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boysofbooks · 11 months ago
People think intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'You're safe with me' - that's intimacy.
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
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six-of-crows-grishaverse · 4 months ago
1. Renee walker- the foxhole court
2. Nina Zenik- Six of Crows
3. Cinder- the Lunar Chronicals
4. Blue Sargent- the Raven Boys
5. Tella- Caraval
6. Nova- Renegades
7. Cassie- the Naturals
8. Celestine North- Flawed
9. Lydia Martin- Teen Wolf
10. Amy Farrah Fowler- the Big Bang Theory
Honestly I could go on forever, but here are the first ten that come to mind. : ) (btw I got this idea from Pinterest, though I cant figure out who it started with. Once I do I will give credit where it is due ❤)
You are all unofficially tagged to participate. Tag me when you do!
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triflingthing · 8 months ago
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Follow my Bookstagram for more book content (if you want) :)
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illholdyourhandnow · 4 months ago
Genre: Dystopian fiction
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Lately I've almost been subconsciously gravitating towards these. So here's my top 9 dystopian era novels that are a must read.
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bookishphotographer · 4 months ago
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Good afternoon!!!!!! This book finally came back in stock at my local bookstore and I’m so excited to finally read it!!!!!!!!!
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mrzastudies · a month ago
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Whenever I sit at my desk, first thing in the am; I think of all the things I have to do and try to plan out my day.
And then out of nowhere, I see these beauties and think “oh wow I should read”.
Then out of impulse like a shopaholic; I go into my iBooks store and look at all the new books I can’t wait to wolf down.
I then end up buying a few more books.
Twenty minutes and 40 Euros later I notice my TBR 📚, my physical books look at me as if to say “did you forget about us? Because we’ve been here for months; we aren’t decor”
I instantly feel guilty for neglecting my children and pick up one I’ve had for three years and rediscover why I bought it in the first place.
“It’s okay” I tell myself, half convinced as I contemplate deleting my card’s information; “I’m building a life long library here; there’s never enough books”.
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originalwritershub · 6 months ago
Welcome to the Original Writers’ Hub!
Our aim is to promote original works of less known or unpublished authors in order to give them exposure for the improvement and furthering of their writing careers.
What we promote:
Worldbuilding and character designs
Exerpts or samples of original fiction
Complete chapters or links to chapters
Original poetry
Promotions of published works
What we do not promote:
ANY fanwork, such as OCs from existing media
Vague concept speculation—we want to promote proper representations of your work
Additionally, we may reblog:
Writing prompts
Writing/publishing advice and encouragement
Misc. (but writing related) posts as we see fit.
You may (and are encouraged) to tag us in your post or tag your post with #originalwritershub. You can also submit posts to us, as long as you provide proper context and description, and allow us to link your social media to the post.
We do not promote any content that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, or in any other way culturally insensitive. This will be decided at our discretion; feel free to contact us if you have concerns or complaints with content we reblog.
If your work contains content warnings, especially warnings related to violence, sexual assault, death, illness, and mental illness, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND putting the body of your work under the cut, and list content warnings at the beginning of the post. We will tag any posts to the best of our abilities (see tags page)
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND putting a “Keep Reading” cut on long posts for accessibility and visibility purposes.
We’re hoping to create a community in which we can support each other and get feedback on our works. Blooming writers don’t get nearly enough attention on their projects as they should, and hopefully through this hub, talented writers won’t go undiscovered.
If you want us to reblog your post, tag us @originalwritershub or tag your post with #originalwritershub
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msotherworldly · a month ago
Study the Classics (With a Grain of Salt)
It’s the oldest advice in the book: if you want to be a writer, you need to study the classics. If you write fantasy or drama, you have to read the collected works of Shakespeare. If you plan to write about the human condition, you have to grapple with The Great Gatsby. If you write adventure stories, you have to read Moby Dick, Treasure Island, and Tom Sawyer - the list goes on.
Once you tell people you’re a writer, you’re bombarded with names: Edgar Allen Poe; Jane Austen; Ernest Hemingway; Virginia Woolf; Hans Christian Anderson; Emily Bronte; J. R. R. Tolkien; Ray Bradbury; and C. S. Lewis. This list goes on and on.
If you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings, or you don’t know who Paris is and how he relates to Romeo and Juliet, people give you that look. “How can you be a writer?” their eyes ask. “You’re so uncultured!” their looks say.
I love the classics. I’d advocate for reading them. However, instead of trying to read every piece of literature that’s out there, you should pick a handful of authors and books which speak to you. My favourite classical authors are Jane Austen, Tennessee Williams, and Charles Dickens. My favourite books include Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. I’ve read The Great Gatsby, and I’ll be completely honest - I didn’t really understand it. This isn’t because it’s a bad book. It’s because it wasn’t my favourite, and it didn’t speak to me the way the ones I’ve listed did.
Some people also struggle with classic literature. On the political end of things, they find it too white and male. On a personal level, it’s not within their usual genres. Some people became writers because they grew up playing video games, reading comic books, and watching anime. They were inspired by the content they engaged with, and books written two hundred years ago, mostly by older white men, aren’t on their radar. If Naruto speaks more to you than Charles Dickens, and is more in keeping with the type of stories you plan to write, that’s a valid choice. 
All this said, I believe there is value in older works. Ideally, a writer will engage with a variety of content: they’ll read within their genres and outside of them; they’ll read the newest books, and they’ll read the classics; they’ll read novels, but also visual novels and manga; they’ll watch mainstream films, indie films, and foreign films; and they’ll watch and read what matters to them, what speaks to them, and what inspires them to continue. 
Read the classics, but read those you love. Incorporate the classics into your modern books, into other genres. Just consider old books another ingredient in a diverse book salad, and select those which work for you. If you’re just reading a two hundred year old book for the sake of reading a two hundred year old book, you’re not getting anything out of reading it. You’re wasting your time. Read what is meaningful to you - new and old.
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shortace · 2 months ago
I'm sitting here going "Where did I put my book???" There are literally eight books I could reach without having to stand up or move, but none of them are the one I want.
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