the haunted bookstore



AUBeacon Hills library has a less than decent selection, so Kira takes to haunting the massive bookstore around the corner, curling up on the floor and reading novels she fully intends to buy – until she finishes them. She’s not exactly subtle, as Allison discovers when she’s scheduled to work over Christmas, tripping over her every time she goes to restock The Hunger Games. Still, Allison has to admit, the girl is pretty cute.

The fourth time Allison finds her, Kira asks her to a party, and it’s all over from there.

Bibliophile pt 2

Pt 1  Pt 3

After meeting Namjoon in your local bookstore your luck went from bad to worse, soon becoming a fellow neighbour to him. 

Namjoon X Reader AU

Originally posted by yoonkooks

Namjoon. Why did it have to be Namjoon?

You heard his footsteps echo through the apartment next to yours. His off key singing was leaking through the paper thin walls as you covered your ears with your pillow, each shaking note struggling to reach the correct key. Goosebumps ran across your skin from each exhale heard through the wall. His presence irritated you. Hearing his voice would force your hand to form a fist. Seeing his smirk plastered across his face tested your temper. You despised Namjoon but to him you were just a shy neighbour who went red every time you saw him.

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anonymous asked:

i dream about moving to new york and becoming best friends with you - being witchy, writing, and finding magical nooks and crannies to explore

Please do??? I need a coven. We can enchant the pots at Alice’s Tea Cup, haunt the used bookstores and Central Park, leave our sigils on the concrete, drop our secrets into the empty grave at Greenwood cemetery…

kingkule  asked:

yo! i really dig your art style, keep it up! I was wondering if you could tell me a couple of jeanmarco fic recs, ive run outta lengthy, finished material and you seem like someone with a good knowledge of fics. anything finished is good! thank you

Thanks dude!!

And Hm. Let’s see what I have!! 

Something I Need by ishipitsobad was pretty fuckin painful.

 Marco is a lonely young man desperate enough to sell his soul to the devil for a friend. TW for cancer.

Keep that Breathless Charm and Under The Quarter Moon  by Jacklalonde were so magical. One is where Jean works at a haunted bookstore and the other is an Over The Garden Wall AU.

 I’ve read each in one sitting, had me crying so many tears.

The Evil Dead by commodorecliche

alright this has been in my to read list for a while and to be frank it sounds really cool and my friend novelistangel  says it’s terrifying and exciting, and I’m really pumped for it so yeah! Also

TW for substance abuse

To Everything There Is A Season by flecksofpoppy

it’s only a oneshot but it has 20k words. Birthdays and oranges.

Say You Will (Or That You Wish You Could) by friedcheesemogu

personal fave. Had me crying tears of laughter, really clever lines. 

There should be more but all the fics I’ve read and I’m currently into are ongoing, but they might interest you

Long Way Down  by monkeysocks

honestly this can’t get any more painful. Imagine  Madoka Magica had a baby with SnK. I’ll save you Marcoka.

Creaks  and When This is Over  by ImagineCharlotte

I honestly don’t know what is it about these fics that just. Just gets me, like there’s something about it that’s so mysterious. I need to get to the bottom of this. These fics keeps me awake at night sometimes.

The Witch’s Son by LivSWS

Oceans Away by RickyLee

anything by  Saro

I’ll add more when I think of stuff ;;

Rough Seas

Rough Seas by palominopup
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 71,600
Summary: Lieutenant Commander Dean Winchester was coming home after fourteen years with his two year old baby in tow.  He’d left the town of Winchester Bay after his father caught him and his best friend/lover together.  He ran from his father, from the town and from Cas.  Now, he’s back.  The Novak brothers warned Dean to stay away from Cas, but in a town the size of Winchester Bay, how could he do that…no matter how hard he wanted to.  A rescue at sea starts a series of events that brings the men together again, but the years took their toll on any love they once shared.

I have a confession. I love romance novels. I can hear the gasps of shock reverberating!! No seriously, even before discovering fanfic, I would haunt the bookstore waiting for the next Nora Roberts book and then tuck it in the bottom of my knapsack, saving it for a nice sunny day. This fic has all the hallmarks of those classic romances: small towns, young love, heartbreak, and the reigniting of old flames. Add to that Lt Commander Winchester of the US Coast Guard (dear lord above) and Castiel Novak of the Novak Bros fishing fleet and it is a recipe that works! Need a break from angst, death, torture and all the other thing we love about SPN? Then this fic is for you! The author has now finished Castles in the Sand, which is a follow up story told from Cas’ POV.


The Haunted Bookstore - Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Today, I got the chance to visit The Haunted Bookstore in Iowa City- local to me, since I live in the Amanas and can easily walk here from my art classes on Sunday mornings.

I took lots more photos than this, but this place was fucking huge. No walls were left uncovered in books. It takes up an entire strip of commercial space in downtown Iowa City and has everything from first editions to new releases. They have at least 20 shelves of each genre and more. Most books are in their original languages and print.

There are chairs in every corner and 2 cats, Sylvia and Cola, that roam freely around the shop. The cats often jump up and rest with people as they read within the store. I found myself in the science fiction wing with my nose in an X-Files encyclopedia.

The shop owner, Emily, was more than happy to let me feature her shop on my blog, unfortunately I was not able to get a photograph of her or her daughter that were at the shop that day. Sadly, a camera battery can only last so long in a maze of books. I found myself literally lost a few times, following the cats (who also followed me).

When I saw the inside of this place- the only thing I could think of was writing a story about it.

-Audrey A. Sandersfeld

Do you haunt bookstores? Find yourself looking for one of those quirky independents even on vacation? Do you fantasize about owning such a place, preferably a jumble of rooms encouraging browsers to meander all afternoon, ideally located in a quaint New England town?

Gabrielle Zevin has written this novel for you.

Ghastly Truth Ch. 1

Well, hello friends! Remember me? First off, let me apologize for being MIA for the last far too many weeks. Things have been crazy here and I’ve been theoretically writing a novel, so I haven’t been around as much. But I’m tired of that. I miss you guys and I miss Finn and Rae and the gang. So, busy or not, I’m going to endeavor to be obnoxiously around again!

Secretly, or not so secretly probably, I am a huge fan of all things spooky and ghosty and horror-y, so I didn’t want to let Halloween go by without indulging a little. I doubt I’ll be done with this by Halloween, but here’s a little bit to start with.

My thanks to @madfatty and @slitherouter, who are relentlessly supportive and enthusiastic about even my craziest of ideas. You guys are the best. Thank you, too, to YOU. Please see the author’s note at the bottom for more.

“You’re something of a modern day Nancy Drew then,” Danielle O’Day laughs her million dollar chuckle. Finn grunts at the television from his seat at one of the break-room tables. “Exposing all the secrets of so-called hauntings.”

Rae laughs and the camera slowly zooms in close on her. She looks good on camera, he’s discovered over these last few months. Her shimmering sheet of hair reflects back the stage lights, and she grins a razor smile from behind ruby-painted lips. She crosses and recrosses her legs a lot. “Well, it’s been my great delight to debunk so many pervasive fallacies. You’d be surprised how many people still believe in ghosts even in this day and age!”

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I bought the cutest little witchy mug at the markets this weekend!

I also got chatting with the owner of the stall about her shop based in Brisbane called Mystical Realms Witchcraft. Admittedly there were a lot of ‘Old Religion’ mentions on the flyers for her shop/coven/Facebook page and since I’m just a 20-something there was no way she was gonna listen to me if I told her that Wicca isn’t an 'old religion’ in the grand scheme of things…

Oh well - I’ve got tomorrow off from work so the plan is to take my grandmother out for lunch/coffee and then go haunt some local bookstores together 👻📖 Hopefully I will also get time to work on my grimoire ~

- Marci