha
Published: Vintage Books
Date Published: 1997 (Vintage: 2005)

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Fact of the day: 6th June

In memory of all those revolutionaries both real and fictional who gave their lives so that the sparks of progress could at last be ignited (also it’s the 70th Anniversary of D-Day- let us not forget those who fought on the Normandy beaches to seal the gift of freedom for future generations)
Wonderful post!
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She Moves in her Own Way

On this day in 1832 The June Rebellion in Paris was put down by the National Guard.

The June Rebellion, or the Paris Uprising of 1832 was an unsuccessful, anti-monarchist insurrection of Parisian republicans from June 5 to June 6, 1832.

The rebellion originated in an attempt of the republicans to reverse the establishment in 1830 of the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe, shortly after the death of the king’s powerful supporter, President of the Council, Casimir Pierre Périer, on May 16, 1832.

The death of Jean Maximilien Lamarque was a spark shortly before the revolutions rose to their barricades. The rebellion was the last outbreak of violence linked with the July Revolution.

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The Dwarf, the Worm and the Viper: The Problem of Suffering

A very insightful post and I loved your brief comments on Grey Worm and the nod towards Ygritte at the end- genius writing! Really, very well done and I must re-read the Mountain and the Viper scene again in Blood and Gold- you’ve picked up on some really interesting points that I’ve either obviously forgotten or skimmed over so thank you!
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randomness and ruminations

Warning: This blog post contains massive SPOILERS of the television series Game of Thrones.  Please do not read any further if you have not watched Season 4, Episode 8 of Game of Thrones.

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There has been a lot of talk about the famous beetle scene, the penultimate scene in this past Sunday night’s Game of Thrones episode, entitled “The Mountain and the Viper.”  In the scene, Tyrion reminisces about his cousin Orson, a simpleton who derived a lot of pleasure from smashing beetles upon the pavement.  While the scene started out as entertaining, somewhat juvenile banter between Tyrion and Jamie Lannister, the scene took a sudden turn for the existential.  In the scene, Tyrion muses on the meaning of seemingly senseless violence.

There has been a lot of speculation on the meaning of this scene.  The folks at IGN seem to think Cousin Orson represents George R. R. Martin himself

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