Feelings Extrapolated - The roots of your characters’ emotions.
Imagine a library filled with every book in the world, none of them have titles on the cover and the pages are blank, but when you open one you are instantly transported to the world within the book. You get to live in the story as any character for as long as you like. And when you come out of the story, almost no time has passed in the real world.
anybody know of any free books online about spirituality/meditation/astral travel/obes/anything along those lines? I’ve read Bringers of the Dawn already.
I don’t know what’s currently free, but if you follow spiritscraft or track the free book (no ‘s’) tag, they post quite a few free Kindle books on paganism, magic, and related subjects when they’re available, and I’ve seen (and downloaded) several books along those lines. Though quite a few are only free for a day or two, so I check daily when I can and anything you find in there today might not still be free.
[Image: A framed poster with a quote by L.M. Montgomery that reads, “I am simply a book drunkard.” A source in the upper left side credits thewanderingreader.com.]
[Image: Stylized poster with text reading “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing” and a stack of books on the right.]
[Image: Black background with blue text saying “Money Talks” followed by white text saying “Mine always says, ‘Wanna go to the BOOKSTORE today?’”]
The Top 10 Best Opening Lines Of Novels
1. Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood, 1998
“Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.”
2. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953
“It was a pleasure to burn.”
3. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.”
4. The Gunslinger, Stephen King, 1982
“The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”
5. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien, 1937
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
6. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955
“Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.”
7. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002
“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.”
8. Peter and Wendy, J. M. Barrie, 1911
“All children, except one, grow up.”
9. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, 1813
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
10. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, 1969
“All this happened, more or less.”
- Wilde would whisper flowery sweet nothings in your ear during foreplay but then have his very dirty way with you
- Fitzgerald would spend like an hour bragging about how good he was and then come much too soon
- Shakespeare would make up positions on the spot but they’d be awesome
- Doyle would please you once and then complain when you kept asking him to do the same thing over and over again
- Hemingway would explain in no uncertain terms exactly what he was going to do, and do exactly one very simple act, but goddamn if it wasn’t the best time you’ve had in years anyways
- Joyce would take FOREVER but eventually satisfy you
- Rand would make you do all the work yourself
- Poe would cry
If Hemingway’s the best you’re had in years, that’s really sad. (are you also a dead white dude? that would explain much)
Also, to expand this list with authors who are much more relevant to my interests…
- Octavia Butler would give you the most perfect night of your life, but when you tried to tell anyone else about it they’d just give you a blank look and start talking about Issac Azimov (unless they’d also slept with her).
- Ursula LeGuin would invent an entirely new school of sexual gymnastics and tell you all about it in detail, but then just spend the night reading you love poetry while you grew increasingly frustrated.
- J.K. Rowling would invite you for an elaborate meal at her wondrous castle, and when you were thoroughly enchanted would show you to her dungeon and flog you until you could cry no more tears, and you would love every moment of it.
- Tolkien would entice you with mind-blowing videos depicting his prowess, but once he got you in the bedroom would just talk your ear off until you fell asleep.
- Suzanne Collins would be just like Rowling, only her dungeon would be more elaborate and she would engage in far less foreplay.
- G.R.R. Martin would invite you to an orgy at his sumptuous estate, where you would have a wonderful time and experience things you’d never dreamed of. There would be no survivors.
Are there people who don’t reblog this?
I can only assume that the ones who haven’t aren’t reading the right books.
YOU CANT JUST KILL FRED AND FINNICK AND EXPECT ME TO KEEP MY CALM
I YELLED AND SCREAMED WHEN DOBBY DIED
Dios mio, the notes
Believe me: I hardly expected it to pass 10k.
By the way, lovelies…
I WASNT SUPPOSED TO BUY ANY BOOKS UNTIL I FINISHED THE ONES THAT I ALREADY OWN BUT I DID ANYWAY
this is the title of my autobiography
Books are sort of like the TARDIS.
Their content exceeds their mass.
And they take us to worlds and times we’ve never dreamed of seeing.