books are my entire life

I’ve been told many times over that when you really, truly love somebody, you would do anything to see them happy; even willingly suffer in silence while they love another.
—  Watching you with her hurts beyond belief, but I find solace in knowing my love for you is real
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anyway,,,,,,this is the funniest book review i’ve ever seen in my entire life like y’all this girl DESTROYED this book 

Why can't we just have a novella about Manon and her Thirteen?

Is that too much to ask for? Don’t you love me, Sarah?

Is there a scene in My Immortal where the one of the main character sacrifices themselves heroically to save the author from being run over by a car?  

1)I assume no

2)I think that, in retrospect,  if a real published book has a plot point so weird and self-indulgent that you go “okay, even my immortal wouldn’t do that”, it’s probably not the best choice for a blockbuster film adaptation. 

how to get grade 9s in english

literature

  • how i studied for english lit
  • poetry terms (subject terminology is key)
  • thorough tips
  • what i used to analyse ‘a christmas carol’
  • essay structure
  • analyse your books like your life depends on it 
  • tips, more tips, and more (there’s a thread!)
  • try and spot different literary devices!
  • always challenge yourself when you’re writing an essay, you can ALWAYS improve
  • use a range of evidence! 
  • use subject terminology! (e.g simile, metaphor etc)
  • be specific about the effects on the reader!
  • write a lot of essays! whether it’s under timed conditions or not…do it! honestly i wrote more essays in year 11 than i have in my entire life!
  • know your book inside out! know your characters (maybe make flashcards and mindmaps on them!) know all the themes as well!!
  • re read your books!! it’s a closed book exam so you need know a lot of quotes (use at least 2 quotes per paragraph)
  • following on from the previous point, if you know even one word of a quote use it!!! ok!! cheat the exams!! it’s still evidence 
  • do practice questions (yes it was new spec and no there wasn’t any past papers, so I made them up! but you can also find made up ones online)
  • do not be discouraged by a low mark! see it as an opportunity to improve!! no essay is ever perfect!
  • for real always include context in an essay (e.g societal expectations at the time? etc) !! and use the correct term of the year e.g jacobean era, victorian etc
  • revise for your mocks!! (this is for both language and literature)! it gives you an insight on how you’re doing and makes it easier to revise for the final exams
  • for poetry memorise quotes and honestly write a bunch of comparison essays (or make detailed plans for comparison essays) (i’ve actually made a video on how i studied poems)
  • always mention the writer’s name, it honestly forces you to talk about the intentions of the writer!

language

  • extend your vocabulary 
  • use different sentence lengths (i’m talking about section 2 in both language papers)
  • use different connecting words!! suggest and shows gets boring after the 6th time in a row please
  • practice writing stories and articles!! 
  • practice answering questions in general and get someone to mark them
  • use/ talk about different devices e.g extended metaphors, similes, facts etc
  • know your mark scheme inside out (what does your examiner want from you?)
  • make sure your timing is right!! it’s essential! so practice doing papers under timed conditions!
  • know your mark scheme inside out! find out what they want to see from you!! maybe writer’s intentions?? judicious range of evidence??
  • read books!! write descriptions!! write stories!! paint scenery!! in order to get you in the mood of creative writing
  • when writing formal articles, make sure to use the form of the article e.g when writing a letter use dear/ write an address/ sign off with yours sincerely, similarly when writing an article for a newspaper have a heading/subheading
  • also technical accuracy is crucial! so make sure you check over to see you’ve spelt things right! included commas!! and get fancy (use semi colons, quotation marks etc when you can, but only if you know how to use them!!)
  • also in general don’t forget to rest!!! chill!!! take breaks!! drink some water!! eat some fruits!! get that chocolate!! TREAT YO SELF!!

if anyone has anymore tips feel free to add on!!

anonymous asked:

id like to remember that other riordan's books are great and should be read!!! especially because of representation! Magnus Chase has a canon trans/genderfluid kid, Trials of Apollos has gay and lesbian couples, and a bi main character, and the Kane Chronicles are very good too! biracial sibilings! a polyamorous relashionship!!

YES….!!!! I HEARD which is part of why i wanna read lmfao

Favourite fics list [2/?] 

Title: In Vogue 

Author: otpwhatever (@otpwhatever )

Length: 121k

Rating: Mature 

Summary: ‘Is that why David Beckham has been featured multiple times on the pages of your life’s work? Does your criteria seriously consist of one thing – a man’s ass?’
‘Well the ass is a man’s best asset,’ Harry smirks, holding the Martini glass high up his face. 'And don’t call the magazine my life’s work. There are far more important things in life, Louis Tomlinson, than what’s printed on the pages of a magazine.’

Fashion AU. Louis is the editor in chief of Vogue magazine, and Harry’s running British GQ. Featuring Zayn as the crazy creative director and Louis’ confidant, Liam as the sports writer that gets to sit front row at fashion week and DJ Neil as the only sane person in the whole story. (There are no skinny jeans in this fic)

You can buy the book version of In Vogue  here

Shawn's Atlanta Q&A Breakdown
  • "I feel very close to you guys. You guys know maybe too much about me." - Shawn
  • "What's one thing you've always wanted to ask a fan?
  • -Idk you guys pretty much tell me everything on twitter ahaha"
  • "Was it hard for you to stay away from drugs?
  • -*laughs* just stay away"
  • If Shawn wasn't touring right now, he would probably be at university and have no idea what to do with life
  • "Favorite song right now?
  • -"Morning" by Marc E. Bassy"
  • Shawn had to choose between making music or listening to others, and he chose to listen to their music instead
  • "Would you date a fan?
  • -Sure!!"
  • Shawn has played soccer for 5 years, and hockey for 2
  • he funniest thing Shawn saw recently on twitter, was when the fans were growing crazy about his loose curl
  • "What was your first thought in the morning?"
  • -My first thought was that I was in Atlanta!"
  • "Would you rather swim with sharks or go sky diving?
  • -Sky diving" he hates sharks
  • "what's your pet peeve?
  • - I don't know what my pet peeve is until someone does it"
  • in his free time, Shawn plays guitar and walks around the city. "It's lame, but sometimes it's just fun" in his free time, Shawn plays guitar and walks around the city. "It's lame, but sometimes it's just fun"
  • Fan: "Why aren't there any boys like you at my high school?"
  • Shawn: "Maybe you should move to Canada"
  • Shawn got his ears pierced when he was in grade 2! Woah
  • "Favorite book?
  • -Honestly, I think I've only read one book in my entire life"

Me @ authors

Originally posted by fuckyeahgryffindor4evah

had a dream last night that was basically mahou shoujo librarians
like im pretty sure it was all just a way to glitzy up library maintenance
There was a giant BIG OL spire of books that appeared, with a library slowly forming around it. and these gullible fools were CHOSEN to maintain and return books to it.
buncha people fighting books and scrolls and shit with weird ass book themed abilities

the wolves have come again (pt. 1)

I’ve been messing around with this for a while.  There’s quite a bit more than this, so I’ll post it in parts.  Let me know what you think.


The people of the North watch their new royal family with keen eyes, particularly Sansa Stark.

People used to say she had the same coloring of her mother: red Tully hair and blue Tully eyes.  Now they say that she has the coloring of the weirwood trees.  Skin as pale as its white bark, hair the same fiery red as its leaves.  Even her expression resembles its face sometimes, but for the tears of sap.  Sansa Stark never cries, not anymore.

Some of the servants talk about how she spends hours and hours sitting underneath its great branches, closes her eyes and listens to the wind glide through its leaves.  It’s the only time she smiles, they say, other than when she’s with her brother Jon.

Then Brandon Stark comes back, with Meera Reed in tow, and it makes sense.


part two   part three  part four  part five  part six  part seven  part eight. part nine