& you can see daisies in her footsteps

Mainer, DMBer, book nerd, lover of old movies, Audrey Hepburn fan, Harry Potter junky, strong case of wanderlust, Beatles enthusiast, crazy dog mom, chef & foodie with a deep love of words. That about sums it up.

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Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Today we celebrate the 148th birthday of the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who is mainly known for writing The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here at the University of Iowa, we are fortunate enough to have a copy of one of the first printings of this charming tale, which according to our acquisition papers, was previously owned by Potter’s niece!

This particular book was printed in a grouping of 250, and is widely believed to have been done so in 1901. However, the acquisition papers accompanying this copy state that the author’s records say it was privately printed in 1900, and later issued in 1901. This copy is also interesting as it contains the later omitted pages showing how Peter Rabbit’s father met his demise by way of pie. 

Want to see the fully digitized version of this book? Click here!

Want to learn more about this and other Beatrix Potter books at Iowa? Click here

-Beatrix Potter aficionado, Lindsay M.

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“What’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man.”

- J.K. Rowling

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narputo:

geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever

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timeywimeyslytherin:

no but imagine

Harry Potter as a tv show

sort of like Game of Thrones

where each season is a book

and each episode is a chapter

everything could be fleshed out

we would have everyone’s back story

and we would have HUNDREDS of hours of Harry Potter material

No but i want this so bad its not a joke

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ebookfriendly:

Reading a book for a 5th time…

ebookfriendly:

Reading a book for a 5th time…

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mtv:

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like or reblog this post to vote harry potter for best fandom forever!
scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

mtv:

nominee 3 of 6

like or reblog this post to vote harry potter for best fandom forever!

scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

drain-seeker:

Fake Geek Girls (x)

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