December 12th, 2011
May 16th, 2011
May 9th, 2011
ihaskidgloves:


Why Old Books Smell Good
“Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.”
 — From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide

Mmmm…. book smell. 

ihaskidgloves:

Why Old Books Smell Good

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.”

 — From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide

Mmmm…. book smell. 

March 22nd, 2011

Remember that time when Fred and George repeatedly hit Voldemort in the face with snowballs?

chudleycannon:

“Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.” - SS/PS, CH. 12

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March 20th, 2011
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Paul Sweeney (via kari-shma)

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March 17th, 2011
March 7th, 2011
fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo:

Submitted by: milasweetlipskunis
I’m home on Spring Break for a week….I brought three books….and my room has a whole bookshelf full of things I still need to read. O__O

I would pack maybe two books, one thick one and the other not so much. But I’ve got my Kindle now so life is good <33

fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo:

Submitted by: milasweetlipskunis

I’m home on Spring Break for a week….I brought three books….and my room has a whole bookshelf full of things I still need to read. O__O

I would pack maybe two books, one thick one and the other not so much. But I’ve got my Kindle now so life is good <33

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February 23rd, 2011
February 2nd, 2011

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