a book from your favourite author

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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!

The Fight For The Book

Ship: Eliza x Reader
Requested: By an Anon
Prompt: “Come Over Here and Make Me”
Word Count: 634 
Tagging @elvndrk so she can see if I can write or not!
Author Note: Okay this is my first x reader thing so yay! If you can, message me your opinions on it! I would really appreciate it!

Eliza was reading her favourite book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You were bored, having absolutely nothing to do, at least nothing that you didn’t want to do anyway. An idea formed in your mind and you grinned mischievously. Eliza, too engrossed in her book, didn’t notice you creeping up to her silently. You planned the perfect moment to strike and then suddenly, the book was gone from her hands. You waved it victoriously.

“Y/N, give it back! I just got to the part about the Yule Ball! You know that’s the best part!” Eliza pleaded, giving you her best puppy eyes.

You considered for a moment. You could have given it back but that would have spoilt the fun and you weren’t going to give it up without a fight. Eliza was hopeful at your pondering look until you stuck your tongue out at her.

“Come over here and make me!” You challenged her. Her distraught face turned to a look of determination and you gulped. You ran out of the living room and managed to get to the kitchen, breaking multiple things, like the clumsy person you are, before Eliza caught up to you.

You sighed, although you were not ready to give up the book just yet. After all, this was the most fun you’d had in a while. Clasping onto it, you curl up into a ball, refusing to let go.

“You won’t win just yet!”

“Y/N.. pretty please? I really want to finish it! I know you haven’t read it but trust me, it’s too good to read it in more than one go! You miss the flow of it! Plus the Yule Ball is my favourite bit! Ron gets jealous over Hermione when she goes with Krum and it is so romantic!” Eliza pleaded.

“No! I will never give up! NEVER! You will never be able to read it!” You shouted, holding the book even tighter so it wouldn’t be taken by Eliza.

Eliza went down so she was on the same level as you and started to do the unspeakable. She started to tickle you.  You thrashed around, helpless against her, not quite believing that she w

“Oh, Eliza! Stop! Stop! I can’t take- Eliza!” You struggled to gain control but Eliza would not give you the satisfaction of winning. You tried to get up but Eliza made sure you couldn’t by sitting on you. You were also laughing too much to be able to do anything. Eliza started giggling at you.

“Give me the book Y/N! Or I’ll continue and this time I won’t be so lenient! ” She smiled evilly. You decided that you would have to give up and reluctantly handed over the book. Eliza sighed in happiness, “Thank you. But…. I can’t let you go until you say that I am the best and most beautiful girlfriend in the world!”

You gasp dramatically. “But that’s not true! Everyone knows that I am! Ask Lafayette or John or Angelica!” Eliza started wiggling her fingers menacingly.

“Okay, okay!” You cleared your throat before you made your declaration. “Eliza Schuyler, my girlfriend, is the most beautiful and the best in the whole world and I couldn’t ask for anything more!”

“That’s right! Though don’t worry, you’re second, I promise!” You smiled at her. Eliza let you go and you got up, sad about losing.

“Hey, instead of reading, do you want to go to Starbucks?” You suggested. Eliza put her arms around you and kissed your cheek.

“Sure! I’ve been really wanting a hot chocolate to drink!” You started walking out of the apartment when Eliza stopped.

“By the way, Y/N, have I ever told you how much I love you?”

“Yes and never forget that I love you too Eliza.  More than anything.”

I was tagged by @miliebobbybrown thank youuuu<333
rules: put your music on shuffle, list the first 9 songs and your favourite lyrics from each, then tag 10 other people to participate
 
i tag: @frodobaggins // @justice-for-benny // @elevsen // @thekingroan // @bettysarchie // @cloeggo // @femmejenniferhayes // @reedstrangerthings // @renly // @a-court-of-books-and-authors // @ludocorp

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Today is Oscar Wilde Birthday

Some of my favourite quotes from the author of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”:

  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
  • “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
  • “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
  • “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
  • “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
  • “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” 
  • “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

I want to draw your attention to this book. It’s a great book. Jaqueline Wilson was my favourite author when I was younger and this was my favourite book of hers. She’s also the reason I wanted to start writing too, just fyi. ;w;

Btw if you don’t know who Jaqueline Wilson is (idk if her books are in America or not) she’s an English children/teen author and she writes books about like… the problems of growing up, pretty much. I haven’t read her books in ages but from what I remember she writes about things like kids dealing with bullying, parents splitting up, kids in care homes (shoutout to The Story of Tracy Beaker on CBBC, every British 90s kid watched that after school, it’s our childhood TV show and based on Jaqueline Wilson’s books, ahh the nostalgia…) anxiety issues, kids coming out, kids dealing with losing loved ones, a whole bunch of stuff, but her books are sooo good and some made me cry. They’re just very good…

Anyway, this book. It’s about a girl and a guy, they’ve been best friends since they were kids but as they get older the girl starts getting a crush on the guy. But honestly, what I like about it though, is they don’t get together in the end. Towards the end we find out the guy is gay, which is the greatest of plot twists, but it’s very sweet, the girl still loves the guy but as a best friend in the end, it’s also dramatic af in some parts from what I remember, but it’s so good and I recommend reading it. ✨💖✨

That’s all, thank you for your time. 😅

maudthebookeater  asked:

Bookish ask: 3, 7, 14, 22!

3. How do you organise your bookshelf?
As much as I love the look of colour coordinated shelves, I’m real OCD and have to have them alphabetically organised from the authors last name

7. How do you mark your place in your books?
Bookmarks!! Or if I don’t have one any piece of paper I can find. I cannot deal with dog-eared pages legit

14. Latest bookhaul?
*already answered*

22. Favourite bookshop?
Dymocks! Seeing as Australia doesn’t have any Barnes and Nobles I’d say it’s one of the best. Or maybe QBD??

cynnicalroll  asked:

2, 11, 28, 37

2. What books on your shelf are begging to be read?
I have a collection of American short stories from 1936 that’s filled with famous authors. I also need to read Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton.

11. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I thought a white stone that I found was a fossilized dinosaur eye. I also thought that fish tacos were not real and made up by Rocket Power.

28. Where’s your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?
Hiking!! I also love taking people to museums. Whoever comes here next is getting a trip to Mass MoCA. Northampton is fun, too. Oh, and I want to take someone to The Quarters.

37. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Being constantly sleepy.

theguardian.com
A perfect storm: Margaret Atwood on rewriting Shakespeare’s Tempest
How do you update a play about a castaway sorcerer, a malevolent creature and an air spirit? Margaret Atwood on the prisoners, politicians and hackers who make up her modern day Tempest
By Margaret Atwood

“Whenever people ask me that inevitable question, “Who’s your favourite author?” I always say “Shakespeare”. There are some good reasons for that. First, so much of what we know about plots, characters, the stage, fairies and inventive swearwords comes from Shakespeare. Second, if you name a living author the other living authors will be mad at you because it isn’t them, but Shakespeare is conveniently dead.”

Day 38: The magic of firsts.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When I asked this question to a friend of mine, his brow immediately furrowed in contemplation. After a brief pause, having struggled to come up with an answer, he finally responded. “Well, I guess not for a while, but I think that’s to be expected. I mean, you only get so many firsts. I feel like you just run out after a while.”

If you ask me, though, nothing could be further from the truth. If you choose to see them, firsts are everywhere. Your first conversation with the new barista at your favourite coffee shop, for instance. Or your first time reading a book by an unfamiliar author. Or your first dinner at that new restaurant.

When we stop seeking out firsts, it’s easy to feel as though our lives are monotonous and boring. But if you choose to notice all of the many firsts that we are all continuously experiencing, each day suddenly becomes an adventure.

There’s something magical about firsts that I think is incredibly worthwhile, and it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Do your best, then, to aim for just one first this week. It doesn’t have to be very big, and it probably won’t be, but that doesn’t make it any less significant. After all, it is often the smallest moments that carry the most weight.

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Originally posted by georgetakei

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