Aries: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Taurus: The Maze Runner
Gemini: The Hunger Games
Cancer: The Book Thief
Leo: Percy Jackson
Virgo: Fifty Shades Of Grey
Libra: The Fault In Our Stars
Capricorn: If I Stay
Aquarius: Harry Potter
Pisces: Lord Of The Rings
He’s goadingher; she k n o w s it, that smile slick across his face, braced and prepared to block any swing she takes at him. Could’ve flushed red, but she’s already panting, collarbones slick with sweat, turning the staff over in her hand when everything else narrows.
So she’d done it: couldn’t STAND the way he worked under her skin, knew more about all of this than she did, spoke with an impossible challenging p a t i e n c e . Made her falter and flustered until she couldn’t take it, yanked him forward with a puzzled ferocity that landed on the smart curve of his m o u t h .
She’s intentional: at not remembering what it’d felt like … but she can’t forget his gaping grin the second she’d pulled away. Like he’d caught her, papers scattered with some embarrassing secret, training school scrawl across the back of a childhood love letter.
More ammunition for the way she wants to take him to the G R O U N D … yet another way his control leaves her reeling. Because of course she needs more training on the larger weaponry, too big for her grasp…the same ones that fit so frustratingly easily into h i s .
Now, he watches her with amusement, the way she scowls, trying to perfect every technicality and hold her breath when he – shifts her hips, presses into her b a c k . Teases things like t h a t to get inside her head – and she doesn’t want to admit it’s working, but the bruises all along her legs say otherwise.
But he’s missing that raw venom, the trained killer that doesn’t flinch, and it takes another forty-five seconds before she lands a solid swing and sends him skidding to the ground.
Turns her back to him ( a petty insult laced with smugness ) when she moves back to her starting point.
I'm a fan of yours seriously haha! Can you please recommend me a good book to read ? I see that you quote alot of good stuff :D
Aww, thank you so much! :D
Since this is about books, I shall endeavour to make this an extra pretty post!
(Ante scriptum.: Some of my personal recommendations are in this post (x), the rest will be below. Oh, and by the bye, the quotes on my blog are a wild mixture of books I’ve actually read, quotes that simply caught my eye and some of my own poems, texts, etc
I don’t really know what genre you’re into, so I tried to make it as widely interesting as possible. If I had to recommend just one book, though, I’d say go for “Red Rising”, unless violence doesn’t work out for you)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Short Stories: The Five Orange Pips, The Blue Carbuncle, The Yellow Face, The Musgrave Ritual, The Crooked Man, The Greek Interpreter, The Final Problem, The Dancing Men (no comment needed)
(Bonus: Randall Munroe : What if? (scientific answers to all the random questions you ever had))
Markus Zusak:The Book Thief (told from the perspective of Death, it describes the life of an unusual girl growing up in Nazi Germany)
Kurt Vonnegut:Slaughterhouse-Five (the main character slips in and out of time as he’s trying to come to terms with his war experiences. Absurd, symbolic and ingenious. So it goes.)
Daniel Kehlmann:Measuring the World (a beautiful, fictional retelling of the lives of two geniuses: Alexander von Humboldt, who explores the world to understand it and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who scarcely leaves his room and thinks in numbers)
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in posession of a tumblr blog already knows this book)
Joseph Conrad: The Heart of Darkness (stylistically beautiful, with a crushing atmosphere, the main character travels into the heart of the jungle and observes the cruelties of slavery in African colonies, while trying to fulfill his own quest)
Hermann Hesse:Narcissus and Goldmund, Steppenwolf (1) follows the lives of two very different men (one led by thinking, the other by feeling), who grow up together, walk different paths and never forget one another, 2) is the quintessential story of the tortured soul within an artist, which is half wolf, half man and torn between its desires. Discusses suicide)
Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis (one day, Gregor wakes up and is literally vermin. If that doesn’t hook you, I don’t know what will)
Voltaire: Candide (how does one live a good life? Very cynical satire)
Albert Einstein/Sigmund Freud: Why War? (letters between Einstein and Freud in which they discuss why man has or doesn’t have to wage war)
Alan Bennett:The Uncommon Reader (the Queen, yes, THE Queen, discovers the joys of reading. Delightful and teaches a lot about literature)
Margaret Atwood:A Handmaid’s Tale (the protagonist lives in a world where most women have been reduced to breeding machines. Discover why and how she deals with it)
James Joye:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses (1) semi-autobiographical, a young man with a curious mind grows up and gets to know himself, 2) I don’t even know, but I’m in the middle and enjoying it so far. Prepare for weirdness)
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Grey (what if you didn’t age, but a painting of you did? Welcome to Dorian’s crib! Lavish and beautiful)
Terry Pratchett:The Carpet People (read this forever ago, still in love with the concept)
Michael Ende: Momo, The Neverending Story (quintessential “children’s books” (I’m not very fond of that term), filled with imagination, empathy and philosophy)
William Golding:Lord of the Flies (unleash a horde of young boys on an island and leave them hungry and scared. Welcome to the original Hunger Games. Disturbing, meant to show corruption of society)
Shakespeare:Hamlet, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V (don’t let the anyone fool you: Shakespeare’s history plays are great fun and filled with eccentric characters who majestically talk about their own self-importance. Pro-Tip: Compare with The Hollow Crown, a TV series filled with everyone on British TV. Yes, that means Tom Hiddlestone)