Pandora, how do you know?!

Started off on Bon Iver radio station, rocking out, then suspiciously Meet Virginia by Train comes on, then a few songs later, Slide by Goo Goo Dolls. I’ve slipped into early 2000’s radio, it seems.

Pandora…did you go to college with me? Are we reliving some memories together?

bookstacks:

yeahwriters:

I’m about 10% into this book… omg… I think the opening would be traumatic for anyone, but let’s just say that as a New Yorker it made me almost jump off of a bus yesterday before it was my stop because I saw someone who looked fishy (I only didn’t because the doors closed). That may be the most visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a book.
Donna Tartt is a ridiculous writer though, she’s soooo good. I read her debut The Secret History in high school and remains in my top 10. I mean, I can nitpick a couple of her style/storytelling choices that she could have executed differently, but at the end of the day she’s that lightning bolt combination of beautiful, clear writer and super imaginative, original storyteller.
So yeah, go read her. I’d argue she’s one of the best modern storytellers, and a rare bestseller who actually deserves to be there.

Do what she says. Now the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. 
The GoldFinch - Donna Tartt

bookstacks:

yeahwriters:

I’m about 10% into this book… omg… I think the opening would be traumatic for anyone, but let’s just say that as a New Yorker it made me almost jump off of a bus yesterday before it was my stop because I saw someone who looked fishy (I only didn’t because the doors closed). That may be the most visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a book.

Donna Tartt is a ridiculous writer though, she’s soooo good. I read her debut The Secret History in high school and remains in my top 10. I mean, I can nitpick a couple of her style/storytelling choices that she could have executed differently, but at the end of the day she’s that lightning bolt combination of beautiful, clear writer and super imaginative, original storyteller.

So yeah, go read her. I’d argue she’s one of the best modern storytellers, and a rare bestseller who actually deserves to be there.

Do what she says. Now the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. 

The GoldFinch - Donna Tartt

For the Vermonters who experienced 70+ degree weather two days ago, and woke up to three inches of snow this morning.

For the Vermonters who experienced 70+ degree weather two days ago, and woke up to three inches of snow this morning.

In honor of Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, born today in 1889, full name Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE. Here he is receiving an honorary Oscar at the 44th Academy Awards in 1972. Note, the video has been edited for viewer convenience: it leaves out the TWELVE-MINUTE STANDING OVATION he received.

Ooooh! You want some of that classic stuff!

Aziz/Tom’s reaction is priceless!

(via marissa1982)

laughingsquid:

Five Thirty Eight Breaks Down the Statistics of Bob Ross Paintings

They forgot the top line category: “Happy ****: 100%”

laughingsquid:

Five Thirty Eight Breaks Down the Statistics of Bob Ross Paintings

They forgot the top line category: “Happy ****: 100%”

librarianreadseverything:

I have read books where teen characters die accidentally but while in love - Skippy Dies. I’ve read where teens commit suicide because of bad decisions while in “love” - The Casual Vacancy. And I’ve read books where a teen falls in love with someone with an uncurable disease - A Walk to Remember. So I thought I knew what was coming in this book. And add to that I’ve seen a number of gif sets from the upcoming movie version.So it’s with great pleasure that I say I was surprised by this novel! John Green nicely flipped the script, added plot twists, and really captured well the voices of the character. He straddled the line between emotional and sappy with great agility, and left me feeling Emotions without feeling like the plot was overdone to bring me there.
The book is listed as YA and I think teenagers will enjoy it, but I think the dialog is so well done, with a strong plot, that it definitely has crossover appeal.
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librarianreadseverything:

I have read books where teen characters die accidentally but while in love - Skippy Dies. I’ve read where teens commit suicide because of bad decisions while in “love” - The Casual Vacancy. And I’ve read books where a teen falls in love with someone with an uncurable disease - A Walk to Remember. So I thought I knew what was coming in this book. And add to that I’ve seen a number of gif sets from the upcoming movie version.

So it’s with great pleasure that I say I was surprised by this novel! John Green nicely flipped the script, added plot twists, and really captured well the voices of the character. He straddled the line between emotional and sappy with great agility, and left me feeling Emotions without feeling like the plot was overdone to bring me there.

The book is listed as YA and I think teenagers will enjoy it, but I think the dialog is so well done, with a strong plot, that it definitely has crossover appeal.

Book 115 of 149

benningtoncollege:

Not one but TWO Bennington alumni win a Pulitzer this year. Congratulations Donna Tartt ‘86 and Megan Marshall ‘75!

Thank you, Bennington College, for grabbing the book images, and saving us from doing it ;-)

"I've been in bigger libraries, but none that I can say, have been a better library." --Brendan Blake, '92

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