Put an assumption in my ask. I’ll confirm or dispute it. I’m not gonna be mean or anything, I’m just very interested. You can go anon if you want.
More recently I’ve been willing to admit that lofty intellectual goals—for me, anyway—have no place mixing with relaxation, but vacation-reading planning is a stressful process nonetheless, as it is rather a lot harder than one might think to find exactly the right book that will not make one think too hard. This problem is complicated for me by the fact that I am cursed with a freakish ability to read an entire novel in a matter of hours, along with a conviction, familiar to many obsessive readers, that the absolute worst problem imaginable is to be stuck somewhere without a book—or, even more awful, with the wrong book. Normal people solve this problem with ereaders but, you know. I have earned my peccadilloes, and an inexplicable refusal to embrace ebooks is among them.from Book People Problems: Vacation Reading by Sarah McCarry (via bookriot)
“We can never be gods, after all—but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”
— N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Hasn’t anyone written poems to the wind?Katherine Mansfield, “The Wind Blows” (via ablogwithaview)