"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".
I’m laughing so hard at the latest episode of Game of Thrones, because Daenerys is listening to this guy and she’s so tired of his bullshit, and she looks directly at the camera like she’s in an Office episode.
“A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it. Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”
Every September 1st we joke about getting ready for Hogwarts to cover up the very real and very deep scars of never getting our letters.
As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.
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it’s been like two years since bea (between-idea-and-reality) and i became friends and she is one of the best online friends i’ve ever had. i love her to bits.
Two years?! Wowza! And the feeling is totally mutual
hey, so are we on a “tu” basis or are we still pretty “vous”