I swear I'm not crazy (actually I'm apart of the Harry Potter fandom so I probably am)
Okay so my mom and I were driving home from Barnes and Noble (yay new books) and she asks me to explain Fantastic Beasts to her and how it all ties in with the Harry Potter series. So I start explaining as we’re coming down the highway but then I stop because on the side of the road we see something. At first I thought it was a statue just because I was so freaked out. But it wasn’t. It was a man who was dressed EXACTLY like dumbledore. The man was old, so old. He had a long white beard that reached his knees. A pointed hat was on his head, he held a huge walking stick that towered over him with something carved into the top of it. (This actually reminded me of Gandalf lol) And he wore a long, thick, deep purple cloak (remember from philosopher’s stone how wizards would wear green and purple around muggles???); btw it was 85 degrees. Not only that but his eyes were so blue. I don’t know if I could mix paints to come up with the color of blue they were. After we passed him, my mom and I just looked at each other. Now I love Harry Potter, so much, but I understand that it’s fiction. After today though, the thought crossed my mind. What if there is a wizarding world? I NEED ANSWERS JK. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE HIDING
Jeffrey Dahmer book collection, Nov. 2016. Can’t wait to read Dahmer Detective, written in part by Detective Patrick Kennedy, the officer that obtained Dahmer’s confession and friendship over a span of 6 weeks.
I started following your blog for Bellarke but then read ACOTAR & ACOMAF bc of all your posts on them & naturally I am now obsessed :)) So seeing as we seem to like similar things I was wondering if you could recommend any books!!
Ah yay! Getting people into new books is probably my favorite thing in the world, so I’m happy to oblige! Here are some fun reads:
YA Fantasy/Sci-fi Lit:
The Katerina Trilogy by Robin Bridges (Imperial Russia + supernatural things including necromancers, wizards, vampires, werewolves, zombies + slightly star-crossed lovers)
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (Fae + star-crossed lovers)
The Lunar Chronicles by Melissa Meyer (sci-fi retelling of fairy tales + complex characterization and worldbuilding)
His Fair Assassains by Robin LaFevers (ancient France + assassains + political intrigue/conflict + mythology / triggers: sexual assault, abuse, mentions of incest)
Starcrossed Trilogy by Josephine Angelini (greek mythology + modern day + star-crossed lovers)
anything by Tamora Pierce (medieval world + well-developed female characters and worldbuilding/plot)
Contemporary YA Lit:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (fandom culture + freshman year of college love story + family drama)
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen(a guy and girl both in on-hold relationships fall for each other + dealing with/resolving family issues)
Anna & the French Kiss (+ the sequels) by Stephanie Perkins (really unique stories / the first one is about a girl going to boarding school in France + making friends/falling for one of them)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (modern day coming-of-age + dealing with trauma/loss/grief + music & history + slight time-travel element / triggers: suicide, depression, mental illness)
Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt (funny story about exes taking a road trip to college together and realizing they’re not over each other)
anything by Ally Cater (secret spy school series, art thieves series, embassy row series)
New Adult/Romance Novels (aka mature ratings):
Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy (really fun college aus basically + interesting characters + smut / triggers: sexual assault mentions)
Jill Shalvis’ series(small town modern day romances / note: her early Lucky Harbor novels are my favorites)
The Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty (early era Scotland + secret revolutionary warrior troupe + very formulaic stories + my guiltiest guilty pleasure but really really entertaining light reading)
Courtney Milan’s series (Regency era romances + well-developed female characters + light stories with actual plots)
Erin Knightley’s series(Regency era romances + unique female characters)
May McGoldrick’s series (early era Scotland + fun romance stories)
Yay! I got some new books as a birthday present to myself and they got here WAY faster than I thought they would! I’m happy I finally have a proper reference book specifically about crystals, I’ve been wanting one for a while. And the spell book I hope will inspire me to do more spells and write more. I can’t wait to crack open these books! ☺️✨📚
Sorry for accidentally giving you guys the finger, haha! Today was a day for Korean~ I did some reading (started a new book, yay!) and wrote the journal above, about a dream I had last night. Maybe if some of you guys actually read the journals I post, you’ll realize that I talk about some sort of weird stuff sometimes… haha.
NEW BOOKS! I ordered The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout a while ago and they’ve arrived! They look fantastic, I cannot wait to start them. Oh and thank you missmorgenstern! After all, you were the one who recommended them :D
It’s finally heeeere! It was supposed to arrive on Monday and right now I am a very, very happy person! So excited to finally read this! Thank you so much for spamming my dashboard with this books-and-cookies!
And lovelydellusion? You will hear all about it, haha!