Bookjunkie

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.” - Franz Kafka

I only set 1 book goal for 2017 reading challenge. I did it too last year. I realize reading for me is not about quantity anymore. I look at books as my new learning resources rather than just a soon to be forgotten stories

Reflexes

Our bodies have some pretty fast reflexes. A ball coming to your face. BAM! Your eyes shut tight with in milliseconds. You see something flying towards you and your hands are already halfway up to catch in by the time you actively recognize that something is coming at you. Our body has so many defense mechanisms in place for any and every possible danger that might happen to come your way. Even when feeling something on you like a mosquito. By the time that pinch you feel has full registered, the mosquito is most likely dead by your hands. We have awesome reflexes and I can guarantee that some aliens will find us twice as deadly than before.

Gift of Gifts

What if aliens only give gifts if they wronged the other person and don’t want to be killed or if they want to become someones mate. Humans can and will give gifts for any occasion. When an alien sees a human giving a gift to another one but the gift giver already has a mate, would word spread through the ship that someone is going to die soon so better prepare a funeral? Or would an alien see to people get in a fight and go ask the weaker looking one what gift their going to give and having a panic attack because they figure this human is suicidal by not getting a peace offering? I could imagine the humans learning this and deciding to have some fun with this for a long time.

Attached (Part 10)

Summary: Modern AU. Your first day at the New York Bulletin takes a catastrophic turn when you accidentally overlook a fellow employee’s private chat session. Inspired by the novel Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

Word Count: 1,045

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9

A/N: I know I’ve been saying this a lot in my author’s note, but thank you all so much for taking the time to read/comment on this story. You have no idea how grateful I am for your continuous love and support for this little creation of mine. Always sending my love and virtual hugs to every single one of you :)

Originally posted by imaginingbucky

J. Barnes has initiated a live chat session with S. Wilson.

J. Barnes: SHE’S BACK, SAM!!!!!!!

J. Barnes: MY ANGEL IS BACK!!!!!!

J. Barnes: SHE’S BACK!!!!!!

J. Barnes: Sam???

J. Barnes: Are you there???

S. Wilson has ended the live chat session.

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Forgiveness

We all know that humans can for grudges extremely fast, but what about the opposite? There are people that will forgive someone else the moment a bad thing happens.People like this would probably be the first ones sent to visit the aliens as they would forgive the aliens for whatever mistakes they cause and smooth over the relationships a little between the two races.

Caged (5)

Synopsis: What happens when Loki meets someone who actually calls him on his bullshit instead of running and hiding?
Word Count : 1017
A/N: Please send me some prank ideas for the next part, I don’t feel like I have nearly enough in it! Also hit me up with your thoughts and feels?

Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four

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Pets

I’ve seen post were we talk about having cat and dogs as pets but we haven’t talked about the ‘useless’ pets, like fish and turtles. Considering that we even eat them, would aliens believe that we are stockpiling food? And if so, would the aliens try to eat the fish and turtles because that what they think they are there for?

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Goodreads Summary:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


My Review:

5 / 5 Stars for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part One and Two by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

I genuinely enjoyed reading this book.  To be honest, I started reading this book without any expectations.  It was just pure excitement because I was finally able to meet them again, the coolest and the most infamous gang ever, the Harry Potter Team.

I got to see the beloved characters in a slightly different lens. The main cast of characters, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny and Draco, were older and I absolutely loved them all very much. Hermione’s and Draco’s relationship was extremely entertaining to read about. Their relationship was ranked second for me personally as a favorite. It was both fun and cute to say the least. Without a doubt, their scene always made me grin from ear to ear. The interactions between the two were pure joy to read about.

“Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger. And I’m Mildly enjoying it”. – Draco

Now that I’ve mentioned my second favorite relationship within the book, you guys must be curious as to which relationship was my favorite. Well,ofcourse it has to be Albus Severus Potter’s and Scorpius Malfoy’s friendship! They were like yin and yang. Their personalities were dissimilar and yet they had this synergy between them. It was quite stupendous to see the interact. Highly fascinating! Albus is a hot tempered, complicated, and reckless kind of boy meanwhile surprisingly a Malfoy, Scorpius is book smart, innocent, and kind hearted.

“You know what annoys me most id all? Dad will think we did it deliberately” – Albus

“Albus. Really? I mean, really really? We’re – trapped – lost – in time – probably permanently – and you’re worrying what your dad might think about it ? I will never understand the two of you.” – Scorpius

The plotline is well built. I enjoyed every second and minutes of their adventure. The only issue I had when I initially jumped into the book was the way it was written. The script format was somewhat hard and slightly strange for me to read in the beginning. Script format has this very significant flaw which is its lack of details. As we already know The amount of details and description afforded to the original series was off the charts. Those books dripped with excruciating details hence my disappointment with this somewhat for it not being the same.  Okay, it is safe to say that is my only complaint for this book. Other than that, I adored everything about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 330 pages are not enough, particularly when it was in script format!! I want more!

Until next time - IS

Quiet Humans

Humans are very noisy. We burp, fart, laugh and talk constantly. Even our heart beat can become loud enough to hear when we are startled. All this means that it’s not that hard for aliens to keep track of us. Now let’s get us some aliens who are living with a person who could easily pass as a ghost even to other humans because they are just that quiet. The aliens would just lose their human constantly and would most likely place a tracking chip on them just for ease of mind. Especially when said human realized how to turn that sneakiness into a weapon of mass chaos in the ship.