Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami
font: Futura Bold

Illustration from Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin’s Essay de Papillonneries Humaines (1756).

Found at the Library of Congress website
Novels without female characters were a lifeless desert.
- Ian McEwan (Sweet Tooth)

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Girl Reading (verso) (c.1930). Philip Naviasky (British, 1894-1983). Oil on board. Pannett Art Gallery.
The present work exemplifies Naviasky’s technique of combining patches of bold, saturated colouring against plain backgrounds in a way that illuminates his subjects. Naviasky’s technical accomplishment can be further appreciated in the way two seemingly different colour choices (back wall and coat) blend as corresponding colours.

untitled by Berta Pfirsich on Flickr.


151. (by silversaga)
There is always a part of my mind that is preparing for the worst, and another part of my mind that believes if I prepare enough for it, the worst won’t happen.
- Kay Redfield Jamison (via thelouringlady)

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gently-please asked:

31 49 50

31. Favorite movies?
HERE WE GO: Wilde, Night of the Living Dead, Quills, LoTR trilogy, The Prestige, The Silence of the Lambs, original Star Wars trilogy, Leon, Love Actually, Schindler’s List, V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pride and Prejudice, District 9, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Filth, The Exorcist, Stoker, 28 Days Later, Moulin Rouge

49. Do you have a tattoo?
I have 3! A skull and crossbones on my chest, blue lily on my left wrist and a quote in Tengwar on my right forearm.

50. Favorite blog you follow?
booksfrommyshelf duh

She’s one I think about the most, really. After all, I, along with thousands of other bookish females with a tendency towards blue, have worshipped her every word since finding The Bell Jar in the school library at fifteen. Sylvia! we cry. Oh, there have been armies of us, knobby-elbowed girls poring over her tangled prose while aching away on our twin beds.

Katie Crouch writes about suicide and Sylvia Plath over on Buzzfeed. (The essay was originally published in the journal ZYZZYVA.)

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If you love a flower that lives on a star, then it’s good, at night, to look up at the sky. All the stars are blossoming.
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

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