From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.

Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via bookporn)

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to lose your phone is a sucky thing indeed. To know an “approximate” location of where it is… Although helpful, is also a reminder that it completely depends on the other person to be good and give it back. However, he/she taking it in the first place is not a good start.

At least it is good to know that they were reminded, approximately 2 hours ago, that the phone was stolen and does not belong to them.

I know I shouldn’t get attached to shiny, material things but MY PHONE!

Who got the first two seasons of Fringe for her birthday?!? MEEEEEE :D I hope everyone had a good Halloween!

I hadn’t been on tumblr for so long… it’s like a mosquito bite you had forgotten about and then accidentally scratch.

Homestar Runner ended up feeling very like the purest possible expression of one corner of the Internet, the one that wanted to just like stuff, instead of always feeling at a remove from it. It codified the pureness of being a little kid and falling in love with your first TV show or movie or book, and it turned that into a series of web shorts that pointed the way forward not just for the legions of web series to follow but also a host of TV shows, from Adventure Time to Bob’s Burgers, from Community to Parks And Recreation.

How Homestar Runner changed web series for the better | TV | 100 Episodes | The A.V. Club (via thisistheverge)

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