booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Make time to read.

booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Make time to read.

Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don’t always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive…. Virtually every page is a cliffhanger—you’ve got to force them to turn it.
Dr. Seuss
Amen.

Amen.

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
booklover:

(by antonarx)

"Anytime is a good time to read"—TBV

booklover:

(by antonarx)

"Anytime is a good time to read"—TBV

http://awritersruminations.tumblr.com/post/82635042807/awritersruminations-hello-everyone-my-family

awritersruminations:

Hello everyone,

My family and I are struggling right now. My stepdad just lost his job, and we rely on his income. We’re trying to stay in our home, afford the basic necessities, and buy life-sustaining medications. If you can give any amount of money to help, I would…

If you are able, please help Caitlin, she’s been on Tumblr a long, long, time. Her blog has been a big inspiration here at Word Painting Thanks!

mucholderthen:

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

As it turns out, the practice of using human skin to bind books was actually pretty popular during the 17th century. It’s referred to as Anthropodermic bibliopegy and proved pretty common when it came to anatomical textbooks. Medical professionals would often use the flesh of cadavers they’d dissected during their research. Waste not, want not, I suppose.

(Posted at Roadtrippers by Greg Newkirk / 31 March, 2014)

I’m thinking they just discovered Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s book collection …

Edgar Allan Poe … The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe … The Raven

I’m so odd, and I’m so limited, and I’m so different from the ordinary human being—so you say. I have a strong suspicion that I’m the simplest of you all, and that its my extreme transparency that baffles you. I don’t think I ever feel anything but the most ordinary emotions.
Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Ethel Smyth (via violentwavesofemotion)
“Life is serious but art is fun!”—John Irving

“Life is serious but art is fun!”—John Irving

anythingbeforebros:

Zadie Smith, British author of White Teeth and On Beauty

I was expected to be some expert on multicultural affairs, as if multiculturalism is a genre of fiction or something, whereas it’s just a fact of life…A white male writer is never asked to be a spokesman for anything; he has complete artistic freedom.” (More here)

“It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.”—Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

“It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.”—Alberto ManguelThe Library at Night

entropy-everywhere:

Bookstores of Victoria, British Columbia II

Part I

Must. Visit. All.