writing-in-the-rain07  asked:

Can you recommend any tear jerker books? Kind of romance/YA that just really gets you in your feelings. Ive read a lot of john greens books and nicholas sparks newest book two by two, and i read me before you. Thanks!

  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult 
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares 
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • books by Colleen Hoover

Originally posted by fraddit

Recent Reading: The Stone Sky

I finished reading N. K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky last night and I’m still in the kind of book-hangover where I’m processing the whole reading experience.

It’s just so good; all the mysteries and worldbuilding of the first two books pulled into a rich, compelling, satisfying conclusion that is more hopeful than I would have expected. And it’s so meticulously structured, and manages to include worldbuilding within worldbuilding, so as a demonstration of writing skill, I have to stand back and applaud.

I’m going to need to reread the whole series at some point, because I’m sure there are details I’ve missed and parts of the first two books that will look quite different now that I know the buried secrets of the story.

You really need to start with The Fifth Season, and if you haven’t read it yet, maybe because you’ve been waiting for the whole series to come out or something… go, get it now, I know the books may look bleak, and they sometimes are, but they’re also so worth it!


NO price book, 1982.  (part three)       Back in the sixties, Stan Lee would occasionally award readers what he called a “no price” for making a contribution to Marvel or for finding an error in an issue. In 1982 Marvel published the “No Price” book, a collection of goofs that readers brought to Stan attention over the years. 

Part one

Part two

To that anon about Harry's single promo

If you love being a fan and supporting Harry but feel bored right now then take this time and read a book or two and finish them.
Harry could be taking this time to rest before tour, or to rehearse for the tour. He could be going through something right now (a loved one’s death or sickness, knock on wood that it’s never the case again). He could be sick right now. Would Harry’s team be a better team if they forced him to promote 2ghosts despite if any of those things were the case? Harry doesn’t owe you or me anything. If he doesn’t want to, he doesn’t even have to promote 2ghosts. This is his career, his life. He can quit music and became a full-time actor, or a lawyer, doctor, or even go back to working in a bakery, and I would travel to England and go to that bakery to buy a cupcake from him. Two Ghosts is not terrible. It’s a great song. It’s my favorite song at the moment. I listen to it every single because I want to and because I love it. Harry could be seating and staring at a wall right and that would be fine, it’s his life. Everyone has one. He should be able to have one too. Stop comparing his 2nd single song choice with everybody else’s. He will be successful in whatever he does in life without it having to be measured in numbers and money. I’m grateful for when Harry takes these kinds of breaks. A great team is a team that allows you to rest and treat you like a human being. I hope that Harry has the BEST team. Harry has a life, family, friends, then a career, remember that.

thank you for your submission @harrold-s!

look, I’m not in a depressive state, I just

  • keep forgetting to eat more than one meal a day
  • have been re-watching Parks & Rec lying in bed on my shattered phone even though my laptop is ten feet away and functional
  • haven’t showered in a week and a half because it seems “too complicated” so I just keep occasionally washing my hair under the tap
  • tried and failed to read the same chapter of a book for two days
  • have had a bread recipe that has five ingredients up in a tab for a week but never get around to making it even on days off
  • started crying when “Cut to the Feeling” came up on shuffle because CRJ feels like a taste of an uncomplicated euphoria I will never actually feel again 
  • cried after at least half of the few social interactions I’ve had in the last month because I was embarrassed about how badly it felt they went on my end
  • am lonely enough to miss exhausting argument dinners with difficult friend but have no comprehension of how or ability to initiate anything with any human ever for fear of rejection or burning out after three seconds of interaction 
  • can’t think of any hobbies or interests that qualify as hobbies or interests because they all seem empty

but like, that’s normal and i’m completely normal and this is all fine right


NO price book, 1982.  (part one)       Back in the sixties, Stan Lee would occasionally award readers what he called a “no price” for making a contribution to Marvel or for finding an error in an issue. In 1982 Marvel published the “No Price” book, a collection of goofs that readers brought to Stan attention over the years.

Part 2

Part 3

anonymous asked:

In the books how is the relationship between Demelza and Elizabeth? I was wondering if it is slightly different compared to the tv show. Like for example has Demelza hated her since the very beginning or was it kind of similar to what we saw in season 1?

Sorry to take so appallingly long to get to this, anon.

It’s a different dynamic in the book, between the two of them. It’s not that Demelza hates Elizabeth exactly - Demelza is not particularly good at hating anyone! She occasionally thinks that she hates someone, and occasionally she does hate (both Elizabeth and Ross), but generally, hate isn’t a part of her make-up.

But Demelza is aware of Elizabeth’s position as her rival, right from the very beginning of her relationship with Ross. I think there’s always an undercurrent to their friendship, an awareness on Demelza’s part that Elizabeth’s pleasantness to her is because of Ross, to please Ross, to make Ross remember how charming and polite and gracious Elizabeth is. And Demelza is envious, too - of Elizabeth’s beauty, and of her attraction for Ross. She is pleased and relieved, for example, after that first Christmas at Trenwith, that Ross has spent time in close proximity to Trenwith and yet still wants Demelza, afterwards. And even in the beginnings of labour, with Julia, Demelza needs Ross to say that he loves her and that he doesn’t love Elizabeth. Elizabeth makes Demelza feel insecure, because Demelza is intensely aware, always, that Ross loved Elizabeth first, that Elizabeth will never let Ross forget that, and that she herself is of a different quality to Elizabeth.

I would say they have a relationship that’s built on a mutual understanding that Elizabeth, though married, won’t give Ross up. It’s cordial as far as it goes, and is warmer or cooler depending on the strength of Elizabeth’s pursuit of Ross and also the strength of Demelza’s insecurities. But never more than cordial. They are never friends.

anonymous asked:

I read this book, "Two Girls Staring At The Ceiling" by Lucy Frank. It captures life with chronic illness beautifully in poetry format. It's about a girl hospitalized for Crohn's Disease, forced to deal with her illness. She learns the realities of Crohn's through her not-so-friendly (but experienced) roommate. Can you post this so that others can learn about this book?

fantastic, thank you! i’ll be sure to look it up on Goodreads shortly.

anonymous asked:

I don't watch GoT but I would assume that if the rumor of a two year wait is true it's so Martin can finish the next book or two so the show can follow those but idk

Yeahhh the show stopped following the books and they say that they won’t follow the show at all. But I can’t complain about GRRM not finishing his books… *looks at all of my unfinished series* Sigggghhhh


NO price book, 1982.  (part two)       Back in the sixties, Stan Lee would occasionally award readers what he called a “no price” for making a contribution to Marvel or for finding an error in an issue. In 1982 Marvel published the “No Price” book, a collection of goofs that readers brought to Stan attention over the years.

Part one

Part Three

Micro-review: Round #1

I was tagged by @priscillajeanohare - thank you for tagging me in this, despite me taking a thousand years to get to it between moving and road trips :)

Rules: explained on the micro-reviews blog here.

1. Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet:

Star Born (1957) by Andre Norton, aka Andre Alice Norton

2. How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?

I think I first heard of Andre Norton when I watched The Jane Austen Book Club, and two of the main characters go on a date to a bookstore (ideal date tbh). I then went through some of her books until this one caught my eye, but it’s been quite a while since I watched the movie and bought this book so I could have mixed this up somehow. I own it now!

3. Quote the first sentence(s):

“The travelers had sighted the cove from the sea—a narrow bite into the land, the first break in the cliff wall which protected the interior of this continent from the pounding of the ocean. And, although it was still but midafternoon, Dalgard pointed the outrigger into the promised shelter, the dip of his steering paddle swinging in harmony with that wielded by Sssuri in the bow of their narrow, wave-riding craft.“

4. Realistically, will you ever read it?

It’s on my Kindle so it’s probably destined to be read on a long plane flight someday :)

Tagging @leralynne, @bethanyactually, @jynersoandor, @ellieptical, @desertions, @anghraine, @irhinoceri, @venusmelody, @mellamymake, @jynandor if you want to :)

I am not an anti, but here's what i need to say.

Warning Up Ahead: This is an OPINION. Yeah, they exist. I’m not forcing you to join in on it. Okay moving on.

My opinion on Shaladins is…nothing.
They’re people just like us. Wow! Shocker! I know. They’re shippers, fans, anti social people who stay in their room 24/7 just like us.

Really, it’s like the book “The Outsiders” The two groups fought because they both disagreed about something so miniscule that they couldn’t see they had more in common than different.

Please, stop the fighting. We’re here for one reason and that’s been the same since June 10th of 2016. To geek out about a show together. Together we aren’t devided into groups like Klance Shippers, Shaladins, Antis and Multishippers. We’re all just fans.

Can’t we be that way we were before?