readandbreathe:

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The 2014 Longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction was announced today, and it’s a very disappointing and stodgy list . Roz Chast is on there (yay!) but it says something about one of the most prestigious literary awards in America that the judges chose NINE books by men and one…

Roxana and Robert are in therapy because they argue: about the baby, about the laundry, about therapy, and about therapy, too.

Haven’t you lived?

We are great fools. “He has passed his life in idleness,” we say. “I have done nothing today.” What! Haven’t you lived? That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. “Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do.” Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.

vintageanchorbooks:

16 of Margaret Atwood’s most powerful quotes
humansofnewyork:

"My happiest moments were when my mom was still alive.""What’s your fondest memory of your mother?""One time when I was six years old, we went to pick up my father at the airport. On the way, my mother explained to me the concept of boarding a plane and taking a trip. And then while we waited for my father, we sat in a nearby restaurant, and we planned out all the imaginary trips that I wanted to go on."
(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"My happiest moments were when my mom was still alive."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?"
"One time when I was six years old, we went to pick up my father at the airport. On the way, my mother explained to me the concept of boarding a plane and taking a trip. And then while we waited for my father, we sat in a nearby restaurant, and we planned out all the imaginary trips that I wanted to go on."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

hey Chicago! Saturday night!

projecttile:

It’s been awhile. We shouldn’t have kept you waiting. But we’re here now.

Join us for PROJECTTILE READINGS SERIES, Vol. 5

SUMMER READING PARTY!

ft. readings from:

MEGAN BURBANK
REBEKAH HALL
BRIT PARKS
SUZANNE SCANLON
& DAWN TEFFT

SATURDAY AUGUST 23 @ 7PM
UNCHARTED BOOKS
 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647image

It’s yr summer reading list, full of nontraditional writing with a feminist bent.

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

weloveinterracial:

" I DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR MY BLACKNESS AND YOUR FEAR ! " 

weloveinterracial:

" I DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR MY BLACKNESS AND YOUR FEAR ! " 

(Source: weloveinterracial)

aseaofquotes:

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

aseaofquotes:

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

(Source: aseaofquotes)