"I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful."
Why old books smell so good (via)
"We have become a sloppy bunch of people. We say things we don’t mean. We make promises we don’t keep. “I’ll call you.” “Let’s get together.” We know we won’t. On the Human Interaction Stock Exchange, our words have lost almost all their value. And the spiral continues, as we now don’t even expect people to keep their word; in fact we might even be embarrassed to point out to the dirty liar that they never did what they said they’d do. So if a guy you’re dating doesn’t call when he says he’s doing to, why should that be such a big deal? Because you should be dating a man who’s at least as good as his word."
"I was twelve when I first met Hermione, and as a reader of books and a lover of telling people when they’re wrong, I related to her immediately. Over the course of the series, Hermione only got better: more brilliant, more stubborn, more compassionate. She is the brightest witch of her age, an outspoken advocate for the rights of house elves, a casual time-traveler, and—perhaps most importantly—the only person in the whole of the Harry Potter universe who has ever bothered to read Hogwarts: A History. I love how Hermione stands by Harry to the bitter end, risking her life for the people she loves and a cause she believes in. Even now, fourteen years after first making her acquaintance, when faced with a challenge of any caliber, I look to her. ‘What would Hermione do?’ I ask myself, and then I try my best to do it."
— Hot Key Books let me talk about my favorite topic—Girls Doing Stuff
—over at their blog today in connection with my novel, Vivian Versus the Apocalypse.
Read it! Do it for Hermione! (via katiecoyle
Can’t ever get enough quotes about the joy of reading and the addiction of a good book.
(Hat tip: Tattered Cover Book Store. Buy prints here: http://etsy.me/11gXcia)
For all the artists out there. xoxo
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
— Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
In the Ice cream stand by E04
The octagonal saloon at Honington Hall
Honington Hall Warwickshire, England
Photographer: Alex Starkey
row row row your boat gently away from me
Merrily merrily merrily merrily please just fuckin leave