Tattoo Tuesday {15} Brand Yourself a Librarian!

Do you have a literary tattoo? I’d love to feature it!

Just send me an email with a picture and story behind it.

Blogs Participating in Tattoo Tuesday:

Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

I like to browse Flickr for tattoos when I’m mindlessly watching TV and imagine my surprise when I came across a library tattoo! I commented asking if I could feature it and they said yes and gave me a link to information on the Brand Yourself a Librarian project.

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What I’m Reading Next & Amazon Gift Card Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped pick what I should read next!!

The book with the most votes was

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice with 51% of the votes.

And the winner of the $5 Amazon gift card is


(I’ve already sent your gift card via email)

Be sure to check back soon for the next What Should I Read?

FreeVerse {6} Bukowski

Hosted By : Ohh Books!


I went to the library last week and picked a few Bukowski books. Can I just say now how much I’m falling in love with is work?! I’m sorry to post the same author twice in a row 🙂

oh, yes

there are worse things than

being alone

but it often takes decades

to realize this

and most often

when you do

it’s too late

and there’s nothing worse


too late.

twilight musings

the drifting of the mind

the slow loss, the leaking away.

one’s demise is not very interesting.

from my bed I watch 3 birds through the east window:

one coal black, one dark brown, the

other yellow.

as night falls I watch the red lights on the bridge blink on and off.

I am stretched out in bed with the covers up to my chin.

I have no idea who won at the racetrack today.

I must go back into the hospital tomorrow.

why me?

why not?

Be sure to check out my post on Ooh Books!

and my mini-interview with Cara here!!

Tattoo Tuesday {14} Time Traveler’s Wife

Do you have a literary tattoo? I’d love to feature it!

Just send me an email with a picture and story behind it.

Blogs Participating in Tattoo Tuesday:

Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

I really love this tattoo. It is a placement I’ve thought about (similar to last week’s Tattoo Tuesday post) and I’ve also wanted a Time Traveler’s Wife inspired tattoo. I actually ordered a book of poems by Andrew Marvell after seeing this. Here is trudyy‘s tattoo and a little about why she got it:

my new literary tattoo, my eighth in total.
inspired by the book the time traveler’s wife. i believe it’s actually from a poem by andrew marvell called to his coy mistress.
i adore this book and this line jumped out at me. i love what it means to henry and clare within the book but i’m not so sure it actually transpires to my life at all. but i’m okay with that, i don’t think all of my tattoos need a meaning personalised to me other than i simply loved the idea. i don’t want to try and attach meaning where there is nothing but adoration.
it’s not a direct quote, i shortened it. the original is ‘had we but world enough, and time’
anyway, enough babbling and on to the pictures. — source

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In My Mailbox {9}

What Should I Read? {2}

Help me decide what to read!!

Inspired by Reading with Tequila

I’m going to list a few books that I have laying around and YOU vote on what I read & review next. What’s in it for you? Well, aside from helping me out, I’ll also be throwing out some prizes from time to time!

This week it will be a $5 giftcard for Amazon again!

Last week you voted for Fire by Kristin Cashore. You can find my review here!

How do you vote?

Simply fill out the poll!

But don’t forget to leave a comment to enter to win the gift card!

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Tattoo Tuesday {13} Harry Potter

Do you have a literary tattoo? I’d love to feature it!

Just send me an email with a picture and story behind it.

Blogs Participating in Tattoo Tuesday:

Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

As someone who plans on getting a HP tattoo at some point, I am insanely jealous of this week’s featured literary tattoo. mildlyconfused posted her first tattoo on Bookworms with Ink.

After years and years of planning, I have finally found a subject and design for my first tattoo, and had it done on the 30th of December.

Yes, it’s a quote from Harry Potter, and while that is not the main reason why I got it, I am also aware that it is not everybody’s cup of tea around here. Still felt the urge to share.
1) It is a good life motto. I tend to be pessimistic, and it is supposed to remind me that, looking back, everything has turned out just fine for me. More than fine, really.
2) It speaks of my boundless love for storytelling. As a very iconic “Happy ending phrase”, I feel it really is able to stretch and cover the whole awesome canvas that is storytelling culture. I like Jane Austen a lot and whilst skimming through an autobiography of hers, I discovered that I really like her handwriting. I bought that book, typed out the phrase in the infamous online font, and then tweeked and and re-drew it in Illustrator, to give it better flow, resolve keming issues and have it look like actual organic handwriting. That also flows into reason number
3) It looks nice typographically. The upper case A and the ascenders of the double l frame the sentence nicely. I am a graphic Design, Book Arts and Illustration student, so it had to be perfect. And thus, we cut the arc back to Harry Potter because:
4) I have loved Harry Potter for nine years now. They helped me through a rough patch, introduced me to some amazing friends in real life and, most importantly> They got me into drawing. I started drawing at age 16, just because I didn’t like the illustrations then, and I discovered I loved it. So, without Harry Potter, chances are I never would’ve gone on to study Graphic Design, which makes me happy every single day. Except those days that come right before deadlines.

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I love the quote, the placement, the font… really I’m insanely jealous and am using all of my self-control to not run out and get another tattoo. Thanks for letting me share your tattoo!!

Do you have a literary tattoo? Please let me know! I’d love to feature you!!