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nprbooks:

The Litographs Tattoos Kickstarter campaign has taken a novel (GET IT?) approach to encouraging contributions: The first 2,500 backers will also reserve their place in the world’s longest (temporary) tattoo chain.

Litographs has broken up Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland into 2,500 temporary tats. Once they hit their goal, they’ll send the ink out for backers to apply, photograph and upload to their website. “Our goal,” they say, “is to recreate this iconic novel by showcasing every single word on the skin of 2,500 Kickstarter backers.” Which, OK, sounds a little gross — but I’m intrigued!

-Nicole

imjustbeingfriendly:

                    .       

                    Treat

                    Me like an arrow

Please only draw me back if you

                    Plan to send me

                    Further

                    .

Happy 7th birthday, Deathly Hallows!

theartofnotwriting:

alex—london:

wreckitrick:

alex—london

This is terrifyingly accurate

theartofnotwriting:

alex—london:

wreckitrick:

alex—london

This is terrifyingly accurate

Today I feel my past like an unbearable weight, I feel that it interferes with my present life, that it must be the cause for this withdrawal, my closing the doors. Until now, I had the feeling of beginning anew, with all the hopes and freshness and freedom which erases the past mysteries and restrictions. What has happened? And what sorrow, and coldness. I feel as If I carried inscribed over me: my past killed me.

- Anaïs Nin, The Diary Of Anaïs Nin Volume I 1931-1934 (via violentwavesofemotion)

Now I have nobody, nobody but fear. Clinging to one another, we shoot through the nights.

- Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena (via violentwavesofemotion)

epilepticnarcolepticgiraffe:

Anyone else go through those periods where you realize you haven’t been reading enough so suddenly you binge read at a rate of at least 1.5 books a day and can’t stop and will stay up til 4 am just to finish a book

iscahmckrae:

*sigh* It’s very regrettable, but I basically only buy books at the library (their sales), because for someone who owns lots and lots of books and constantly misplaces things and gets things mixed up…buying books is cheaper. I have to pay over $100 dollars in fines if I ever want to use my library card again. And, I *will* pay it…eventually…probably gradually… and meanwhile, ‘friends of the library’ sales…are my friends.

iscahmckrae:

*sigh* It’s very regrettable, but I basically only buy books at the library (their sales), because for someone who owns lots and lots of books and constantly misplaces things and gets things mixed up…buying books is cheaper. I have to pay over $100 dollars in fines if I ever want to use my library card again. And, I *will* pay it…eventually…probably gradually… and meanwhile, ‘friends of the library’ sales…are my friends.