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Unpopular Opinion Tag

Thanks for tagging me @pokebecher

I don’t feel like I read a lot of popular books bc I’m always behind on the times but this seems fun so I’m giving it a go. 

Popular book you disliked ~ I really didn’t like Divergent. Like at all. I hated Tris and I hated the insta-love romance. I really just didn’t see the hype

Book that everyone disliked that you love ~ I love Beautiful Creatures (and the rest of the series) but nobody seems to talk about it on here on when they do its very negative

Central ship you dislike ~ Clary and Jace. Don’t know why but I’m not like excited about their relationship whenever I read it

Popular genre you don’t usually read ~ Contemporary. I’m too much into Fantasy and Horror and I have so many books to catch up in those genres to bother with contemporary 

Beloved character you hate ~ Peeta from The Hunger Games series. He just annoyed me and I wasn’t a fan of his relationship with Katniss. He was just v dull imo

Popular author you can’t get into ~ Maggie Stiefvater. I like The Raven Boys but I remember trying to read her older series of Shiver and just really disliking that series

Popular trope you are tired of ~ Insta-love or Love Triangles. Hate them so much. Even tho I love The Infernal Devices the love triangle still bothered me

Movie/TV show is better than the book ~ Stardust by Neil Gaiman> I liked the book when I read it but the Film just gives so much more and I love the film so much

Tagging: @nightmare-in-the-stacks @northernplunder @slytherin-bookworm-guy @the-bookie-monster @the-wyndam-pryce-agency 

musical theatre songs that i will literally stop my entire life to sing along to
  • ring of keys (fun home)
  • waving through a window (dear evan hansen)
  • non-stop (hamilton) 
  • la vie boheme (rent) 
  • spooky mormon hell dream (book of mormon)
  • come to the fun home (fun home) 
  • yorktown (hamilton) 
  • defying gravity (wicked)
  • 96,000 (in the heights)
  • satisfied (hamilton) 
  • take me or leave me (rent) 
  • dancing through life (wicked) 
  • king of new york (newsies)
  • revolting children (matilda) 
  • letters (natasha, pierre, and the great comet of 1812)
  • hasa diga eebowai (book of mormon) 
  • blackout (in the heights)
  • i’m alive (next to normal)
  • the schuyler sisters (hamilton)
  • carnaval del barrio (in the heights)
  • man up (book of mormon)
  • what is this feeling? (wicked) 
  • sincerely, me (dear evan hansen)
  • your fault (into the woods) 
  • we both reached for the gun (chicago)
  • one day more (les miserables) 
  • bad idea (waitress)
  • so much better (legally blonde)
“Am I at ninety-four yet?”

Neil asked.

He was not at ninety-four. Ninety-four was the whispered words, “Thank you. You were amazing.” They echoed inside Andrew’s head over and over, like they were an offering, a prayer, a goodbye, like they were pushed out of his body with his dying breath. It was irritating and he was going to bring it up on the bus. He was going to spell it out nice and slow how Neil needed to stop living like he was dying and start living like the exy junkie he was.

Ninety-five was turning around and seeing nothing. Not nothing in the sense that Neil was nothing, but nothing in the sense of panic, of worry, of standing on the edge of the rooftop looking down thinking “Would it hurt if I fell?” The space where Neil should have been filled with emotions that Andrew swore he would never feel again.

Ninety-six was finding his bag. It wasn’t the bag that held his entire life, that was locked away in the Fox Tower, safe. It was the bag that held his future. A future he knew Neil wanted in the way he clutched the key he gave him back in August. A key that was left in the God forsaken bag with Neil nowhere in sight.

For ninety-seven, Kevin was there. The other foxes were there too but the words Kevin formed with his breath passing over his voice box and the movements of his tongue and jaw, were the only things that mattered. Kevin’s mouth moved, sound traveled in vibrations through the air, hit Andrew’s eardrums, and then his hands were around Kevin’s neck. There were lies and half-truths and Andrew hated those. Again not in the sense he hated Neil but in the sense that he hated the word ‘please’ and ‘misunderstanding’. He hated how he didn’t hate Neil because of all the lies. And for that, ninety-seven.

Ninety-eight was the phone call that Neil had been found.

Ninety-nine was walking through the hotel door and seeing him crumple in agony. It was the hissed “Don’t” as he did his best sooth away the pain. It was the eyes that were Nathaniel’s with hints of Neil peeking out behind his irises. It was the look of a man staring helplessly as the executioner readied the guillotine. It was the words “I’m sorry” like he had something to be sorry for. It was his attitude that no matter how beat up he got, remained impeccably intact. And it was the question he still had the gall to ask: “Am I at ninety-four yet?”

“You are at one hundred.”

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in love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.                                                                                                                        erich fromm

i’m just… so tired of reading posts complaining about problems that only exist because people won’t read romance novels… it is a huge genre there are books about werewolf dukes, there are books about black revolutionary war soldiers, there are books about south asian doms who care about enthusiastic consent, there are books about shape-shifting cowboys who turn into bears, there are books about lady scientists learning how to trust that their boundaries will be respected, there are books about alien barbarian warriors, there are books about genies, there are books about women of color in victorian london, there are books about polyamorous earls, there are fake marriages and marriages of convenience and basically every fanfic trope that people lose it for exists as a book with original characters but some of the same people who complain about how books no longer satisfy them turn a blind eye to a whole genre because it never occurs to them to read a ~bodice-ripper~ when they could read romantic fanfic of a more respectable genre instead

Whenever I visit a stranger’s house, I like to play a game where I try to find out everything I can about that person without asking. Most people call this “snooping”. My dad calls it “I should not have read you so many teen detective books when you were a kid”.

My friends are house sitting for a rich couple for a few days and are throwing a party at their log cabin. I’m Garden Girl’s designated driver, so I’ve been amusing myself by exploring. No one minds, so long as I’m not too overt about it. They have young children - at least three, judging by the shoe sizes. Two boys, at least one girl - the eldest is about 9, the youngest about 3. Another child - a son - was stillborn (4 years ago?) and they are still grieving over him. One of the parents, probably the mother, has hypothyroidism and believes in aromatherapy and homeopathy. The father golfs occasionally, both kayak, one bikes. They primarily read books on child rearing and bestseller novels. They are not overtly religious but are likely culturally Christian and dabble in some New Age spirituality. The mother plays piano, and the parents encourage visual art in their children but have no talent of their own. They’re white. The mother has long red hair. They entertain a lot of guests and keep chickens. The boys play violin.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any links to books/pdfs for Russian? Not like literature but more learning Russian.

I have so many books and links, my friend, that I am not posting most since they are on my laptop and I would have to upload >1 GB of books. But I hope that the following is more than enough.

If you want to know which ones I like, here is a link to it. I can post, if you want, other specific Russian books if I have them, like stories and such, at a later date.

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I made an X-Files picture book to give myself closure after watching the show for the first time.  Then they officially announced the revival. I should have known there would be no escape from all the feelings.

AAAAAAAND~ Here is the cover art of the For Humanity Fanbook! See the full list of 46 artists and 2 writers here. 

I’m going to be posting lots of teasers and information on this blog especially throughout this month as well as when pre-orders go live later this week.Follow us to keep updated on the project!