books better than life

bookish asks
  • 1: What book did you last finish? When was that?
  • 2: What are you currently reading?
  • 3: What book are you planning to read next?
  • 4: What was the last book you added to your tbr?
  • 5: Which book did you last re-read?
  • 6: Which book was the last one you really, really loved?
  • 7: What was/were the last book/books you bought?
  • 8: Paperback or hardcover? Why?
  • 9: YA, NA or Adult? Why?
  • 10: Sci-Fi or fantasy? Why?
  • 11: Classic or modern? Why?
  • 12: Political memoirs or comedic memoirs?
  • 13: Name a book with a really bad movie/tv adaption
  • 14: Name a book where the movie/tv adaption actually was better than the original
  • 15: What book changed your life?
  • 16: If you could bring three books to a deserted island which would you bring and why?
  • 17: If you owned a bookshop what would you call it?
  • 18: Which character from a book is the most like you?
  • 19: Which character from a book is the least like you?
  • 20: Best summer read?
  • 21: Best winter read?
  • 22: Pro or anti e-readers? Why?
  • 23: Bookdepository or Amazon?
  • 24: Do you prefer to buy books online or in a bookshop?
  • 25: If you could be a character from a book for just one day who would you be and why? (Bonus: any specific day in the story?)
  • 26: If you could be a character from a book for their entire life who would you be and why?
  • 27: If you could change one thing about mainstream literature what would you change? (i.e. more diversity, better writing, better plot etc.)
  • 28: How many books have you read so far this year?
  • 29: How do you sort your shelves? (i.e. by color, author, title etc.)
  • 30: Who’s your favorite author?
  • 31: Who’s your favorite contemporary author?
  • 32: Who’s your favorite fantasy author?
  • 33: Who’s your favorite Sci-Fi author?
  • 34: List five OTPs
  • 35: Name a book you consider to be terribly underrated
  • 36: Name a book you consider to be terribly overrated
  • 37: How many books are actually in your bookshelf/shelves right now?
  • 38: What language do you (most often) read in?
  • 39: Name one of your favorite childhood books
  • 40: Name one of your favorite books from your teenage years
  • 41: Do you own a library card? How often do you use it?
  • 42: Which was the best book you had to read in school?
  • 43: Are you the kind of person who reads several books at once or the kind of person who can only read one book at a time?
  • 44: Do you like to listen to music when you read?
  • 45: What is your favorite thing to eat when you read?
  • 46: What is your favorite thing to drink when you read?
  • 47: What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
  • 48: Where is your favorite place to read?
  • 49: When is your favorite time to read?
  • 50: Why do you love to read?
Bookish Questions!

1: What book did you last finish? When was that?

2: What are you currently reading?

3: What book are you planning to read next?

4: What was the last book you added to your tbr?

5: Which book did you last re-read?

6: Which book was the last one you really, really loved?

7: What was/were the last book/books you bought?

8: Paperback or hardcover? Why?

9: YA, NA or Adult? Why?

10: Sci-Fi or fantasy? Why?

11: Classic or modern? Why?

12: Political memoirs or comedic memoirs?

13: Name a book with a really bad movie/tv adaption

14: Name a book where the movie/tv adaption actually was better than the original

15: What book changed your life?

16: If you could bring three books to a deserted island which would you bring and why?

17: If you owned a bookshop what would you call it?

18: Which character from a book is the most like you?

19: Which character from a book is the least like you?

20: Best summer read?

21: Best winter read?

22: Pro or anti e-readers? Why?

23: Bookdepository or Amazon?

24: Do you prefer to buy books online or in a bookshop?

25: If you could be a character from a book for just one day who would you be and why? (Bonus: any specific day in the story?)

26: If you could be a character from a book for their entire life who would you be and why?

27: If you could change one thing about mainstream literature what would you change? (i.e. more diversity, better writing, better plot etc.)

28: How many books have you read so far this year?

29: How do you sort your shelves? (i.e. by color, author, title etc.)

30: Who’s your favorite author?

31: Who’s your favorite contemporary author?

32: Who’s your favorite fantasy author?

33: Who’s your favorite Sci-Fi author?

34: List five OTPs

35: Name a book you consider to be terribly underrated

36: Name a book you consider to be terribly overrated

37: How many books are actually in your bookshelf/shelves right now?

38: What language do you (most often) read in?

39: Name one of your favorite childhood books

40: Name one of your favorite books from your teenage years

41: Do you own a library card? How often do you use it?

42: Which was the best book you had to read in school?

43: Are you the kind of person who reads several books at once or the kind of person who can only read one book at a time?

44: Do you like to listen to music when you read?

45: What is your favorite thing to eat when you read?

46: What is your favorite thing to drink when you read?

47: What do you do to get out of a reading slump?

48: Where is your favorite place to read?

49: When is your favorite time to read?

50: Why do you love to read?

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If we all put as much energy into loving each other as we do into the worship of deities, the utopia your God promises would have long since been realized on this Earth.
—  Journal Entry; Fall 2015
7 Steps That Some Successful People Go Through

1. Living an average life and accepting it.

2. Being jolted by something, perhaps a book or conversation.

3. Realizing that life can get better than this.

4. Intending and/or praying for an answer on what to do and how to create a spectacular lifestyle for oneself. 

5. Waiting for an idea to come on what to do. 

6. Getting an idea.

7. Stopping at nothing to make this dream a reality.

The greatest book ever could never be as great as being there when you finished reading it. Clutch it to your chest, take a deep breath with tears in your eyes. I think you’re better than anything else ever.
—  Paul Baribeau, “Better Than Anything Ever”
So I kept reading, just to stay alive. In fact, I’d read two or three books at the same time, so I wouldn’t finish one without being in the middle of another - anything to stop me from falling into the big, gaping void. You see, books fill the empty spaces. If I’m waiting for a bus, or am eating alone, I can always rely on a book to keep me company. Sometimes I think I like them even more than people. People will let you down in life. They’ll disappoint you and hurt you and betray you. But not books. They’re better than life.
—  Marc Acito
The Answer to Young Manolo’s Quesion!

I‘m sure that everyone who has seen the Book of Life remembers the scene where Carlos tells little Manolo that Maria was impressed with his fight against the boar. You may think Carlos was just trying to make Manolo proud but..

SHE WAS IMPRESSED! LITTLE MARIA WAS IMPRESSED BY LITTLE MANOLO’S BULL PIG PROBABLY BOAR FIGHTING SKILLS! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!!!!