My problem isn’t that I don’t want to read the books I already own, it’s that they keep releasing new books.
Why are there so many talented authors writing amazing books?! Seriously, people, stop it. (DON’T.)
"He said I can’t remember her name. And I told him her name. And then he said whatever happened to her? And I had to tell him about her death. … And so I began to think about writing a book about people who had found a way to manipulate human memory so that they wouldn’t have to remember anything bad."
Lois Lowry tells Neda Ulaby about how her father’s memory loss, which included her sister’s death at 28, inspired The Giver. (via thingspeopleasklibrarians)
How to write fiction: be present in your life.
(Source: nprbooks, via shayera-librarian)
"Jim Moore is the kind of poet who makes me want to read more poetry—more of his poetry, definitely, but also more poetry in general. He’s the kind of contemporary poet that reminds me that verse is not a lost art form, but is still living, still breathing, and always relevant."—The Poetry of Jim Moore: Lightning at Dinner
"I love the way a book connects people, even if some people loved it and some people hated it. Reading together means we entered the same story, we walked the same streets and witnessed the same deaths and weddings."
— Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet. (via squinchyfry)
"It’s an intensely personal thing—the space where you create and think. Do you have a messy desk, or an organized one? Do you do your best work in a place with lots of light and open space, or a cluttered and cozy library?
Sneak a peek into the workspaces of famously creative people—some are orderly and minimalistic, others are cluttered and chaotic—but all are uniquely suited to the habits and aesthetics of these artists, writers, and thinkers.”—Inspiring Workplaces of Famous Creatives
"We have art in order not to die of the truth."
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)