In the winter. At night. While drinking wine.
||I need to read THE SECRET HISTORY.
||I can't believe you haven't read it yet.
||I know, it's awful; I'll read it next.
||You can't read it now!
||You have to read it in the winter. At night. While drinking wine.
||Really, anything you can do to make yourself feel insecure and 19 years old, is what you need to do before and then while reading that book.
||Okay, I'll put it on my to-do list for November.
9:53 am • 23 May 2012 • 18 notes
“afraid of getting nickrolled by the link to The Great Gatsby trailer”
— (via wwnorton)
9:51 am • 23 May 2012 • 21 notes
Hans contemplated the frothy remains on the rim of his beer mug, the hollow ears of the handles, all the things one looks at when everything has been said.
From Andres Neuman’s Traveler of the Century
Tom’s not even a full fifth of the way through and is thoroughly loving Traveler.
9:49 am • 23 May 2012 • 8 notes
Great crowd at our TOON Books event this past Thursday. We even had an DIY AV set-up and everything! Huge thanks to Nadja and Françoise for such a fascinating and fun event.
1:37 pm • 21 May 2012 • 2 notes
At Comics: Philosophy and Practice this weekend in Chicago, Chris Ware revealed more details about his highly-anticipated latest project, Building Stories. As attendee Kathleen Dunley put it, Building Stories is “many little books in a beautiful box.”
Stay tuned, we can’t wait to share more of this exciting new graphic novel with you.
“Chris Ware’s BUILDING STORIES is the rarest kind of brilliance; it is simultaneously heartbreaking, hilarious, shockingly intimate and deeply insightful. There isn’t a graphic artist alive or dead who has used the form this wonderfully to convey the passage of time, loneliness, longing, frustration or bliss. It is the reader’s choice where and how to begin this monumental work — the only regret you will have in starting it is knowing that it will end.”
- J.J. Abrams
10:44 am • 21 May 2012 • 1,466 notes
Oh, snap. WHEN?!?!
I don’t know if I ought to be bragging about this, but… #HellYesItsAwesome (Taken with instagram)
10:32 am • 21 May 2012 • 4 notes
“But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself, into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously…”
― Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch
12:20 pm • 20 May 2012 • 52 notes
57th Street Books Summer Reads!
Part 1 of a series of awesomely delightful middle-grade reads for summer!
1. Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
In this stunning epistolary novel, Meena, an Indian immigrant living in New York City’s Chinatown and River, a boy growing up in rural Kentucky, become first pen pals, and then best friends. Through imagery so warm and rich you can feel it Neela Vaswani and Silas House create a story of the unlikely resonant rhymes in human lives across seemingly divergent circumstances. The authors integrate the complex political issues of immigration and mountaintop removal that Meena and River face with so much dexterity and heart that the reader will feel called to activism herself! I fell completely in love with these voices, and know that they’ll stay with me for a while to come.
12:33 pm • 13 May 2012
57th Street Books <3 TOON Books
10:31 am • 13 May 2012