The bookish girl´s Reading Journals

I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina and strolled down Swann’s Way. It’s a rewarding world, but my second one is by far superior. My second one is populated with characters slightly less eccentric, but supremely real, made of flesh and bone, full of love, who are my ultimate inspiration for everything.

invisibiltycloak:

book series and their last sentences

Favorite Quotes:
Tessa: But by the Angel, Will, would you stop being so polite?
Will: But wouldn't you rather -
Tessa: I would not rather. I don't want you to be polite! I want you to be Will! I don't want you to indicate points of architectural interest to me as if you were a Baedeker guide! I want you to say dreadfully mad, funny things and make up songs and be -. And be Will. Or I shall hit you with my umbrella.
Will: I am trying to court you. Court you properly. That's what all this has been about. You know that, don't you?
Tessa: Mr. Rochester never courted Jane Eyre.
Will: No, he dressed up as a woman and terrified the poor girl out of her wits. Is that what you want?
Tessa: You would make a very ugly woman.
Will: I would not. I would be stunning.
Tessa: There. There is Will. Isn't that better? Don't you think so?
Will: I don't know. I'm afraid to answer that. I've heard that when I speak, it makes American women wish to strike me with umbrellas.
The Many Reasons to Love William Herondale.
Funny Will: You cut me. It might be fatal.... Dear me, massive blood loss. Death could be imminent.
Wise Will: Never trust a duck.
Desperate Will: No. I'll tell you anything you want to know tomorrow. Anything. Just leave me alone now. Tessa. Im begging you. Do you understand? Im begging you. Please, please leave.
Protective Will: You might think so. Others see no difference between his illness and an addiction, and they despise him for being weak. As if he could stop taking the drug if he had enough will power. They've said as much, sometimes to his face. I didn't want him to have to hear it from you too.
Depressed Will: I have lost everything. Lost everything. Everything.
Book Will: A Tale of Two Cities, i read it again, you know, because we talked about it. You were right. It isn't silly at all.... There is not future for sydney is there, with or without love? He knows be cannot save himself without Lucie but to let her near him would be to degrade her.
Proud Will: Theres nothing to be sorry about. You were brilliant in there, Tessa. Not a step out of place.
More Protective Will: You did love your brother once, didn't you? I could see your face when he was speaking to you, and i wanted to kill him for breaking your heart.
Loving Will: The institute is your family now.
Lust Will: I have wanted to do this, every moment of every hour of every day that i have been with you since the day i met you. But you know that. You must know that. Don't you?
Pained Will: I called you up, you blue skinned bastard, to get you to take the curse off me. My sister - Ella - she died that night. I left my family yo keep them safe. Its been five years. Its enough. Enough!
Broken Will: Everything Ive done. All the lying, the pushing people away, the abandonment of my family, the unforgivable things i said to Tessa - a waste. A bloody waste, and all because of a lie I was stupid enough to believe.... My whole life wrecked, destroyed...
Grateful Will: Charlotte, I forbid you to resign your directorship. Do you understand? Over all these years you've done everything for me as if i were your own blood and Ive never told you I was grateful. That goes for you as well, Henry. But i am grateful and because of it shall not let you make this mistake.
Giddy Will: Demon Pox, oh, demon pox, Just how is it acquired? One must go down to the bad part of town until one if very tired. Demon pox, oh, I had it all along- No not the pox you foolish blocks, I mean this very song - For i was right and you were wrong!
Passionate Will: I did it because I love you! I love you Tessa, and i have loved you, almost from since the moment I met you.
Romantic Will: I pulled them out of the fire my self. I read them all. Every word you wrote. You and I, Tess, were alike. We live and breath words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after i thought i could never love anyone again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps i was not completely alone. They could be honest with me and i with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, i Felt- i felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamed. I felt I was dreaming And thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted- and then I realized that truly i just wanted you. The girl behind the letters. I loved you from the moment i read them. I love you still.
Desperate Will: Nothing Matters more! I know that if you hate me its because i forced you to. I know that you have no reason to give me a second chance to be regarded by you in a different light. But i am begging you for that chance. I will do anything. Anything.
Hiding- his- emotions- for-the-benefit -of-others Will: I do not know two finer people, and could not imagine better news. May your lives together be happy and long. Congratulations brother.

willsbuttdragontattoo:

 Will & Tessa + Clockwork Princess Quotes

Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.
― F. Scott Fitzgerald (via decay-of-mind)
I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via larmoyante)

*cries*

(via bookwormie-friends)

He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. And as I walked back to give Takumi’s note to the Colonel, I saw that I would never know. I would never know her well enough to know her thoughts in those last minutes, would never know if she left us on purpose. But the not-knowing would not keep me from caring, and I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.
John Green, Looking for Alaska (via whatgaveherlife)

imgoingtocallyoufern:

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” 

bubblybunny9:

When you think about your future.

occupymalfoysbed:

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” (William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night,  Act II, Scene V).

emmyandsuch:

This is the line that has gotten me through life.

emmyandsuch:

This is the line that has gotten me through life.