Victor Hugo (via nestingcas)
[Sometimes a writer is many worlds trapped in a person]
So my sister says I’m addicted to writing.
“I’m going to throw away all your notebooks and bribe everyone within a ten mile radius to not sell you any paper or pens.”
Apparently I need an intervention of Sherlockian proportions.
rainy summer morning
okay this looks like literally the most perfect thing I could ever ever do omg my heart I want itttt ahhhh cant handle it rain + road trips + coffee it’s too much, too much i say
GUYS I NEED THIS SOMEONE ADVENTURE WITH MEEEE
Ah! I love love love this question <3 <3 <3
1) The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This was the book that made me realize I was going to be a writer someday. (and it’s true! I’m three times published :) Tolkien is my inspiration <3)
2) The Divine Comedy, by Dante. This trilogy is seriously brilliant. I think everyone should read them, and they’ve really influenced my writing.
3) The Brothers Karamazov, by Dostoevsky. Again, brilliant themes of humanity and free will and love and *insert lit fan girling cos it really is awesome*.
4) Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis. I grew up on these books…they shaped my life and my soul. I never stop quoting them.
5) 1984, by George Orwell. This book sparked my love for dystopian, and showed me just how very powerful that genre can be. I have a whole paper on the importance of dystopian literature and tragedy.
6) 100 Cupboards Series, by N.D. Wilson. My favourite quote of all time came from this series: “Sometimes winning a fight isn’t as important as standing in the right place, facing what needs to be faced. And sometimes standing in the right place means you end up dead. And that’s better than not standing at all”. That’s my life motto; I strive to live by it.
7) The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. I know, I know, it’s a bit cliché, but it seriously did. I read it at a time in my life when I was getting out of a painful relationship, and was pretty jaded against love. The end chapter (being vague on purpose to avoid spoiling it for any of my followers who haven’t read it) changed my perspective on pain in relationships. It was very timely, and very powerful.
8) Complete Poems of George Herbert. This poet is seriously inspired, and seriously talented. I could read his poetry forever and ever. His, and John Donne…
9) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. Same reason as 1984, it helped spark my love of dystopia and the themes of government and philosophy :)
10) The Miles Vorkosigan Series, by Lois McMaster Bujold. Incredible science fiction that makes me laugh and cry and sometimes both at the same time. I would totally recommend it to anyone over 16, cos there are a few adult themes.
Thanks for asking <3