…the neat sorting-out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.
— C.S. Lewis (via muralofsolitude)
Keep calm and read books!
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
— Ernest Hemingway (via bookporn)
Reading in a tree across from a lovely little coffee shop with excellent coffee. Decided I needed a break from GoT and I was in the mood for a little Eugenides. Fantastic book, so far.
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Anonymous asked: What are you double majoring in? And what school do you go to?
Ah, I haven’t updated my info! I’m currently studying at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington! I was originally double majoring in biology and chemistry, but I realized I would be much happier doing just a chem degree with a focus on biochemistry! It allows me to take all the human anatomy bio classes i want without forcing me to take plant bio and ecology classes that I have no interest in/won’t help me in my career as a neurologist! Dropping the second bio major has opened up my schedule, so I’m going to minor in either French or English! Still on the fence about it, but I’m leaning towards the French minor!
IT by Stephen King
submitted by rockford1
“You can’t be careful on a skateboard!”
So says a nine year old kid to one of the characters in one of King’s best. You can’t be careful reading a Stephen King book either. You have to go all in and have faith that somehow you’ll make it out the other side.
I love this book because ghastly as it sometimes is, King brings out how the simple faith and magic of children can overcome anything. King made me remember how as children we could still leave the house on a summer morning and not show back up until we got hungry or until supper-time. At least we could in the late sixties and early seventies.
We probably came close to being maimed or killed a dozen times a day and never gave it a thought. We had faith.
Now, children can’t go out like we did. I don’t think they lost their faith. Their magic, maybe. And there are real life monsters out there now. Things Mr. King couldn’t imagine…or maybe he could.
I like rereading this book from time to time just get that taste of childhood again.