book-hoard

An Old English word for library was “bōchord”, which literally means “book hoard”, and honestly I really think we should go back to saying that because not only does it sound really fucking cool, but it also sort of implies that librarians are dragons.

modern disney princess study moods

snow white

apple and cinnamon tea, having the cleanest of clean studying spaces, instrumental covers of pop songs, needs to study on her own for important things but loves organising study groups, makes mind maps and diagrams for all her subjects, studies first thing in the morning as the sun rises, always gets a full night of sleep.

cinderella

likes dressing up even for the most basic of social work study sessions, never without a full pencil case and oversized mug of darjeeling tea, lives on her own away from her step-relatives and loves being able to study in peace, doesn’t do study groups but organises collaborative Google docs and always helps others who don’t get the material (she gets the nickname ‘fairy godmother’ as a result), can’t wait to become a social worker.

aurora

sleeps in late but is ready to go almost immediately, never without a full mug of vanilla coffee, everything is coordinated pink and blue, loves studying out in nature with her notes, listens to lo-fi music and romantic songs from the 1950s to help her relax, has the prettiest studyblr out there for a english literature student, audits fashion classes in her spare time, sketches out dresses when listening to her lectures.

ariel

mulls over what she needs to revise and study in the shower every morning, dreams of life after college, even though she loves her marine biology course, spends time at the marina any chance she gets, sneaks on her father’s yacht to study with the smell and spray of the sea around her, breaks up chunks of studying with swimming in the college pool, has a part time job at the pool to help support her studies.

belle

always overruns her study sessions with exploring new concepts and materials that aren’t on the syllabus but fascinate her anyway, studies with pastries from the local bakery and brings them to study groups, loves studying in coffee shops and cafes, practically lives in the library, never without her glasses, always about the extra credit, is planning on her masters and doctorate in mechanical engineering.

jasmine

needs google calendar to keep on track on everything, has the fanciest stationery, immaculate handwriting, studies with her cat on her feet, drinks only sweet turkish coffee, uses pomodoro technique but with keeping up with the kardashians, takes extra semester courses alongside her business management course.

pocahontas

super motivated environmental sciences student, spends a lot of time studying with the geography and geology students too, uses her studies as a way to advocate for environmental change, herbal tea all the way, covers entire tables in the library with her maps and research, leads live study sessions on facebook live, uses recycled paper notebooks only.

mulan

listens to lectures on her phone while she works out, uses her morning run to work out difficult concepts in her head, drinks only green tea when she studies, but chugs red bull when it hits midnight, uses the library late at night with noise cancelling headphones, listens to power ballads and motivational jams.

tiana

the hardest working student you’ll ever meet, balances work and school really well, takes breaks on her waitressing and barista jobs, dark roast coffee and beignets as study rewards, can survive on three hours sleep, listens to ambient beats and nineties pop to focus, starts internship applications two months early, takes time off when exams are over to just sleep and watch netflix, dreams up ideas for restaurant dishes when she should be rewriting her notes, queen of time management.

rapunzel

notes tend to be speckled with paint, sketches as she listens to psychology lectures, motivating as all heck, listens to guitar music when she studies, likes lemonade to drink alongside her study, hoards books about subjects she’d like to study, her bullet journals feature prominently on her instagram, has highlighters for everything, documents her entire studying process on snapchat.

merida

listens to heavy metal and rock music, never without her massive headphones, uses archery as an analogy for everything in her classes, studies for sports science on her rooftop when things get too loud at home, happier when she’s out in the woods studying, red bull and coffee as study aids, hates studying but does really well in exams.

anna

has no formal organisation method for her notes, super colourful highlighters everywhere, always hits snooze, hot chocolate with cinnamon all year round, amazing at energising people in study groups, queen of the study whatsapp group for their theatre and performance class, has nothing but broadway musicals on her study playlist.

elsa

doesn’t do study groups, but will occasionally study with anna if she needs it, likes her cold press coffee and frozen lattes, uses pastel highlighters exclusively, reads the textbooks from cover to cover and not just the assigned readings, leads the curve for her history and environmental chemistry course, has debussy and saint-saens as her soundtrack for studying.

moana

studies in the early morning, copies everything from her international history and politics classes, loves to revisit her notes in the sunshine or at the beach whenever possible, doesn’t do caffeine but drinks a lot of orange juice and water, volunteers for opportunities with the aged and children any chance she gets, has aims to be a community organisor.

I hoard books. I hide them in my drawers, in the folds of my clothes, in the pockets of my coats. They are stacked in the corners, piled on the shelves, lost in the cupboard beneath my stairs. I hoard books, but I never seem to have enough of them.
—  *

It’s hard to explain to someone who isn’t wholly a bibliophile that yes, I buy books because they have beautiful covers and incredible stories and worlds and characters that I love to get lost in and even seeing their spines and titles on my shelves brings back the exact moment I read a scene that made me laugh so hard I cried or when I was so lost in another place, in someone else, that I didn’t realize it was three in the morning until I’d read the last line and it was completely worth the loss of sleep to spend every second inside the words printed on those pages nestled snugly on my bookshelf so I can return to that moment anytime I so wish. 

sleepless

TITLE: sleepless

CHAPTER NO./ONE SHOT: ONE SHOT

AUTHOR: hiddlemediddles

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine you suffer from insomnia and during those sleepless nights, you take the time for reading. When you start dating Loki, he is at first unaware of it as you hide it well, but he soon realizes that something is amiss..

RATING: M

NOTES/WARNINGS: I’ve been conquering my bad sleeping habits lately (with some success, thankfully!), so this imagine is perfect for me to write in this moment in time :) It’s fairly short, but I really enjoyed writing it :)

The small, crammed room that Loki had assumed to be your own personal storage room in your house was currently your midnight abode. You sat, perusing a book, occasionally looking up to look outside the window to see the stars gleaming over the horizon. You were reading a soppy romance, which wasn’t out of the blue for you given your current state of sheer happiness with Loki. Everything that had once appeared so ‘cliche’ in these books now seemed to be completely and utterly.. normal to you and him. It was not to say that you both resumed a ‘cliched’ relationship, it was more the fact that you could now relate more closely to the love and happiness described in so many of these novels.

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Hello, my bookish bees 😊

I am here, once again, to provide assurance that the bookworm life has chosen you and will never ever let you go, even if you don’t meet certain “criteria” that a lot of people think is “essential”.

Without further ado, you’re still a bookworm if…

  • … you don’t read all the new releases

There are sooooo many books coming out each month (no, seriously, it’s insane) and it’s completely normal to sometimes (or always) be out of the loop when it comes to them. It’s a lot to follow and it’s a lot to take in and sometimes it’s not just possible to keep in touch with everything new that is out. It doesn’t mean that you’re not a bookworm if you haven’t read the latest hyped book or continuation of a well-loved series. Most times, I personally can’t afford to buy all these new books. So instead, I save up for when there are sales or special offers. The only downside is dealing with potential spoilers because people are evil.

  • … you only read books from the library and don’t have a personal collection

Libraries are god’s gift to this world and more people should be using them. But I’ve had people tell me that they’re worried they aren’t “true bookworms” if they don’t have a personal collection. To these people I say “fuck that”. I know we all dream of a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast, but we’re not princes in castles and books unfortunately cost a shit ton of money. Also, a lot of people don’t actually have the space to deposit a book collection, so libraries are a great way to keep reading and not hoard books. Seriously though, libraries 👌💯

  • … you don’t have books in pristine condition

I personally keep my books as spotless as possible, but that’s just because I’m weird. A looooot of people love seeing books that are well worn, because that’s a sign of them being read and loved. And I agree! However you choose to treat your books, that’s your decision. Dog-ear them, highlight them, write in them, whatever tickles your fancy, go forth my child and do the thing! Your books, your rules.

  • … you don’t read an insane amount of books/year

I’ve touched on this before: life likes to mess us up and that usually implies it smiling at us and saying “well shit son, no reading for you today 😘”. But that’s okay. Once a bookworm, always a bookworm, whether you read 1 pages a year or 10.000 😊

  • … you only read a certain genre

Hey, we don’t all have eclectic tastes in books and that’s normal and should be in no way questioned. You only read YA books? GOOD BECAUSE YA IS A GREAT GENRE FIGHT ME 👊 You only read classics? More power to you because that stuff is confusing to me 😲 You love poetry and couldn’t think of reading novels? DO THE THING! Just read what makes you happy. I guarantee that you’ll always find people to discuss your feelings/emotions/thoughts with.

Basically, my loves, you’re bookworms. Period. You’ve been anointed into this life and I’m sorry to say, but there’s no way out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mary ❤️

A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 624 Pages
Genre: YA/Fantasy
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Goodreads Rating: 4.73

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Rarely do I come across a 2nd book that surpasses the 1st in such a way that I still recommend the series. Frankly, if you have to struggle through the first book, nothing can redeem a series in my mind. However, I’ll gladly eat my words when it comes to A Court of Mist and Fury. Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t really struggle to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. It just wasn’t something to write home about. It was a decent Beauty and the Beast retelling but it didn’t really leap off the page for me.

A Court of Mist and Fury, on the other hand, was hands down one of the best books I’ve read this year. Each character was wonderfully built, even those introduced in the first book, seemed to have had some off page character growth that didn’t completely turn me off like they did in the first book. And they got better and better as the story progressed! I honestly didn’t think Maas had it in her. Feyre and Rhysand had such a gripping and enthralling friendship that I honestly could not put the book down. Feyre’s struggle to get beyond the changes of her own body and world were very believable. It was entirely possible to put myself in her position.

The world-building was also very well-done. Maas created a land that I could actually imagine. The characters fit nicely into it and the descriptions were well written without being overly flowery. Even after finishing it, I could not tear my mind away. Imagine my dismay at realizing that I had not yet ordered the 3rd book!

My one and only true gripe is the lack of diversity within the book. Come on, Maas! It’s entirely possible to have non-hetero, non-white characters.

☆☆☆☆ out of 5 stars

  • sirius black is a massive nerd
  • he reads books for fun
  • but never really admits it until james discovers a hoard of books under his bed
  • and sirius is like wOW hoW diD thEy GEt ThERe
  • he can Cook. Like Really Good
  • but doesn’t brag about it
  • okay maybe a little
  • who am i kidding he’s The Worst
  • can speak french
  • knows the names of birds???
  • ‘if i wasn’t snuffles i’d be a chiffchaff because they wag their tails’
  • thinks it’s a conspiracy theory that merlin was called merlin, and that merlin’s animagus and/or patronus was a merlin bird
  • casually knows random trivia facts?
  • ‘rome wasn’t built in a day, sirius’
  • ‘quite right james - it took approximately 1,009,491 days’ 
Book Hoarding Pays Off!

I recently took every book from my TBR list on Good Reads off because there was repeats. That drove me crazy because I knew it affected the TBR number. So here I am putting my romance shelf on Good Reads.

So far I have two compete series- Loretta Chase’s Carsington Brothers and Johanna Lindsey’s Ly-San-Ter family. I didn’t do it on purpose. I didn’t even know they were part of a series. I bought them mostly at yard sales and thrift shops based on Loretta Chase being cool and Johanna Lindsey sounding weird but cool.

anonymous asked:

10 signs that someone is INTJ, not another xNTx?

I didn’t know if you wanted a serious answer or a humorous one. So I went with sarcastic stereotypes… these are meant to be funny and not to be taken seriously in the least…except some of them may be true…

10 Ways To Spot an INTJ Amongst the Analysts

1) They’re the ones not laughing. ENTP is making jokes, ENTJ is politely chuckling, INTP is giggling with the cat. INTJ is looking out the window.

2) They’re the ones who catch pneumonia from ignoring the weather. ENTP is quick thinking and finds shelter, ENTJ is prepared for everything and has an umbrella, scarf, and coat at all times, INTP wanted to stay in anyway. INTJ just walked out wearing a t-shirt and didn’t realize it was raining.

3) They’re the ones who lose everything but are super organized. ENTP is either all organized or all messy, ENTJ is a super neat freak, and INTP is an eclectic mess. INTJ can’t find their laptop, but if they could it has a detailed spreadsheet on organizational skills.

4) They’re the book hoarding dragons. ENTP is a memes dragon, ENTJ is a money dragon, and INTP is a knowledge dragon. INTJ would really like to just sit in their cave with their books for a few centuries.

5) They’re the ones with the unintentional killer death glare. ENTP’s has a sarcastic tinge. ENTJ is really close but it’s intentional, INTP’s sorta looks like their concentrating really hard to manage it. INTJ is just thinking about butterflies and people are still asking why they’re so angry.

6) They’re the ones who can trip on flat ground. ENTP can do a backflip off the wall, ENTJ’s feet wouldn’t dare trip them up, INTP can do a cartwheel. INTJ is lucky if they can walk around the corner without knocking an elbow or toe.

7) They’re the ones who offer the worst support when others are crying. ENTP asks if you’re ok and then tries to make you laugh, ENTJ kind of just pats your back and clears their throat, INTP tries to hug you and then laughs awkwardly. INTJ just stands their wringing their hands while internally screaming *WRONG*

8) They’re the ones who have planned out world domination. ENTP has joked about it, ENTJ is working at world trade domination, and INTP has had some pretty good ideas. INTJ has it planned to a perfection though.

9) They’re the ones who are terrified of falling in love. ENTP is cool with it, ENTJ is too busy for that, INTP is hesitant but maybe likes the idea. INTJ is freaking out and may have a major meltdown.

10) They’re the ones you can’t really spot. ENTP is good in crowds and easy to see, ENTJ is usually the one introducing themself to you, if INTP is there they’re the fun and epic nerdy one. INTJ is most likely trying to be invisible or is sneaking out the back door.