“I returned to the museum a few times after that but the magic never worked again. My mind had closed too much by the time I was twelve, already a young woman. I only ever spoke of it to my uncle, who nodded sagely and believed every word. I never told anyone else. Ordinary adults don’t like children to speak of things that are denied them by their own grey minds.”— The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (via thimblesanddust)
“Literature is claimed to be a mirror of the world," I said, "but the Outlanders are fooling themselves. The BookWorld is as orderly as people in the RealWorld *hope* their own world to be—it isn’t a mirror, it’s an aspiration.”—the written Thursday Next, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde
The problem with pledging on goodreads to read x-many books by the end of 2011 is that I know I’ll probably read two dozen book-length fanfictions by then—and that fanfiction will probably account for 75% of my reading—but there’s just no way to account for it on goodreads.
OK, if you've been tagged please send me a link to a photo of you, your chosen Hogwarts house, Whether you would be in the order or a Death Eater or part of Neville's Revolution within Hogwarts. Any other info you feel you would need to give me about your profile at Hogwarts... All will become clear... eventually.
3. I’d be in the Order, because I’m too old to be in Neville’s Revolution—though, if we go by the actual time line of the book (in the 90’s), I’m probably just old enough to have been in the Revolution as a 4th year.
4. I’d have had a hopeless crush on Fred & George.
“Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom.”—Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing