The Goldfinch for Kindle is $2.99 on Amazon today. Get on that.
If you have a Kindle and you haven’t read this, do it. I re-read the end last night and I can’t get over it.
Currently reading. Can’t put it down.
Can’t wait to read The Goldfinch!
Read half of it on the plane home from Stockholm yesterday. Made sitting in the middle seat between someone with a sinus infection and someone with bad gas totally bearable. I guess that’s faint praise. But the book is awesome, can’t put it down. :)
You only live eleven times
If I’ve learned anything at all in the last six years… this is it. I’ve spent the last six years obsessing over being a good writer. I am. I own this. And now what else can I do? How many things can I do?
Jackson Browne (via nevver)
Don’t rake up my mistakes / I know exactly what they are
And we are all just asking for a little mercy.
Bukowski’s Air and light and time and space illustrated, Zen Pencils
Since we were just talking about Bukowski.
Once, I was talking with one of my aunts about my choice to move to New York. She nodded in a way that suggested she was, unlike everybody else, completely unsurprised. “You always were a city girl.”
"You left your tired family grieving / and you think they’re sad because you’re leaving / but did you see / jealousy in the eyes of the ones who had to stay behind? / and do you think you’ve made the right decision / this time?"
"What’s the most your life has ever been changed by an unexpected event?"
“Probably when I lost my job, which led to a divorce.”
“How did a job loss lead to a divorce?”
“A lot can be covered over by routine. So when there’s a shock to the system, underlying fault lines and fissures can really open up.”
Underlying fault lines and fissures.
Should I use Emoji? Wendy MacNaughton
According to this, I am now allowed to use Emoji for all work-related emails.
If I were you
Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t bother. There are brighter sides. And they need you as much as you need them.
You can tell they’re getting old; they keep forgetting their names and have to wear them on t-shirts.
(Source: hugocartwright, via msjulie73)