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No Promises.

“We cannot build the future by avenging the past.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Posts tagged books:

(Source: frxdo, via awomaninscience)

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

knightoflime:

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads ancient scrolls written in a forbidden tongue and summons nightmarish beings from beyond the mortal plane.

(Source: starplatinumtheworld, via wimticsasp)

Theory of Mind is the human capacity to comprehend that other people hold beliefs and desires and that these may differ from one’s own beliefs and desires. The currently predominant view is that literary fiction—often described as narratives that focus on in-depth portrayals of subjects’ inner feelings and thoughts—can be linked to theory of mind processes, especially those that are involved in the understanding or simulation of the affective characteristics of the subjects. [Scientists] provide experimental evidence that reading passages of literary fiction, in comparison to nonfiction or popular fiction, does indeed enhance the reader’s performance on theory of mind tasks.

There we have it: Reading literary fiction improves Theory of Mind. Pair with Judith Butler on reading as a tool of empathy.  (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via wheniwasnotcruel)

And I was reckless, after she left me, and I paid for it with my ships, all sunk now, and my men, all dead now, with no tombs to mark their passing.

—Zachary Mason, The Lost Books Of The Odyssey

thesnicketfile:


“Where are we going, Snicket?” Pip asked me.“To the lighthouse,” I said, which reminded me of a book I’d been meaning to read.”

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, Chapter 3

"If you like stories about strange happenings, allow me to recommend a book about a girl named Amanda, who is either a witch or stepsister or both."

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.79

I would have told them about a book I was thinking about on the drive. It was a book about a girl named Kit who acquires a reputation for witchcraft. It gets her into a lot of trouble, but she does manage to find someone she can trust. His name is Nathaniel, and he names a ship after her. The ship is called The Witch, but I couldn’t remember the name of the author. I also didn’t want to think about who liked this book more than I did, someone whose was also Kit.

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.209

thesnicketfile:

“Where are we going, Snicket?” Pip asked me.
“To the lighthouse,” I said, which reminded me of a book I’d been meaning to read.”

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, Chapter 3

"If you like stories about strange happenings, allow me to recommend a book about a girl named Amanda, who is either a witch or stepsister or both."

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.79

I would have told them about a book I was thinking about on the drive. It was a book about a girl named Kit who acquires a reputation for witchcraft. It gets her into a lot of trouble, but she does manage to find someone she can trust. His name is Nathaniel, and he names a ship after her. The ship is called The Witch, but I couldn’t remember the name of the author. I also didn’t want to think about who liked this book more than I did, someone whose was also Kit.

— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.209

Grandmaster Flash

Steven: Jesus, all are your friends just weirdly literate busty chicks?
Me: No!
Me: Maybe.
Me: There's some big round butts in there, too.
Me: That like books.
Me: Books for butts!
Steven: I think you have an unfair advantage.
Me: It's called reading, Steven, it's what happens when you don't get high and sit in front of Netflix from 5-11 every night.
What I Read Today. The book binge continues.

What I Read Today. The book binge continues.

CHURCH.

CHURCH.

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