// I went to the bookstore.//

Scored these guys at the Barnes and Noble.

For those of you unawares—B&N is one of the few bookstores still in existence. It’s a place that isn’t Amazon where you can buy new books. In a store.

I know. It’s kind of like heaven.

(I mean, not the same kind of heaven that Dogstar Books provides—but honestly, there is a profound difference between a new bookstore and a used bookstore. It’s like the difference between a hardboiled egg and an omelet. Eggs are involved, but the effect is oh-so different.)

I can’t even remember the last time I bought a bunch of new books. I typically stick with used ones, because prices. But I got the itch, spurred on mostly by MY FRIEND TYLER’s reminder that I really wanted to read a book. So I went to buy it as a gift to myself for paying a bill like a responsible person.

But you can’t just buy one book. That would be like, like, fuck. It would be horrifying. My brain cannot even comprehend an appropriate comparison.

Because you totally can’t read the titles in the photo, I bought:

1. John Dies at the End by David Wong (this is what I came for)
2. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
3. Atonement by Ian McEwan

If you want to know why I bought John Dies at the End, Google it or something. But a word about the other two:

2. Of all the David Foster Wallace books that exist, this is the last one I want to own. But DFW books are superhard to find in used bookstores, and this was on CLEARANCE. Finding DFW for under $10 in any context = yes. That is why I bought The Pale King. Even though I kind of hate unfinished novels.

3. I got Ian McEwan’s book The Cement Garden for Christmas. I haven’t read it yet, but it was on my to-read list, and I did read the first two sentences and they were fabulous. Those two sentences + the brief synopsis on the inside flap + the $4 price = yes.

Sorry for writing too much.

elledark:

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." .. (quote Oscar Wilde) .. (art Paul Kelley, ‘Life Imitating Art’)

elledark:

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." .. (quote Oscar Wilde) .. (art Paul Kelley, ‘Life Imitating Art’)

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schriftart:

nicejacketwierdcuffs:

Zines for sale or trade!

This zine is full of found poetry (mostly blackout/erasure) submissions from writers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It comes in multiple colors (inside pages are white) and is hand sewn. The cover is interactive - you create your own title by “finding” a poem that is unique!

This is my first zine and I’m so excited to release it to the world. Any money raised will go to supporting The Triangle and DIT Lancaster, two organizations dear to my heart.

If you want to buy copies, you can purchase them on a sliding scale of $3 to $5 (pay what you want/can). I’m also willing to swap zines cuz I’m trying to build my personal collection! Just shoot me an email at eedorney[at]gmail or PayPal me some $$ with your address :)

I’M IN THIS. Check it out.

These are pretty.
And handmade awesomeness.

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udontneedtolikeallofit:

trailer for my little book. 

email me for a copy tylerstevenbarton@gmail.com 

Friends doing really cool friend things that also relate to the written/spoken/felt-all-over word.

File under hashtag “good stuff”, “the best of stuff”, “all the bestest”

…the neat sorting-out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.
C.S. Lewis (via muralofsolitude)

(Source: rj-anderson, via booksthatchangedme)

You know, my parents never really spoke of the possibility of my falling in love or getting married or having children. Even as a little girl, they wanted me to think as a future career as a, you know, interior designer, or lawyer or something like that.

(Source: deidrehalls, via pavorst)

mementomoriiv:

František Kobliha

mementomoriiv:

František Kobliha

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// I’m trying to start something here.//

Google “i dedicate my life to the jennifer lawrence way now and forever, amen” 

Nothing cool will happen, but I like the idea of Google thinking that phrase is suddenly a thing and popping it up every time someone types “I dedicate…” into their bloody search engine.

With the power of people, it can happen.

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