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Girls S06E02 (Hostage Situation)

Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) are recording a video message for their grandmother’s birthday. Among the books on Jessa’s desk: The New Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques by Rian E. McMullin (published in 1999) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR).

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Books that I think you should read (Individual/Series)

  • The Perks Of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahen
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  • The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer Smith
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Why we Broke up by Daniel Handler
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Será melhor ter alguma coisa e perdê-la, ou nunca ter tido?
—  A Probabilidade Estatística do Amor à Primeira Vista - Jennifer E. Smith
Happy 4th of July everyone!! 🇺🇸
Perciver headcanons
  • When Percy realized Oliver was the only other boy in their year to be sorted into Gryffindor, he was resigned to be sharing space with yet another Quidditch fanatic who’d think him “boring” and “stuck-up”.
  • But Oliver’s handshake was firm and he listened without interrupting for almost an hour when Percy told him all about what he’d learned in Hogwarts: A History before they went to sleep that first night.
  • Percy watching with grudging admiration as Oliver stays up night after night buried in piles of Quidditch-related books and statistics.
  • Oliver spinning great tales of games he’s watched, his face so open and earnest that Percy can’t help but catch his enthusiasm just a little.
  • Percy silently bringing back a cup of tea and a sandwich from breakfast to leave by Oliver’s bedside whenever Oliver’s oversleeps after staying up until 3 in the morning to write Quidditch strategies.
  • Oliver defending Percy when his brothers make fun of him.
  • Oliver talking about his dreams to play professional Quidditch with such determination and passion that Percy starts to believe maybe he too can follow his dreams if he believes in himself like Oliver does.
  • Percy going to retrieve Oliver from the locker room long after everyone else’s left, to make sure he’s okay after they lost a game.
  • Percy talking to Oliver about his fears and the pressure he puts on himself, how he sometimes feels like an outsider in his own family.
  • Oliver telling Percy about how he’s tired of being seen as the ‘brainless jock’ and that even his team doesn’t seem to take him seriously.
  • Percy and Oliver sharing notes and having cramming sessions together in their dorm before the O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. exams.
  • Percy and Oliver locking themselves up in their dorm sometimes just so they can relax in their jammies and catch a break from reality.
  • OLIVER HELPING PERCY OVERCOME HIS FEAR OF FLYING AFTER PERCY FINALLY TOLD HIM ABOUT HOW HE FELL OFF THE BROOM AS A KID AND THAT’S THE REASON HE DOESN’T LIKE FLYING.
  • PERCY ATTENDING EVERY SINGLE GRYFFINDOR GAME DESPITE BEING BUSY WITH HIS STUDIES–JUST TO CHEER OLIVER ON.
  • OLIVER AND PERCY UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER IN A WAY NEITHER OF THEM HAS EVER FELT BEFORE.
  • JUST PERCY WEASLEY AND OLIVER WOOD OKAY

How I imagine this reference interview went:

Patron: Hi I need your biggest book
Librarian: How about this atlas?
Patron: Okay but is there a bigger one?
Librarian: *gives another atlas*
Patron: You know what I’m not convinced this is really where the equator is, can I see a few more to make sure?
Librarian: THREE MORE ATLASES
Patron: Cool, I’ll just leave these on the table

Clerk: *doing table count the following morning* WHAT THE HELL

Someone once told her there’s a formula for how long it takes to get over someone, that it’s half as long as the time you’ve been together.
—  Hadley Sullivan, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith