i really want to read the books

“So, where did you run off to this week?”
“Two cities in northern Italy; I didn’t want to come back. Have you got any places to go?”
“I’m afraid not… But you may re-read any of the old ones that you’d like.”
“Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big.”

I love this little conversation between Pere Robert and Belle. It just really represents what reading is for me and why I love it: reading is a way to escape, to go on a journey somewhere else, to feel like my world is bigger than it really is. When I run off to a new place through a book I, like Belle, don’t want to come back either. And so I just really like this brief four-line exchange they added.

  • Steve: thanks for lending me that book, l'il shit
  • Ponyboy: I'm glad you enjoyed it. My father gave it to me, I must have read it 20 times.
  • Steve: yeah you know how you have to dog ear your favourite pages so you can go back to them?
  • Ponyboy, nervously: uh...what?
  • Steve: I practically folded back every single page. So I just started underlining all the pages I really wanted to discuss.
  • Ponyboy, flustered: u-nderline?
  • Steve: but then of course I spilled coffee all over it you can't even read it, Jesus, just my luck
  • Ponyboy, crying: i-t's a first edition...
  • Steve: Jesus Christ, I'm fucking kidding, the book's fine.

anyways if i had to describe why mark and jack make me feel most comfortable it would be that whenever i feel like i want to read a book but not really read a book myself and it’s not a book its a game and jacks the one narrating it, i watch jack

but when i feel like quiet is Just Not Good and i’d rather listen to someone talk even if its about penises or just talk in a deep, clear voice n even though they aren’t talking to me but like they ARE i just cant answer and honestly i rlly dont want to, i watch mark

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My copy of the Dresden Files Co-op Card game arrived today and I am super excited about it. It’s taken me about an hour to unbox the core game and read over the cards, I haven’t even gotten o the expansions yet.
The artwork on this is all really cool. Each Foe has their own artwork, and then there is a different art for ech type of card in each book. So an obstacle card in Fool Moon looks different to one in Grave Peril.
Who wants to come over and play?

mermaid!au wonho

  • you actually save him when hes been stung by a jellyfish
  • searches for you so he can think you with no luck
  • but when he’s back in the water you warn him about more jellyfish 
  • thanks you by promising to keep you company from time to time
  • ‘if I didnt want to see you again then I wouldnt do it’
  • knows who you are before you tell him; read about the legends in books
  • reads those books to you some days when youre bored
  • eventually time to time becomes everyday he can
  • gets whiny when you don’t see him one day or miss him 
  • so you bring him shells from the darkest depths to apologise 
  • likes to kiss you under the water on overcast days 
  • rents a boat so he can follow you out and you can tell him more stories
  • is afraid of seagulls; you decide to protect him from seagulls
  • brings you ramyun on weekends to show you 'land food’
  • is 100000% sure he can be a mermaid too and live with you in the sea
  • 'when im with you its like every problem ive ever had disappears’

recently, i’ve been taking in a lot to the words and wisdom of bob goff, author of the book “love does” (SUCH AN IMPORTANT BOOK) because several friends freaked out when they realized i’d never heard of him.  bob talks a lot about doing what you’re made to do and loving people by being radically available wherever you have the avenue and the opportunity.  one way that he is there for the millions who have read his book is that he puts his personal cell phone number in the back of his book.  

this may be useless and maybe no one will contact me, but I really feel compelled to do the same.  by no means am i a hotline or a certified therapist, but I want you to know that you have a friend who is willing to listen and is just there. one or no one, i’ll be there–call or text me. you are loved and known and i want you to believe that, friends.

my name is madi and my number is (918)899-6169. 

logarithmicpanda  asked:

Hey do you have scifi recs? I want to read more of it but don't really know what to pick (I've only read like the first Dune, the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and the imperial Radch trilogy)

Hi! To be honest, the Ancillary series is always my first rec, so you’re already way ahead of me!

I prefer fantasy to sci-fi, so this is going to be slightly less of a ramble, but these are some of my favourite sci-fi books.

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Gemsigns is set in a world where ‘Gems’, a race of genetically modified people, have recently made a bid for freedom. Before, they were treated as property, and the gemtech companies want to return to the time where they could be sold for profit. Eli Walker is the scientist charged with deciding whether gems are truly human, and as extremists on both sides raise the stakes, the conflict descends into violence. SJW gold.

Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

A must if you enjoy Firefly. It’s a kind of soft sci-fi novel where nothing particularly epic happens, but it focuses around the relationships of a multispecies crew on a spaceship as they trek through the galaxy creating wormholes. My favourite thing about this book is that the aliens feel very ‘alien’, there is an emphasis on clashes of culture and the misunderstandings that arise from that.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

This is my favourite YA sci-fi novel, set in a world ruled by ‘Epics’, superpowered people who could be superheroes…if any of them were good. The eponymous Steelheart of the first book is like the evil equivalent to Superman, a super strong, invincible supervillain, whom the protagonist wishes to kill by exploiting his weaknesses. The protag is a bit annoying, but I think the plot and the worldbuilding carries it.

False Hearts by Laura Lam

I prefer Laura Lam’s Micah Gray trilogy, but her new sci-fi series is set in a cyberpunk world where people can lucid dream with the aid of technology, and become addicted to it. The main character, a former conjoined twin, gets drawn into a plot to exploit dreamers when her sister goes missing. The second instalment, Shattered Minds, is billed as having a trans love interest (although it’s not out yet).

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

I love this book so much, it reminds of ‘Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind’. It’s set in a Middle Eastern style world where everything runs on bugs. It’s been a few years since I read it, so I can’t remember the specifics, I just remember thinking ‘yay, bugs!’ It follows a morally dubious assassin/bounty hunter/criminal named Nyx, who is sent on a job to hunt down an alien woman who has disappeared, somewhere in the territory with which her government is currently engaged in violent war.

I tend to go for ‘softer’ sci-fi – less dense, more informal language. God’s War and Gemsigns are good if you want something a little more on the ‘hard’ sci-fi side, as they are more similar in tone to Anne Leckie. If you are ever stuck for ideas, the Barnes and Noble sci-fi blog, or the tor.com blog are really useful for sci-fi recs: that’s where I tend to go.

fuckin’ tag time again

tagged by @chauvinistcabbage

Name/Nickname: Jon, i guess

Favorite Colors: Orange, Purple, Neon either of those two, green is also nice

Last Song I Listened To: the good ol’ diddy kong racing soundtrack

Favorite Tv Show: it changes often because i don’t know, so i dunno

First Fandom: i don’t really participate in fandoms. feel free to call me a liar on this if i do and didn’t notice

Books That I’m Currently Reading: i need to read more books woah jeez

Worst Thing I’ve Eaten: i vividly remember ripping off toy car wheels and eating them when i was like 3 years old, so probably that

Favorite Place: the vr zone

I tag: @greeno  @pickles4nickles @paincaked @mystery845 @queenwhiskey @core-toons  but if you don’t want to do it then that’s okay with me

anonymous asked:

This is random and sorry to bother you but I just bought the bane chronicles and I'm sooo happy to read it. Like I haven't read any of the other books and I know I probably should but I honestly just wanted to know more about Magnus because he gives me so much life. Like he means the world to me and makes me so happy.

listen. what is there NOT to love about magnus? he’s an intelligent, kind, loyal, funny, vulnerable, wise, strong, giving, beautiful, talented, articulate, graceful, sexy, powerful, loving, fun baddass-est of the BAMFs. you can come talk magnus with me anytime. all the time. forever. my love for him knows no bounds ♡ xx

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Buck: Listen… your teacher told me some of the other kids’ve been pickin’ on your brother… You know anything about that?

Jefferson: Well – the other kids think he’s kind of weird. I mean, he actually likes math, and at recess he just sits by himself and reads books most of the time, and the only people he ever plays with are Ellie and her friends, but they don’t even really like him, they just ask him to play because Ellie tells them to, but they’re just a bunch of girls anyway, and I heard some kids talking the other day about how he’s different…

Buck: Did you tell ‘em he’s your brother, and he’s just the same as everyone else?

Jefferson: I mean, I don’t want them to think that I’m… I don’t know. I just want them to like me. I don’t want them to quit hanging out with me just because of Dax.

Buck: [sigh] Jefferson… if those kids are pickin’ on your brother just ‘cause he works hard in school or looks a little different, you’ve gotta stick up for him, okay? I wanna know you’ve got his back.

Jefferson: Yessir, but–

Buck: No buts. You’ve gotta watch out for him, all right? Y’all are best friends at home, y’all can be friends at school, too. That don’t mean you can’t have other friends, too, just – try to get your other friends to include Dax every once in a while. Can you promise me that?

Jefferson: Yessir. I promise.

Buck: All right, that’s all I’ve gotta say, then. Now pick up that horseshoe and let’s see what you’ve got.

I just want to preserve this one.

Jen posts a picture of a book she’s reading on social media.  Therefore Adam is lying and she’s not working.

Is this person really a Jen fan?  I swear half the pictures of her on set she has a book in her hand.

anonymous asked:

If you want to read a fanfic that's focused around Scorbus as well as Hinny, although the romance isn't really the central plot point, you've got it read the It's Tea Time series by frombluetored on ao3. Everyone is super in character, especially Harry, Albus, Scorpius, Ginny, and Ron, and it's a wild ride from start to finish. It actually got me to ship Hinny, which is something the original books never achieved. It's amazing. I highly recommend it.

Everyone who is looking for a great Albus x Scorpius fanfic then check this out! I will also add it to the fan fiction recommendation page so you can come back to it later if you want.

Will add a link for it later once I’ve found it on archiveofourown! 

Edit: Here it is (x)

Questions!

What’s fun is whenever I read books I can switch from actors and actresses voices that I’ve been obsessed with and have studied over the year. If I want Martin Freeman to be reading “animal farm” very soothing! Lovely reading voice he has. Okay basically I have Martin Freeman’s voice narrate every book I read but I mean hey! It makes for a fun relaxing audiobookhead!

Does everyone else do this also? Obviously it doesn’t have to be Martin Freeman but I mean with any actor or actress or musician??? I am genuinely curious and would really love to chat with some people m

request by @gryffindorkx: “a gryffindor girl and ravenclaw boys friendship!”

  • they met in the library. he had a stack of books on healing charms in front of him, but was reading a copy of a muggle science magazine. she was running through the library, ten minutes until class started. his books went flying, and so did she, both landing hard on the floor.
  • every morning, he sits at the Gryffindor table. he eats eggs and toast, she eats pancakes with syrup. he talks to her about nothing at all, and she listens.
  • every evening, she sits at the Ravenclaw table. she eats whatever is being served, and often two of it, and he eats everything. unless it has onions in it. or mustard. or bananas. or cabbage. or fish. or mushrooms. or, well, a lot of things.
  • “Logically speaking, mushrooms are evil.” “Evidence?”
  • he spends three hours in the library researching dark magic involving mushrooms. 
  • she plays on the quidditch team. he leaves notes on new maneuvers to try in her bag when she isn’t looking. she pretends to be offended, but reads every one, and by fifth year she’s the captain of the team.
  • “What happened in history of magic yesterday?” “No idea.” “No idea? You’re supposed to be the intelligent and wise one here!” “Intelligent and wise, not immune to boredom and willing to memorize the names of every goblin king.” “So it was goblins, then?”
  • she gets pretty good at getting into the Ravenclaw common room by sheer willpower.
  • “What belongs to you but is used by others?” “My room. I share it with three other people. The girl in the bed next to me, Anna, she’s Scottish, and she likes swimming. One time I found her in the lake, but I could see the squid approaching, and-” 
  • eventually the door swings open out of sheer irritation.
  • he spends hours helping her study for her tests, and not a minute studying himself. they both still mostly pass. 
  • his parents are calculus teachers. she spends Christmas with him for one year, and becomes entirely convinced muggles are smarter than wizards will ever hope to be. 
  • the last day of seventh year, they both sneak up to the astronomy tower, and spend all night looking at the stars. 
  • “I’m going to name that one after you.” “There’s nothing over there.” “Nothing that wizard telescopes can see. Yet.”

RULES  :  TAG  NINE  PEOPLE  YOU  WANT  TO  GET  TO  KNOW  BETTER

tagged  by  :  @lunardisparity
relationship  status  : single weh
favorite  color  : cerulean, white, grey~
lipstick  or  chapstick  : neither? should probably use chapstick
last  song  i  listened  to  :  Get Lucky ( Daft Punk / Swing Cover ) — Flash Mob Jazz
last  movie  i  watched  : pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides
top  three  tv  shows  : one piece, gravity falls, hell’s kitchen, anything on food network tbh
top  three characters  : chopper ( one piece ), sanji ( one piece ), toph beifong ( atla )
top  three ships  : sanji x nami ( one piece ), sokka x toph ( atla ), me x food
books  i’m  currently  reading  : none, but i really want something to read

TAGGING: anyone that wants to :P

I find that most of the questions I want to ask, I really don’t want answers to
—  Cynthia Chapman

tagged by @mythicalpandas and is another one tho

Rules: Tag 9 ppl you wanna get to know better

Relationship status: forever alone

Favourite colour: Green ofc

Pets: I dont own any :’c

Wake up to: do laundry or wait my parents for breakfast

cats or dogs: dog ahaha…

Coke or Pepsi: they almost same okay

Day or night: neither :^) but I kinda prefer night

Text or call: Call when I really needed.

Chapstick or lipstick: neither tbh

City or country: City cuz :^^^)))))

Last book I read: Bambino! #15 (A manga series about a graduated student who wants to work as Italian chef, alr completed tho, I highly recommended it)

Last song I listened to: LAST SURPRISE (Persona 5 Battle Song)

Five facts about me:
- Before I joined Hetalia fandom, Persona 4 is the last fandom I casually enjoyed (that time I dont have tumblr acc and vaguely know about it)

- I actually owned Gameboy color and Gameboy Advance SP but they alr thrown away since I dont have any original cartridge so is not a big deal ( this is very sad thing that I did in my whole life ) 

- I drew APH England more than APH America because of my ask blog

- I study memes since 2009

- I never touch any Playstation console until my friend lent me her vita last year (WHICH MEAN I NEVER PLAY PS GAMES FOR 17 YEARS)

I tag @sakuraplumskyes @spades-king @chunbunny @charmemes @pyocchan @kcg-filomeno @jeanryde @misterdemonkun @peachy-beee

Get to know me tag

eyyy thanks for the tag @yourhopeyourangeeel

RULES: tag 9 people you want to get to know better

Relationship status: single

Favorite Color: burgundyyyyyy

Lipstick or Chapstick: chapstick, though I do like lipstick. my lips just get really dry ok

Last Song I’ve heard: Cha Cha Cypher - Jay Park, Day Day, Giriboy, a ton of others I can’t remember O.o

Last Movie I’ve Watched: Lego Batman (iM DYING TO SEE MOANA STILL)

Top 3 Characters: oh shit. uhhhhh Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders), Merlin Emrys (BBC Merlin), someone from the HP universe don’t make me pick

Top 3 Ships: Yoonseok, Namjin, Sekai

Books I’m Currently Reading: meh just some Jules Verne. Around the world in 80 days is a fave of mine, and it’s spring break :)

Favorite Movie: how could you ask me. (i wont do hp again ok) but I suppose since it’s topical this year, Inglourious Basterds. fucking love Tarantino and Christoph Waltz. 

I adore Imitation Game, as well. That movie…was an inspiration. I’ll fight you on this

Favorite Music Genre: I’m open to anything at this point in my life. Every genre, country included (why do ppl hate it so much?? I fucking grew up on 98.7 WMZQ before I got more into pop, rap, edm, etc.)

But I must say, I am partial to EDM and RnB. I’m a huge Madeon and Porter Robinson fan!! (*adds softly* i would die for them)

Favorite Season: Spring (but fall fashion though)

but speaking as a kpop fan I’m obligated to say summer. yOU KNOW WHY

Ultimate bias: Yeesh, um….I’ll say J-hope. Hobi. Hoseok. 

But like he may be my UB now, but my very first major biases were T.O.P. (my lil Tabi) and Kim Heechul. I just need to put that out there xD

Ultimate Bias Group: fuucckkkk i feel unloyal to other groups, but yeah, BTS


Tagging @cuddlyjisung, @curlypcy, @cocoratscha, @butterscotchhoseok, @dimplehobi, @unabashedlyjoyfulcollective, @lgbtkpopmoodboards, @literally-just-yoongi-trash, @cynical-and-gay, and anyone else who wants to do it! (Sadly, I was confined to 9, lol)

maladaptive daydreaming things™ i do

  • having really detailed daydreams that date back to when i was a child that i still can’t let go of
  • making different playlists for when i want to daydream about something specific
  • daydreaming and walking around my house for hours without even noticing i’m doing it
  • having to pause videos and tv shows / stop reading books every two seconds because certain moments make me want to daydream and taking forever to finish anything
  • hearing/seeing something in public or in a social situation that makes me want to daydream really bad and having to control myself until i get home so i don’t zone out in front of people
  • laying in bed at night for hours daydreaming instead of sleeping even when i’m actually tired and want to sleep

i wish i had like really great friends who were spontaneous and loved me and we could go to museums on saturdays?? hikes on sundays??? study together at the library on mondays?? we could go see movies and critique them together. draw and paint on friday nights, help each other decorate our rooms, we could read books together then discuss like i just want some pure and positive friends…where y'all at