Girl with a Pen

My musings on books, writing and music.


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I can sympathize with Ken Kesey who once said that he stopped writing because he was tired of being a seismograph—an instrument that measures rumblings from a great distance. He said he wanted to be a lightning rod.

Tom Wolfe (via theparisreview)

Answer? DO MORE DRUGS.

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Book Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart @ Pretty Books
Rating: ★★★★
A beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from E. Lockhart. Continue to the (spoiler-free) review.

prettybooks:

Book Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart @ Pretty Books

Rating: ★★★★

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from E. Lockhart. Continue to the (spoiler-free) review.

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One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New York! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

I found a beautiful tree yesterday…

I found a beautiful tree yesterday…

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My soul comes from better worlds and I have an incurable homesickness of the stars. Nikos Kazantzakis (via awakenedvibrations)

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muffarino:

Friendly reminder that Tom Felton improvised this scene because he forgot his line.

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So many of the writers I love seem to be fed by many diverse streams. They are like mash-up artists, drawing on the whole of their own reading histories and life experience, too, I imagine, to devise a new mode of perception. They shatter our generic expectations. They make these mutant tales, hybrid stories, by recombining the genetic materials of many different genres—the gothic, the lyric, the Western, science fiction, myth, and fable. Sometimes I also like to think of these writers I admire as mad-scientist opticians, correcting for certain blind spots by giving us an altered view of reality, foregrounding certain shadowy truths, refocusing our attention. By fusing the shards of so many differently tinted lenses—by refusing to privilege any single genre’s monocular capture of ‘reality’—they disrupt our ordinary ways of seeing. So you get this unstable, glorious kaleidoscopic vision—an oculus that is the book or the story. Karen Russell (via mttbll)

(Source: goodreads.com, via somuchflotsam)

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housingworksbookstore:

laughingsquid:

Photographers Who Documented Gentrifying Landscape of New York City Revisit Same Locations Ten Years Later

Hear stories of THIS VERY PLACE this weekend at the downtownliteraryfestival's “Closing Time: Stories of Shuttered New York City Venues” here at HWBC at 3PM.

housingworksbookstore:

laughingsquid:

Photographers Who Documented Gentrifying Landscape of New York City Revisit Same Locations Ten Years Later

Hear stories of THIS VERY PLACE this weekend at the downtownliteraryfestival's “Closing Time: Stories of Shuttered New York City Venues” here at HWBC at 3PM.