confessions of a bibliophile

rachel. 26. fernweh. pop culture whore. robot lover. pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.




White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

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"I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore."
Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

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I’ll be laughing at this for days to come


I hate y’all lmao

Get Mystique drunk enough, and she’ll reenact Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence.


from the other evening


A warning to anybody thinking about getting a husky

You can build yourself a third husky


Keep 'Em Coming from Patricia Alvarado on Vimeo.


Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977
I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.
Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write



i dont think goosebumps books ever came into print i think they just mystically appeared in public school libraries one day already in mediocre condition

this sounds like a plot for a goosebumps book about goosebumps books

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"One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences."

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