I am having a drink on Thursday with an author I really admire on Thursday, and I am having a really hard time not freaking out about it. What will we talk about?! Will she think I’m cool? What do I wear? How many drinks is too uncool/demanding too much of her time? Gahhhh, I’m so excited.
Crying begins in the guts; it’s a gut feeling that rises upwards.– Michael Trimble talks about how crying works & why we do it. (Much to my embarrassment, I find it impossible to get through this article without tearing up myself!)
Claiming that feminism killed home cooking is not just shaming, it’s wildly...– Foodie nostalgists might want to re-read The Feminine Mystique. (via millionsmillions)
94% of parents say libraries are important for their children– from recent findings published in Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading, a Pew Internet & American Life Project We thoroughly enjoyed hearing what the Pew crew had to say about parents, children and libraries! You can read the full report here (via nypl)
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Who wants my copy of the delightful ELEANOR & PARK? My copy was given to me by a friend. I loved it very much, and I’d like nothing more than to pay it forward. Let me know and I’ll send it your way!
These days, nothing says amateur hour quite like an alphabetical bookshelf.– Sloane Crosby On The Move: Three Books To Keep Out Of The Boxes : NPR (via shareyourshelf)
You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck...– Kathleen Hanna (via oraclesfox)
[Schaap] writes with an incredibly confident voice; it really feels like you’re...– Josh on Rosie Schaap’s Drinking With Men (Episode 53) Obsessed with Rosie and this book, you have to read it. (via housingworksbookstore) Rosie is one of the clients at the agency I work at, which is just so stinking cool to me. She is a super amazing, talented, wonderful, and kind woman....
When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious....– Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address to Philadelphia’s University of the Arts (via irisblasi)
It’s somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to...– The very best factoid I have ever heard about Jurassic Park. Lots more good ones here. (via wnycradiolab)
Literature is made of good and bad, demons and angels.– Orhan Pamuk (via theparisreview)
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elizabethmccracken: Trophy spouse. Criminal mastermind. Front desk at an unpopular museum. Bookseller. Librarian. Nurse. Outreach/education at zoo, aquarium, or museum. Cabdriver. Epicure. Salesperson in sofa or bed emporium. Journalist. Scuba instructor. Combination journalist/scuba instructor. Oral history intake. ER doctor. Skydiving instructor, stunt double, advice columnist,...
I may never miss a band the way I miss Beulah....
When you educate a girl, you educate a family. You educate a generation.– Malala Yousafzai’s father (via lovealexa)
1. If nothing else, one ought to know how to treat a comma. Abandonment or abuse...– THE COMMA FROM WHICH MY HEART HANGS.
If I could create my own title, it would be “Minister of Moving Parts.”
I would like to watch you sleeping, which may not happen. I would like to...– “Variation on the Word Sleep,” Margaret Atwood (via postscriptpages)
Take your rage to a local independent bookstore...