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weirdthingsinbookshops:

Little girl: I like books because they’re like the stories in my head … but better… and with more dragons.

Answers at: Classic first lines of novels in emojis: A quiz. 
We got 10 out of 12! Not bad; we innocently did not cotton on to the eggplant symbolism. How’d you do?

Answers at: Classic first lines of novels in emojis: A quiz. 

We got 10 out of 12! Not bad; we innocently did not cotton on to the eggplant symbolism. How’d you do?

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beatonna:

time for haircut

Kate Beaton is a mind reader, I suffer from the same delusion/consequence.

beatonna:

time for haircut

Kate Beaton is a mind reader, I suffer from the same delusion/consequence.

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

(Source: donatellavevo, via vintageanchorbooks)

"In my twenties I realized that the muse is a bum. The muse only shows up when you bait her by putting your ass in the chair. She can only be lured to your side by the sound of pounding keys, the smell of paper and ink."

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anniedurian said: Are you going to be doing a CoverSpy speed dating event anytime soon?

We’re hoping to do one this fall! We’re still figuring out a date, so stay tuned here, and sign up for our newsletter at www.housingworks.org/newsletters to be first to hear about tickets.

New podcast episode! Featuring poems from our CLMP Lit Mag Fair, talk about meat from the July DISH, and some of the conversation from the panel discussion about crime fiction. Check it out on Soundcloud now!

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When I lose my next-to-the-bed book and can’t find it anywhere

lifeinsmallpresspublishing:

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*Literally the only place it lives is next to my bed. How is this even possible? And it was good, goddammit.

“I mostly write about places that I’ve spent some significant amount of time. I like to know where I’m writing about. Sometimes I attribute it to when I was in college and trying to figure out how to write realist fiction, which did not come naturally to me. I was always getting hung up on how to move the people through the room or how to get them across the town. Where are the traffic lights? How far are these houses from each other? And so I started writing about the town I grew up in, mostly because I just didn’t have to think about where any of those things were and I could accurately draw the map in my head, which made it easier to move away from the off-the-wall shit I was doing and focus on real people—real pretend people, of course, but you know what I mean.”
—Justin Taylor (askforgiveness), who will be here on Tuesday discussing place with Jess Row, in “Real Pretend People”: An Interview with Justin Taylor | The American Reader

I mostly write about places that I’ve spent some significant amount of time. I like to know where I’m writing about. Sometimes I attribute it to when I was in college and trying to figure out how to write realist fiction, which did not come naturally to me. I was always getting hung up on how to move the people through the room or how to get them across the town. Where are the traffic lights? How far are these houses from each other? And so I started writing about the town I grew up in, mostly because I just didn’t have to think about where any of those things were and I could accurately draw the map in my head, which made it easier to move away from the off-the-wall shit I was doing and focus on real people—real pretend people, of course, but you know what I mean.”

—Justin Taylor (askforgiveness), who will be here on Tuesday discussing place with Jess Row, in “Real Pretend People”: An Interview with Justin Taylor | The American Reader

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