September 2nd, 2014
September 1st, 2014

yabookers:

MONTHLY THEME: Magical

Books that are awe-inspiring, beautiful and just plain magical.

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT: BOOK RECOMMENDATION : Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hairactually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

 The world that Laini has created with the seraphs and the chimaeras is unique and beautiful and rather magical. 

(via the-book-ferret)

bookpatrol:

Have Book Will Travel

Patrick Girouard was assigned the task of creating the visuals for the 2013 Illinois Library Association’s iREAD® Summer reading project. The theme was “Have Book Will Travel” and here is his journey around the world. 

What a trip!

Girouard’s blog post on the project 

(via thegirlandherbooks)

ohmaglor:

You didn’t get your Hogwarts letter? No problem! It probably just got lost in the mail, or the owl that was supposed to deliver it got distracted, happens all the time. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy to announce that you are accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
And here is your ticket!

ohmaglor:

You didn’t get your Hogwarts letter? No problem! It probably just got lost in the mail, or the owl that was supposed to deliver it got distracted, happens all the time. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy to announce that you are accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

And here is your ticket!

August 29th, 2014

I found a dutch hardcover edition of The Name of the Wind in a little street library near my house! I couldn’t decide if I would buy and read the book, but this seemed like a sign.

a-kind-of-library:

bookishthingsblog:

How to Explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens


As a student at Cardiff School of Art and Design, illustrator Rachel Walsh was asked to create a project that would explain something modern/internet-based to somebody who lived and died before 1900. 

Walsh’s innovative idea was to take a large book and create 40 miniature books from its pages in order to explain the kindle to Dickens. The covers are recreations from real books and include Dicken’s own novels, his favourite childhood books, and some of the artist’s own.

via

How cool!

(via noseinabook)

August 28th, 2014
  • me: *owns 264 unread books*
  • me: *buys 17 new books*
  • me: *rereads harry potter*
August 27th, 2014
whittynovels:

sheep mug + harry potter

whittynovels:

sheep mug + harry potter

(via bookandwords)

Model Sheets from Mulan by Tom Bancroft

(Source: disneyconceptsandstuff, via scurviesdisneyblog)

August 26th, 2014
I have a secret feeling that we’re all Hobbits. Deep down we all want to stay home and feel safe but we all dream about someone knocking on the door and saying ‘come on an adventure and let’s have a fun ride’.
Richard Armitage  (via littlegallavichs)

(Source: bellblake, via 30-11-1900)

August 25th, 2014

nprbooks:

So what does everybody think about Bloomsbury's new Harry Potter cover artwork? 

These new editions will include jackets designed by artist Jonny Duddle, an updated author bio and will incorporate highlights from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore project. The publication date is set for September 1st. 

And for your viewing pleasure, here are 21 Harry Potter covers from around the world (via Hypable.com). 

— Intern Cara

(Petra adds: “I bought the British editions and carted them back here specifically for the cover art, because I roll NERDY”)

potterlings:

Ron: “What was that?”Harry: “It was either a very big cat or quite a small tiger.”
Ron: “What was that?”
Harry: “It was either a very big cat or quite a small tiger.”
August 22nd, 2014