Oh god I feel this so hard
Thank God for Olympic cross-country skiing, or else I would never have read these 85 pages of Arabian Nights, which I have been putting off since I put the bookmark in on November 12.
Page 832/960. SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR.
"Coffee is the perfume of morning." - Sookie Stackhouse
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
"Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, books had no real existence in out world. Life seeds in the beak of a bird waiting to fall to earth, or the notes of a song laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring their music into being. They lie dormant hoping for the chance to emerge. They want us to give them life." - Narrator
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
i. bad blood (piano version) - bastille ii. youth - daughter iii. me and the devil - gil scott-heron iv. these waters - ben howard v. angels forever - lana del rey vi. the wolf song - emiliana torrini vii. we don’t eat - james vincent mcmorrow viii. buy the stars - marina and the diamonds ix. gone i’m gone - anaïs mitchell x. no light, no light (unplugged version) - florence and the machine xi. if i had a heart - fever ray xii. poet - bastille
me as a teacher
Me talking to the director who made a movie about the book
me being a good friend
There are three types of people.
Sneak peek of Susan Bernofsky’s upcoming translation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis!
OK BUT REALLY. The first 450 or so pages of The Goldfinch is all “I’m Theo and my life is tragic and I have lots of angst that I use up in a myriad of ways. Isn’t this book so cool?” And you’re like, “Ok ok this kid is fucked up and has a tragic past and I feel bad for him and am intrigued.” And then about 500 pages in, Donna Tartt is like “BAM, MOTHERFUCKERS!! WANT SOME PLOT AND SHIT? OK HERE YOU GO.” And I am at chapter 10 of 12 and am putting it down because a) I gotta go to bed and b) I am gonna finish the shit out of this shit tomorrow. AAAAAH. DONNA TARTT, YOU ARE A BEAST AT PACING, EVEN IN BOOKS THAT ARE 771 PAGES.
Trying to work on my grad essays but NEW KINDLE BOOKS I WANNA READ THEM
- “Textbooks don’t tell you everything. They don’t tell you that organic synthesis has been a cutthroat boys’ club for a century. They don’t tell you...”
The Disappearance Of The Girl | Phildel
Are you still waiting
For the real thing to save you?
IM JEALOUS OF COUNTRIES THAT TEACH LANGUAGES TO CHILDREN FROM A YOUNG AGE SO BY THE TIME THEYRE LIKE 18 THEYRE BILINGUAL . IN MY...