AnonymousHi. I'm the one having trouble with my friends. Thank you for accepting my friend request. It means to me a lot even though we don't know each other personally. I'm a little shy to introduce myself. :(
Hi, I’m glad you got back to me! It’s really no problem. I’m more than happy to talk to you. Message me off anon and we can get to know each other better.
Anonymouswhat font have you used in the header and your 'find me online' and 'currently reading'? It's awesome!
Hi, thank you so much! I use the font Jenna Sue in an app called PicLab to do all my headers.
AnonymousHi. I just want to say that i really love your blog. And also, i don't have a close friend whom i can share my favorite books with. Actually, i have friends but I've already proven it many times that i can't trust them. I don't want to be with them anymore but i don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for telling you this. I really want to be your friend.
I’m really sorry you’re going through that with your friends. I know how you feel about friendships in general and talking about books. I honestly didn’t have many people in real life to talk to about books before making this blog. Yes, please let’s be friends! I’m always here to talk to if you need me.
AnonymousWhat's your guilty pleasure read?
If I had to pick one thing, then probably shoujo manga.
AnonymousI love your blog, especially the layout of it! What theme do you use, if you don't mind me asking? And how did you add the 'currently reading' part on the side?
Hi, thank you! I use this theme by sakurane. I’ve edited the HTML a good bit though. The font for currently reading, and everything in my side bar, is something I made using PicLab. It’s how I make all of my headers. I uploaded those images to photobucket, copied the HTML code, and pasted it to the description area in customize. That wasn’t the best explanation. If you have further questions, just send me an ask off anon and I can help you out!
AnonymousOh gosh, I hope you see this and answer. xx but I was wondering if their was any fictional books on idk a lesbian couple, but for young adults, that you recommend?
Hi, I hope I can help. The books that first come to mind would be: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, The Miseducation of Cameron Postby Emily M. Danforth, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, and The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson. I’d also recommend checking out this list of more books.
My followers suggest: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, Ash by Melinda Lo, and Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult.
AnonymousCan you post some suggestions on autobiographies to read? It doesn't really matter who it's about (to me), but I kind of want one that not only shows the life of the person it's about but also how that person affected the world, or even specific people. :) Thank you! I know you're busy, so if you did answer this, you're awesome :D Your blog is amazing, by the way, one of my favorites! :)
I haven’t read a lot of autobiographies or biographies, but I immensely enjoyed Treat It Gentle by Sidney Bechet, Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday, and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. I seem to own a few more books that are people’s journals. I think I like reading those more than reading something that’s strictly an autobiography. I’ve really loved The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath and Between Sea and Sahara. I don’t think I could finish this question without mentioning The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I have yet to read it, but I know it’s going to be great. Also, thank you. :)
My followers suggest: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff, Model: A Memoir by Cheryl Diamond, Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, Growing Pains by Billie Piper, Just Kids by Patti Smith, A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, and The Glass Castle byJeannette Walls.
AnonymousI think you should reblog/post something about Ned Vizzini, the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and some other books. I recently found out he committed suicide, but he was a really good author and he helped me through troubling times.
I have reblogged things from Ned Vizzini and I have some of his quotes and things queued up. His suicide was a shock to me and made me so very sad. I’m glad that he’s getting more attention on Tumblr now. Though I do wish it wasn’t after the fact.
AnonymousA, B, G, U :)
A — Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
I think that goes to Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events does have 13 books.
B — Best Sequel Ever
I’m not one to normally enjoy sequels, especially in trilogies. Though, Pretties by Scott Westerfeld is probably my favorite sequel.
G — Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
I suppose that goes to The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon. I really almost gave up on it, but I’m glad I finished it and completed the series.
U — Unapologetic Fangirl For
Oh, so many books. I’d say for just 2013 I became obsessed with all of Patrick Ness and Rainbow Rowell’s works. I’ll always be unapologetic for my love of The Book Thief and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as well.
AnonymousWhat were you favorite books this year?
I’m going to have two big posts within the next week all about the books I read this year and which ones I choose as my favorites. So, you’ll see those answers shortly!
Anonymoushey I have a question! I'm going on a trip to new york soon and i'm visiting barnes & noble so could you give me any good books recommendations to buy?
New York is a lot of fun. I’ve been to the Barnes & Noble by Juilliard and it was amazing. I have tons of recommendations in my tag, so I’d definitely check those out. When I went to that Barnes & Noble I picked up Crank by Ellen Hopkins. I sat and read half of it without realizing my group was looking for me. It’s still my favorite part of my visit to New York.
Anonymoushey! have you heard about big bad wolf? the book feast?
I was so confused by this question when I first got it! No, I had no idea. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is a huge book sale that takes place from December 6 - 15 and apparently there are 3 million books discounted. I think it’s international. I’m pretty sure. Don’t quote me on that just yet.
AnonymousThis is random, but do you have an Instagram?
I do. My handle is @girlandherbooks. Though I don’t post just pictures of books.
AnonymousHi! Love your tumblr and I love your book recommendations! You're awesome! xx
You’re way too sweet. I just spend too much time on the Internet.
AnonymousI love your blog :3 I'm dealing with my fabulous fear of a lot of stuff at the moment, and I love to read. Do you know any good books about being afraid/overcoming fear? I love a lot of the books you recommend, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions? Thanks :)
One of my favorite quotes says, “Some of us are the silent suffers of a noisy disease and that is all I have to say about fear.” It’s from the short story “To Those of Who Missed Your Connecting Flight Out of O’Hare” by Amy Hempel. I’d definitely recommend it. I feel like fear is something that many books and short stories focus on. I’m not familiar with just one book that only focuses on it.
My followers suggest: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly.