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10 Books That You Can Easily Finish On Planes // they’re short, witty, and scary

Hello, bookworms of the internet!

Plane rides are long. They can get boring really easily. And if you’ve ever made the mistake of getting onto a plane without a book in hand, you know what I’m talking about. You need books to make a plane ride enjoyable.  

Luckily, I got you covered. You don’t have to be stuck watching the terrible American sitcom pilots, wishing you had something more substantial to keep your brain from wasting away. Instead, you can enjoy some great short books!  

See, long books are great and all, but there’s something about short stories and books that leaves you completely enraptured from beginning to end. And an airplane is weirdly the perfect reading spot, too: you’re literally miles above the rest of the world, strapped to a chair, with no distractions except the one year old wailing directly in your ear.

Here are a few short, brilliant books you can easily finish in a plane ride.

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The Stages of Seeing Your Favourite Book Be Adapted for the Screen // WONDER!

Hello, people of the internet!

WONDER RELEASED. You’ve probably heard of the book: it’s about a boy called Auggie who has a rare facial deformity (his face looks unlike others), and when he goes to school for the first time some kids aren’t very,, nice. It’s a great book,  and definitely read it if you haven’t yet. Anyway, this book got turned into a movie! I saw it just yesterday, and it is amazing.

This got me thinking: There are many emotional stages of watching a book being turned into a movie. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has had that happen to them at one point of their lives. You’re just living your life, when eek! Your favourite book is being adapted on screen!! The world that used to exist only in your imagination will now be performed using lights, cameras, and fancy editing. It has the potential to be amazing: but it could also go terribly wrong.

Having your favourite book adapted is such an emotional time. Here are some of the feelings we go through.

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Book characters to dress up as for Halloween! // CANDYYYYY.

Hello, trick-or-treaters, and partygoers, of the internet!

THIS IS HALLOWEEN.* (Well, not yet. But it will be soon enough.) And Halloween = costumes. I don’t know about you, but I think costumes are a great way to wear your fandoms on your sleeve – but sometimes you just don’t feel like going through all the trouble of buying/creating a costume?? So I, in all my helpfulness, have put together a list of book characters you can dress up as for Halloween – and they’re all really easy costumes, too! (Thank me later.)

((Also I just realized this is very hypocritical since my plan for Halloween is staying in and watching scary movies with a friend. Oh well.))

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*pumpkins screaaaam in the dead of night

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Rediscovering old worlds (a.k.a. why you should re-read books)

guess who’s back from hiatus?? (um. it’s me.)


Hello, people of the internet!

Humans love familiarity. And re-reading books – going back to visit worlds that you love – fills you with warmth and fuzziness and nostalgia of all the jokes, thefts, and occasional murders that have taken place there.

But there’s a lot more reasons – reasons that I have conveniently put together in a list for you guys. You’re welcome, and hopefully you’ll be convinced by the end of this post that re-reading is good for you, and not a waste of time. 🙂

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what it feels like to re-read a book

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Things that people who dog-ear books would like to say to people who use bookmarks

Hello, bookworms of the internet!

I have a confession to make. I dog-ear my books. 

I know, I know. “ARIS HOW COULD YOU DO THIS YOU’RE HARMING THE POOR BOOKS OHM YG GODS????” Chill. It’s not a big deal! I’m pretty sure a lot of people dog ear books… right? Right?!

I’m pretty sure that there are lots of so-called bookmark users that secretly dog-ear their books but don’t let anyone see because they don’t want people to judge them. Don’t do that. Wear your dog-ears on your sleeve! (???)

To be completely honest, I find people who use bookworms really weird. Like, not in a bad way, just… how??? How the hell do you manage to manage your bookmarks???*

So here are some things that the usual dog-earer would like to ask a person who uses bookmarks. Not trying to dis any bookmark lovers, but it had to be said!

*I don’t think this sentence exactly makes sense… and I’m not sure if I care.

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Books to read on a rainy day! ⛈

Hello, people of the internet!

It’s raining literally 24/7 where I am which is great because now I have an excuse to not go out now I can stay at home, and curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. (Never forget the hot chocolate.)

On rainy days, there are specific kinds of book you feel like reading – books that’ll make you cry, that’ll make you think, that’ll help you relax. I made a little list of the books that would be perfect for rainy weather because #qualitycontent.

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Book covers link to Goodreads pages, as per usual 🙂

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A Reading Playlist // a.k.a I add more books to your TBR :)

Hello, citizens of the internet!

So, I recently finished Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – and realised that the past few books I read all had something to do with music. So, I had the brilliant idea of making a (play) list of all books I’d read which had something to do with music/playlists. Which, come to think of it, is a lot of books. Huh.

I guess it’s because both music and books tell stories – and because there’s a story for every occasion. Sad, happy, or romantic*.

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*ok that went deep.
(Also, all book covers link to their Goodreads pages. You’re welcome.)

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Things book lovers do better than anyone else

Hello, bookworms of the internet!

Now, it’s no secret that bookworms are superior creatures that are blessed with many, many talents (like the ability to enjoy reading). Normally, you won’t notice these talents. Of course we’re not going to go around bragging about our ability to identify all cheap bookstores within a five-mile radius. But there are, without a doubt talents that all bookworms possess. Here’s a reminder of what they are.

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

Hello, fellow book lovers!

HAPPY HARRY POTTER DAY!! 😀 The 31st of July is truly a sacred day. The birthday of the Chosen One, and our queen JK Rowling.

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So, I was stalking bloggers I found under the “Harry Potter” tag, and I found this really cool one done by That Weird Brown Girl, and I JUST HAD TO DO IT. IT’S PERFECT FOR THIS MOMENTOUS OCCASION. Why would any Potterhead pass up this chance?

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Reading Sprees + a bunch of mini reviews

I’d planned something else for this post, but then I went on an internet detox (*LE GASP DRAMATIQUE*) and ended up reading 5 books in two days…


Hello, internet people!

Yeah, you read that right. I went on an internet detox (you, probably: BUT ARIS HOW COULD YOU COMMIT SUCH SACRILEGE???). Calm down, it was only for like three days. And I came back, didn’t I?

But over the course of this detox, I realized that there’s so much I can do while I’m not on the internet! Like read!! :O I may have overdone that though.

Yes, I read five books over the course of two and a half days. It’s not ~that~ much. I guess. I know people who read faster. But I am kind of surprised.

You know how you want to stop reading but you just reached a very important part and just can’t stop?? That was me the whole weekend.

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#relatable

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