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Goku: From now on, we’ll be using code names. You can address me as Eagle One.

Goku: Bulma is, “Been there, done that”.

Goku: ChiChi is, “Currently doing that”.

Goku: 18 is, “It happened once in a dream”.

Goku: Vegeta is, “ If i had to pick a dude”.

Goku: and Krillin is….

Goku: Eagle Two.

Krillin: Oh, thank God.

A–Z Book Recommendations

I think I’ll jump on the A-Z book recommendations bandwagon started by @macrolit. It seems fun and challenging since it’s hard to find a book of each letter that I actually like enough to recommend but let’s see how it goes..

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthoney Doerr

Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson

Cat’s Eye - Margaret Atwood

Dracula - Bram Stoker

Emma - Jane Austen

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris

Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri 

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Kartography - Kamila Shamsie

Love in Small Letters - Francesc Miralles

Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

The Quick - Lauren Owen

Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee

The Unexpected Everything - Morgan Matson

A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

White Teeth - Zadie Smith

The Year of the Rat - Claire Furniss

The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope

..And we’re done. This was fun! And I’d love for more people to join in so I’ll tag a bunch of people to come up with their A-Z recommendations:

@notjaneaustensemma @literaery-me @curtnez @oldshrewsburyian @persephonelovesbooks  @tea-alchemist @readcommendations @morethanyabooks @monsieurbookshire @left-handlibrary @aliteraryprincess @adayinbookland 

A-Z Book Recs

I’ve been AWOL for a while on booklr while I finished up at uni, but now I’m back and to celebrate I am giving you a WHOLE 26 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS by doing @macrolit‘s A-Z of book recs! Click on the links to read me reviews! Here we go:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green- his best book in my opinion, showing a generation of young people that it’s perfectly okay not to be a genius.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson- a poignant and beautiful poetic memoir of growing up black in America.

Court of Mist and Fury (A) by Sarah J Maas- the second in a series but a fantastic read of overcoming loss and trauma while kicking serious ass and saving the world.

Dream Thieves (The) by Maggie Stiefvater- also the second in a series, but the best one in this quartet of friendship, magic, and history. 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini- somewhat of a pastiche of high fantasy but still a fabulous read.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- a great college-set read for the Potter generation about overcoming anxiety, finding your voice, and making new friends.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- a gripping twist-filled crime thriller. 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling- my favourite of this phenomenal series!

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai- an inspiring non-fiction account of an incredible life. 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- my favourite classic novel, very accessible and perfect for curling up with in the winter!

Kite Runner (The) by Khaled Hosseini- a fantastic and emotional panoramic view of Afghanistan.

Little Princess (A) by Frances Hodgson Burnett- my favourite children’s classic!

Martian (The) by Andy Weir- OMG THIS IS FABULOUS GO READ IT

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen- the protagonist is the original fangirl and this short classic is so worth your time!

One by Sarah Crossan- get ready to ugly-cry, a perfect YA verse novel

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- a beautifully intricate novel set in Nigeria. 

QI: The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd- I’m somewhat of a QI nerd and this book of fun facts is interspersed with jokes from the show!

Room With A View (A) by EM Forester- a gorgeous novel from the early twentieth century.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo- a fantasy novel combined with a heist novel with brilliant characters! Go read!

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison- set in a sultry, humid atmosphere, romantic, dark, and full of beautiful writing, I highly recommend. 

Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna- a children’s book set in Ireland during the famine in the mid-nineteenth century.

Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis- a poetry anthology celebrating the black female body and reclaming beauty.

Wrath and the Dawn (The) by Renee Ahdieh- the first in a duology.

Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (The) by James Shapiro- a non-fiction in-depth look at the context of one year in the life of Shakespeare.

I don’t have one for Z, can you recommend one? 

anonymous asked:

Do you have and MacDennis long fics? Like really long? Or at least, the longst you can do?

like reccomendations or ones i’ve written?? i’m currently working on the speakeasy au with @theliteraltrash​ which im guessing will end up around 20k?? but currently only the first chapter is up here.

as for recs most of em seem to hover between 10 and 20k, the longest i’ve read i think is We Sinners Bend at around 65k which is excellent but unfortunately was removed from ao3

Mac And Dennis Get A New Apartment, 59k, is amazing like just wow

Mac And Dennis Conduct An Experiment, 35k, same author and truly iconic i mean if you havent read this yet u definitely should

The Gang Learns To Exist In The Moment, 40k, i havent read this yet but i’ve heard good things

Electioneering, 23k, the 1950s political drama au we all needed and didnt deserve, theres also a sequel thats unfinished as of yet and idk how long it will be but its damn good so far

and honestly? thats it? every other rec i have is 10k or less. 

A–Z Book Recs

@macrolit’s A–Z book recommendations seemed like a challenge and like a lot of fun, so here we go! I thought it would be hard to find each letter, but honestly it turned out to be more difficult to narrow it down for some of them. Where it was contentious, I chose the lesser-known, under-appreciated of the books up for each letter.

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman – for people who loved American Gods, read this semi-sequel about the sons of Mr. Nancy. 

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro – a story about memory and love set in a foggy, post-Arthur England. 

The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino – a collection of trippy, speculative fiction short stories. 

Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić – for lovers of twisty, magical realist, tales who love Borges and are willing to put in some work.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – a quick novella with excellent world building.

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges – my favorite short story collection of all time—the inventor’s spec fic and magical realist tales.

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – fans of The Night Circus and American Gods will enjoy this fantastical romance set in New York City.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh – hilarious and so relatable, especially for anyone who’s been through depression.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – a magnificent, fun alternative world about the power of books and the danger of centralizing knowledge.

Just Kids by Patti Smith – a dark tale of artists falling in love in the artistic backchannels of the Village.

The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich – a magical realist tale by an own voices author.

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer – rough, but vital—Krakauer picks apart rape culture by telling the stories of women who tried to get justice.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – probably my favorite book of all time. an urban fantasy set in the underground of London.

Orlando by Virginia Woolf – in the 1920s, Woolf wrote a magical realist tale about with a gender-fluid MC. iconic. 

Paradise by Toni Morrison – one of morrison’s most underrated novels. a masterpiece about women sticking together.

Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda I struggled to find a Q ahaha, but I loved these books when I was younger!

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente – interconnected short stories about the women whose stories are refrigerated to further those of men in a comic books setting.

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr – short stories that changed the way i think about writing. they’re beautiful, magical realist, and haunting.

Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enríquez – I didn’t sleep for days after reading these translated gothic horror tales.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – a magical standalone about female friendship and an ancient power.

Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith – a magnificent biography that speaks to the genius and madness of the artist.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor – brilliant, and was just optioned to become an HBO show!

Yes Please by Amy Poehler – this was a fun and funny memoir by Poehler that encourages the reader to be unabashedly themselves.

Zombies vs. Unicorns ed. by Holly Black – this book was fun. the title says it all: it’s full of stories about either zombies or unicorns. 

A-Z book recs

Inspired by @macrolit :)

A - Albertine Disparue, Marcel Proust: The Fugitive, penultimate book of La Recherche, and among Proust’s best work.

B - Berezina, Sylvain Tesson: 200 years later, Tesson and his friends decide to follow the steps of Napoleon’s army from Moscow to Paris. Both funny and poignant at the same time.

C - Chartreuse de Parme, La, Stendhal (The Charterhouse of Parma): somewhat similar to The Red and the Black, but set in Italy, and even better.

D - Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak: my favourite Russian novel, probably. Tragic, epic, sad. Perfect.

E - Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin: forget it, this is my favourite Russian novel. Tragic, epic, sad. Perfect.

F - Flucht nach Oben, Annemarie Schwarzenbach: Schwarzenbach may be better known for her non-fiction work, but this novel is one of her most amazing pieces of writing.

G - Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin: everything has already been said about this book. What can I add? Read it.

H - Have his Carcase, Dorothy L. Sayers: one of my favourite detective novels, (my very favourite being Gaudy Night, of course.) If you haven’t read Sayers yet, please do. She’s too wonderful for words.

I - Immoraliste, L’, André Gide: the story of Michel, a Frenchman confronted to his homosexuality in the 1900s. Read it for Gide’s incredible writing and stunning descriptions.

J - Jean de Florette, Marcel Pagnol: a small Provencal village torn apart by the arrival of Jean de Florette, a city man who wants to settle down in a farm in ruins. One of Pagnol’s best works.

K - K, Le, Dino Buzzati: a short story collection. Not among my favourites, but the only book I could think of for this letter.

L - Liaisons Dangereuses, Les, Choderlos de Laclos: forget the Stephen Frears movie, the book is way better. 

M - Maurice, E. M. Forster: one of my favourite authors. One of my favourite books.

N - Nuit sera calme, La, Romain Gary: a long interview between Gary and one of his childhood friends. A must to understand Gary and his work.

O - Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote: Capote is at his best when he talks about the South, and his first novel remains one of his finest.

P - Price of Salt, The, Patricia Highsmith: once again, forget the movie. The book is way better.

Q - Quatrième Mur, Le, Sorj Chalandon: not translated in English, Le Quatrième Mur is a pretty good novel about theatre, war, and love.

R - Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Need I say more? 

S - Sido, Colette: Colette at her very best. A tribute to her mother and her childhood. 

T - Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald: maybe not the best of Fitzgerald’s novels, but my favourite. I re-read it every year, and love it a little more each time.

U - Ungeduld der Herzens, Stefan Zweig (Beware of Pity): ah, Zweig. The more I read his books, the more I love him. Beware of Pity remains one of my favourites.

V - Vie, Une, Guy de Maupassant (A Woman’s Life): Maupassant’s realism can be harsh at times, but it’s always beautiful. A wonderfully written, heart-wrenching book.

W - Wendepunkt, Der, Klaus Mann (The Turning Point): Klaus Mann’s autobiography, from his childhood and teenage years to his exile, first in Europe, then in the US. Beautiful, illuminating, and heartbreaking.

X - I tried and tried but couldn’t find something for this one!

Y - Years, The, Virginia Woolf: not her best, but still wonderful.

Z - Zauberberg, Der, Thomas Mann (The Magic Mountain): one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Wunderbar.