Finally, try not to worry if all signs suggest that your introverted child is not the most popular kid at school. It’s critically important for his emotional and social development that he have one or two solid friendships, child development experts tell us, but being popular isn’t necessary. Many introverted kids grow up to have excellent social skills, although they tend to join groups in their own way‑ waiting a while before they plunge in, or participating only for short periods. That’s OK. Your child needs to acquire social skills and make friends, not turn into the more gregarious student in school. This doesn’t mean that popularity isn’t a lot of fun. You’ll probably wish it for him, just as you might wish that he have good looks, a quick wit, or athletic talent. But make sure you’re not imposing your own longings, and remember that there are many paths to a satisfying life.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The other thing Aron found about sensitive people is that sometimes they’re highly empathic. It’s as if they have thinner boundaries separating them from other people’s emotions and from the tragedies and cruelties of the world. They tend to have unusually strong consciences. They avoid violent movies and TV shows; they’re acutely aware of the consequences of a lapse in their own behavior. In social settings they often focus on subjects like personal problems, which other consider “too heavy.”
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


superbooked:

TREESOFREVERIE READATHON || FOURTH READ





Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (07.21.2007)


U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness

bookporn:

This reminds me of quincywalters' documentary Quiet Please

Don’t miss it and please support libraries.



aseaofquotes:

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch



aseaofquotes:

Toni Morrison, Beloved



thefictionologist:

Penguin beauties. <3




I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (via aestheticintrovert)


The Magic Begins

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The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising… and it’s magic and wonderful and strange.
Neil Gaiman (via bibliophylum)

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (via observando)


aseaofquotes:

Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


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