scribbles & wanderlust
Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

--"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
If you truly love someone, you will cherish what they despise most about themselves.
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
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Seeking Book Recommendations! 

  • Russian historical fiction: early 1900s (pre-Bolsheviks), WWII, and Cold War, spanning from Middle Grade through Adult fiction. Do you have any recommendations?
  • Arthurian legends: haven’t read a single one of the above featured books, but would love to read anything spanning Middle Grade through Adult fiction. Do you have any recommendations?

I would love to hear your thoughts on these books and any recommendations you may have! 


George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones




ovaries will be exploding 


- The Keeper of fairytales // Parvana photography -
Besides, he’s just an attractive boy. Nothing to get worked up over. I mean, the streets of Europe are filled with beautiful guys, right? Guys with grooming regimens and proper haircuts and stylish coats.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

It’s not that Anna’s unhappy to be in Paris. She’s upset her parents didn’t give her a choice to go to boarding school, to leave her best friend and work crush. Besides, she can’t even speak French. But as the days pass, Anna begins to make friends, and rather rapidly becomes close with Étienne St. Clair, resident Beautiful Guy. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t stop her growing affections, even though she knows he’s not available at all.

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