quid·di·ty noun. a distinctive feature; a peculiarity. Lots of things, but mostly, books.Ask me anything
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.
- George R.R. Martin (via indisposablehero)
This is one of the most beautiful quotes I think I have ever read. I love it, and I will treasure it for my entire life.
167 Books Read (my best ever, 3 more than 2012!)
89 different authors, 68% female authors
Most read authors of the year:Jim Butcher - 18 books, Michelle West(Michelle Sagara) – 13 books
Longest book: Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – 994 pages
Shortest book: Wool by Hugh Howey – 30 pages
Oldest book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeliene L’Engle first published 1962
Ten Favourite Books of the Year:
The Silvered by Tanya Huff
Skirmish by Michelle West
Why Can’t I Be You by Allie Larkin
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire