The Book Ferret

The optimistic inspirations of aspiring author Meredith Anderson Coffman.

This is a book appreciation blog! Which basically means I post about books, especially book photography, quotes and fan art.

I have a penchant for postcards, scarves, and ampersands. I also post an absurd amount of photos of my ferret, Quigley.

Who I Follow


Girl Who Was Called ‘Ugly’ After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients Gets Major Support From Internet

A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg’s selfless act into a school nightmare.

After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization that supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, she started being bullied at school, her mom told WHIO News in Dayton.

For what happened with the bullies from Jetta’s school go here. 

To show support for Jetta, “like” her anti-bullying page on Facebook.

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my workouts include carrying my big cat shadow-bean around on my shoulder/arm.

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Books-cupcakes October Photo Challenge

Day 11: Obsessed with This Book

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October Book Photo Challenge Day 10: Love This Quote

"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun." -Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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Books and Cupcakes // October Book Photo Challenge

Day 16 - Haunting read

So I don’t really own that many “haunting” books but I realise I do own a lot of dystopian/alternative future books and I find a lot of them quite haunting.

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The Grisha Trilogy + minimalist (insp)


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Pixar quotes from the new Pixar t-shirts from TeePublic (by risarodil) (click on the pictures for links of the original art)

Thank you!!

The world belongs to those who read.
Rick Holland (via booksandnerds)

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Here’s a whole new way to learn your alphabet! Oliver Jeffers’ new picture book, ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET, is a collection of 26 short stories—one for each letter of the alphabet. “A” tells the story of an astronaut that’s afraid of heights. “O” chronicles of adventures of Owl and Octopus as they fight crime, solve problems, and save the day. Enjoy this sneak peek of Oliver’s art, then pick up your copy of ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET today!

This sounds wonderful and adorable and I need it.

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Don’t go overboard. Don’t plot every single scene out. Maybe jot down a few scenes you would like to write. Where does your story begin? Where might it end?

One of the beautiful parts of participating in the writing frenzy that is NaNoWriMo is that you don’t need a plan. You’ll be writing so quickly your story may carry you away in a direction you never saw coming. Thats great. That’s the point! Have a good place to start and let your story pull you in. Just be ready to run with it!


We think books are better than dessert.

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