And that is how someone who is unusually susceptible to nightmares, night terrors, the Creeps, the Willies and the Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There talks himself into making one last trip to the abandoned, almost-certainly-haunted house where a dozen or more children met their untimely end.
— A fave quote from MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, Ransom Riggs (via clarakensie)
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When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.
— The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen (via effyeahyoungadultlit)
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I hate those endless descriptions of a heroine’s physical attributes … it really bothers me how in books it seems like the only two choices are perfection or self-hatred. As if readers will only like a character who’s ideal—or completely shattered.
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