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8bitbowtie:

I was so nervous talking to a man that I have admired for twelve years of my life. The man who let me know as a child that miserable things happen and that’s perfectly normal. The same man who helped me overcome my fear of reading after being screamed at by my teacher that I would never be able to read anything my grade level, only to have a college level reading skill by the end of sixth grade. My motivation to write and keep doing whatever I want because no matter who tries to bring me down, I know that I can overcome it just like I did those years ago.

I blushed and stuttered, barely getting out a ‘this may sound dorky, but thank you for everything you’ve done for me’. I hadn’t told him the tragedies that had gone on in my life in specifics. I thanked him for giving me a chance when so many adults did not and how I found it ironic that I still love a series about miserable children when I practically went through the same thing. And even though I’ve heard ‘I’m sorry’ so many times about every death, every terrible thing that has happened, I have never heard one so sincere.

Here I was beating myself up about failing to convey myself in front of this wonderful man. How I missed my chance. Putting my things away, I grabbed my book and peeked inside to see this. And I began to cry.

This is a man who I have never met before. A man I have only dreamt of meeting since I was very small. But yet in one small sentence he has managed to move me entirely. A sentence that has needed to be said for a long time now.

‘To Bridget, who has suffered enough.’

(via thinkquaddy)

Author detwitterfication: n. Something that should be done to certain famous authors who shall remain nameless when they take to the twitters and say outrageously insulting or bizarre or downright stupid things that make people say whaaaaa? and feel bad about having liked that author’s books. Detwitterfication should be done gently by a friend or family member, someone who can tell the author to just step away from the twitter and stick to what they do well.

from 5 New Bookish Words for the Age of Angst by Rachel Cordasco (via bookriot)

Yes, please!

Pablo Neruda y Juan Rulfo en la legendaria casa de Isla Negra, foto de Sara Facio.

Literary Coffee by Gianluca Biscalchin

via bibliolectors

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bookporn:

12 Historic Bars Every Book Nerd Needs To Visit by ariannarebolini (BuzzFeed writer)

Click the link to read the full story about each place.

1. The Eagle and Child (Oxford, England).

Notable Patrons: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis

Photograph by Irene Tong.

2. Vesuvio Cafe (San Francisco, US).

Notable Patrons: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady.

Photograph by Nicholas Kaeser.

3. White Horse Tavern (New York City, US).

Notable Patrons: Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, Anais Nin, Norman Mailer.

Photograph by Katie Killary.

4. El Floridita (Havana, Cuba).

Notable Patron: Ernest Hemingway.

Photograph by Amy Goodman.

5. Cervecería Alemana (Madrid, Spain).

Notable Patron: Ernest Hemingway (you can’t be surprised by this, right?).

Photograph by Juan Antonio Flores Segal.

6. Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans, US).

Notable Patrons: Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, Truman Capote.

Photograph by WeeklyDig.

7. Kennedy’s (Dublin, Ireland).

Notable Patrons: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde.

Photograph source.

8. Old Town Bar (New York City, US).

Notable Patrons: Frank McCourt, Seamus Heaney, Nick Hornby, Billy Collins, Pete Hamill.

Photograph by Joseph A.

9. Les Deux Magots (Paris, France).

Notable Patrons: Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway.

Photograph by Robyn Lee.

10. Red Key Tavern (Indianapolis, US).

Notable Patron: Kurt Vonnegut.

Photograph by Clark Maxwell.

11. Antico Caffe Greco (Rome, Italy).

Notable Patrons: John Keats, Charles Dickens, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Maria Zambrano.

Photograph by Richard.

12. La Rotonde (Paris, France).

Notable Patrons: Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Photograph by David Harmantas.

Remember to click to read the history about each place.

Also: you can now follow BuzzFeed Books on Tumblr.

Arundhati Roy at her residence in New Delhi

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I need 6 Hemingways, please.

I need 6 Hemingways, please.

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Asker mdthwomp Asks:
What do you think of quotes attributed to authors but said by their characters? I've always found it strange, because what one of my characters says might not align with my beliefs at all. Do you ever feel like people are misinterpreting who you are by assuming your characters' beliefs are your own beliefs?
quienesesachica quienesesachica Said:

neil-gaiman:

No, but it’s sort of sloppy. Characters are characters. I’m me.

Then again, these days I’m just pleased when they don’t attribute them to Kanye West.

(via nemo80)

This is where – if you are the kind of person that thinks that books should be read with their authors in mind – it becomes relevant that JD Salinger saw more combat during World War II than almost any other American. The ‘Great American War Novels’ of that generation (Catch 22, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Naked and The Dead) were all written by men who saw far less of war’s horror than JD Salinger did. He was on Utah Beach on D-Day, at the Battle of the Bulge and he was one of the first Americans to enter a liberated concentration camp. And yet, Salinger returned home and wrote, not about war but, about Holden Caulfield bumming around New York City. So, you can say that the stakes aren’t high in this novel, but as Salinger well knew, the cruel and phony world of adults doesn’t just treat people like Holden Caulfield poorly, it kills them.

John Green, Crash Course (Literature)

(Relevant given the widening release of the documentary SALINGER)

(via thinkquaddy)