LitReactor: the supplemental material

Apr 23

“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’” — Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via sexpansion)

(Source: larmoyante, via literatureismyutopia)

Apr 22

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“Trafficking in cultural property, including rare books and manuscripts, is a six-billion-dollar-a-year industry, second only to arms and drugs, according to estimates often cited in international conferences.” — Graciela Mochkofsky (via millionsmillions)

flavorpill:

The Memorable Last Words of Literary Characters

flavorpill:

The Memorable Last Words of Literary Characters

Apr 21

“You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.” — James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via bookshavepores)

(via liberlibri)

amandaonwriting:

20 Fabulous Alternatives to the Word Awesome

amandaonwriting:

20 Fabulous Alternatives to the Word Awesome

(via writersrelief)


by Tom Gauld myjetpack:















My book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Click here for details. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.

by Tom Gauld myjetpack:

My book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Click here for details. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.

(via liberlibri)

Apr 20

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(Source: thedorseyshawexperience, via bookoisseur)

“I’ve always been convinced that my true profession is that of a journalist. What I didn’t like about journalism before were the working conditions. Besides, I had to condition my thoughts and ideas to the interests of the newspaper. Now, after having worked as a novelist, and having achieved financial independence as a novelist, I can really choose the themes that interest me and correspond to my ideas. In any case, I always very much enjoy the chance of doing a great piece of journalism.” — Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 69, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via bookoisseur)

(via bookoisseur)