not attractive things


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


This is the first book I read by that author, and I heard so many good things that I got curious. The main thing that attracted me was the promise of really non-human, cruel, fey. 

I tried my usual reviewing format and failed

I started this book curious and a tad anxious, since the genre tends to make the heroine fall in love with the jerk and I didn’t want to read about that. A couple of chapters in, I fell in love with Jude, her anger at being powerless, her recklessness, her iron will (pun intended) and some of my fear dissipated, because surely a character like that wouldn’t let herself fall for someone who repeatedly hurts her. Not to say that Jude doesn’t do all kinds of stupid things. But she’s a teenager trapped in a world where human’s rules don’t hold value, so I can forgive.  (also, in case you didn’t guess from me loving the Kingkiller Chronicle, I have a soft spot for idiots) Her story is highly interesting with both expected twists but unexpected ones (a side note to say that I delighted in guessing right, and even more when I was wrong, if that makes sense). I also really appreciated the ending, because it makes me want the next book but is not a cliffhanger. 

Anyway, read this book if you like mean fey, and not so heroic heroines (kinda like Lada from And I darken :D )

❇ ⋆ ❇ ⋆ ❇     8.5/10     ❇ ⋆ ❇ ⋆ ❇


(Tagging people who wanted my opinion: @bookcub @heretherebebooks @mlledevoltaire @forest-of-books)

anonymous asked:

I know how sexual and romantic attraction feels like but I've never acyually been romantically attracted to someone. Could I be on the aro spectrum? Also, could you explain the ace/aro speactrum to me?

You definitely could be on the ace/aro spectrum!

And hold on tight, because here’s the ace/aro spectrum beginners guide!

The standard definition of asexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction to any gender.  Likewise, aromantic is a person who does not experience romantic attraction to any gender.  

Both asexuality and aromanticism run on a spectrum.  Words like Demi- and Grey- are commonly used prefixes for those who identify somewhere on the spectrum, but there are others.  Demi- refers to someone who does not experience sexual attraction until there is a strong emotional bond between the individuals involved.  Gray- refers to someone who may experience sexual attraction under specific circumstances, or rarely.

In addition to this is the split attraction model.  This is a theory that romantic attraction and sexual attraction are two separate things.  @ameliaace actually just posted a two part video on the split attraction model that is very informative.  You can watch part 1 here, and part 2 here.

Feel free to ask more questions if anything is confusing still!

~Mod Elise

People like you don’t notice girls like me. You’re the type of person to play sports and hang out with large group of people, whereas I’m the type of person to hang out with a few friends and read a book. Some say opposites attract, but not in my case.
—  opposites attract // excerpt from a book I’ll never write #9

man in black

People underestimate the attractiveness of intelligence. Hearing someone talk about quantum physics or organic chemistry is infinitely more attractive than hearing drunk word vomit. I think the best part is when you can see how passionate someone is about the topic, whether it’s math, microbiology, literature…

Anyone else get what I mean?

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.

Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.

Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

How I Manifested In 30 Days:

I have had an amazing personal manifestation I want to share with you all!

What to write: At the start of May, I wrote in my journal:

Dear Universe. I know you are always willing to show me something wonderful. Give me a breakthrough. Give it to me in the easiest and fastest way possible. Give me anything that will contribute to my happiness, finances & purpose. And give it to me by or before Wednesday 31st May 2017.

How to write: Hold the pen a little tighter. Feel the ink on the paper as an extension of yourself. Not anger. But intensity, yes. And absolutely come to the decision that this goodness can be absolutely anything, and come from absolutely anywhere. 

Why it worked: This conversation I was having with the Universe was a bit different, as you can see. It was scaled back, to the point and for the first time in my life, I didn’t try to add a limit or condition to it. I have my goals, and I am clear on them. I still want those to happen. But, sometimes we can have a wonderful experience just waiting in the invisible. And it cannot come uninvited. In all your expecting & planning, you must keep a little space open for something different to come in. 

What happened to me: Several days later, uncharacteristically, I wrote to someone for advice. (I am always seeking to connect with high-performance individuals and cold-email them often, but never for advice.) We began talking, and there was a flow. A connection. Within a few more days I was asked to contribute to a book project. That has now increased to 5 different projects. On Wednesday 31st May 2017, the deal was sealed as they say in money-terms. The best part of all of this is to share a connection to a like-spirited, like-Soul that I shall probably continue to know until the end of our days. 

So… what are you waiting for? Dear Universe…. 

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