Get to work!

Get to work!

I like books, and stories, that shock me. Books where you reach the end and feel thoroughly shaken with the thoughts of “What the hell did I just read?” It’s not the shock value itself that is valuable here. Rather it is the reasons why something was shocking. I have a lot of respect for people who realise that art (literature included) isn’t just art. Art doesn’t have to just be entertainment. Stories are more powerful than that. Often more powerful than we realise or even intend for them to be. After all, if books do indeed belong to their readers, then we can never truly predict how our words will resonate with those who read them. Any book can influence, and inspire, and bring people to a greater understanding of the world in which we live. And so I like writers who attempt to harness this power that they hold. Writers who attempt to use their words reveal truths, in Orwell’s case, truths that we would often prefer not to be aware of.
from Why George Orwell Is My Homeboy by Rah Carter (via bookriot)
thewritewire:

I’m not gonna lie… I felt a sense of relief when I read #6.  :P

thewritewire:

I’m not gonna lie… I felt a sense of relief when I read #6.  :P

arqsa:

An Open Book - Printed in Black & White [Explored] by ShutterJack on Flickr.
scribnerbooks:

Ernest Hemingway’s graduation photo and yearbook entry, Oak Park High School, 1917.

scribnerbooks:

Ernest Hemingway’s graduation photo and yearbook entry, Oak Park High School, 1917.

neil-gaiman:

The Tori Amos & Me In Conversation at the British Library event, for the curious. If I look tired, and with my head all full of Jordan and the Syrian Refugee camps, dear lord, I was and it was.

9,145 plays

In the morning when I wake
And the sun is coming through,
Oh, you fill my lungs with sweetness,
And you fill my head with you.

Morning mood. Time for coffee.

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible

cemeteryconservation:

While in San Francisco I was fortunate to visit the City Lights bookstore, I could have spent so much money there! I regret now that I did not spend more. Such an awesomely historic place.

Love this place.

davidjwest:

My next collection is coming soon. I’m hoping it channels everything I love about old pulp books that I love getting from used stores. Plus thanks to Wilum Pugmire and Bruce Durham for their back cover quotes - my pulp fiction brothers!

Looking forward to my friend, David West’s, upcoming release. If you like pulp fiction, weird stories, and horror, then check this out.

davidjwest:

My next collection is coming soon. I’m hoping it channels everything I love about old pulp books that I love getting from used stores.
Plus thanks to Wilum Pugmire and Bruce Durham for their back cover quotes - my pulp fiction brothers!

Looking forward to my friend, David West’s, upcoming release. If you like pulp fiction, weird stories, and horror, then check this out.

What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
Anne Lamott (via makethemdream)
Yes we are!

Yes we are!

slightlyignorant:

"What I’m reading currently" by ollily

Make time to read!

slightlyignorant:

"What I’m reading currently" by ollily

Make time to read!

torbooks:

Writing advice from Neil Gaiman.

torbooks:

Writing advice from Neil Gaiman.

codiannthomsen:

Have Company x Codi Ann Thomsen

Write!