i'll do one for the girls...eventually

reading meme

(tagged by the ever-lovely @the-girl-that-no-one-ever-knows)

1) Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Just my bed, mostly. 

2) Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I’m guilty of using receipts, clothing price tags, and the occasional movie ticket stub. I have about three actual bookmarks from when I was a kid and they are likely still holding the place of books I’ve yet to pick up again but fully intend on revisiting someday.

3) Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I try to stop at a chapter or a break, but it doesn’t bother me too much if I don’t. If I have a choice, I’ll stop at a clear stopping point, but I often read on the bus so I don’t always get to make that call.

4) Do you eat or drink while reading?

Not usually.

5) Music or TV while reading?

Neither, though white noise if anything.

6) Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. Waiting for the bus, on the bus, in the park during my work break, in waiting rooms, and long train rides for the most part. And then, yes, my bed.

7) Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently for the most part. If I’m rereading something I wrote and am about to edit or continue, I tend to read everything up to that point out loud. I don’t usually do that for others’ work but sometimes I’ll mouth poetry to myself while I read to get a feel for the rhythm and sound of it.

8) Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Not usually at all but… I used to have this tradition with myself, at least with Harry Potter books, where upon each book’s release I would glance at the chapter names and illustrations before diving in. When reading Half-Blood Prince, I mistakenly saw a sentence with the phrase “Dumbledore’s funeral” on the opposite page when looking at a chapter title towards the end and vowed never to do that again. So yeah, I semi-spoiled Dumbledore’s death before the whole “Snape kills Dumbledore” joke was even a thing (I kept telling myself it could mean a number of things, even the phrase “It’s your funeral” is not literal, so… yeah -_-). I broke that promise when I read A Song of Ice and Fire though. I would often look ahead to see whose POV the upcoming chapters would be from, and while that in itself was not too spoilery (I would only look ahead one or two chapters at a time depending on who it was) but upon reading that Arya loses her sight in A Feast for Crows in her last chapter of the book, I skipped ahead to her chapters in A Dance with Dragons just to see what happened to her afterward. But other than that, no :)

9) Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I’d like to keep books as new and pristine as possible, despite my answer for the following.

10) Do you write in your books?

Rarely, unless I’m studying and dissecting the text. I’ve written all over my copy of Paradise Lost and a few other books I wrote papers on for school (namely paperbacks of Shakespeare plays, Lolita, and some of my Gothic Lit books). I actually intend on doing the same when I reread A Song of Ice and Fire sometime next year and the idea has inspired me to start a “currently reading” journal dedicated solely to whatever I’m reading at the time, whether it be book, audiobook, fanfiction, or tumblr poetry. 

tagging: @fortheloveofmango, @katlypso, @madworlddiary, @loved-the-stars-too-fondly


GMW Core Four + Autumn

What the Characters Love About the Season

Riley Matthews: She’s all about piling up the leaves and rolling around in them. And every year she looks forward to the pumpkin carving contest not because she loves winning, but because of how the pumpkin looks with the candle when she’s finished.

Farkle Minkus: In the day during his free time, he loves curling up with a favorite book, sitting by his apartment window. By night, however, he’ll grab his denim jacket and telescope to take time to look at the stars.

Lucas Friar: It’s football season for him, making sure to prep for each and every game and that his teammates are able to count on him, and this is especially when he knows his friends are coming. To celebrate the big championship win, they’ll visit a local corn maze just for fun, even if they all eventually get lost in it.

Maya Hart: For her, it’s one of her favorite times to be outside. Not too hot, not too cold. The perfect time to go apple picking while still being able to enjoy some hot cocoa at Topanga’s, and maybe taking the time to paint it all too.

  • Puck: That's my favorite hashtag so far, so I guess you've got me beat.
  • Puck: Thanks, Kitten. I'll try to remember that.
  • Puck: I ain't angry about that, are you kidding me? You know how flattering it is to have the hottest girl in school wanna make out with you? I do feel bad about Jake though. And I'm tryin' to be a good dude to him, I just ain't good at that either.
  • Puck: Oh, well if you don't wanna hang out, then bye felisha. I can definitely make sure some waffles are involved. Waffles are my shit. I made some cinnamon brown-sugar ones the other night that were to die for. A cheeta print bandanna ain't thug, but I guess you can have one anyway since you're leaving all of the real thugging to me B]
  • Puck: Damn right I'm sneakier than you. I got years of practice on you though, so that might not be fair. #PuckDon'tPlayFair2k15.
  • Puck: Eventually, then.
  • Puck: Really really really?
  • Kitty: The hottest? I know I'm the hottest girl in school, but I was pretty sure no one else knew that. Most guys think that title goes to Quinn or Santana.
  • Kitty: I feel bad too, but the heart wants what it wants, right?
  • Kitty: Do you wanna make out with me?
  • Kitty: I want to hang out with you. Waffles are /my/ shit. That's what we can do. You can make me waffles and I'll critique them. If they suck, I'll never hang out with you again. If they're delicious, you might get a shot at a second friend-date.
  • Kitty: A cheetah print one would be thug if /I/ wore it.
  • Kitty: That means you'll have to teach me everything you know.
  • Kitty: Do you have like, an album of topless pics girls have sent to you on your phone?
  • Kitty: Really. Friends shouldn't have to stay away from friends. Even if what we are isn't exactly friends.

anonymous asked:

I'm 18 a girl gay and sadly in the closet it's becoming increasingly harder for me to hide my attraction for the same sex as I get older, I'm not ready to come out my plan is that one day I'll meet a girl and she'll be secretly gay to and will eventually come out together do u think that'll ever happen? I don't wanna get my hopes up is rlly Lonley thou :( no ones knows I'm gay

heey yeah it can be happen, but it is hard for others to know that you are a lesbian if you are in the closet. but try to be out on the internet, like join a lgbt site for your country or just go to a lgbt group as ‘’supporter’’ and see if you will find someone. aslo tumblr is a good place to meet girls ;)

serrible  asked:

I started a channel, but haven't recorded/uploaded any videos because I'm afraid I won't be taken seriously in the gaming community as a girl. I only have 2 subs, both of them being my online friends. I've noticed that there aren't very many gaming channels run by girls, at least that are big enough to get recognition, not that getting big is really important to me, I just fear that I'll be put down because I'm a "gamer girl" for the lack of a better term. Any advice?

We all get naysayers but personally I think being a gamergirl is awesome. Molly and I met because she games after all! I think one of the hardest things to do, especially as a person who hasn’t always had a ton of self-confidence, is dealing with negative comments. Eventually you get used to it and learn to focus on the constructive criticism and positive comments. Go for it, and just do your best! We all start slow, but it gets easier! Mark’s first playthrough is so different from his playthroughs now. As is mine. Good luck! :)