Laura’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Laura.

http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.co.uk/

Damnation Marked
Laura is currently reading
by S.M. Reine (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
read in June, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Time in Betwe...
Laura is currently reading
by Nancy Tucker (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Take Back the Skies
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 5 books that Laura is reading…

Laura's Recent Updates

Laura marked as wishlist
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
by E.K. Johnston (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book sounds AMAZING!!
Laura marked as wishlist
The Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura made a comment in the group New Adult Book Club2015 August Challenge topic
" This months challenge is designed to be both fun AND helpful. Something that I see book lovers - particularly NA book lovers! - say a lot is about how ...more "
Laura made a comment in the group New Adult Book Club#108/15 ~ Beautiful Lies by Sharlay topic
" Just a reminder that your reviews are now due so if you have not already, please share it on goodreads and post a link here "
" Just a reminder that your reviews are now due so if you have not already, please share it on goodreads and post a link here "
" Just a reminder that your reviews are now due so if you have not already, please share it on goodreads and post a link here "
" Oh no! You are right Cora that is never nice :( What wasn't working about the book for you? "
Laura marked as to-read-then-review
Awakening by Rebel Miller
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura marked as wishlist
The Dark Light by Julia Bell
The Dark Light
by Julia Bell (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura marked as wishlist
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
Unteachable
by Leah Raeder (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Laura's books…
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

John Green
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

John Green
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

John Green
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

85934 New Adult Book Club — 8120 members — last activity 38 minutes ago
This group is for everyone to share their love of New Adult fiction - the rapidly growing catagory for books that have the same coming of age feel as ...more
56898 Shut Up & Read — 8124 members — last activity 2 hours, 12 min ago
A safe place for all types of readers. ...more
3551 Young Adult Book Club — 8046 members — last activity 1 hour, 14 min ago
Welcome to the Young Adult Book Club! Welcome everyone who is interested in YA books! Each month we read a book and discuss it with the group! We also ...more
50920 Beta Reader Group — 5595 members — last activity 2 hours, 23 min ago
A place to connect writers with Beta readers. Sometimes writers get so involved in the plot they can't see the wood for the trees. Hang on a sec'--tha ...more
93682 04.08.14: Molly McAdams Capturing Peace On Sale Chat! — 770 members — last activity Apr 08, 2014 06:04PM
Join us for a special discussion with bestselling author Molly McAdams, this time with a whole new series to debut! She will be discussing her new ebo ...more
More of Laura’s groups…
S.J. Ki...
152 books | 411 friends

Beth
799 books | 4,501 friends

Dani
1,607 books | 1,030 friends

Kristi ...
295 books | 1,441 friends

Katie
5,455 books | 2,118 friends

Jenny -...
2,124 books | 2,355 friends

Chapter...
1,624 books | 1,272 friends

Dianne
4,870 books | 1,935 friends

More friends…
Swirl by M.L. Spann
New Adult 2015 Releases
176 books — 435 voters
Swirl by M.L. Spann
Best YA/New Adult Contemporary Romance
845 books — 2,819 voters

More…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
5 (0.0%)

correct:
3 (60.0%)

skipped:
12 (70.6%)

1114110 out of 3479131

streak:
0

best streak:
2

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by this member