I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.- Shatter Me
So I’m going off to college soon, and I thought it’d be best to reduce the size of my book collection. Being the off beat person that I am, these books were the best escape I could have. I’ve (of course) read every single one and loved them.
I know its books, not clothes or anything cool (well, I think they’re cool), but free stuff is free stuff.
So here are the rules:
I will pick a winner randomly.
You don’t have to be following me. (But it’d be nice if you did)
Winner gets to choose any or all books from the collection.
If there are books left over after the person chooses, I will keep choosing random winners until every single book is gone.
Everyone chosen gets one free Strand Bookstore bookmark shown above. (where I’ve bought the majority of my books)
Everything will be delivered directly to all winners, free of charge via UPS. (Unless you live in NYC, then we can arrange a meet-up).
Likes and Reblogs all count. You can reblog it as many times as you want.
Winners will be chosen within the next month.
I’m not expecting many people, but hopefully a couple avid readers who don’t mind taking a couple of these off my hands. Good luck!
This is my Nanna and Pa in about 1967, they met when my nanna was 15 and my pa was 16 at a music festival, and strangely enough they were both wearing the exact same colored clothes. I’m not exactly sure what happened after that, but I do know that after about a month of being together, my Pa gave my nanna a friendship/love ring, imprinted on it “Janis Brown-Neaves* IWLF” *my nannas name, what did IWLF stand for? ‘It Will Last Forever’. There love did last forever, my nanna passed away on the 9th of March 2013, after battling cancer for 14 years. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and after her first chemo lost all her hair, my Pa shaved all his hair off. He attended every single doctor/hospital appointment, besides two where he couldn’t. He cooked for her and looked after her all though her 14 years with cancer. 5 days before she passed, she got told she only had two weeks left. My pa didn’t attend the doctor appointment where she got told the tragic news as he was getting a cat scan, so he got told the news when he arrived at the hospital. As soon as he heard, he held my nannas hand, looked into her eyes and kissed her. That might seem insignificant, but my nanna and pa had only ever pecked when they kissed each other, but this was a full on kiss. From what my aunty who saw it told me- it was magical, just like a fairy tale. My pa did not leave her side once, he didn’t sleep, barely ate, he stuck by her side holding her hand even when she got to the stage where she couldn’t talk or open her eyes. She wore her friendship/love ring from my Pa every day of her life, and passed away wearing it. Out of all of the love stories I’ve heard about, my Nanna and Pas story is by far my favourite.
i hope you guys can see the complexity of this piece. read once all the way through, then read it excluding the words in parentheses, and then read only the words in parentheses :) (this is what i do to avoid math) (it was so difficult and took me forever) (appreciate it please omg)
Okay, I don’t ship anyone in Sherlock, let alone these two, Hell, Sherlock isn’t even my fandom, reallly, but… this? Just, the reactions and everything are priceless. I could actually see this occurring, with Sherlock’s little smirk and everything. Hah.