There will always be writers in the world because there will always be pain.There will always be readers for the same reason. In this at least we find solace: problems are universal and in that we’re never truly alone.-S.K. Louise
My favourite book, by a wide margin, was An Imperial Affliction, but I didn’t like to tell people about it. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills with you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (via personaltrumpetblasts)
There’s no rest for the wicked and no snooze button on the human time bombAlex Cross (James Patterson)
You are going to love some of your characters, because they are you or some facet of you, and you are going to hate some of your characters for the same reason. But no matter what, you are probably going to have to let bad things happen to some of the characters you love or you won’t have much of a story. Bad things happen to good characters, because our actions have consequences, and we do not all behave perfectly all the time.Anne Lamott. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)
Virginia Woolf in A Room of One’s Own calls for the future woman writer to write the girl behind the counter. I have always been drawn to this girl sitting bored and waiting and have wanted to examine her life and livelihood as an object, as a becoming subject, how these two might tangle up in each other. What is the content of her interior monologue? -Kate Zambreno
I am in love. Hailed as this generation’s The Bell Jar. This is the kind of book you have to read at the right time in your life.