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Five Facts About Reading
  • Fact 1: Reading can expand your vocabulary.
  • Fact 2: Neighbors will never complain that your book is too loud.
  • Fact 3: Reading keeps your imagination active.
  • Fact 4: Books have stopped bullets. Reading could save your life.
  • Fact 5: Dinosaurs didn't read. Look what happened to them.

Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”

Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.

Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?

Distracted

This was totally unplanned but inspired by a rather interesting and steamy conversation with @intoyoump3 and @yeshaddy so you can thank them for the motivation lolol. Hope you enjoy! - M xx.

You didn’t hear the door open when Harry got home.

Instead, you heard his footsteps up the stairs and the aroma of his cologne stroll right through the bedroom. You knew it was him without looking up from your book, one that you’ve been reading all day since Harry left for work. “Hey baby,” you say, reading so carefully on the page as you heard him take off his boots.

“Hi,” he mumbled before he tosses his jacket on the empty chair next to your bed. Your eyes wonder back to your book as you cross your legs; you hear the bed creak a little once Harry sits at the edge of it looking at you. There was a short silence as he crawled closer to you, his hands finding your bare legs as he started to rub at them slowly.

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Image (right):  Filmmaker Barry Jenkins at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. ( Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Looks like Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad is getting a TV adaptation! Amazon is developing a series that’ll be directed by none other than Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins.

Jenkins describes Whitehead’s novel as “a groundbreaking work that pays respect to our nation’s history while using the form to explore it in a thoughtful and original way.”

So here’s a question for those who’ve read the book: What are your hopes and dreams for the show?

-Nicole

High Tensions - Three

Reid x Reader

Everyday this week you’d come in to find a chocolate bar on your desk. And everyday you broke it into tiny little pieces and ate them slowly, one by one whilst reading whatever “sexy” book you could find in your local book store, making sure you were in full view of Spencer. 

So far you’d bought in Vox, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Tropic of Cancer and you’d finally given in and bought Fifty Shades Of Grey. You weren’t actually reading these books, only taking in small parts of the plot. The man at the bookstore had given you such a curious look when you’d taken the stack of books up to the counter. You’d just grinned at him and shrugged, commenting, “My boyfriend’s out of town.”

Today was no exception and when you strolled up to your desk you saw a large bar of dark chocolate lying in front of your keyboard. 

You knew where they were coming from and what he was trying to do. It was a well known fact that chocolate could act as an aphrodisiac. But it wasn’t working on you and you were getting sick of the taste. 

You racked your brains trying to recall other aphrodisiacs and then remembered something. You rummaged in your desk draw finding the sachets you’d ordered online last fall and headed over to the communal kitchen area. 

Five minutes later you walked back across the bullpen with two cups of coffee, placing one on Reid’s desk and one on your own which was opposite. 

“Where’s mine pretty lady?” Morgan questioned you grinning, knowing you must have done something to the drink to be only offering Spencer one. 

“Sorry handsome. I only had two left,” you sat down, drawing your chair close to your desk and logging on. Work had been quiet these last few days, leaving you all to catch up on paperwork and filing. 

Spencer looked at it suspiciously, “What have you done to it?”

You took a sip of your own, making sure you left your lipstick mark on the rim. 

“Nothing! It’s just a coffee Spencer, I swear.”

He nudged it away from him, “I don’t trust you. You’ve probably crushed some viagra up in it or something.”

“Jeez, if you’re that bothered have mine. It’s truly just coffee Spence. Flavoured coffee I ordered last year. And it was expensive so I’d appreciate you not wasting it.” You swapped the mugs over, drinking from his cup so he could see you’d not tampered with it.

You settled down and started clicking through your emails watching him out of the corner of your eye. Eventually he picked the mug up, turning it around so that your lipstick stain was the closest to his mouth rather than away from him. 

He saw you looking and smirked slightly as he raised the mug, placing his lips exactly where yours had been. 

Nice one Pretty Boy. That was kinda hot. Subtle, but hot. 

“Pumpkin. It’s pumpkin flavoured. It smells really strong.” He commented after a few moments. 

“See, told you it wasn’t anything nasty.”

You waited until he’d drank nearly the whole mug before sending an email to him.  

“Did you know that the smell of pumpkin can help increase the blood flow to the penis to encourage an erection?”

You saw his eyebrows raise and then a reply dropped into your email box a few seconds later. 

“Really? Is that all you’ve got today Y/N? It tasted and smelt nice, but I don’t feel the slightest tingle in my shorts at all. I thought you wanted to win this?”

Damn it. 

“I do want to win, and I will win. You’re hardly trying either though. Leaving me chocolate is hardly going to break me. As nice as it tastes, it really doesn’t get my juices flowing.”

You cringed at the phrase you’d just used but clicked reply anyway, not being able to think of a substitute. Spencer coughed from across the table from you, typing away again. 

“And what exactly does get your juices flowing Y/N? Those books you’ve been reading all week? How are you finding the delectable Mr Grey?”

“Pretty boring to be honest. I much preferred James Spader in Secretary. Both him and Maggie definitely would get it if I got the chance.“

“Secretary? So is that your secret fantasy, being bent over a desk and having your bottom spanked? Because if you admit defeat, then Rossi’s office is free today. I’d be happy to oblige.”

Oh my god. 

So far since the rules had changed it had seemed like Spencer was barely even trying to get you to admit defeat. Part of you wondered if his heart was really in it, if he found it too awkward or weird flirting with you or trying to come on to you. Aside from the chocolate and the way he’d reacted to you on the plane, there’d almost been no indication that he was still playing. 

Until now. 

“Spencer Reid, I quite happily would have you bend me over a desk and spank my ass, among countless other things. But I will not be asking you to do any of those things to me anytime in the near future. Now if you want to ask me to allow you to do them to me, then we’re talking.”

Peeking over at him you caught him catch his bottom lip between his teeth, slowly releasing it as he typed.

“Shame. I’ve been told I’ve quite the firm hand. I think the red print of it would look quite nice on your buttocks. There’s a few things of mine that would look very nice on you, or in you for that matter.”

Jesus fucking christ. 

“Such as?” You were tying to keep a neutral face now, but you could actually feel it flushing. 

“My mouth, tongue, fingers….eventually my dick.”

Your breath caught in your throat then and you knew you’d given yourself away. You were trying to think of a witty, sexy reply when another email dropped into your box, the subject READ ME NOW. It was from Aaron Hotchner and Spencer was copied in as well. 

“Are you two teenagers? I assume you weren’t aware that certain words flag your emails up to me?
For the love of god get on with your work before I’m forced to discipline you both for the misuse of government property.”

Shit. 

An email popped up from Penelope, “The instant messager function is much better guys. That’s what me and Morgan use. But my my my, Dr Reid. Who knew?”

You stifled the giggle that threatened escape your mouth before standing up and walking over to the water cooler. As you walked passed Reid, he leant out and grabbed your wrist. 

“Sure you don’t wanna head to Rossi’s office? Hotch is in meetings this afternoon.”

Lost for words you just shook your hand free and continued walking, heading to Penelope’s office instead. 

Okay. 

Round two to Spencer Reid.

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Konoha Shinden -epilogue-

[Chapters and Characters]
Chapter 5: [First section] [Middle section] [final section]

DISCLAIMER: I don’t own this novel (which is written by Sho Hinata). I’m just a fan-translator, a fan-translator who’s trying to improve, so my fan-translation will probably have some mistakes in it, so read at your own risk.

I’ll keep posting my translation, but to avoid infringing copyrights I’ll follow a policy similar to Mangastream’s: that is, this translation will be available for a short span of time only. Don’t copy, don’t repost, don’t steal this translation: it’s meant to stay here and here only, so, I’ll be able to delete it when the time comes.

And remember to support the official release when the book becomes available in your region!

Konoha Shinden: Yukemuri Ninpōchō

Konoha’s True Story: Book of the Steam Ninja Arts

By Hinata Shō

Epilogue

In a certain corner of the inn—

Hatake Kakashi was standing alone in front of the telephone receiver.

The scheduled contacts with the village were a duty of Sarutobi Mirai’s, who was travelling with him as his guard, but that day the circumstances were different from usual. While he informed him that the mission had concluded safely, Kakashi had a certain reason for which he had to make the phone call by himself.

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Forgetfulness is a devastating disorder. We modern humans have forgotten our roots, we have forgotten our gods, and we are now busily trying to forget our morals. We feel freer and less constrained the more we forget, unaware that each additional loss of memory distances us further from our true identities. We construct for ourselves false personalities derived from the veneer of addictions to our sensory indulgences, defining freedom as unlimited gratification, forgetting that all individuality is conditional. Cut off from communication with our internal mother we are severed from our source of compassion, and we forget how to empathize with other living creatures.
From the book Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution .
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#yoganotjustasana #hotsprings #lovealways #ayurvedalife #yogalife #nature #nakedsoul #mothernature #healing #selfcare #meditate #beherenow #ayurveda #Prakriti #sadhana #rememberbeherenow #connected #positivevibes #goodenergy #roots #whoiam #girlswithtattoos #hippie #heartopen

anonymous asked:

hi, i hope you dont mind me pointing this out, but in the Tim Hennis post you just made, you listed Janna twice when listing the family members, once as 3 years old and once as 22 months. i think you left out Erin and wrote Janna twice. anyway thanks for being awesome and making this blog (also congrats on your book!)

So I did - sorry! Yes, the first Janna should say Erin. Also, thank you for the correction and kind words!

anonymous asked:

If I remember corretly, you said that, before publishing the book, you bought an ISBN number. Is there something else you have to do before publishing it? Like a trademark or something like that?

No, all you have to get is an ISBN number. It’s used for libraries and other universal book indexes to know your book exists. You also need a different one for every format of the book (e-book; paperback; hardcover)

The ISBN for my book’s e-book version is  0998332798. The paperback’s is  9780998332796

I guess you do need a cover of some kind. Either hire someone to draw it, draw it yourself, or buy a stock photo or something.

Other than that, it’s highly advised to get a professional editor. But that’s technically optional.

anonymous asked:

What was Stannis' prospective treatment of Sansa? I'm rereading Clash of Kings and I see no particular mention in Davos's chapters regarding this, unless I've missed something. Other than Blackwater, they have no other possible encounters in the books?

“If your children are found when I take the city, they shall be sent to you.” Alive or dead, his tone implied. -ACOK, Catelyn III

Stannis promises to return the girls despite having a clear political advantage to demanding something in exchange, and this is done in a private setting, where Stannis can’t be said to be pandering to the crowd (the way Renly is, with his public persona vowing justice while his private persona holds Catelyn against her will).

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

Konoha Shinden -ch.5,3-

[Chapters and Characters]

Chapter 5: [First section] [Middle section]

Epilogue

DISCLAIMER: I don’t own this novel (which is written by Sho Hinata). I’m just a fan-translator, a fan-translator who’s trying to improve, so my fan-translation will probably have some mistakes in it, so read at your own risk.

I’ll keep posting my translation, but to avoid infringing copyrights I’ll follow a policy similar to Mangastream’s: that is, this translation will be available for a short span of time only. Don’t copy, don’t repost, don’t steal this translation: it’s meant to stay here and here only, so, I’ll be able to delete it when the time comes.

And remember to support the official release when the book becomes available in your region!

Konoha Shinden: Yukemuri Ninpōchō

Konoha’s True Story: Book of the Steam Ninja Arts

By Hinata Shō

Chapter 5: Divinity (final section)

«We have no choice but leave the rest to Yugakure and the Land of Hot Water.» the Sixth said, and promptly restrained the other members of the religious organization that had collapsed around us.

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anonymous asked:

I just bought a copy of your book! It apparently came out little earlier or something in northern Europe, so I had to have a copy. I very rarely buy new hardcovers (even the english versions are usually pretty pricey), but I super think this is worth it. Just wanted to tell you how excited I am :)

That… doesn’t sound right. It shouldn’t really be available anywhere except as an advance reading copy until April 11th or later, and it really shouldn’t be available anywhere outside the U. S. as a hardcover, so I’m not totally sure what you bought but it’s either not what you think it is or it’s something that people shouldn’t be selling. I’d be very skeptical if I were you. But I am glad you’re excited for the book and hope that a legitimate version makes it into your hands very soon.

nicchessa  asked:

15,1,3? 💞

-Five most influential books over your lifetime?
-if someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?
-list your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.


All these questions are somehow related, and requires a lot of text (sorrynotsorry). I think the most influential books for me have been Silmarillion (and also LotR) by Tolkien, Ringing Cedars by Vladmir Megrè, Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Conversations with God by Neal Donald Walsch, Neverending Story by Michael Ende and Earth’s Children by Jean Auel. These books all changed the direction of my life somehow, for one reason or another, I suppose I imprinted on them… lol!

I guess I’m kind of into the Tolkien fandom! There are so many characters I relate to, it is super hard to choose one :O It might sound weird, but I identify most with the valar, especially Yavanna and Nienna. 
Currently into the Outlander fandom too, reading book 6 at the moment, but for once I actually prefer the films. Don’t identify extremely well with the characters, allthough I can identify with Claire in various ways (but not all), as I looove herbs, I love my soulmate forever and ever, I’m into homesteading, I’m stubborn, logical, emphatetic, observant, practical, refuse to take orders, fighting for what I believe in… and I have brown hair and quite golden eyes and fair skin. 

Sounds like I’m very into fiction, but actually I read mostly practical or academic books, years can go by without me reading fiction. My favorite topics are permaculture, sustainability, nature, the human psyche, natural building, plants and herbalism, the mystical and spiritual, DIY, self-sufficiency and the list goes ever on. 

So to understand me, what should you watch? I guess you should watch the nature around you closely, and great art. And documentaries about those topics I mentioned earlier, what mess we have gotten ourselves into and how to create a better world. For entertainment, I’m very picky about films and series I watch, but I can try to list some movies… I love to watch happy and imaginative things for a break from a too serious and grey world: Lord of the Rings, Ronja Röverdotter, Secret of Kells, Captain Fantastic, Maleficent, Avatar, Heidi (2015), Dark Crystal, House of Flying Daggers, Merlin (1998), Princess Mononoke. And some series: Outlander, Anne of Green Gables (1985), Poldark, Pippi Longstocking and Live Free or Die…. lol! 

To understand me, what should you listen to?  Podcasts about the same topics. But if you mean music, it would have to be enchanting music with lots of mystical tunes and the occasional very wild drums. Think of a huge bonfire in the forest under beautiful stars and northern lights, with dancing elves and fauns ;) I don’t know what artists to name, my fav genres are celtic, movie/game soundtracks, psy/goa-trance, folkmetal, 60′s rock, eastern/egyptic, neofolk… but some favs are Loreena McKennitt, Kurbeats, Gåte, Faun, David Arkenstone, Ott, Enya, Blackmore’s Night, Secret Garden, Globular, Erutan, Beats Antique, Caprice, Mysterose Garden, Highlight Tribe, Deep Forest….