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tamorapierce:

owlmylove:

when i find stretch marks on my thighs i make a point of smooching them because they’re just doing their best at keeping the all-powerful immortal Being within me from ripping my mortal shell asunder in a blaze of heavenly glory and eviscerating the cosmos in my divine wrath

You know what?  You just changed an aspect of myself I’ve hated since ballet class in sixth grade.  Thank you!

ksfd89

ksfd89:

austennerdita2533:

austennerdita2533:

robazizo:

Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of…

There are so many good books to read and so little time to read them all! My to-read list grows exponentially.

And I’m with you on Hardy. His novels are as depressing as Hemingway’s. A Tale of Two Cities is good, though. You just have to accustom yourself to the long-winded sentences and descriptions. Marquez is very similar in that respect. Herman Melville is definitely the worst when it comes to unnecessary description. It goes on for pages. And pages. Yet it’s still good. Ironic.

I love Thomas Hardy! I have to space out his novels though because he’s too much to read a lot of at once.

His novels are fantastic, but very dense. I have to be in the right mood to read his books, if that makes sense haha.

robazizo

austennerdita2533:

robazizo:

Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of…

There are so many good books to read and so little time to read them all! My to-read list grows exponentially.

And I’m with you on Hardy. His novels are as depressing as Hemingway’s. A Tale of Two Cities is good, though. You just have to accustom yourself to the long-winded sentences and descriptions. Marquez is very similar in that respect. Herman Melville is definitely the worst when it comes to unnecessary description. It goes on for pages. And pages. Yet it’s still good. Ironic.

robazizo

robazizo:

Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea parts
Wuthering Heights - Emily…

Definitely, definitely The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina. You can never do wrong with classics. And anything by Gabriel García Márquez.

Basically, you could read the rest of that list and you could do no wrong haha.