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Kathleen Crowley how dull it is to pause. Email: [email protected] 5,280 People like telling me I treat my books badly. https://etsy.me/2xJ3oWY
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“if we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.” george elliot/ middlemarch
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playing with some blush tone classics courtesy of @juniperbooks. -
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comment 16 star 1,308 Yesterday

“it was fall and you could really feel that it was fall. there was that ache. you were crushed by the beauty of it all: all the bare trees and the black sky and the streetlights.” nico walker / cherry #partner @aaknopf -
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i read cherry a few months ago, well before the weather was changing, but i found this quote so apt i had to include it. nico’s writing style reminds me a bit of brett easton ellis and jack kerouac. stream of consciousness, unconfined and blunt. this story follows a solider grappling with the aftermath of war. it can be tough at times, with graphic language and tortured characters, but well worth a read.
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comment 7 star 760 2 days ago

“i was finally doing something that really mattered. sleep felt productive. something was getting sorted out. i knew in my heart—this was, perhaps, the only thing my heart knew back then—that when i’d slept enough, i’d be okay. i’d be renewed, reborn.” my year of rest and relaxation / otessa moshfegh #partner @penguinpress -
this book was inadvertently recommended to me via a friend (thanks @_maxpatwell_ ), and @penguinpress was kind enough to send me a copy. i read this in a couple hours, and felt a little wobbly afterwards as if some of the sleeping pills had seeped out from the pages and infiltrated my mind. this story follows a young woman who, after enduring serious loss, decides to spend one year sleeping in an attempt to reset and recoup. supported by the prescription pad of a truly terrible doctor, and a kind but seemingly unconcerned friend, her year goes roughly to plan. but, sleep is restorative in strange ways, and often we see her subconscious working to keep her life and mind active. it’s an interesting book, it has some of the same dark undertones of moshfegh’s other work, but is proof of her talent as a writer. not everyone could write a story that takes place in swift sleepless hours. it does remind me slightly of a visit from the goon squad in tone only, maybe because of the underlying cynicism, or the supremely flawed characters. so, if that’s your cup of tea you’d probably like this. -
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comment 13 star 796 3 days ago

“as you live your life, you will, on occasion, be cut open and explored. it is what life is, part of the routine.” notes from the fog / ben marcus. thank you @aaknopf for my free copy. -
ben marcus is a strange, evocative writer—peppering his collection of short stories with dark humor, and the occasional bit of wisdom so insightful you have to reread it once or twice. a great book for the lover of short stories and unsettling fiction. like raymond carver on steroids, ben marcus seems to speak in a language entirely his own. -
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comment 36 star 1,906 5 days ago

Something funky with this mirror though...
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“it was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being.”
f. scott fitzgerald / this side of paradise
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i just love this book. i think fitzgerald has been reduced to a stand in for all the books we didn’t read in high school, but aside from the great gatsby, which is a true classic, *and* a masterpiece, fitzgerald was a prolific writer who had absolute mastery over the sentence. his words are so precise, and his writing so timeless, it’s impossible to pick up a fitzgerald piece of fiction without being totally mesmerized. -
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comment 40 star 1,403 2 weeks ago

Made myself a few more eyes, so i can read more books. -
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woke up feeling a little melancholy this november 1st. maybe it’s because i can’t listen to the monster mash 34 times a day anymore, or, in truth, it’s because it means living through another month without my twin brother. whenever patrick was feeling blue he’d make sure to spread a little extra love and joy. so, to anyone who is feeling a little lost or sad, i’m sending you oodles of positive thoughts. -
now, does anyone have a good november-themed song? looking for a monster mash replacement.

comment 23 star 952 3 weeks ago