a book from your favourite author

self care tips for the signs
  • *check sun, moon and 6th house
  • aries: fall asleep to nature sounds, go out for a small run, make plans with a friend at least twice a week
  • taurus: change your sheets, pillowcase and duvet cover, get a calendar and highlight important events, take an instagram-worthy bath with a bath bomb
  • gemini: meditate or pray even just for ten minutes every day, read your favourite children book, wear fluffy jumpers / socks
  • cancer: eat something healthy like a piece of fresh fruit, light a candle that smells comforting, write a love letter to anyone you want
  • leo: call or text someone you love, listen to music while doing your daily activities, put on clothes that make you feel confident
  • virgo: delete unnecessary apps and photos from your phone, reorganize your bookshelves by author, colour or whatever you prefer, wash your hands with warm water and soap
  • libra: do a hair and / or face mask, make yourself a cup of tea, spend some time with your family and / or pets
  • scorpio: go to sleep around the same time every night, spritz your favourite perfume, try out a new recipe
  • sagittarius: open the windows and let fresh air in, put all scattered clothes in a loundry bin, read interesting news articles
  • capricorn: clean your room or part of your house, drink a huge glass of fresh water, sleep without pants
  • aquarius: avoid using electronic devices before bed, stretch your back and arms every day, take any medication or vitamins if you need to
  • pisces: check emails and clean up your inbox, moisturize your hands and feet, physically wrap yourself in a soft blanket
Hellborn - Chapter 2

Genre: Smut; Angst; Demon!AU, Dom!Jimin, Sex Slave!AU

Word count:  5433

Summary: After you are kidnapped by a demon and declared as his sex slave your life has been filled with pain, fear, and anger as every day has been taken up by useless plans of escape as you try to figure a way out and learn more about your intimidating master.

Chapter 1, Chapter 2 

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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! :) 

Bring It To You

Summary: After a string of sleepless nights, Bucky doesn’t join in on a group bonding activity and you try your best to cheer him up.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 2,409

Warnings: floof

A/N: This is my submission for Caro’s Game of Prompts! Thank you for organizing, and congratulations on your milestones @sanjariti ily 💗 💗 

Originally posted by madstan

Engrossed in a new book, you were curled up in your favourite armchair, devouring the words on the page as your eyes flicked rapidly from one side of the page to the other.  The author was fantastic at keeping you engaged, so much so that you didn’t hear Steve until he tapped your shoulder.

“Hey, you alive?” Steve asked, taking the seat beside you to slip on his shoes.

“Yeah, did you say something?” you replied while finishing up the sentence and marking your page with a bookmark.  

“I asked if you were coming to Coney Island?” A group bonding activity, he called it when he told you yesterday.  “We’re leaving kinda now.”  

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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?

Happy Things



1. Long, hot showers on rainy school mornings
2. Waking up to hot chocolate at noon on Sundays
3. The beach view from my 7th grade classroom
4. Potato sack races on the beach
5. Fighting as though we were ninjas
6. Eating Chinese crispy burger
7. Hide and seek, remote control cars and Doraemon
8. Archie comics
9. Lying on the cold marble balcony floor and looking up at the stars while having 3 hour long phone conversations
10. The sweet smell during Ramzan on streets
11. Glee
12. Meg Cabot books
13. First Shakespeare play
14. Waiting at the bus station with you singing
15. Wattpad
16. Pretty Little Liars
17. Baking cakes
18. Meeting my favourite author
19. Sunsets at the beach
20. Worn out sneakers
21. Long aimless walks during summer
22. Promises kept
23. Dream college acceptance letter
24. The first kiss that actually meant something
25. Picking up your letter from the post office
26. Attending comic con for the first time
27. Buying myself a typewriter for my 19th birthday
28. Scented candles, dream catchers and green tea
29. Receiving, ‘normal people scare me’ pendant as a birthday gift and wearing it through out the first year of college
30. Chinese food
31. Spoken word poetry
32. Korean Drama
33. Tumblr

—  Nikki Kaur
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 ;)

Originally posted by imaginesandmoreforfandom

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HEY YOU: BROKE WITCH

DO YOU WANT WITCH BOOKS?

NO METAPHYSICAL SHOP?

NO ACCESS TO A LIBRARY?

POOR AF??

KINDLEBOOKS ARE YOUR SUPER CHEAP FRIENDS!!!!!!

You don’t even need an actual Kindle, you can download the app onto your phone and get the books delivered to the phone directly. Here’s a selection of super cheap (or free) books you can download, under the cut.

Note: these are all quite short, which is definitely reflective of their price (some of them are literally £0 (I’m in England so everything’s in Pounds) so don’t expect a 700000 page books about EVERYTHING. It’s all short and I don’t agree with everything in every book, so you probably won’t either (how every witch book is, tbh) so take it all with a pile of salt.

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A Writer’s Ask Game

Send me an ask with the number(s) you’d like me to answer!

The Basics
1.     Do you listen to music when you write?
2.     Are you a pantser or plotter?
3.     Computer or pen and paper?
4.     Have you ever been published, or do you want to be published?
5.     How much writing do you get done on an average day?
6.     Single or multiple POV?
7.     Standalone or series?
8.     Oldest WIP
9.     Current WIP
10.  Do you set yourself deadlines?

The Specifics
11.  Books and/or authors who influenced you the most
12.  Describe your perfect writing space
13.  Describe your writing process from idea to polished
14.  How do you deal with self-doubts?
15.  How do you deal with writer’s block?
16.  How many drafts do you need until you’re satisfied with a project?
17.  What writing habits or rituals do you have?
18.  If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be, and what would you write about?
19.  How do you keep yourself motivated?
20.  How many WIPs and story ideas do you have?

The Favourites
21.  Who is/are your favourite character(s) to write?
22.  Who is/are your favourite pairing(s) to write?
23.  Favourite author
24.  Favourite genre to write and read
25.  Favourite part of writing
26.  Favourite writing program
27.  Favourite line/scene
28.  Favourite side character
29.  Favourite villain
30.  Favourite idea you haven’t started on yet

The Dark
31.  Least favourite part of writing
32.  Most difficult character to write
33.  Have you ever killed a main character?
34.  What was the hardest scene you ever had to write?
35.  What scene/story are you least looking forward to writing?

The Fun
36.  Last sentence you wrote
37.  First sentence or your current WIP
38.  Weirdest story idea you’ve ever had
39.  Weirdest character concept you’ve ever had
40.  Share some backstory for one of your characters

The Rest of It
41.  Any advice for new/beginning/young writers?
42.  How do you feel about love triangles?
43.  What do you do if/when characters don’t follow the outline?
44.  How much research do you do?
45.  How much world building do you do?
46.  Do you reread your own stories?
47.  Best way to procrastinate
48.  What’s the most self-insert character/scene you’ve ever written?
49.  Which character would you most want to be friends with, if they were real?
50.  [Other question—ask me anything]

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.  

What is Narnia Week?

Narnia Week is a week celebrating C.S. Lewis’ most famous fantasy series - The Chronicles of Narnia, and the author himself. (The intention is to focus mainly on the original literary series.) Everyone is welcome to participate, and any type of work is acceptable. Tag your posts with #narniaweek2017 to be featured on the blog.

When is it?

6-12th August

The themes:

Day 1: Favourite Female Character
Day 2: Favourite Male Character 
Day 3: Favourite Non-Human Character 
Day 4: Favourite Book
Day 5: Favourite Movie
Day 6: Favourite Quote - from the books, movies, or by C.S. Lewis 
Day 7: Free Flow - e.g. AUs, themes of the books/movies, costumes, casts, locations etc.

Note: Narnia Week focuses on C.S. Lewis’ original literary series, but other media types are welcome. Should you have any questions at all, please feel free to send me a message :)

Follow this blog for more updates - there will be promos/reminders as time draws close. And please reblog this so no one misses out!

I hope to see you all soon! :) In the mean time, have a lovely summer and remember to live loved.

wraithlings  asked:

hi pauline! do you know of any texts on the author's intent vs reader's interpretation that you could recommend? i'm only really aware of barthes' death of the author i'm afraid x

I do, oh, I do! Reader-Response Criticism is one of my favourite literary theory; that’s the word you might want to use when looking through your library database and whatnot.

Barthes is a great way to start with it, but here are my recommendations to go further:

Jane P Tompkins, Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism
Stanley Fish, Is There a Text in this Class?
C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
David Bleich, Subjective Criticism
Umberto Eco, The Limits of Interpretation
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text
Michel Foucault, What is an Author?

 I hope this helps!

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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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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streepbuffy4ever  asked:

What's your favourite book/story?

I don’t think I could pick just one! 

My favourite authors in no order (top two favourite books from each) are:

  • Maritta Wolff (Whistle Stop and About Lyddy Thomas)
  • Norman Collins (London Belongs to Me and Love in Our Time)
  • Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky and Hangover Square)
  • Willa Cather (My Antonia and O Pioneers!)
  • F Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (God Bless You Mr Rosewater and Breakfast of Champions)
  • Trollope (The Way We Live Now and the Palliser series)  
  • Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent and East of Eden)
  • Zola (L'Assommoir and Nana)
  • Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment and The Idiot)

I also really like Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, London Fields by Martin Amis, The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks, Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, The Millstone by Margaret Drabble, The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe, The Tenants of Moonbloom by Edward Lewis Wallant, The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell, Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, The Mysteries of Paris by Eugene Sue, Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann, Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr, and everything by Nancy Mitford and Dominick Dunne. 

If I had to pick a short story, maybe A Perfect Day for Bananafish by  J. D. Salinger?

I have a tattoo of Behemoth from The Master and Margarita!

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

anonymous asked:

Hi hi!! Can I get Jason Todd x reader ?? Like he meets them at a book store or something like that.,, pls and ty :)

Hi, just as you requested! Thank you for sending your request in and hope you enjoy! It might be short but nevertheless, I really do hope you enjoy this! 

Jason grumbles under his breath as he waits in line. Out of the things he could have done, he still can’t believe he is doing this. The things he does for Timbers, Jason mutters a curse under his breath, ignoring the appalled look the mother in front of him is giving him. 

The line is moving slowly and Jason is starting to get bored. He wants to leave, to go back to safety and the comfort his bedroom has to offer but he had already promised Tim that he will get the book for him. He would not have done this if his younger brother had not been extremely sick. 

Jason is minding his own business, playing a game on his phone when suddenly someone is pushed against him, causing him to lose which disrupted his winning streak. He almost swears but turns around instead to scold the perpetrator only to hold his tongue back. 

“S-sorry! I didn’t mean to, I was pushed,” You ramble off, feeling extremely embarrassed as well as mortified about what had just happened. You too had been minding your own business - counting the number of people left in front of you until you can get a hand on the copy of the latest boom by your favourite author - when someone became rather impatient and started pushing people forward. “I am so, so sorry!” Your cheeks are red with embarrassment and it also did not help the fact that the man you had just bumped in to has the handsomest face you have ever seen! 

On any other girls, he would have find this attitude very annoying but somehow, on you, Jason thinks it’s very cute. He shakes his head. “It’s alright - just an accident.” He rakes his brain, trying to find a topic so that he can keep talking to you. 

Though thankfully, he did not have to because one, the line started moving which cause the two of you to move accordingly and secondly, you started the conversation yourself. 

“I have been waiting for this release ever since they said they were going to release it! I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on a copy and then get a cuppa and sit and read.” You tell the man in front of you excitedly. The two of you are drawing nearer to the counter and you could almost feel just how close you are in getting that book!

Jason chuckles at your excitement. “I can’t say I relate to that.” He offers and when you tilt your head to the side (he finds this adorable too and Jason thinks he should probably stop because he just needs to!), he continues talking. “I am only getting this for my younger brother. Huge fan, I must say. He is currently on bed-rest.” Jason does not even know why he is telling any of this to you but he is. 

You smile, endeared by the thought that the man is doing his brother a favour. Then it was his turn to buy the book and in your excitement, you immediately forgot about the conversation. Getting your own book and having it signed by your favourite author was enough to make your day! 

Only when you stepped outside of the bookstore that you realize that you might have blown a chance to get to know the man earlier. There was just something about him that made him very attractive. You sigh at your lost chance and is about to walk towards the subway station when a hand on your shoulder stops you. 

You jump a little before turning to look at… the man from earlier! He is looking at you with an amused expression and you blush slightly. 

“Are you always this jumpy?”

“Only when you’re around.” You blurt out before gasping, eyes wide with what you have just said. “Oh my God, I am so, so sorry! I don’t know what came over me - I normally don’t go around insulting people I don’t know - I am so sorry!”

Jason chuckles. “Well you can make it up to me by coming alone to this cafe I saw on the way here.”

You open your mouth and promptly close it shut as you stare at the man in front of you. “What?” You ask dumbly. 

Jason grins at you. “My name is Jason and I’m asking you out for a coffee date.”

You blush at the invitation. “I’m Y/N… and yes, of course.” You accept his invitation because this is the first time you have ever felt any attraction to a man. “But what about your brother’s book?” You gasp. 

Jason shakes his head. “Timbers won’t mind waiting an hour or two. He still needs rest after all.” Jason explains, the last time he texted Alfred, the old man had told him that Tim only just went to sleep. So he has a few hours to spare before he needs to go back to the manor. “So shall we go, Y/N?”

You smile at him and nod your head. “Lead the way then.”

5

“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!

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anonymous asked:

a little faq about yourself? like your name, age, where you're from and what other things interest you ? if you're comfortable ofc - all the love :)

Okay here goes! My name’s Kalie, I’m 27, I’m from British Columbia, Canada! I’m married and I have two cats. This blog is my biggest hobby, but next is probably reading. 

My favourite authors (top two favourite books from each) are: 

  • Maritta Wolff (Whistle Stop and About Lyddy Thomas)
  • Norman Collins (London Belongs to Me and Love in Our Time)
  • Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky and Hangover Square)
  • Willa Cather (My Antonia and O Pioneers!)
  • F Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (God Bless You Mr Rosewater and Breakfast of Champions)
  • Trollope (The Way We Live Now and the Palliser series)  
  • Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent and East of Eden)
  • Zola (L'Assommoir and Nana)
  • Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment and The Idiot)

I also really like Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, London Fields by Martin Amis, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, The Millstone by Margaret Drabble, The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe, The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and everything by Nancy Mitford and Dominick Dunne. I have a tattoo of Behemoth from The Master and Margarita! 

I’m not a big fan of historical fiction but I really liked Ken Follet’s Kingsbridge and Century Trilogies. 

My favourite TV shows are It’s Always Sunny and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

My favourite podcasts are My Brother My Brother and Me, and Uhh Yeah dude.