I can’t agree to anything on Locke’s behalf, but I want us to hear your proposal. Tell us what the job is.”
“It’s political,” said Patience.
“Mmmmph mmph,” said Locke, struggling in vain against Jean’s arm. “Mmmph fckhnnng fmmmph!”
“He wants to hear more,” said Jean. “He says he’s very excited to hear the whole thing.
-Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

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# scott lynch


Starling Birdsong by Mimi-Evelyn

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# robin hobb


Here is the next tea in the Prophet & Assassin at Adagio! 
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Amber: Warm and soothing, this blend is a pleasant mix of pu erh and oolong teas. Earthy pu erh mingles with the light fruity tang of oolong, accented with rich almond for a touch of warmth, like smooth, polished wood. Notes of vanilla adds a gentle sweetness,while a light hint of cinnamon adds a bit of exotic mystery.

My tasting notes: This is a nice, earthy blend. The pu erh comes through as the primary flavor, with the almond and vanilla balancing out the pu erh taste with a bit of sweetness. The almond really comes through in the aroma, especially in the bag, but the taste is not as prominent when brewed. The cinnamon varies depending on how many cinnamon pieces you get in the batch. The dried apple pieces are mostly for appearance and a really faint hint of apple in the aroma - there really isn’t any noticeable apple in the flavor.

posted 4 months ago with 5 notes
# robin hobb


A book about Auri? So excited for this!

Vi said she liked it.

I told her I liked it too, but that didn’t change the fact that people expect certain things from a story. If people read this story looking for those things, they wouldn’t get them, they’d be dissatisfied. Disappointed.

And Vi said something I hope she’ll forgive me for paraphrasing here without asking her first. She said, “Fuck those people. Those people get all the other stories in the world. Everyone writes stories for them. This story is for people like me. We deserve stories too.”

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# kingkiller chronicle


April Book Photo Challenge
Day 15: Quote

"Refuse your anxiety. When you borrow trouble against what might be, you neglect the moment you have now to enjoy. The man that worries about what will next be happening to him loses this moment in dread of the next, and poisons the next with pre-judgement."

Berandol, Ship of Magic, The Liveship Traders - Robin Hobb

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# robin hobb
Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.
-Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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# italo calvino


Hey guys, basically I went kinda nuts last month and bought myself an extra item from the B.CALM store. Now I’ve got a NO LOVE LONGSLEEVE SHIRT (size: M) + 1 SET OF 3 PINS (© frnkiero / b.calm press) to give away!


  • doesn’t have to be following me,
  • must be a fan (mcr/ds/frnkiero),
  • MUST NOT have an identical item,
  • likes count, reblog as many times as you wish,
  • no giveaway blogs, pls,
  • will ship internationally.


The winner will be chosen via random number generator.

Ask box must be open  so I can let the winner know. If no reply is given within 24 hours of message sent, a new winner will be chosen.

If you have any questions, leave me a message! :)

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# giveaway

As if men had a monopoly on murder.

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posted 5 months ago with 1,059 notes
# elementary # she smy fave # my queen


                                                              —-D O R N E—-

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# agot


HarperCollins Announces J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

In a world rights deal, the Tolkien Estate has signed with HarperCollins to publish for the first time Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien. This new book has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who comments:

‘The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. []

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published by HarperCollins on 22nd May 2014 and in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It currently can be preordered on Amazon.

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