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Literary agent at D4EO Literary Agency. Picture book writer. Wife, mother, geek girl. 

My first GiF

List of Books Obama bought at Politics and Prose Today

As reported by the White House:

“Half Brother” by Kenneth Oppel
“Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus
“Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo
“Jinx” by Sage Blackwood
“Lulu and the Brontosaurus” by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith
“Ottoline and the Yellow Cat” by Chris Riddell
“Moonday” by Adam Rex
“Journey” by Aaron Becker
“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri
“Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra
“The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance” by David Epstein
“Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football” by Nicholas Dawidoff
“Ballad of the Sad Cafe: And Other Stories” by Carson McCullers
“My Antonia” by Willa Cather
“Ragtime” By E.L. Doctorow
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
“Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka
“All That Is” by James Salter
“Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

Give me some of your favorite book titles. Please?

I’m scared to read this book. I have it in my hands. I’ve read 30 pages. But I’m terrified. I’m crying already and there’s nothing to cry about. I think I have PTSD from reading Code Name Verity. 

I’m 33 years old and never has a book had me feeling trepidation in this way. Code Name Verity ruined me for a month. I couldn’t read anything after it. Nothing would ever be as good. I couldn’t read because i was in mourning. I lost good friends in that book. I lost girls who would have been my friend.

I learned things. I learned how espionage and friendship, and girl pilots worked in the war. 

I’m scared to read Rose Under Fire because I know I’ll make friends with Rose, and with Maddie, I’ll worry about Nick and Jaime with them. I’ll be scared when they are lying flat in a London bus hoping not to be bombed. 

I’m scared to read it, but I will. Because I know that it will be a quality read with staying power. Just like Code Name Verity.

I’m scared to read this book. I have it in my hands. I’ve read 30 pages. But I’m terrified. I’m crying already and there’s nothing to cry about. I think I have PTSD from reading Code Name Verity.

I’m 33 years old and never has a book had me feeling trepidation in this way. Code Name Verity ruined me for a month. I couldn’t read anything after it. Nothing would ever be as good. I couldn’t read because i was in mourning. I lost good friends in that book. I lost girls who would have been my friend.

I learned things. I learned how espionage and friendship, and girl pilots worked in the war.

I’m scared to read Rose Under Fire because I know I’ll make friends with Rose, and with Maddie, I’ll worry about Nick and Jaime with them. I’ll be scared when they are lying flat in a London bus hoping not to be bombed.

I’m scared to read it, but I will. Because I know that it will be a quality read with staying power. Just like Code Name Verity.

aaknopf:

The finished edition of 1Q84 has landed at Knopf! We quickly got a copy to some of our most trusted beta testers to make sure that the books look, feel, and—most importantly—taste perfect when they go on sale on 10/25.

I really cannot wait for this book!

aaknopf:

The finished edition of 1Q84 has landed at Knopf! We quickly got a copy to some of our most trusted beta testers to make sure that the books look, feel, and—most importantly—taste perfect when they go on sale on 10/25.

I really cannot wait for this book!

“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.”

—   

Maud  Casey (via a-bibliophiles-blog)

and everyday it gets a little longer.

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The reason I will never buy an eReader.

vlcphoto:

10knotes:

This truly breaks my heart

I pledge to read the printed word

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This just made me teary eyed. 

I own an ereader, three actually, and I buy ebooks at my local indie and only at my local indie…

(Source: hiimspencer)

noseinabook-:

Today kicks off Banned Books Week!

The pictures above are of some of my books that are frequently challenged or banned. There were actually a lot I forgot, such as some works by Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, The Giver, His Dark Materials and probably more.

You can see some lists of banned or challenged books here.

(Source: noseinabook, via prettybooks)

I want to live here.
tatteredcover:

Book painting: Reading is fun.


This is what I call art.

tatteredcover:

Book painting: Reading is fun.

This is what I call art.

(Source: thingslikethat, via figmentdotcom)