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Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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This week’s all about hyped books I’ve never read. The books I’m going to mention in this book are “hyped” in one way or another, whether they’re popular within the book blog community, mainstream, or whatever. There’s some books that I do hope to read eventually, others that I’m more wary about, and some that just won’t happen.

1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

After heaps of recommendations, I caved and bought it. I’ve tried to read it about three times and it’s never quite worked for me. It’s one of the most popular science fiction books/series and lots of people love it. I thought I would do but hmm. (Shame that the author’s such an assbutt.)

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

One day… I want to at least satisfy my curiosity. 

UPDATE: Since doing this post I’ve actually tried reading this but I DNFd it. It was really difficult to get into, I didn’t really for the characters/romance and I don’t think it’s for me.

3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

AKA J.K. Rowling. I have the two books in the series on my shelf, but I’ve yet to find the motivation to read them. It’s quite a move from my comfort zone - one that I don’t necessarily make often, at least not in that direction.

4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Very hyped! My mum bought it, so my plan is to borrow it after her. The genre is more her *thing* and she knows me well enough to be able to judge whether or not it’s something I should try.

5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

I didn’t have much interest in reading this book and then I fell for the hype here on Tumblr. I’ve still not read it but I hope to get to it sometime. It seems like fun and I get a kind-of Buffy vibe.

6. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

This isn’t one I’ll be reading myself. It’s just not for me.

7. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

See above.

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve got very mixed feelings about the Throne of Glass series, but I got this for review. I’m intrigued about the whole retelling aspect, but from what I’ve heard I’m not sure if I’m going to like it very much. I guess we’ll see.

9. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I should love this book, but I can never get into it. It hurts even more because so many people love it and tell me to read it and gah! Also Patrick Rothfuss is awesome.

10. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

One of the many books booklr loves (yep I’m generalising and I hate generalising but it feels like everyone anyway) that I’ve not gotten to reading yet. I love fantasy but I personally don’t always love the hyped YA fantasy books as much as some people do.


Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts on these books or your own top ten list

ninjalibrarianbookworm asked:

Chatting? What do you think Bilbo's favorite memory is of his parents is? Like is it baking with his father and jumping across streams with his mom? Or is it when they would snuggle in front of the fire to read the next chapter in the story book?

I think he has a lot of different memories for different situations.

There were adventures with his mother. And looking back he knows that it was only a visit to the small creek by the edge of the woods, or running around under the leaves of the Party Tree. But she would tell him fantastic tales of how they were going to the great river to find elvish treasures and seeing faeries and sprites dancing up in the dappled light of the trees.

There were times he would be sitting in the kitchen while she cooked and taught him how to mix spices, how to cut vegetables and meats properly. Bungo would show him how to knead dough to make bread, and for his entire life Bilbo remembers his mother smelling of sunlight and spices while his father smelled of green earth and warm bread.

And while Belladona told him stories and encouraged his imagination, it was Bungo who showed him how to turn those stories into written words. Who would curl up and read to the whole family and made Bilbo a writing desk just for him. 

His favorite memories are all those simple moments. The comfortable ones where the expectations of all around them weren’t creeping in, when he was allowed to feel comfortable in his own skin around other people.

Truthful Tuesday

Every day I get up early, but I’m always late for work.

Sometimes when I do get there early, I just sit in the parking lot and think about other things, like reading a book or going back to bed.

Working with blood -caution

Remember to be very careful when using your own blood in spells and rituals. The act itself of taking your own blood can easily set a self destructive tone even if you don’t mean it to. I experienced some negative energy and a general feeling of loss after doing this and have felt a lot better after not using my own blood in my craft for about a month now. I did a power regaining spell the night I realized what was going on and it has helped a lot. I burned a book I possessed full of negative things in order to push out the negativity from my life. Here is the spell I came up with (and yes it sounds non-theistic; that’s because I am)

After the blood I have set free
Bring my power back to me
Finished is my self abuse
Enhance my magic for my use
Burn this book of aberration
I am the master of my own creation
Let it be known
In my blood, flesh, and bone
That higher power lies in I alone


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Ami Mizuno’s, Sailor Mercury’s room! 

I tried to capture her true essence. Lots of blue, lots of books (even some romance novels that she tries to keep hidden; but we know she’s a true romantic, though she seems to be allergic to romance), plushies cause she loves adorable things, cats,  and her very own reading nook (or corner). 

Not as cute as my Usagi room, but I tried my best. x.x; Hopefully I’ll get better and better at decorating rooms the more I practice. ^.^;; 

Thank you very much to all the wonderful and talented CC creators! I could not decorate my sims rooms if it wasn’t for you all <3 <3 <3 

I got tagged by deadindunwall a thousand years ago to pick my top 10 fictional characters, but only one from each franchise. There will be a lot of anime characters, because I’m a weeb, then some book, movie and vidya game ones

YOSH

1. Yang Wen-Li, who would literally save the world if he was real

I love him so so much, and he is my favorite character of all time ;_______;

2. Tyrion Lannister (the book version. I love Peter Dinklage too, but book!Tyrion is best, because he’s very flawed and complex, while the show Tyrion is still the best thing about the show, but also an actual angel)

3. Lisbeth Salander (best grill of all times  O F   A L L   T I M E S)

4. Makishima Shougo (hot sociopathic bibliophile lover; favorite villain)

5. Abed Nadir (best thing that ever happened to television series, period)

6. Sendo Takeshi (BOXING HUSBANDO)

7. Nanba Hibito (ASTRONAUT HUSBANDO)

8. Garrus Vakarian (SPACE BATMAN HUSBANDO I have many husbandos shut up)

9. Gary King (literally me in a few years)

10. GlaDOS (another best grill of all times and my favorite vidya game character evar)

………..yup…

P.S. also Ezio Auditore and every single character from Ping Pong the Animation

I tag merlioske who never does tags anyways but cmon babe do dis, syonaivosijavientietoisuutesi // androvoid // red-russian-wolf // renegade-pietro // regenisraen // redxhawk // povidona // poke me if you want to be tagged as well or just

DO IT

anonymous asked:

Do you think it is possible to self-study literature and everything connected to it with various resources and a strong will/love for books?

The obvious answer is ‘yes,’ but if you’re asking whether you can self-teach the equivalent of a college education, that’s a little trickier. You can read all day long but without the opportunity to discuss and debate with peers and teachers, there’s a lot of the study of literature that you’re automatically missing. You can definitely learn a lot on your own, but no amount of library books are a comparable substitute for a few really good professors.

sophieofprague asked:

Hey, I was wondering if there are any books of poetry you would recommend? Also I love your writing!

ahh ok a lot of the poetry books I know of/read come from Tumblr so I might not be able to give you the most help

I wrote this for you - Iain Thomas
The lover’s dictionary - David leviathan
All the things I never said - Mae Krell (maekrell)
Shaking the Trees - Azra Tabassum ( 5000letters )
Of Threads and Steel Wires - Haley Hendrick ( haleyincarnate )

Also I recommend all of Michael Ondaatje’s poetry ugh it’s so good but I can’t for the life of me remember the name right now

also keep a look out for audacieusement’s release of Matchbox Girl

If nothing else, violentwavesofemotion and lifeinpoetry post excerpts from poetry books constantly their their taste in poetry is divine so creep their blogs if you’re looking for more

Sorry I can’t be of more help! I’m more of a novel reader than a poetry book reader but I need to get into poetry books just as much as you are hahahah

Have a good day ❤️