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  • “come on tom, please, just ten minutes, i promise!”
  • “whenever you say ten minutes, you usually take at least thirty, but if it’ll make you happy darling, sure.” you jump up and down, grab tom’s hand and run into the bookstore.
  • they’re having a sale and you’re in awe
  • tom tilts his head at you, smiling. he loves watching you bc you’re so passionate about books
  • you stack up at least 10 books in your hands, fumbling as you try and look at the spines of the novels in the bookcase.
  • tom grabs a basket for you and takes the books, he carries it for you bc he just wants to watch you be engulfed in the titles.
  • “you know, love, we don’t have that much more room in our apartment for all of these.”
  • he stands behind you with his face nuzzled in your shoulder and neck, he lets out a loud sigh, telling you he was bored.
  • he ends up having to get another basket bc you filled up the first one with of your books
  • “at least i’m getting a work-out out of this.” tom giggles, using the baskets as weights and does a few curls with each.
  • he watches you as you look at the books and he just smiles to himself, he’s falling more and more in love with you as the moments progress
  • he studies each of your features as if he’ll be tested on them later, much like you’re studying the back of the books you pick up.
  • a voice rings over the intercom telling customers that it was time for closing.
  • “darling, come on, we’ve been here for two and a half hours, let’s go checkout and we’ll come back tomorrow, okay?”
  • you make your way to the register with two full baskets of books and tom presses a kiss to your lips and it’s really sweet and he tastes your pomegranate lip balm it’s his favorite and it really get him going but he’ll never tell you that
  • you do a little happy dance as you buy the books and tom can’t help but smile really really wide bc he loves how much you love books
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On the note of ugly Good Omens covers, I present to you: the Japanese edition of Good Omens, featuring our beloved characters, octopus and lobster.

  • me: has a very long book wish list
  • also me: goes to the bookstore and impulse buys like 5 books that aren't even on the list
  • also also me: goes home and adds three more books to the list
  • me: wow this list just keeps growing i have no idea how this happen
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HAI, TUMBLR! GUESS WHAT? I MADE A BOOK!

With a little help from my friends, of course. I may be biased, but I think it would make a GREAT gift for, like, anyone.

“Where can I buy it,” you say?? Oh! Well, how about:

RIGHT HERE

OR HERE

Look, it’s all illustrated and errythang… s’cute.

YOU COULD ALSO BUY ONE HERE

{shameless self promotion ended.)

(buy my book tho k thx)

And then all of a sudden you find that all your broken pieces start coming back together. This fits here and that goes there, and little by little you start to build back up. You can breathe again, and remember when that felt like it’ll be the last thing you ever do? Look at you now. And even if it only took one person to be the reason for the storm in your eyes, you finally realize that another could be the reason why you never give up…

I guess it really all does happen for a reason, the good and the bad.

—  c.f. // “I told you better was coming”
I will not
drown
just because
you held me
underwater.
—  a ten word story by shelby leigh
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books in 2017 3?the young elites

I am Adelina Amouteru. On this night, I swear to you that I will rise above everything you’ve ever taught me. I will become a force that this world has never known. I will come into such power that none will dare hurt me again.

There was a crack in her voice and her words got swallowed up by her tears. She had never done this before, wear her heart on her sleeve showing just how vulnerable she was. But it was him, she loved him, and she would do anything to never lose him, “look at me,” she told him, “you could fall for me, you should fall for me, I can give you the world.”
—  c.f. // “her one and only plea”