Reading: It Grounds You


La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967.

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Terrifying Covers for Lolita


Artists Max Temesu & Linn Olofsdotter each produced covers (shown above) truly befitting of Nabokov’s Lolita. Their illustrations are to remind readers that Lolita was never about a protagonist in love, but a man inappropriately obsessed with a young girl. Lolita was being relentlessly pursued throughout this entire novel; love wasn’t in the equation when Vladimir Nabokov penned this book. Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzor says it best,

 “Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction ‘love’?“

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Pursuing the Muse

What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat,’…. And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.
Maya Angelou
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Simply the Best

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
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The 5th Wave

Cool movie on the way! See You On The Road!

Source: The 5th Wave

It’s ALIVE! Get Ready for Another Frankenstein Film


  • Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy star in this latest rendition of Mary Shelly’s gothic horror classic. The preview looks promising. Reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law, but with monsters. Lots of monsters. This film adaptation is slated to hit theaters on Thanksgiving.
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First: Bookish Problems. . . .

~ Something funny, yet all too relatable for my followers. Enjoy!

PS The author for this video is tagged below. Their name is buzzfeedviolet.

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The Secret of Kells

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” . . .so that they may have hope.”


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