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"Of course I live more than one life all the time anyway. Don’t we all, who read books?"

— Four Companions with a Zest for Life by Mary Oliver (via librarianreadseverything)

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"The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by the mind of a writer. This is completely understood about poetry or fiction, but it is too seldom realized about books of fact. And yet the impulse which drives a man to poetry will send another man to the tide pools and force him to try to report what he finds there."

John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts, Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research


Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week.

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Deadline Extended: Submit Your Stuff

aliterationmag:

Hey y’all!

So here’s the deal. Your valiant and esteemed Editor-in-Chief, Matt Freeman (raisethecurve), has been pulled away (kicking and screaming, I assure you) to attend to a crisis, so this lovely publication has been left in my hands. Naturally, I’m going to do what I normally do in…

"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."

— Things I’ll teach my children (via wanksclub)

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