Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but...– G.K. Chesterton (via bookwormshaven)
Eating candy like it's my job right now.
Maybe print is dead, but at least when you finish reading a book, there isn’t a...– @hopelarson on Twitter (via timtfj)
Opening Credits & First Five Minutes of "The... →
There’s a line to be drawn between spooking children and horrifying them....– Steven Moffat from Radio Times on Doctor Who, but found in this fabulous blog talking about death in children’s literature.
10 Literary Halloween Costumes From Litdrift →
Today my bottle of soda exploded while I was walking down the hall. There was a group of maybe 6 or 7 other students who could have easily been my age or younger. I had in my earphones, so I didn’t hear exact words, but I heard laughter while I stood there cringing at the splatters of soda on the floor. I set down my bag and I know they were watching me the whole time. It felt like high...
You should never just read for ‘enjoyment.’ Read to make yourself smarter! Less...– John Waters in his memoir, Role Models (via austinkleon) (via reading-is-fun) (via teachingliteracy)
You will get little or nothing from the printed page if you bring it nothing but...– Walter Pitkin (via libraryland)
After four years, our Halloweens were steeped in tradition. First, we’d go choose pumpkins. Yours were always off putting, with a nasty natural growth or a color that seems not quite right. You even glued a stem back on because it made it look really gnarly one year. Mine, I liked to just make sure there was a flat bottom and at least one good side for carving. They’d get carved at my...
A Literary Map of Manhattan →
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Wherein I Respond To A Response To Kate Beaton →
krisstraub: While I can appreciate what’s being offered here — that perhaps a statement like “I want to have your babies” has become a largely-genderless compliment that can be uttered to male or female without actual intent to impregnate — there is not a ton of room to argue its innocence, as we cannot speak to the intent of the person offering the compliment. Unfortunately, there are people on...
So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with...– Marie Claire writer Maura Kelly • Basically calling fat people ugly and claiming that they’re at fault for their conditions. Kelly, who was responding to a CNN article about Hollywood’s treatment of plus-size characters in TV shows, went on to claim that “obesity is something that most people have a...
The man that I named the Giver passed along to the boy knowledge, history,...– Lois Lowry (via wordpainting)
Most people use twenty verbs to describe everything from a run in their stocking...– Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander. (via vulvamort)
I’m gonna go talk to some food about this.– Liz Lemon (via mrgolightly)
bibliowormed asked: alo Aden! hi!!! thank you for the follow! :) i must say, if there's something you really like doing, keep on doing it! it doesn't have to take up most of your time, just maybe an hour or so in a week would be time enough, as long as you take some time doing what you love, so you don't get burned out. it's been years too, since i sketched anything, since my job took me...
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