book it now

[ Riley and Robert | from the “What a Book Won’t Teach” Verse.

(( @chaosandblueeyes please make sure you do NOT injure yourself flailing about!! Unlike Riles, I can’t heal you!)) ]

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On the note of ugly Good Omens covers, I present to you: the Japanese edition of Good Omens, featuring our beloved characters, octopus and lobster.

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“I have seen her. Walking across the courtyard from her first class this morning, her expression thoughtful, her book bag casually thrown over her shoulder. I had seen photographs, of course; I knew she wore clunky glasses and her hair in a youthful dreadlock style, that her clothes would be dynamic and colorful. I knew she would be 1.63 meters tall, that she would weigh 50kg, that she was coming away from a neurobiology class; I knew what to expect…But I was not prepared for her insouciant manner, the way she squinted and smiled up at the gathering rainclouds, aware of the gray weather in a way that the other students missed, immersed in their phones or conversations. I did not think she would kick at a pile of leaves. She walks loosely, comfortable in her skin, her face as open and expressive as Ms Hendrix’s is closed.” - from the diary of Dr. Delphine Cormier.

“If you could get to anywhere in the universe by tomorrow, where would you go?”

“Hmm… Where are you going to be tomorrow?”

But flowers need sunlight,
They grow, they breathe, they bloom,
But take a little of it, or add more of it,
And they will die,
Maybe you were my sunlight,
You were never enough,
And always too much.
—  Writies
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Things you’ll find in a secondhand bookshop if you look hard enough: A beautiful edition (possibly a donation) of Jane Eyre which was a wedding anniversary present to someone in 1985. 

Who else is delighted to find scribbling on books by their previous owners?

for those
who have loved
and for those
who have been
broken by love.