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Hey Guys, I'm a 25 year old book nerd that spends way too much time on the internet. I knit and read a whole lot of books and I have a puppy that I love way too much, but I promise not to spam too much puppy pics.

Arnna's Currently Reading List

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Les Misérables
The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
The Princess Bride

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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
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Bloomsbury Children’s Books are to reinvent the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork, and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. The titles will also contain highlights from Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter. All seven titles will be published on 1st September 2014.

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Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Scandal in Bohemia”

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Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.

10. Do not ramble.

11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.

12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.

13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.

14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.

15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.

16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

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80% of my #TBR list. Yeah, I have a problem :P #books #bookstagram #bookstack #bookshelves #bookcases

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My favourite part in Order of the Phoenix is when Harry and Sirius are playing hide and seek in the Ministry and Sirius is being silly behind the veil then he jumps out at Harry like “Haha found you!” and then they laugh and high five and go out for ice cream at Fortescue’s.


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My friend wanted to paint her baby room into the Shire, so after about 3 months of tedious grass painting, we ended up with this :) Every inch of the walls is painted along with the ceiling! Needless to say, I am now very jealous of her kid…

To see more pictures and Behind the scenes of us painting, check out my website

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The front of the Neverwhere bench, with added author.

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