Posts tagged fiction

You are not your asshole so don’t act like it.
TBV
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My small haul from Paper Town Books arrived, thanks! Because you can never have too much Howard…or “Fritz”.
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papertownbooks:

My small haul from Paper Town Books arrived, thanks! Because you can never have too much Howard…or “Fritz”.

[We appreciate the business! And there’s plenty more where that came from, just check our website!]

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Here’s Why H.P. Lovecraft Matters More Than Ever

Television, from the surface on down, is about desire. And, fiction-wise, desire is the sugar in human food.
David Foster WallaceE Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction [x] (via skulls-and-tea)
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 “Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties — all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion — these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.”
—- David Foster Wallace —-
(painting: tommasso pincio)

amospoe:

 “Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties — all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion — these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.”

—- David Foster Wallace —-

(painting: tommasso pincio)

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We now ship to Canada!  So feel free to shop and welcome Canada!

If you are in Canada - heads up!! This steadily growing Indie online bookstore now ships to you!

papertownbooks:

We now ship to Canada!  So feel free to shop and welcome Canada!

If you are in Canada - heads up!! This steadily growing Indie online bookstore now ships to you!

[Infographic] Banned Books Week

The right to free expression includes the freedom to read whatever we choose. Yet state governments and local school districts have attempted to ban the books shown on this bookmark. Since its inception, the ACLU has fought censorship - because a government that polices what we read polices our thought.

Happy Birthday, Stephen King b. September 21, 1947
“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”—Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Happy Birthday, Stephen King b. September 21, 1947

“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”—Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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We have this set for sale at 50% off …you can find it here

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We have this set for sale at 50% off …you can find it here

The world is divided between kids who grow up wanting to be their parents and those like us, who grow up wanting to be anything but. Neither group ever succeeds.
Richard Russo; Straight Man
You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.
John Waters (via afternoon-tea-and-books)

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The Stranger, Albert Camus

How Well Do You Know Classic Literature?

I got 18 out of 18 ! How do you measure up?

I highly recommend these novels. 

I like to think that each book I start is a completely new departure … But I’ve learned that whatever you do, readers will have no difficulty assimilating it into what you’ve done before.