1. Read half of The Goldfinch in two days. So…yes. Deeply compelling.

     
  2. 13:53

    Notes: 11

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    muchadoaboutmolly:

    muchadoaboutmolly:

    Hi followers! Recently I hit a milestone for this blog, and I’m super excited, and this excitement makes me want to give you stuff. Specifically, I want to give you Shakespeare stuff. This is my first-ever give away!

    The Prizes:

    This is a choose-your-own-Shakespeare-adaptation give away….

    Reminder that this is currently happening! ;)

    !!!

     
  3. We know what is sacred to us when we recoil from impiety.
    — Old School, Tobias Wolff (via theboywhoneverwas)
     
  4. 11:37

    Notes: 1921

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    vintagebooksdesign:

    VINTAGE CHILDREN’S CLASSICS

    It has been two years since we first revealed the series design for our Vintage Children’s Classics. The list continues to grow and we are excited to take this opportunity to share some of our more recent additions.

    You can see our first two ‘colour wheels’ here and here.

     
  5. 1 Sentence Reviews of Books I Read this Summer

    I’ve been busy this summer, but still want to share my thoughts on what I’ve been reading. This is my compromise. Hope these are useful to those of you looking for recs!

    If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino: A different and interesting read despite the slightly dated concept and style.

    N-W, Zadie Smith: Gets bogged down in its own prose, but has characters and images that stick with you.

    How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu: Felt like a short story that had stretched into a novel with little to no extra content added. 

    A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki: A super compelling and original read which is slightly let down by its ending.

    The Secret History, Donna Tartt: Dark and wonderful and hands down my favourite book I’ve read for quite some time.

    Persuasion, Jane Austen: Not quite as good as I remembered it.

    The Remains of The Day, Kazuo Ishiguro: Gorgeous, subtle, and uniquely British storytelling.

    The Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan: Not even in the same playing field as Harry Potter.

    A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L’Engle: Hadn’t remembered the undercurrent of pro-Christian anti-Communist thought in this from reading it as a child and that threw me off.

    The Night in Question, Tobias Wolff: Some truly marvellous stories in here that have huge staying power.

     
  6. ne0ntigress:

-Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

    ne0ntigress:

    -Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

     
  7. Updated my Read in 2014 page if anyone’s curious what I’ve been reading :)

     
  8. Review: The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh

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    7/10

    The Sundarbans, a land of changing waterways and islands at the south of Bangladesh and India, are a place where nature is harsh and unpredictable. Piya comes to the area to conduct a survey of the dolphin population, whereas Kanai comes at his aunt’s request that he look at his late uncle’s papers. Both find themselves inextricably involved in the struggles with nature, politics, and simple existence in the tide lands.

    My thoughts (spoiler-free) after the break:

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  9. 13:51

    Notes: 88

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For all of you lit-heads out there, I really recommend this book for holiday reading. Great for escaping rainy Europe or bickering family members - in other words: the perfect literary escape!
Go check out this review:http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/jul/07/featuresreviews.guardianreview21

    europeanbooktour:

    For all of you lit-heads out there, I really recommend this book for holiday reading. Great for escaping rainy Europe or bickering family members - in other words: the perfect literary escape!

    Go check out this review:
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/jul/07/featuresreviews.guardianreview21

    (Source: whatkatythoughtnext)

     
  10. In the past two days I’ve read two books which have major thematic/plot points based on quantum mechanics. I literally can’t understand what these parts mean.