Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.
— John Steinbeck (1962, December.) Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. (via thegirlandherbooks)

(Source: wordsnquotes)

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

(Source: carrieschneider.net)

optimistsdaughter:

The great joy of finishing one of these so I can put it with its fellows on the shelf!

I liked Hard Times but didn’t love it, unlike every other Dickens I’ve read so far so there no characters I loved, and I didn’t even really hate the villains either. Still readable and wonderful, but at the bottom of the list for me, alas.