19 posts tagged book
“I think I, in my own small way, contributed to making cats more awesome.” After visiting his home, and reading his new book, Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too , it’s not hard to see why.
Turns out that the biggest cat lady of them all is a dude.
Also, I want to have a whole ‘nother baby just so I can read him/her these.
So cute - but bummed they aren’t actual books. They are lovely prints though
My new autobiography.
You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that’s okay, love is better.
Lost Cat – a heartwarming illustrated meditation on love, loss, and what it means to be human.
Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects (via souls-entwined)
How very true. #WISE
I realized the other night that it has been a good long while since I read a book that really captivated me. That’s depressing. I love reading. It was the friend I vented to in high school when I hated my life, and is now the fun girlfriend I like to have cocktails with.
What happened to us reading? Why don’t you come around any more? Is it something I said?!
Even though I love reading, in my experience it isn’t always easy to find a book you have a hard time putting down. Or that keeps you up longer than you should. Or that takes precedence over everything else. But when you find those books, it’s like you wish they’d never end and, when they do, it’s disappointing in a satisfying way. (If that makes sense.)
Over the last year, the great books that captured my attention include:
- A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
- Arcadia by Lauren Groff (love this author)
- I stared at the ceiling for 10 minutes, trying to remember another book I’ve read in the past year that I loved, and nothing came to mind.
That’s pathetic. Okay, so I’ve read two good books in the last year and countless bad books. Which means I’m due for a really good book.
Open to fiction AND nonfiction, (but I prefer literary fiction and humorous nonfiction), and would love to hear your suggestions!
Behold, a YA novel calledRED, about a town where it’s only cool to have ginger locks:
Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power—and everybody knows it. That’s why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:
I know your secret.
Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she’d be a social outcast faster than she could say “strawberry blond.” …But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?
We want to move to Scarletville!
I hope this novel predicts the world’s future toward an entirely redhead society. <3 all you non-gingers too, though!!!
This new Dutch library is designed to look like a mountain of books.
I’d climb that mountain. I’d climb it AND I’d read it.
Flavorwire put together this fantastic list of literary jibes that author’s have used for their characters. These are my favorite.
For bitter arguments in Parisian bars:
“I misjudged you… You’re not a moron. You’re only a case of arrested development.” – The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
When only the juiciest alliteration will do (or when cursing out children):
“You blithering idiot! … You festering gumboil! You fleabitten fungus! … You bursting blister! You moth-eaten maggot!” – Matilda, Roald Dahl
For long evenings of verbal sparring:
“In my mind, Martha, you are buried in cement right up to your neck. No… right up to your nose… that’s much quieter.” - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Edward Albee
When you’ve finally decided to say what you’re thinking:
“You bloody old towser-faced boot-faced totem-pole on a crap reservation.” – Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
I’ve just started reading Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov .
Look, this might be a totally insane and unpopular theory, but…
I think Nabokov likes to sexualize underage girls.
I know. I know. It sounds out of left field and might be totally unfounded, but I just wanted to put it out there. Just a thought.