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Christine. Tumbling in circles for 4 years & counting.
Obsessed with books, coffee, cats, but especially words.

currently reading: Jude the Obscure
2014 book challenge: 15/50
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You can feel good about failure. Failure means you did something. You finished the story even if it wasn’t what you’d hoped. Failure means you’re learning. Growing. Doing.
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Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression.
From a devastating essay from Laura Lippman, author, about what it’s like to be a woman in public.  (via emilyvgordon)

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Rejection Count: 4

Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Frances Ann Lebowitz; The Fran Lebowitz Reader (via wordpainting)

"I’m just having an allergic reaction to the universe." -Seth Cohen

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His dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small.
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

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Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

But please, if you’re reading a book that’s killing you, put it down and read something else, just as you would reach for the remote if you weren’t enjoying a TV program.
Nick Hornby, Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books (via beckisbookshelf)

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