even books

Hermione had taken his hand again and was gripping it tightly. He could not look at her, but returned the pressure, now taking deep, sharp gulps of the night air, trying to steady himself, trying regain control. He should have brought something to give them, and he had not thought of it, and every plant in the graveyard was leafless and frozen. But Hermione raised her wand, moved it in a circle through the air and a wreath of Christmas roses blossomed before them. Harry caught it and laid it on his parents’ grave.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

One of my favorite scenes.

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pride & prejudice + mr darcy’s declarations of love

Literature-savvy adults who “don’t understand” why adults enjoy Harry Potter (and other death-centric YA lit) are the stale raisins of the human race. Listen, adult lit is tagged as boring or depressing because a lot of it is about coming to terms with death, whereas YA lit is seen as immature because it’s almost universally about coming to terms with life. Harry Potter is about coming to terms with death as a means of coming to terms with life, ok Chadwick IV? Mystery solved sit back down on ur pile of 1st edition Steinbecks

“I miss you, but not the type of missing where you crave to be close to someone, the type of missing where you’d do anything to hear their voice.”

- Excerpt from a book I’ll never write (excerptsfromstories)

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“I’m really glad you’re taking her, Harry, she’s so excited.” And she moved on down the table to sit with Dean. Harry tried to feel pleased that Ginny was glad he was taking Luna to the party but could not quite manage it. | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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You are the future of humans and monsters!

Next part is here! In which Chara settles in with the Dreemurr family and things might actually be okay…at least at first. 

The next and final part will be here in a week!

EDIT: Fixed a spelling error.

Dogs of Future Past Masterpost

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lit meme: [¼] deaths

patroclus, the song of achilles

“The spearhead submerges in a sear of pain so great that my breath stops, a boil of agony that bursts over my whole stomach. My head drops back against the ground, and the last image I see is of Hector, leaning seriously over me, twisting his spear inside me as if he is stirring a pot. The last thing I think is: Achilles.”

Everything about him was beautiful.
His hair, his eyes, his smile, his skin.
Even his back was beautiful.
But on the night he walked away
his back was the last image
I saw
and it was
the worst thing
to be seen.
—  Random Thoughts
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Sunset in the Woodland Cabin by Marcus Rodriguez

Also I overheard the person at the register talk about how Turf Wars has practically been selling out at all the comic retailers.

Dark Horse and the distributors severely underestimated the demand, and as a result, there aren’t enough books to meet all of the demand for them.

So the book has now sold out of the first print, and is on the second printing now.

And you know what that means? It’s a very good thing, because it means the book is selling really, really well.

And that is just a great thing, especially since the book features a bisexual romance.

So I’m proud of the Korra and more specifically, the Korrasami fandom for making this an all around success.

Bookish This or That
  1. hardback or paperback 
  2. Borrow or buy 
  3. fantasy or sci-fi 
  4. love-triangle or love at first sight 
  5. Wall shelves or bookcases 
  6. Bad plot with good characters or good plot with bad characters 
  7. Harry Potter or Percy Jackson 
  8. Booklr or Bookstagram 
  9. Contemporaries or Fantasy 
  10. English books or books in your native language 
  11. Buy in a bookshop or buy online 
  12. amazon or book depository 
  13. buy because of the cover or because of the description 
  14. Alphabetical shelves or colour coordinated 
  15. different sized books or matching sizes 
  16. wait to marathon a series or read as they’re released 
  17. movie or tv adaptations 
  18. zombies or vampires 
  19. Reading indoors or outdoors 
  20. coffee or tea 
  21. bookmarks or random objects to mark your page 
  22. dog-earing or bookmarks 
  23. Be your favourite character or be their best friend 
  24. physical or e-book 
  25. Read in bed or on a chair 
  26. audiobook or ebook 
  27. series or stand-alones 
  28. Reading in the winter or reading in the summer 

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