Okay, so this question requires a bit of explanation of my reading habits. There are four types of books that I read: Dime Store Novels, of Literary Merit, Smart Books, and Reference Books.
Dime store novels: Books that are written to tell a story and just to tell a story. They’re not out to challenge the genre or blow our minds with inventive structure. Currently on my nightstand:
Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega series): Actually anything by Patricia Briggs. I love her. Everything she’s written is the sort of strong, female characters that I craved growing up.
Tamora Pierce (ALL): Same as above, she’s got wonderfully strong female characters and I love her.
Victoria Laurie (Ghost Hunter series): Simple, straight-forward series with exciting characters and premise! I read her books super fast, I’d say it takes me about two, three hours to read one of hers.
Mira Grant (Parasitology): She’s always so wonderful about building worlds through character/character relationships. Fun read, edge of the seat in a lot of ways, can’t wait to get to book two! Probably takes me 4-8 hours to read one book.
Of Literary Merit: Books that do defy genre, blow our minds, are probably going to win a handful of awards. Currently on my nightstand:
George Saunders (10th of December): One of my FAVE short story collections, it won something like…three? awards including like best short story collection of the year.
Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You): I actually don’t know if this has won an award but it was AMAZING NO SPOILERS GO READ IT
Flannery O’Connor (Wise Blood): I’m actually just starting this! I’ll keep you posted~
Jennifer Egan (A visit from the goon squad): One of my all time FAVES, got me into intertwining narrative, I love it.
Smart Books: Books that make me look very intelligent (or pretentious) when I go home for the holidays. They tend to be fairly controversial in subject matter and/or wildly misunderstood to be smart in the first place. Most of them I even like which is a bonus! My go to books:
Candide by Voltaire: Great book, hilarious and people think it’s not filled with A plus satire because Voltaire sounds very fancy.
The Dubliners by James Joyce: Short story collection of classic narrative, big themes of imminent death, man vs. nature, etc.
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo: About the Stanford Prison experiment. It’s okay, I don’t necessarily agree with the stance Dr. Zimbardo takes on his experiment/actions, but he doesn’t expect you too, I don’t think.
Reference Books: Books that I read over and over again because I WANT TO WRITE LIKE THAT:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman: What the fuck. What the fuck. The detail?????? The characters???? Shadow???? What the fuck.
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison - I cry every time I read this book. It’s so raw and honest, it takes my breath away. Every time.
The Earth and Everything Underneath by K.M Ferebee: So gorgous, the imagery is incredible and it’s about witches. It’s actually a short story that you can read here (X) and I really recommend you check out Shimmer in general because it’s a great magazine.
As always, there’s a ton more that I enjoy, but these are in my rotation right now! Ask me again in a month and they’ll be all different.
I’m not particularly, um, what’s the word? I don’t always feel well groomed. I don’t always feel in the mood to wear make-up, so I don’t feel like a glamour girl, really. Especially at 23, 24, coming out of drama school, I was like, “I just want to wear black and I don’t want to wear make-up.”
EVERYONE GET YOUR BUTTS TO THE THEATERS BECAUSE D A Y U M.
Mom cried. I admit I nearly did.
This movie is fun, the characters are great, you won’t see the ending coming either! The animation is gorgoues. So much color. (Not a single white person either.) Moana’s hair asdfgjdFHSKSHS HOLY HELL.
The sound effects are great and so smooth. The music is beautiful. I’m turning on the soundtrack as soon as I get home.
How bts and got7 would try to comfort their gf, who's really nervous for upcomming hard exams?
Jin would see how hard she is working and make her some food, so she can take a little break and eat healthy. He would also try to ask her if she needed help with anything, and try to cheer her up like a personal cheerleader saying things like “You are my princess y/n and i believe in you!” or “Jagi you are the best, and you will do great”. He would give small kisses from time to time, and keep the spirit up when she felt like giving up. (this gif is to cute, i cant contain feels).
Namjoon with his (sexy brain) would hug her and whisper sweet things like “i know you can do it, just do you`r best”. He would also make sure she does not overwork herself, and tries to help her with a study plan. He would make sure to use his sexy brain to help her. I also see him going all philosophically and just talk for hours, which would make her fall asleep. (Gosh that brain is hot).
Bangtan`s fluff ball of sunshine would do all sorts of silly things like making jokes and just making her laugh. He would dance silly and try kiss her all over her face saying things like “aw look at my jagi so cute when concentrating…maybe you wanna concentrate on your bf sweets lips for a while?” *her hitting him* “YA y/n come on lets do something fun!” then he would start dancing again. (Gosh hobi, you are so cute).
This boy don`t express himself with feelings very much, but when he saw his gf all stressed out because of exams, he would try to suggest other things to do to take the exam of her mind. Like eating or taking a nap, or just maybe only taking a nap (because Suga needs to upload his SWAG). He would sit on the bed trying to make all sort of excuses so she would take a nap with him, because he want to hold her and make her feel all safe and warm. (We know Yoongi…we know)
Jimin would want to cuddle her, and make her feel like there was nothing else in the world except them. He would pout and pout when she would say no and just sit there looking at her saying “Jagi come one let`s cuddle. Forget about school`” before she could do anything else, Jimin would take her with him and cuddle on the couch. (He is such an Cinnamon roll).
He would take her out like a date to the carnival, and win lots of prizes and just goof around. Like Hobi he would silly dance and make silly faces so he could see her laugh and just have a good time. He would win her teddy bears and they would eat ice cream and just have fun. He would make funny faces and just make her forget about all the stress. (why is he so cute).
Jeon Jeong Guk/Jungkook:
Kookie would make it a study competition, because (sassy makane). He would be like “oh jagi i will beat you in this! The loser buys ice cream for the winner the rest of the week!”. When he would win, he would look at his gf pout and say “aish… jagi you are lucky i love you, but you still need to pay for the ice cream!”. (I just cant anymore).
Im Jae Bum/JB:
JB would comfort her by hugging and just being there for her. Let her cry in his shoulder, but also just hold her tight whispering comforting words like “I love you jagi, you do you`r best”. When she would become a little bit happier he would kiss her forhead and smile making her blush, and him just smiling even more because of how cute she was. (he is so gorgous).
I think Mark would simply hold her hand and caress it with his thumbs looking into her eyes saying with a calm voice “I belive in you Jagi”. He would smile at her making her blush (because who wouldn`t). He would give her a long passionate kiss to demostrate before they both giggled and he would help her study for the exam`s. He would help her out with everything and try to do his best for her. (that smile).
I think Jackson would be hurt to see his angel so sad. He would either fool around and try to make her laugh by just being his retarded self (we all know Jakcson is just so fab). I can see him making a pep talk to her about how awsome and amazing she is and how she is like his cinnamon apple (exept Mark ofc). Or he would listen to her and try to comfort her by hugging and kissing her forehead and cheer her up with his laugh (because wtf is that laugh).
Park Jin Young/Jr:
I think Junior would listen to her before saying anything, he might ask her a few questions like if she would like him to help her or if she wants to do something else and just relax with him. But also try to make her smile by doing silly things, like a tiny silly dance, nothing to much or big. He would be so sweet and understanding if she didn’t feel like doing much. (he is just so… gosh cant handle it, and ignore Jb).
Choi Young Jae/Youngjae:
Now this cute would feel bad that she were stressed out, and he felt bad that he haven`t been there for her. He would cry with her and say sorry for not making enough time for her, or he would be like most of the members try to make her smile again with silly things. (Maybe he would play a little piano). He would might also try to distract her and make her focus on him, until he don`t know what to do anymore so they just end up laughing.
Bam Bam would try to be manly and sweet at the same time (he is more cute than manly, sorry Bambi) he would make her laugh doing facial expressions and just being his cute self really. He would spin around on the floor and make her smile and then while she was laughing he woud try to act all cool while saying “see jagi no need to be sad when you have such a MAN”.
Kim Yu Gyeom/Yugyeom:
This poor boy wouldn`t know what to do,except holding her and letting her cry if she needed it. He would give her sweet kisses and try to cheer her up with either suggesting some games or relaxing. He would aslo dance a little bit for her making silly moves and make her “groove” along. He would say sweet things and just be all sweet and lovly but also serious. (he is my bias god damn). (Imagine Jb as gf).