“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

Hello there! I'm Talia. :) I'm a 22 year old book addict working on her Bachelor's degree in History. I'm also working on a novel that I hope to someday have published. :)

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Currently reading:
+Red Riding Hood
+Vampire Academy

Talia has read 28 books toward her goal of 50 books.
28 of 50 (56%)
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"We all use the future to escape the present" -Looking For Alaska 
I’m just a little obsessed with this cover so of course I needed pictures with it!

July Book Photo Challenge: Oldest Book on Your ShelfHate List by Jennifer Brown

books and cupcakes july book photo challenge // 18. collector’s edition
this edition of The Hobbit is the closest thing I own to a collector’s edition

I was so nervous talking to a man that I have admired for twelve years of my life. The man who let me know as a child that miserable things happen and that’s perfectly normal. The same man who helped me overcome my fear of reading after being screamed at by my teacher that I would never be able to read anything my grade level, only to have a college level reading skill by the end of sixth grade. My motivation to write and keep doing whatever I want because no matter who tries to bring me down, I know that I can overcome it just like I did those years ago.
I blushed and stuttered, barely getting out a ‘this may sound dorky, but thank you for everything you’ve done for me’. I hadn’t told him the tragedies that had gone on in my life in specifics. I thanked him for giving me a chance when so many adults did not and how I found it ironic that I still love a series about miserable children when I practically went through the same thing. And even though I’ve heard ‘I’m sorry’ so many times about every death, every terrible thing that has happened, I have never heard one so sincere.
Here I was beating myself up about failing to convey myself in front of this wonderful man. How I missed my chance. Putting my things away, I grabbed my book and peeked inside to see this. And I began to cry.
This is a man who I have never met before. A man I have only dreamt of meeting since I was very small. But yet in one small sentence he has managed to move me entirely. A sentence that has needed to be said for a long time now.
‘To Bridget, who has suffered enough.’

hraunfossar, iceland 

June Book Photo Challenge day 20 (yep I’m skipping a day) Colors. I made an express rainbow book stack!

Read in May

July Book Photo Challenge:
Day 7: Flowers: 
Some of my favorite books with the flowers my friend made me out of book pages.