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20 Unique Book asks

Bored so I’ve decided to make one :)
Share it around if u wanna try it :)

1. What book did you love when you were younger, but now are not very into?

2. What character do you hate that is overall a popular character?

3. What book would you be glad to never hear of again?

4. Which book has the protagonist you relate most to?

5. Have you ever liked a book but not liked the author?

6. What fictional world would you most like to live in?

7. Are you ever embarrassed when asked about your taste in books?

8. Do you get excited when a book you read is turning into a movie/ tv franchise? Or do you cringe.

9. Have you ever judged someone on their book taste?

10. How do you organise your book shelf?

11. Are you a sucker for book merchandises?

12. If you could ask your favourite author 2 questions what would they be?

13. In three words, how would you describe your taste in books?

14. Have you made genuine friendships through the books you’ve read?

15. Do you prefer reading outside or in the solitude of your room?

16. If you had the chance to spend the night with your favourite book character, what would you guys do? (And who would it be with)

17. What character do you think would be cool genderswapped?

18. What’s the book you’ve reread the most in your life?

19. How far would you travel to see your favourite author?

20. If your top 3 book characters (from different series) met for the day, who would you think would get along the best with each other?

anonymous asked:

any eXCITING ideas to put into a summer bucket list? (im like super boring so i thought i could ask the queen hehe)

i have two guesses who you are kind anon 

hell yes i do let’s go! idk if you’d call these “exciting” but those are the things that have been on my own summer bucket lists before. if anyone wants to add anything, please do! 

OUTSIDE AND TRAVEL

  • keep a travel journal!
  • send postcards to your friends (and maybe teachers you like, they’ll love it!)
  • try a new item of food!
  • explore some place you’ve never been to (doesn’t have to be far. maybe take a walk in a park you’ve never been to, or visit a museum!)
  • eat ice-cream and maybe try a new flavour (or make ice-cream yourself!)
  • try a new sport! for summer, try paddling/surfing/diving or if you’re not into water: tennis/golf/archery/outdoor yoga
  • watch the sunset 
  • have a BBQ
  • go to the beach (if you can) or to a lake
  • go to a concert
  • breathe in different kind of airs (sounds stupid, but i think it’s kinda cool. salty air at the seaside, fresh air after it rained, breezy air in the mountains, the smell of flowers on the fields…)
  • visit a place where one of your favourite books takes place (or where the author is from)
  • talk to someone in your target language
  • plant something in your garden! flowers, herbs, vegetables or a little tree
  • instead of taking a photo, draw or paint a scenery/landscape that you see
  • try a new restaurant or coffee shop
  • wear your favourite dress/shirt/pair of shorts/jeans
  • cycle somewhere!

INSIDE AND RAINY DAYS

  • learn how to cook some new meals!!
  • bake some cute cookies
  • rewatch your favourite series - but maybe in another language to add a little challenge?
  • write a story/poem/oneshot (doesn’t have to win the nobel prize, but it’s relaxing and entertaining)
  • take a walk in the rain! 
  • declutter your room while listening to some cool music 
  • learn a new piece on your instrument
  • movie marathon! 
  • learn the basics of a new language (if irl ones are too boring, try elvish or klingon)
  • build a fort
  • make flower-crowns or anything else you like
  • braid your hair (if that’s possible) or learn how to braid it in different styles
  • get to work on your tbr pile
  • if you don’t have one, here’s a list of great books by @areistotle
  • make milkshakes or fruit salad
  • redecorate your room
  • fix/redo your tumblr theme
  • backup your phone and computer 
  • tidy up your bookshelves or any other collections you have
  • watch some new youtubers (or just some of your favs)
  • learn some random shit
  • message a friend you haven’t talked to in a while! 
  • have a nice bath with bubbles or rosepetals or whatever you like!

I hope this is what you had in mind - have a great summer! :) 

Neil Gaiman on his favourite American Gods Scenes...

There are moments in American Gods that are almost word-for-word your book, and then there’s something like Episode 4, which takes off on its own. You’ve touched on this a little, but how do you compare watching a scene that is lifted directly from your work, versus watching something that is wholly different?

For me, as the author—and I’m probably the only person who can have this particular conversation about this particular thing—it can go both ways. My favorite episode is Episode 4, and there is scarcely a line of my dialogue in there. My favorite scene apart from that is in Episode 5, when we get Gillian Anderson as David Bowie, chewing out the Technical Boy. It’s straight out of Bryan’s head. Those are, so far, my favorite moments, because I got to be surprised and delighted. 

-Neil Gaiman interviewed by Vanity Fair

Bookworm

Request from anon: Hey!! Could you possibly write an imagine where she is a little wary of Draco judging her whenever he walks past as she really likes him. But she is like Hermione where she has her head in books quite a lot and so quickly hides it when he walks past but he notices it and with a smirk comes and sits next to her and eventually tells her he likes her in some way with a wink?? Thankyou I think you’ll crush it

Thank you for requesting anon, I’ll be turning requests off after hitting post on this. I’m sorry if any of you have any ideas - I have a month until I take my exams and I really need to be revising. I’m honestly so sorry but I’ll obviously upload from time to time with the requests that have already been submitted and after my exams are finished it’ll get back to normal. So, I updated my masterlist in case any of you wanted to see all of my posts. 

In the meantime, enjoy ;)

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Dating Mark

I Taeil* I Hansol* I Johnny I Taeyong I Yuta I Kun* I Doyoung* I Ten I Jaehyun I Winwin* I Mark I

*coming soon

A/N: I was asked a while ago after my Dating Taeyong to do Mark next, so here it is. I’m so sorry I can’t remember who asked me to do mark next but I hope you see this and sorry for the long ass ride wait~


  • oKaY LeTs dO tHiS
  • I see him being the “quiet” kid in school
  • Like obvs he has his group of friends
  • And when he’s around them he’s energetic and outgoing
  • But the second he steps into a class that none of his best friends are in, he gets all coy etc
  • Almost like they’re his source of energy(?) ygm
  • But anyway
  • He’s a Junior  
  • He’s a lil above average in most subjects
  • But literature  
  • J E S U S  
  • He is so good at it
  • And it’s his favourite subject  
  • Win-win situation lmao winwin
  • Also music
  • He’s really good at music  
  • Okay so moving on
  • He’d be in the library on a Friday after school, and he’s in the Sci-fi section trying to find a book he hasn’t read yet
  • Which is almost impossible
  • Bc He’s read basically all of them
  • He gives up and goes to look somewhere else
  • But he sees a book on the librarian’s desk
  • F I N A L L Y  
  • Something he hasn’t read
  • He picks it up and starts to flick through it, skimming over the pages and turning it to read the blurb
  • You come out of the restroom in the library and see a really cute guy looking over the book you just had the librarian check out for you
  • You were tentative to go over and tell him you just checked it out but you told yourself to get a grip and tell the r e a l l y  c u t e  guy the book was yours
  • “Oh, hi-Er I just checked that book out.” You’d say really shyly
  • He looked disappointed at first and you caught onto this, but he kindly smiled at you, a small dusting of pink on his cheeks
  • “Sorry, I didn’t realise. It looks good.”  
  • You nod with enthusiasm as you try not to freak out about the book. It was a new one by your favourite Sci-Fi author
  • You had to keep it cool bc you didn’t want the cute guy to think you were weird for freaking out too much
  • “Let me know when you’re done with it. I love that author.” He shot you a coy smile before making his way out of the library  
  • You felt your face heat up slightly once he had left
  • You two had another encounter the following Friday
  • You were returning the book and saw the cute guy from the previous week, wandering through the stacks yes you finally admitted he was cute
  • You walk over to him, tapping him on his shoulder
  • He turns and sees you smiling up at him, again you notice a small dusting of pink on his cheeks
  • “Here, I finished it. It’s so good.” You once again were trying to hold back from gushing about the book and the author
  • But you needn’t worry
  • Bc Mark did it for you
  • “Yes! Man, I’ve been waiting to read this for a while and when I saw it last week I tried not to freak out too much.”  
  • You stood there gaping at him
  • He realised how he probably just freaked the unkown pretty girl out a bit
  • “What’s your name?”
  • Your question taking him by surprise  
  • “Mark-”
  • “Well Mark…”  
  • You couldn’t hold back any longer
  • You joined in with him
  • And oh my god he was so happy  
  • After sitting down at one of the tables in the corner or the library for about 3 hours you were both kicked out bc it was closing time
  • It was getting dark quickly so he offered to walk you home  
  • Which you gladly accepted  
  • Once you reached your house you bid him farewell  
  • And as you were walking in he called for you
  • “Lets do something tomorrow.”
  • He was shocked with his own spurge of confidence
  • “I’d love to.”
  • Fast forward a month  
  • After your first outing, you guys had to the public library followed by some hot chocolate at the local coffee shop, you two started dating.
  • It was the cutest things his friends had ever seen
  • Their lil mark had his first girlfriend
  • You didn’t realise most of his friends were upperclassmen tho
  • And they liked to poke fun at the two of you
  • “Aw have you guys kissed yet?”  
  • “Shut up Johnny.”
  • “You can tell us you know~~”
  • “I swear to god Donghyuk.”  
  • Donghyuk was a sophomore but still poked fun at Mark
  • You personally, found it hilarious
  • He’d always go to your house
  • Whether it was to watch movies
  • Cuddle
  • Or even just read together this was your favourite
  • You’d be sitting on the sofa while he lay down, resting his head in your lap and you both read different books
  • Eventually, he was confident enough to show you his rapping
  • You knew he rapped but he was too shy to show you so you were really excited when he said he’d show you something he wrote recently  
  • Once he started, you were hypnotised by the flow of his voice as he let the words trail out of his mouth effortlessly  
  • When he finished his cheeks would become red and he’d look down shyly
  • “I wrote it for you…”
  • You saw how coy he was being and it made you heart melt, you called his name and the second he looked up you planted a sweet, short kiss on his soft lips
  • “I love it.” You’d smiled at him as he pulled you into him, wrapping his arms around you as you buried your face into the crook of his neck.  
Work Trip

Pairing: Negan x reader

Warnings: inappropriate language and relationship between boss and employee, mentions of exhibitionism because…um this is me we’re talking about, outdoor sex.

Words: 1570

Author’s Note: Requested by @prettyepiic  Who basically wrote the summary for me:

Ok. I want Negan to be some big wig bossman and I’m his little naive secretary. I think he’s smashing good looking but I never realize it until he hits on me. Somehow we fuck and it’s nasty naughty goooood.

The first piece of Negan writing I’ve done that doesn’t feature a threesome. If that’s your thing, check it out here.


You were organizing your desk. You were still fairly new at your job and eager to impress, especially Negan, you boss. You heard elevator to the top floor chimed signalling that Negan would soon be making his appearance. You smiled hearing his gravely voice. “Y/N, how are you sweet cheeks?”

“I’m fine Negan. The reports are on your desk and you have a meeting at 11 to discuss the new Atherton Solutions project” Negan gave you a smile that made your heart race. You didn’t think you would ever get used to Negan and his dashing good looks.

Negan scrolled through his phone, looking at emails. “What are you doing this weekend?”

You shrugged, you didn’t have any plans. You were just planning on watching some television while snuggled under the covers. “Nothing”

Negan raised his eyebrow. “How does a gorgeous girl like you have nothing to do? No dates?”

You blushed and shook your head. You didn’t want Negan to know how unlucky in love you were. “Those men don’t know what they’re missing.”

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Sign up to your local lesbian library today!

Who: We, the mods at butches and femmes, are hosting our third match making event in celebration of reaching 1000 followers, in which we aim to match up all our bookworm lesbians based on their literary tastes! We hope to build upon our past experiences in hosting these events to make this a fantastic experience for everyone

How: First, read the Terms and Conditions which can be viewed below and found on our about page. Then simply fill out the lesbian library card application below and copy it into our submission box. Please include as much detail as you can! We will match lesbians based on similarities in literary tastes and writer/reader aesthetics AND we will post a list of reading groups, again based on literary tastes and aesthetics so you can all hang out and fangirl over your particular interests together. Once we have posted the groups it’s up to you to get in contact with one another, although we will happily provide help, advice, prompts and other useful resources for you should you need them.

Where: the event will happen right here on this blog! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or queries about the event and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Make sure to check back here for updates and announcements (we will be tagging any updates or information about the event with #lesbian library)

When: we will be accepting applications until 10:00pm April 21th 2017 GMT so make sure to send your form in before then. Pairs will be individually messaged the results and the reading group posts will go up on April 27th 2017 7:00pm (ish) GMT

Why: our intention is quite simply to help bookworm lesbians meet other bookworm lesbians (most of us being quite introverted) and hopefully find love and/or friendship. We do all the work for you!

Notes: The cover art used was created by mod w and the drawing is hers, although the photos used are public domain! Please, for the love of Patricia Highsmith, read our terms and conditions before submitting, thank you. Reblogs are appreciated.

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Inspirations, role models & more

I’ve received several questions concerning the above and so I thought I’d simply make an own post about it.
I love reading and just like my favourite author, Tess Gerritsen, has once told me: the best way to improve your own writing is to read a lot and try to understand how other writers do it.
And there is actually no one I admire as much as I admire Tess. I love everything about her work, the way she plays with words, creates tension from the first sentences to the end of her books to the very last and especially all the research she does for her stories to write as detailed as possible.
Another writer that has definitely helped me with my work is Chris Carter (Hunter & Garcia series). He has the ability to write dialogues in a way that make them appear very alive and reading his books actually feels like watching a movie because he can describe situations perfectly, without boring the reader with unnecessary details.
Moreover I really love the classics, like Goethe, who managed to find exceptionally good metaphors and images, or Schiller who never fails to amaze me.
And if you want to learn to write realistic, you should read some of Theodore Fontane’s books because he was one of the first to write integrally.
Concerning puns and plays on words, I also get inspired by Shakespeare (honestly, I was snorting SO LOUD whenever I e.g. read of Mercutio).
There is a reason why those writers are still considered amongst the best and as a young writer, you can definitely learn from them.
(If you are willing to really put effort in something but end up if a totally new idea of writing in general, try Kafka haha).

When it comes to writing poetry/poems, it may come as a surprise who inspires me the most; the queen herself, Lana del Rey.
I actually believe that she is one of the greatest poets of our time and the way she can create a certain atmosphere (I love the nostalgia) and write about love without ever just fulfilling a cliché amazes me.
I wish I’ll some day reach a point where my work affects the reader the way her songs affect me.

Of course, there are many more amazing authors and musicians which inspire my writing but if I’d list them all, it would probably take hours.
Therefore, this is just a short collections.
All the love,
Johanna

Destruction Of A Muse [Part 2]

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

Part [1]

Warning: Blood mention

“Just tell me.” Namjoon groaned, clearly fed up with you withholding information from him. Not to mention the killer hangover that was drilling at his skull from the inside out.

“No.” You murmured around a mouthful of chocolate chip cookie, chomping on it before stuffing another into your mouth.

He had his arm draped over his eyes to shield them from the light, but he removed it just to give you a pointed glare. “I didn’t even see you talk to anyone last night, how are you meeting someone?”

You brushed some stray crumbs off of your shirt, snorting when Namjoon spluttered and rolled away from you from his position on the floor when a few sprinkled onto him. “You didn’t see me talk to anyone because you had your head all the way inside that girls mouth.”

“Hey,” He grumbled, pointing a long finger at you. “She is a lovely woman.”

“What’s her name?” You blinked down at him, another cookie poised between your thumb and forefinger, ready for you to take a bite.

Namjoon squinted up at you, not saying anything as he once again draped his arm across his eyes. “At least I’m not telling you because I don’t know, not because I’m some hoarder of secrets.”

You rolled your eyes back in your head, inhaling half the cookie in one bite before nudging the other half against Namjoon’s lips, smiling to yourself when he gobbled it up in seconds. “Okay,” You started, “It’s Suga.”

He shot up into a sitting position so quickly that you jerked back, the packet of cookies crunching as you skidded into them. “What?” He stared at you with wide eyes, cringing for a second with the way his voice had the dull thudding in his head turning into a painful banging.

“What?” You asked, brows furrowed together in confusion.

“Y/N…” Namjoon began, cutting himself off to shake his head in disbelief. “No.”

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it’s the first flat you both live in together, and all your belonging are co-existing in the same space you are. your books are bumping up against each other on the shelves, some there are two copies of, because they’re both of your’s favourites. you choose the name you want to share when you marry from the authors up there on the shelf.

Author (Jughead Jones x Reader) Part Two

Request: Yes a couple of lovely anons

Could you pleaseeeee write a part 2 of author?💓😭

‘Author’ was really good. I would definetly like to read a part two if you decide to write it

Originally posted by stydiaislove

“So she just gave you her number?” Archie sat there talking to his best friend. “Who knew you could get a girl!” He joked.

Jughead put his hand to his heart mocking offense. “Of course I can get a girl. I’m Jughead Jones the third!” He boasted jokingly.

After you had given Jughead your number, he had texted you immediately.


Hi, its Jughead Jones.  You left your number for me.’ Reading the text that appeared on your screen, you smiled.

‘The boy from the book signing right?’ He replied almost instantly.

‘Yeah.’ You could almost imagine the blush that was forming on his cheeks.  You hardly knew the teen, yet your heart fluttered at the thought of him.

‘I was wondering if you wanted to meet up for coffee some time? To talk about my next book, or something alone those lines.  I could always use a little help with my writing, and you seem like the writers type.’ 

On the other end of the conversation Jughead was grinning happily, something almost never seen from the young man.

‘Of course! I’d love to!’ He sent the text excitedly. ‘You are my favourite author, it would be an honour to help you.’

‘Just think of it as helping a friend Jughead Jones.  That is, if you would like to be my friend.’

Jughead smiled as he spoke out loud. “I’d definitely want to be more than just your friend.” He sighed to himself typing in his reply.

Of course I would, I mean who wouldn’t? Where would you like to meet (Y/n)?’

Ever heard of this place called Pop’s? I live in the Riverdale area, and I figured you did too, I’m hoping I was not mistaken.’Jughead’s jaw dropped. 

You lived in Riverdale? How had he not noticed it before?  He knew everyone in Riverdale, yet he had never seen you around.

‘I have, and I do live in the area.’ He sent back quickly.

‘Great! It’s a date! I’ll see you there at 6pm.  Talk to you later!’

Jughead had a date with his favourite author.  A girl who lived in Riverdale, who he hadn’t met before the book signing.  What on Earth was happening?

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience:                                                this is the ideal life.”


There have been times this year where books felt unnecessary due to the increasingly familiar dystopian aspects of our changing societies, however, escaping into the pages of a good book is also a very good solution to this madness and I couldn’t recommend it more myself. 


Although the spare time I have in my life has reduced this year due to graduating and finally entering the adult world of work (Booooooooo!!!) it does not mean that I have enjoyed reading any less. I’ve read fewer books this year but I’ve still read a lot of great books and competition for a spot on this list was tough. Every book on this list is one I would recommend you to read if you have not done so already, regardless of their position on the list each book is fantastic in their own right.  

When I first read passenger this year I was convinced it would top my list, however, it’s been a long time since I’ve been blown away by a book to the degree I was by A Court of Mist and Fury. I might not have liked The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, however, if this was The Great British Bake off ACOTAF is a stunning enough showstopper to still make her star baker and my favourite author of the year.


As always the list below shows my favourite quote from each book, links to more information and hashtags denoting key themes. 


10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe

“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get–and never would get.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#YA #COMING OF AGE #LGBT #ROMANCE #CONTEMPORY 


9.  Six of Crows

“No mourners. No funerals.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #YA #ROMANCE #SQUAD #MAGIC #LOVEABLE CROOKS


8. The Midnight Star

“You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.” 

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#YOUNG ELITES CONCLUSION #FANTASY #TRILOGY #YA #SQUAD #ANTI-HEROINE 


7.  The Long way to the Small and Angry Planet

“People can do terrible things when they feel safe and powerful.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #SCI-FI #SPACE #FIREFLY #STRONG CHARACTERS


6.  Rebel of the Sands

“The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocs for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #YA #BADASS #ROMANCE #MYSTERY PRINCES #DESERTS


5. Salt to the Sea

“I wept because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#HISTORY #SOMBER #WWII #SOVIET RUSSIA #HOMELANDS


4. The Girl with All the Gifts

“You can’t save people from the world. There’s nowhere else to take them.”

 MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#LOVE #SCI-FI #CHILDHOOD #HORROR #MYSTERY #DYSTOPIA


3. The Winner’s Curse

“He knew the law of such things: people in brightly lit places cannot see into the dark.”

❄  MY REVIEW ❄ GOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #DYSTOPIA #YA #ROMANCE #REBELLION


2. Passenger

“So you’d keep me here against my will-“
"Know this pirate,” he said, his hands gripping the railing, “you are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#TRAVEL #ADVENTURE #ROMANCE #HISTORY #FANTASY #YA #CIVIL RIGHTS


1. A Court of Mist and Fury

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#TRILOGY #ACOTAR SEQUEL #MAGIC #FAE #BADASS #YA #FANTASY #SHIPPING TILL I DIE #CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT #HEARTACHE #RECOVERY 


FAVOURITE QUOTE OF THE YEAR

“What a privilege it was to never feel like you had to take stock of your surroundings, or gauge everyone’s reactions to the color of your skin.”
Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

Where you can find me!

 MY REVIEWS GOODREADS  ❄ TWITTER

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A few years ago, I saw someone writing their favourite quotes from the books they read in a journal and I started doing the same. Yesterday, I bought a bullet journal to add some fun and creativity to my quote journal. Slowly working through all the quotes I’ve accumulated. It’s so much fun and I get to be super creative!

What’s your favourite book quote?

Happy reading!

anonymous asked:

I have a HC request! Ardyn's s/o is mad at him and hasn't been speaking to him for a few days. What would Ardyn do to solve the situation? Congrats for the chance to do your master!! I love your writing and I think you deserve it!

Aaawwwhh, thank you my lovely Anon! 💕

How would Ardyn try to woo over his upset lover? This depends a lot on if we’re talking about past Ardyn or present Ardyn.

✓ Past Ardyn would spend a night out drinking, then revel in his guilt and come back to his s/o on his knees, drunk, kissing their feet, begging for forgiveness while hiccuping and serenading them at the same time.
✓ Present Ardyn isn’t easily fazed. He’ll gladly allow his s/o some space to calm down and clear their head.
✓ If, however they don’t come forward and forgive him, he will start making small romantic gestures to win them over. And I’m not talking about sending flowers and the usual stuff. I’m talking about creepy all-seeing all-knowing daddy gestures. They’re on their way to home from work and a limo picks them up. A book by their favourite author appears on their bed. Intimate gifts that say ‘I know you better than anyone’.
✓ This would probably be infuriating at first, but as it goes on, they can’t resist his charms forever and will eventually want to go and see him.
✓ He’d act all nonchalant about it. “What a lovely surprise my darling. How have you been, well I hope? I was certain you would never speak to me again, but it appears you have changed your mind. What happened?”

You know something that makes me happy?

Like, REALLY happy?

The fact that during the HTTYD series, Hiccup cries like at least five or six times. And it’s portrayed as perfectly okay.

And it’s not romantic silent perfectly-dripping-down-the-nose crying. It’s ugly, messy, face-in-the-mud crying. And it’s one of the most important things ever.

Because, unlike SO MANY book series where children or teens have a totally unrealistic lack of tears, Cressida Cowell is showing her child-readers that even the best heroes have emotions, even the best heroes crack, and cry, and sob, and scream, and that just shows they are BETTER heroes, because they CARE.

It’s not even just Hiccup. Camicazi cries more than once. CAMICAZI. The super-strong heroine that is not just a stereotypical hot-badass-warrior-woman, but who is ACTUALLY HUMAN, who is imperfect, and who HAS EMOTIONS. She is not a weaker character because she cries when she thinks she’s lost one of her best ever friends. Hell, VALHALLARAMA cries in Book Eleven. VALHALLARAMA BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS.

And this is SO IMPORTANT, it is absurd. Crying does not mean weakness. In fact, I would say it means the opposite - crying shows that a character has feelings, feels the world crashing down around them, AND KEEPS GOING ANYWAY. If that is not strength, I don’t know what is. And for once, an author has decided not to shy away from teaching kids AND adults this vital lesson. And this is one of my favourite things ever.

World Book Day

The wonderful @sparkylovesbooks tagged me to do this, thank you so much! :)

1. Who is your favourite author - from your country! / mothertongue
ahh that’s tricky. If I’m just gonna say in my native language (German), I’d probably say  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but if it HAS to be an Austrian author…. maybe Christine Nöstlinger? 

2. Your favourite children’s book (it’s hard I know)
probably Pippi Longstocking 

3. A book that changed your life
Hmmmm, maybe Smoke get in your eyes?

4. The best book you read this year
The little book of Hygge. If it has to be fiction, then A conjuring of light. Those are the only two five-star books I’ve read so far this year. 

5. And the worst book you read this year
A little something different :/ (that one made me very uncomfortable) 

6. Which book is totally overrated
So many! The most recent one I was disappointed with was Sleeping Giants

7. Randomly recommend a book. For whatever reason!
Every Heart a Doorway for great ace representation!! 

I tag @the-forest-library,  @freakishly-bookish-ant and @redbookpanda this time :)

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry hun. What's your favourite memory with your grandmother? I wanna cheer you up xoxo

This is actually kind of funny, and it’s one of my first memories as a child. It was back when I was living in England, in Barnsley and my stepdad is an author and he had written this book that got quite famous, so a dude from the BCC with cameras and all came around one morning and started to film me and my family though the windows. Me and my twin we were only bairns and my grandmother wasn’t having that, she rolled up her sleeves and marched out to this dude, seeing red and all. He didn’t really expect anything because she was so tiny and cute, and smacked him over the head with the morning paper and gave him a right yelling at haha xxx

March 2017 Wrap Up!

I’ve been horrible this year with keeping up with reviews and sharing my thoughts on books I’ve read. This is something new I’m going to try this month, just to see if it’s something I might do for future wrap ups!

This month I read 5 (one of which was part of a omnibus and isn’t pictured) physical books, 6 ebooks, and 1 graphic novel. 

Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought!

Friend me on Goodreads here to see what I’m reading!


Geekerella by Ashley Poston was incredible and completely geeky.  I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review and you can check out my Goodreads review here. I completely recommend this one! 5/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Royally Matched by Emma Chase is the second adult romance book in a companion series. I’m a sucker for Emma Chase and her first book in this series, Royally Screwed, was just as fun! She’s a Rom-Com queen. 5/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato was my only thumbs down of the month (and probably one of my biggest disappointing books of 2017). I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here (beware, it is a rant review). 1/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


100 Hours by Rachel Vincent is a YA Thriller with characters you love to hate. What I liked was how they grew from annoying teenagers to people who want nothing but to survive their horrible fate. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Huck by Mark Millar is a graphic novel I had no idea existed. I’m a huge Millar fan and when I saw his name, I immediately wanted to read it. This was a quick read and very different from Millar’s other work, since Huck is basically a gentle giant and his other characters are often bathed in blood. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


I have the whole Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine in four omnibuses and though I’d read the first book, Glass Houses, years ago, I had a weird urge to read it again and finish up the series. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to reading the next few in the series! Have any of you read it? 4/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty was a surprise for me. I am currently really enjoying the HBO television show and I was way too impatient to find out if several of my theories were correct, so of course, I picked up the book. Quickly paced and slightly addicting, Moriarty’s novel does not disappoint. 5/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


P.S. I Like You by Kasie West is one of those books that reminds me why I’m such a sucker for YA Contemporary Romance. This was so cute and such a quick read that I couldn’t put it down. I may or may not have binged this in the span of twenty-four hours. Oops. 5/5 Stars. 

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Fireworks by Katie Cotugno had me skeptical from the moment I saw it on Edelweiss. I disliked her last book, so I went in with absolutely no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. With a late 90′s setting, Cotugno explores the controversial world of pop groups just before Y2K. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant was a fun read that was surprisingly mature. Though there were a few little things that bugged me, I did enjoy this for the most part. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here. 3/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


When It’s Real by Erin Watt was one of my highly anticipated older YA contemporary romance reads because I loved the first two books in Watt’s previous series. Though this wasn’t a favourite, it was definitely a lot of fun and binge worthy. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett was the last book I read this month and what a way to end March! This was a GREAT YA contemporary romance that does truly take the iconic film You’ve Got Mail and translates it into an (older) teen read. I absolutely adored this book and I think Bennett is an author to watch out for in the future. I may or may not have gushed to my best friends about this one (and they may or may not want to buy it now). 5/5 Stars. 

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.


Happy reading!

P.S. What did you guys read this month and what do you think? Should I do this every month? 

Book day

I was tagged by @pansytheleia , thank you :)) Half Broke Horses is great!! And I nearly picked Faust for the ‘overrated’ category ha

I don’t really read anymore :’((( im lazy and addicted to the internet. (Oh and then there’s fanfiction) but reading more books is one of my goals for after graduation!

1. Favourite author from your country?
Ohh that’s hard (because idk many German authors except the ones they made us to read in school) but I’m gonna say Erich Kästner? I love his poems the most, actually.

2. Favourite children’s book?
Ronja Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren or The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers! (though that’s not only for children)

3. A book that changed your life?
I don’t knowww
Reading books has shaped me as a person although I don’t read that much anymore, so… all books? Harry Potter? haha

4. The best book you read this year is…?
I’m still reading “Adopted Son - Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the revolution” by David A. Clary, and it’s so interesting and incredibly FUNNY… I hope a biography counts too?


5. The worst book I read this year?
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo is a contender for both best and worst… it’s not BAD but sometimes it’s just The Worst™ if you know what I mean…? Victor Hugo just doesn’t know when to shut up…. I’m still not finished with reading and it’s his fault for making his book 10% plot and 90% rambling.

6. A book that is overrated to you
Illuminati. I started reading it and just…no. it’s so clichéd and badly written, I stopped after 25 pages. (Or is it actually only the movies that are so popular?)

7. Randomly recommend a book
The Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz is really good YA fantasy/magic in the real world! Slightly scary and gory sometimes but I loved it.
Also, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It takes some stamina to keep going at first but then it draws you in completely! Very sophisticated and has the biggest cast ever…

tagging @avodoca @wolfsdasein @nordpolkind @madaras-guitar @stammtischphilosoph @sommerregentropfen @lukearnold @orientinme @meridianrose @rozies @rumii-kipling @rivertuonen @makonade @trusting-wolves @mrsbarlowswife @portlandy @tony-buddenbrook
and you, the person reading this!