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May 25
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Even a map cannot show you
the way back to a place
that no longer exists.
— Sandra M. Castillo, from “Christmas, 1970” (via risky wiver)

(Source: proustitute, via devilduck)

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teachingliteracy:

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (by liburuakblog)

teachingliteracy:

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (by liburuakblog)

(via booklover)

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May 24
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(Source: kollen33)

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thelifeguardlibrarian:

Poor Franzen keeps trending in all the worst ways.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Poor Franzen keeps trending in all the worst ways.

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Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
— Edith Wharton, The Reef (via proustitute)

(via mantzoukas)

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magnificentruin:

On the Road scroll

magnificentruin:

On the Road scroll

May 23
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awesomepeoplereading:

Zadie Smith reads.

awesomepeoplereading:

Zadie Smith reads.

(via womenreading)

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apoetreflects:

“Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error. But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life.”
—Joseph Conrad

apoetreflects:

“Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error. But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life.”

—Joseph Conrad

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(Source: appleday)

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(Source: bookriot, via the-librarian)

May 22
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‘We Northern Indians like to think of our people as having experienced a collective vision so powerful, it drew us across the planet. And I do not mean to disparage this vision, but what I began to learn when we met our friend, the Harbinger Whale, was that we had help from other creatures. The Whale Council’s lore is meant to be their own mystery, but they have taken a very serious interest in my discovery of the Harbinger and shared some of the secret archives with me. They believe that not only did whales and other animals show us the way, but the whales may have even induced us to migrate, for their own unknowable whaleish reasons.’

Corwin Ericson, Swell (via themirroredarchive)

"Whaleish reasons." :D

(via themirroredarchive-deactivated2)

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apoetreflects:

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”
—Seamus Heaney

apoetreflects:

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

—Seamus Heaney