emilyheller:

ladyleigh89:

Emily Heller (x)

I LIKE THIS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER MEME!!!

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"Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself."

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sosuperawesome:

Terrarium Dioramas by The Wonder Room

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natashavc:

STOP TEACHING NOVELS TO HIGH SCHOOL KIDS AND START TEACHING NON-FICTION

I could blame my teachers, most of whom were as inspiring and provocative as the Great ExpectationsWord Search they handed out the first day we started Dickens. It could be that I never enjoyed listening to my fellow students read Siddhartha aloud of thirty-minute intervals in monotonous drone, never mind those deadening take-home reading comprehension questions:

When Siddhartha receives his first kiss, the style changes. How? Why?

Perhaps then, the issue is with the novel itself. Just maybe the novel is not the best device for transmitting ideas, grand themes, to hormonal, boisterous, easily distracted, immature teenagers. Maybe there is a better format and genre to spark a love of reading, engage a young mind, and maybe even teach them how to write a coherent manner. Thankfully this genre exists: It’s called non-fiction.

Here is a provocative piece I wrote for Bookforum. It includes my non-fiction canon list!  

"

You go on WTF, and the host is like ‘Why should I care about you?’ Then you go on The Nerdist, the host is like ‘I care about you too much.’ Then you come here, and the host isn’t aware of what’s happening at all, or who the person is, and all he wants to do is wait for you to say the words ‘my wife.’

"

— Paul F. Tompkins, Comedy Bang Bang Best of 2013 Part 3 (via jrnny)

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this is probably the best photo that exists of me and is how i would like to always be remembered.

this is probably the best photo that exists of me and is how i would like to always be remembered.

"Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again."

—  Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home (via thatkindofwoman)

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nothingleftinside11:

HAHA. BUTT