The Houses as Bookworms
  • Gryffindor: absolutely adores books but still wishes they read more, takes really aesthetic book photos, doesn’t waste their time on a book they know they won’t like, pretty critical about book to movie adaptations, considers other people’s reviews before picking up a book, reads their books in class even when they probably shouldn’t, loves borrowing books from others
  • Hufflepuff: will plow through book after book and then not read for an entire month, attempts to organize books alphabetically or by colour but in the end just tries to squeeze them in anywhere, probably re-reads more old books than they read new books, only presents they want are books, may not finish books super quickly but loves them nonetheless
  • Ravenclaw: reads books at an alarming rate, can and will read on any form of transportation, wears glasses, instead of listening to music they’re actually listening to audio books, starts reading a good book but then gets distracted by another and completely forgets about the old one, usually critical of the protagonist.
  • Slytherin: attempts to read over 20 books at the same time, ships everything, loves it when they’re friends read a book that they recommend,they have to finish the whole series no matter what, gets defensive when someone doesn’t recognize them as a reader, wants to read all the books their friends have read so they can contribute their own opinions to discussions
We forget books the same way we forget people. We never remember all the books we’ve read, or all the people we’ve met. Only the ones that made an impact remain.
—  May you remember the ones you loved
  • Baz: Wait...so you like me back?
  • Simon: There's no denying that I have feelings for you that can't be explained in any other way.
  • Baz: *blushes*
  • Simon: I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite, but that seems even more far-fetched.
  • Baz: ....

Shout out to the readers whose parents and/or family don’t support their reading habits. For every time you were told you are wasting your time filling your head with nonsense and you should be doing something more productive. For all those times they told you they’re not wasting any more money on books for you and for every time they told you to stop wasting your own money on books. For every time they called you weird and blamed books for giving you “ideas”. For all those whose parents wanted proof that you were reading a book for class and not for pleasure. For every time they took away your book and forced you to go do something else and for the times they threatened to throw away or burn your books. To all those whose parents strictly controlled what you read. Your interest in reading is valid. Be a rebel. Read.

Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.
—  Lord of Shadows
Things William Shakespeare Wrote In His Plays That More People Should Know About
  • The King adopting a child in Cymbeline and, because he was cut out of her body after his mother died, calling him Posthumus
  • The dream sequence in Cymbeline in which the ghosts of Posthumus’ father, mother and two brothers who were never born (!) appear and lament his fate until Jupiter shows up to scream at them and make a prophesy that all will be well
  • The End of Henry VIII when Cranmer prophecies Elizabeth is going to have a long and prosperous reign and Henry VIII goes “I sure have a great daughter” at her baptism
  • The King in The Winter’s Tale deciding his wife and his childhood friend have an affair and his children are not even his because he watches them shaking hands
  • A character holding a beautiful monologue in Titus Andronicus while his niece is standing in front of him with her tongue and hands cut off, still bleeding
  • Exit, pursued by a bear. How I love this scene in The Winter’s Tale. A lord has to leave a child to die in the wilderness because the King ordered him to, is monologing away when he hears a noise. He then proceeds to scream  “This is the chase: I am gone for ever.” and: exit, pursued by a bear. A shepherd and a clown find the kid and we get the following dialogue:
    Shepherd: Look a kid i’ll raise it as my own.
    Clown: Cool. Hey, there’s a man getting devoured by a bear.
    Shepherd: Oh. 
    Clown: i’m gonna check out if he’s done so we can burry what’s left of the guy. 
    Shepherd: Check for some ID while you’re at it.