People who give books as gifts are my favorite people. Because they are actually looking at a story or have read a story and want you to enjoy it too or think that you would like it. I don’t know why I just think it’s really special and it makes me happy.
"We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read to them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves. Use reading-aloud time as bonding time, as time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside."
"I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid."
George R.R. Martin (via leejax)
"It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."
Finnick Odair, Mockingjay (via castlesfrompapers)