a great and terrible beauty

  • i cannot believe this is my first ever reread of this series
  • i think that libba bray might be one of my favorite authors. the way she writes teenage girls just rings so truthful
  • i love the way this book talks of the boxes that women have historically been put into, and the deep, deep desire to leave those boxes, lead their own lives
  • i remembered the relationship between felicity and pippa being revealed in this book, so i was shook when it didn't happen. i eventually remembered it wasn't until the third book, but not before i wondered if i had imagined the relationship entirely
  • "Felicity ignores us. She walks out toward them, an apparition in white and blue velvet, her head held high as they stare in awe at her, the goddess. I don't yet kn...
mar 4 2019 ∞
mar 18 2019 +
  • aliens
  • autumn
  • bathtubs
  • blankets
  • bookmarks
  • books
  • boots
  • british accents
  • bubble baths
  • bunnies
  • candles
  • cardigans
  • cat eye sunglasses
  • cats
  • christmas
  • classical music
  • clouds
  • cocoa
  • constellations
  • cookie dough
  • crackling fires
feb 7 2019 ∞
feb 7 2019 +
  • listen to classical + jazz music
  • read more of the classics
  • read more mythology + fairy tales
  • learn more artworks by name
  • collect flowers + learn how to press them
  • watch more old films
  • relearn french
  • read more poetry
nov 10 2018 ∞
nov 10 2018 +
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  • the world be enclosed (囲まれた世界); 1998
  • other worlds (遠い世界); 1998
  • she and her cat (彼女と彼女の猫); 1999
  • voices of a distant star (ほしのこえ); 2000
  • egao (みんなのうた「笑顔」); 2003
  • the place promised in our earlier days (雲のむこう、約束の場所); 2004
  • 5 centimeters per second (秒速5センチメートル); 2007
  • children who chase lost voices (星を追う子ども); 2011
  • someone's gaze (だれかのまなざし); 2013
  • the garden of words (言の葉の庭); 2013
  • your name (君の名は。); 2016
nov 1 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • iron man; 2008
  • the incredible hulk; 2008
  • iron man 2; 2010
  • thor; 2011
  • captain america: the first avenger; 2011
  • avengers; 2012
  • iron man 3; 2013
  • thor: the dark world; 2013
  • captain america: the winter soldier; 2014
  • guardians of the galaxy; 2014
  • avengers: age of ultron; 2015
  • ant-man; 2015
  • captain america: civil war; 2016
  • doctor strange; 2016
  • guardians of the galaxy, vol. 2; 2017
  • spider-man: homecoming; 2017
  • thor: ragnarok; 2017
  • black panther; 2018
  • avengers: infinity war; 2018
  • ant-man and the wasp; 2018
oct 28 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • dutch in seven lessons; 1948
  • sauce tartare; 1949
  • one wild oat; 1951
  • laughter in paradise; 1951
  • the lavendar hill mob; 1951
  • young wives' tale; 1951
  • monte carlo baby; 1951
  • gigi; 1951-52 (stage play)
  • secret people; 1952
  • roman holiday; 1953
  • sabrina; 1954
  • ondine; 1954 (stage play)
  • war and peach; 1956
  • funny face; 1957
  • love in the afternoon; 1957
  • mayerling; 1957 (episode of producers' showcase)
  • green mansions; 1959
  • the nun's story; 1959
  • the unforgiven; 1960
  • breakfast at tiffany's; 1961
oct 28 2018 ∞
nov 9 2018 +
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  • harry potter and the sorcerer's stone
  • pride and prejudice
  • penelope
  • from up on poppy hill
  • spirited away
  • alice in wonderland (tim burton version)
  • prince caspian
  • peter pan (2003)
  • the princess and the frog
jun 9 2018 ∞
nov 9 2018 +
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  • 1q84 haruki murakami
  • carry on rainbow rowell
  • fangirl rainbow rowell
  • gemma doyle trilogy libba bray
  • gone girl gillian flynn
  • harry potter series j.k. rowling
  • i capture the castle dodie smith
  • jane eyre charlotte bronte
  • milk and honey rupi kaur
  • never let me go kazuo ishiguro
  • persuasion jane austen
  • the chronology of water lidia yuknavitch
  • the mortal instruments series cassandra clare
  • the queen's thief series megan whalen turner
  • the raven cycle maggie stiefvater
  • the song of achilles madeleine miller
  • the time traveler's wife audrey niffenegger
  • the vintner's luck elizabeth knox
may 21 2018 ∞
dec 11 2018 +
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i feel a thousand capacities spring up in me. i am arch, gay, languid, melancholy by turns. i am rooted, but i flow. / virginia woolf

nicole, 26, married, cat and bunny mom, book lover, aspiring librarian

  • sailor moon, harry potter, the raven cycle, steven universe, studio ghibli, dc comics
  • mint green, lavender, grey, burnt orange, ivory, navy, pale pink, violet
  • rainy days, sunsets, autumn, soft snowy days
  • earl grey, dark chocolate, lavender and peppermint frappes, mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • tumblr
sep 22 2017 ∞
feb 23 2019 +
  • the God and Goddess are not distant deities. they are both within ourselves and manifest in all nature.
  • Wicca reveres both the Goddess and God. they are equal, warm, and loving.
  • do what you want, as long as you harm none.
  • magic is the practice of moving natural energies to effect needed change. magic is natural, it is a harmonious movement of energies to create change.
  • every deity that has received worship upon this planet exists with the archetypal God and Goddess, the twin deities.
  • The Goddess
    • "The Goddess is the universal mother. She is the source of fertility, endless wisdom, and loving caresses. As the Wicca know her, she is often of three aspects: the maiden, the mother, and the crone, symbo...
mar 11 2019 ∞
mar 12 2019 +
  • zodiac :
    • gemini sun
    • pisces moon
  • year of the monkey; water (tho this isn't really accurate. my mil (the expert) told me i'm the first person she'd met who didn't fit their chinese zodiac so much) (i'm a monkey when i drink, or when i put on my fake personality for lots of people)
  • mbti : infj
  • enneagram : type 4, The Romantic
  • temperament : melancholic
  • harry potter :
    • hogwarts house : ravenclaw
    • wand : spruce wood, unicorn hair core, 10", quite bendy
    • patronus : siberian cat
    • ilvermorny house : horned serpent
feb 2 2019 ∞
mar 6 2019 +
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  • the hobbit
  • the lord of the rings
    • the fellowship of the ring
    • the two towers
    • the return of the king
  • the silmarillion
  • unfinished tales
  • tales from the perilous realm
  • the children of hurin
  • the history of middle-earth, volumes 1-12
feb 15 2019 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
  • being awake in the morning for the sunrise
  • wishes at 11:11
  • shooting stars
  • wishes when moving the clasp of a necklace back around
  • deja vu
  • liminal spaces
  • the special magic of driving on a clear night, where everything feels electric
  • extremely starry nights in the countryside
  • jumping in puddles on a warm day
  • when everything just feels like christmas
  • staying up late with your friends, having deep conversations, smoking, laughing
  • tracing one raindrop all the way down the window
nov 10 2018 ∞
nov 10 2018 +
  • the shape of water
  • possession
  • the incredible mr. ripley
  • great expectations (gwyneth paltrow)
  • sliding doors
  • the royal tenenbaums
  • atomic blonde
  • the grand budapest hotel
  • blade runner
  • paterson
  • murder on the orient express
  • the beguiled
  • ex machina
  • carol
  • the martian
  • crazy rich asians
  • to all the boys i've loved before
  • birdman
  • 2001: a space odyssey
  • good will hunting
  • jackie
nov 1 2018 ∞
nov 1 2018 +
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  • catherine, or the bower; ~1788
  • love and friendship; 1790
  • the watsons; 1804
  • sense and sensibility; 1811
  • pride and prejudice; 1813
  • mansfield park; 1814
  • emma; 1815
  • sandition; 1817
  • northanger abbey; 1818
  • persuasion; 1818
  • lady susan; 1871 (posthumous)
  • the beautifull cassandra; 1993 (posthumous)
oct 28 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • nausicaä of the valley of the wind (風の谷のナウシカ); 1984
  • castle in the sky (天空の城ラピュタ); 1986
  • grave of the fireflies (火垂るの墓); 1988
  • my neighbor totoro (となりのトトロ); 1988
  • kiki's delivery service (魔女の宅急便); 1989
  • only yesterday (おもひでぽろぽろ); 1991
  • porco rosso (紅の豚); 1992
  • ocean waves (海がきこえる); 1993
  • pom poko (平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ); 1994
  • whisper of the heart (耳をすませば); 1995
  • princess mononoke (もののけ姫); 1997
  • my neighbors the yamadas (ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん...
oct 28 2018 ∞
nov 9 2018 +
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  • lots of yard space for kids and animals to play
  • a cherry blossom tree
  • a weeping willow
  • a little pond
  • a patio for cookouts and hangouts
  • a swingset and a treehouse
  • a big garden that feels magical
  • herbs just outside the kitchen
  • lots of comfy places to read
  • open and airy
  • light colors: whites and greys and light blues and greens
  • big, open, modern farmhouse kitchen
aug 7 2018 ∞
aug 16 2018 +
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  • girls:
    • amelia
    • ava
    • charlotte
    • ella
    • iris
    • isabelle
    • olivia
    • ophelia
    • penelope
    • sophia
  • boys:
    • gabriel
    • henry
    • jack
    • james
    • leopold
    • oliver
    • william
jul 5 2018 ∞
nov 10 2018 +
  • biting and picking at my nails and cuticles
  • biting and picking at my lips
  • chewing the inside of my cheek
  • smoking
  • cursing
  • picking at split ends
  • touching my face
  • procrastinating
  • overthinking
  • job interviews
  • first days
  • driving in busy places
  • meeting new people
  • not knowing what to say
  • making phone calls
  • being late
  • small talk
feb 7 2019 ∞
feb 7 2019 +
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  • double persephone (poetry); 1961
  • the circle game (poetry); 1964
  • expeditions (poetry); 1965
  • speeches for doctor frankenstein (poetry); 1966
  • the animals in that country (poetry); 1968
  • the edible woman; 1969
  • the journals of susanna moodie (poetry); 1970
  • procedures for underground (poetry); 1970
  • power politics (poetry); 1971
  • surfacing; 1972
  • you are happy (poetry); 1974
  • lady oracle; 1976
  • dancing girls (short fiction); 1977
  • two-headed poems (poetry); 1978
  • life before man; 1979
  • bodily harm; 1981
  • true stories (poetry); 1981
feb 15 2019 ∞
mar 16 2019 +
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  • snow white and the seven dwarfs; 1937
  • pinocchio; 1940
  • fantasia; 1940
  • dumbo; 1941
  • bambi; 1942
  • saludos amigos; 1943
  • the three caballeros; 1945
  • make mine music; 1946
  • the adventures of ichabod and mr. toad; 1949
  • cinderella; 1950
  • alice in wonderland; 1951
  • peter pan; 1953
  • lady and the tramp; 1955
  • sleeping beauty; 1959
  • one hundred and one dalmatians; 1961
  • the sword in the stone; 1963
  • mary poppins; 1964
  • the jungle book; 1967
  • the aristocats; 1970
  • robin hood; 1973
nov 9 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • after the rain
  • aldnoah.zero
  • amnesia
  • anohana
  • assassination classroom
  • attack on titan
  • attack on titan season 2
  • attack on titan season 3
  • avenger
  • ayashi no ceres
  • banana fish
  • beyond the boundary
  • black bullet
  • black butler
  • black butler 2
  • black butler: book of circus
  • blood+
  • blue exorcist
  • blue exorcist: kyoto saga
  • boruto
  • cardcaptor sakura
oct 30 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • boys over flowers
  • city hunter
  • coffee prince
  • descendents of the sun
  • dream high
  • goblin
  • heartstrings
  • heirs
  • i hear your voice
  • last cinderella
  • orange marmalade
  • personal taste
  • pinocchio
  • playful kiss
  • reply 1997
  • reply 1998
  • secret garden
  • strong woman do bong soon
  • the legend of the blue sea
  • the master's sun
  • to the beautiful you
oct 30 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • property of; 1977
  • the drowning season; 1979
  • angel landing; 1980
  • white horses; 1982
  • independence day; 1983 (film screenplay)
  • fortune's daughter; 1985
  • illumination night; 1987
  • at risk; 1988
  • seventh heaven; 1990
  • turtle moon; 1992
  • second nature; 1994
  • practical magic; 1995
  • here on earth; 1997
  • local girls; 1999
  • fireflies: a winter's tale; 1999 (children's book)
  • horsefly; 2000 (children's book)
  • the river king; 2000
  • aquamarine; 2001
  • blue diary; 2001
  • indigo; 2002
oct 28 2018 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
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  • hear the wind sing (風の歌を聴け); 1979
  • pinball, 1973 (1973年のピンボール); 1980
  • a wild sheep chase (羊をめぐる冒険); 1982
  • hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world (世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド); 1985
  • norwegian wood (ノルウェイの森); 1987
  • dance, dance, dance (ダンス・ダンス・ダンス); 1988
  • south of the border, west of the sun (国境の南、太陽の西); 1992
  • the elephant vanishes (象の消滅); 1993
  • the wind-up bird chronicles (ねじまき鳥クロニクル); 1994-95
  • haruki murakami goes to meet hayao kawai (村上春樹、河合隼雄に会いにいく...
oct 28 2018 ∞
nov 9 2018 +
  • when the rain is hitting your window and your roof, and your nestled in a chair inside with a cup of tea and a good book
  • when a cat curls up on your lap
  • fireflies lighting up your yard on a warm summer night
  • moss growing up the sides of buildings
  • driving down a road that is surrounded on both sides by trees, feeling like you're entering a fairy tale world
  • overgrown gardens
  • the feeling you get when you're surrounded by friends, smoking and talking around a bonfire
  • eating fresh fruit on a summer morning
  • a long bubble bath, with candles lighting the room, soft music playing, a good book to read
  • hugging the one you love, feeling engulfed in warmth and safety and love
  • nights that feel electric, all neon light...
may 30 2018 ∞
jun 27 2018 +