white pebble

I am in here.

Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. […]

Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak.

Kurt Vonnegut

via 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will · The A.V. Club.

December 3, 2013


Alan Hollinghurst’s “The Stranger’s Child” Review : The New Yorker.

That which I am reading now. Yes, I have a definite Booker bent to my reading tastes. No, this book didn’t win the Booker, but another of the author’s books did — The Line of Beauty. And I wouldn’t have found this here book — The Stranger’s Child — without having been curious about its author’s other books, on account of the prize win.

August 3, 2013

The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.

Kurt Vonnegut

via How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Brain Pickings.

January 15, 2013

Joan Didion by David Shankbone

Joan Didion by David Shankbone (Photo credit: david_shankbone)

Read, learn, work it up, go to the literature. Information is control.

Joan Didion

via “Read, learn, work it up, go to the literature…. | The Penguin Press.

December 5, 2012

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