i really want to reread all the books

Y’all if i can recommend a really good book series right now, please read When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson, its about women warriors who love women and they fight and lead armies and strive for peace and save their people and guess what THEY DON’T DIE. Its well written, there’s multiple love stories, 90% of the characters are women and of all character types. 

Its really an amazing story, i love it a lot i’ve read it many times (its a 3 part series, i only linked to the first part) and i don’t think its spoilery to say it has a genuinely happy ending. We deserve to have happy endings. 

spiritusbellum  asked:

Hi! It's been so long since I read the books and I feel like I don't even understand the character anymore lol so can you give me your thoughts about Susan and the whole 'the problem of susan' ?? I need to re introduce myself to these characters i miss them

it’s been really long since i read too! and i just want to say that i’m not trying to claim that i know susan 100% either or better than everyone else. it’s just some people seem to not know her or c.s. lewis at all. we need to have a narnia reread lol

i think the real problem of susan is that some readers don’t think about who is writing the books. c.s. lewis filled the chronicle of narnia with so many hidden messages and lessons. and that’s what i think susan’s “fall from grace” was. it’s a warning. it’s telling you to not lack faith or to not put material things over God. it’s not saying to not have material things, just not let them be your most important thing. 

i think it’s much more about faith though. people look at polly and jill’s quotes and turn it into an issue that susan is too feminine or materialistic, but the more telling quotes are peter and eustace’s. (do polly and jill even know susan? their comments seem to stem more from jealousy)

“My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.”

“Yes,” said Eustace, “and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says, ‘What wonderful memories you have! Fancy your still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.”

susan has forgotten narnia. that was the whole reason she wasn’t with them. she didn’t want to talk or think about it. she had been a queen, live there for 10+ years, and went again and is now calling it a silly game. susan turned her back on her country and on aslan. basically, you don’t go to hell for being materialistic, you go there for not believing in God. (not to say susan didn’t get to aslan’s country later on. personally, i think she found her way back. susan is by no means not able to go.)

it also seems that it was already foreshadowed. in prince caspian, susan is the last to see aslan and even admits to not wanting to believe out of fear. i don’t remember the specifics, but here is what she says about it.

“I really believed it was him—he, I mean—yesterday. When he warned us not to go down to the fir wood. And I really believed it was him to-night, when you woke us up. I mean, deep down inside. Or I could have, if I’d let myself. But I just wanted to get out of the woods and—and—oh, I don’t know.”

i think by the last battle susan knows narnia is real, but refuses to believe in it. she’s acting on fear again and it causes her to act like it never happened. 

to sum it up, susan not being in aslan’s country isn’t really a surprise. and honestly, who’s to say she wouldn’t be there if she had died. susan wasn’t in aslan’s country for being too feminine, but for not believing. also i really do love susan! i find her really relatable and that’s honestly why the lesson is so great.

i have some more much better posts about pos right here.

(cursed child spoilers)

Sometimes I feel like that Albus is all those things Harry never wanted to be but deep inside actually was (Well at least a bit).

  • Harry nevere wanted to be slytherin but deep inside he, and other people /Things, knew that he would have made not bad as a slytherin too.
  • His really strong emotions towards [Draco] Malfoy ( Calm down, non-drarry shippers , I didn´t say it was love, but there were strong emotions)
  • being not really popular ( If you think Harry loved his fame then please get out and reread the books)
  • Sometimes, we can see clearly that Harry was always telling himself that he could have done better and that there were too many people dying for him and he hated himself because of that (and this was the whole point of the cursed child because Albus jugded him for that)
  • yes, harry was a bit social akward, we know that. And we know that so is Albus

So yeah, to me, this makes sense and I think that this is why it was so hard for Harry to accept Albus the way he is because it reminds him so much of his insecurities (which doesn´t say  that those things are bad things, not at all! I think those are the things that make Albus this fucking adorable and awesome person)

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I devoted my life to the humanities. I went to a liberal arts college. My focus was literature. And philosophy. And and I took myself very seriously to the point of it being a problem. Like discussing Kant over lunch.  After living that very sad four years of taking myself very seriously, I actually missed it. After college, I started working and I missed school, I missed my books, I missed my classes and I missed studying. So I’d spend all my free time at the book store. And I’d spend all my money on books. And that was when YA (young adult) was having this big resurgence and young adult books had flooded the market. And I started reading and rereading. And I rediscovered my love of literature. And I realized that after all these years, I’d completely forgotten what it was like to read a book just for the sake of reading a book and falling in love with the story. And I really wanted to go back to that. And be part of the reason why young people started reading again.

Book Dilema

I really want to read the trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan, but to do so I will have to reread all of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books as well as the Heroes of Olympus books and I don’t have them, cause I read them in my school’s library when I was in 4th grade so I don’t remember much of them.

So, that would mean buying all of the Percy Jackson books and reread them. So, do I do that? or do I just read the new book that are coming out this year that I want to read?

I am aware that I don’t have followers but if someone happens to come across this help meeeeee.

So I was walking down the street today when I got catcalled by some guy passing in the car. it was rude, and I was really irritated/upset by it. I was rereading The Elite earlier today (you know, typical me), and when I got home all I could think was that Maxon Schreave would never treat a woman like that.

It made me realize what a great influence The Selection series has on girls, and how it makes them realize that they should have standards for the way guys treat them. Unfortunately, some popular romance books these days (which I won’t mention) feature controlling male love interests, which makes girls think it’s okay when a guy decides who you can hang out with, where you can go, and what you can do. But what makes The Selection so great is that both Maxon and Aspen treat girls with respect they deserve, and they don’t cross boundaries. I know that I’m just super grateful to have read these books because I have higher expectations for the way that I’m treated by guys. I bet this is true for a lot of other fans, and I’d be interested to know if The Selection has also changed your lives in the same way.

I know that not every guy is Maxon Schreave, but I just want to thank Kiera Cass for showing me that every girl deserves to be treated with respect, and that I shouldn’t settle for anything less.

i was tagged by @slythaerinss (you’re my fave ily)

last movie I watched: “jersey boys” like i love this movie so much, the music is my fave. i wanna see the musical on broadway someday

last song I listened to: why so lonely by wonder girls

last book I read: i reread aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe earlier this week

last thing I ate: a bagel

if you could be anywhere right now, where would you be: away at college. i really don’t like this online classes thing

where would you want to time travel to: last night, when i had a bag of chips. i ate them all and currently have zero snacks

fictional characters you would hang out with for a day: the voltron squad. i feel like there would be a lot of memes

your dream job: fiction editor at a publishing company

i tag: @terushlma, @yasmeensghauri@amvricachavez, @laurent-rose

matt was watchin asoue with me earlier n afterwards he was like “i would never watch this show” n i get it it’s so stressful! but damn it it’s my childhood.. and this show is soo good it reminds me of everything i loved about the books n watching it is bringing back memories of being a kid readin about these amazing neglected kids.. i have a lot of feelings about asoue… also i kept trynna pause on cute sunny faces because sunny reminds me of elara so much nfndkc i read the bad beginning last night too. im obsessed. i still have the second part of the miserable mill to watch too n then after that ill probably reread all the books n read everything online n hopefully have closure? aaa i feel like my 10 year old self lmao i remember ordering one of the books n instead i got sent a harry potter book and i cried for so long under my parents bed because i really wanted my own copies of these books waaaahhh now im rambling but im happy!!! id love to collect these books for when elara’s old enough to read em.. they were so special to me and i want to share that with her

“But the war had touched her.  She’d changed, and she’d known she was changing.  The war had revealed a hidden part of her soul.  She alone, of all of us, she alone liked it.  Loved it, even.  She had enjoyed the fight.”

day [1/30] → fave of the original six

Rachel Berenson

This was a really, really hard choice.  When I was a kid, I loved Cassie’s books and Rachel’s books the most.  Honestly, if I had a choice, I would go for one of theirs over the boys’, because I was a stupid kid who wanted more female narrators/warriors kicking ass and taking names.  Now that I’m older and I’ve done a complete reread of the whole series, I just… there are so many reasons to love all of them, equally, and the best part is that the reasons are all different.  I have so many feelings for each and every one of these characters; it’s actually ridiculous.  

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I honestly kind of want to read like a really detailed plot summary of animorphs or maybe even reread parts of it because i fucking loved those books when i was 9 and i remember them being totally bizarre like i remember all the main characters died and there was one guy who was permanently a talking bird and i think he died and there were aliens and shit and i vividly remember the book where the girl snuck into a zoo to touch a bear so she could transform into one

DECEMBER BOOK HAUL

so…many…books…

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Desert Island Fenhawke Fics

I wanted to start gathering my official (yet always maleable) rec list for the fics that I’ve really loved. I decided to start off with my “desert island fics” the ones that I have and will reread again and again. If you haven’t read them already, please do. And definitely reach out to tell the authors you loved their work. I can guarantee they would love to hear from you.

Coffee, Black by black_ink_tide

The be all end all of coffee shop AUs. I seriously want to hunt this person down so I can hug them and ask permission to change the names and publish this as an actual book. I read it three times in a row during a rough time in my life and this book saved me in so many ways. It’s gorgeous and funny and the characters are so very much themselves while fitting so perfectly into our world. Original, creative, beautiful, heart-warming, tear-enducing. I want a hard copy so I can highlight passages and dog-ear the pages. That’s how much I love this fic.

Follow up by reading their Espresso Shots
A companion collection of vignettes. Fenris’s perspective this time and just as gorgeous.

You’ll Remember Me (When the West Wind Moves) by FoxNonny

You will never listen to that song the same way again after reading this fic. It will break your fucking heart and you will love it all the same. I rarely read super sad fics, but this one was so beautifully wrought that I could not stop reading it and cried my way to the very last page. I carried the impact of this story around for days after. Part of me will never be the same again.

These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruins by The_Real_Fenris

This story goes places you will not be expecting. Wonderful writing and an amazingly well-crafted Inquisitor are key elements in a fic that changed my view of Fenris, Hawke, and the meaning of love and loss in some very interesting ways.

The Longer Journey by BoneyardGracie

A collection of shorts featuring a sweet, autistic, but still very much in-character Hawke who falls in love with Fenris, throws himself too enthusiastically into the face of battle, and does his best to keep from being utterly overwhelmed by the world. You owe it to yourself to meet Tybalt Hawke.

What Time Has Given Us by FoxNonny

Because apparently I like to let FoxNonny try to kill me. Breaks your heart, but at least it’s a short this time. I’ll bring the tissues.

I try to picture me without you (but I can’t) by canistakahari

Hawke’s in trouble, Fenris seeks a healer, but that’s just the well-crafted frame. The meat of this story is the lovingly detailed character study of these two men in love intertwined with how they got that way. A short to leave you on a happier note.

Bonus: Desert Island Author

@kaerwrites Her stuff is under her my-writing tag. I’ve read all of it. Not a clunker in the bunch. Swift bits of fluff and beauty and heartbreak in wonderfully bite-sized chunks.

@korakos

I already reached you in the past, but I recently came to realize something, especially after rereading The ‘All For The Game’ series. I’m not sure it’s ever specified in the books, but anyway. I just want to say that I’m really grateful for Neil Josten and for you because you made me realize that I am, just like Neil, demisexual. Or at the very least, I experience interest in other people in the exact same way he does, so it’s really amazing that I found a character in whom I can see myself.

Monday, November 2nd 2015 // I’m not dead! I’m just a bad blogger. I haven’t posted an update in ages, I know. I kept thinking “I’ll update the blog when I have something inspiring to say”, but that just didn’t happen, so here I am.

For the past 10 days or so I have studied just the bare minimum and I want to hit myself on the head for that. I have been really unmotivated, partly because I’m a lazy idiot and partly because of the book which is UNBELIEVABLY BORING AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND. I find myself rereading the same paragraph over and over again trying to understand what it’s saying, and the fact that it’s basically all very theorical stuff makes it so hard for me to remember.

Anyway, I’m hopefully going to finish it in the next couple of days and then start revising everything again. I’m going back to Rome tomorrow and I hope the life there won’t be too distracting. Not that I go out and party every night when I’m there… It’s just that I live with three other girls there and I kinda have to adjust to their schedules.

What are you guys up to? What are you currently studying? :)

The only problem with reading Stormlight Archive, is that once you’re done reading Stormlight Archive, all you want is more Stormlight Archive…

i told myself i would only read new books this year and that my goal is to read 60 new books for my goodreads challenge but it’s almost summer and that means it’s almost time for a harry potter reread but i shouldn’t because i have all these other books set aside to read but all i reALLY WANT IS TO JUST READ HARRY POTTER AGAIN WHY THIS (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Last night I accidentally started rereading Emmy & Oliver by @robinbenway. It’s one of my favorites from 2015 and I urge you all to read it. I don’t even have words to describe how amazing this book is. I’ve been meaning to do a reread since I read it back in January and I’m so excited! I feel like I don’t reread my favorites often enough anymore and I want to change that.

I really did try to take a picture without Monique, but she was having none of it. She decided she wanted to take her morning nap on top of my book. I was eating an apple though so I’m sure she was thinking “No food for me no books and picture for you” 😂At least she’s cute (and she knows it!).

picked up a book about a girl who writes 5 letters, one for each boy she’s ever loved and somehow they end up mailed,
because I totally identify with this girl and if someone, anyone really were to read every post I’ve made about them on my blog I would want to die.

so yeah, she gets caught, but writing a letter with everything in it to each boy I loved and putting it in a memories box sounds crazy therapeutic and beautiful? like that’s be such a pretty memory to pick up and reread when you’ve forgotten all but your past lover’s name