John Green: GAY is NOT an INSULT (x)
It sure isn’t! Nor virgin, nor nerd.
23 years old. Queer. New York. BA in Gender Studies. Germanophile, writer, reader (see my books here), feminist, runner, writer, lover, nerd. More about me :) In recovery from an eating disorder; living with PTSD. Trigger warnings always apply, please take gentle care. What's up, babycakes?
is getting a little silly. (That’s why I am going to play one of the CDs that Peter gave me and work on a jigsaw puzzle — overwhelmed!)
I am midway through
Absolute Midnight (Books of Abarat 3) by Clive Barker
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
Open City by Teju Cole
Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabakov
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
and I also received for Christmas and/or intend to read
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier (I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
& some other Eudora Welty — I read The Optimist’s Daughter and loved it. Further Welty suggestions?
I got to read this card aloud while my roommate and I were playing the board game “It Was A Dark And Stormy Night” and I got SO excited when I realized what quote it was.
This, on the same day I was approved to write my undergraduate thesis proposal re: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl in YA Lit and her deconstruction in Paper Towns.
My life = John Green.
when the automatic lights in the part of the library you are in turn off because a) you are in an isolated corner on the fourth floor and b) there is almost no one else here.
"I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people."
Charles Bukowski (via fakingsanity)
i did this all of the time as a kid
GPOY. Thank you Friend L for moving your epic collection of books into our apartment, I am probably going to dive into it like…today.
(Source: , via fromonesurvivortoanother)
"The fundamental mistake I had always made — and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make — was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl."
John Green, Paper Towns
Oh John Green, why do you understand me so well without having met me? Besides that one time via ask-box on tumblr, I mean…
“I don’t think I’ve ever been good at that. There’s this whole thing about people my age - and I think what’s lovely about the Potter fans is that this does not apply to them - but - I’m always amazed when I meet a person my own age who’s enthusiastic and excited, and I always latch onto them, because it’s like, “Oh, cool, you don’t care about all this ridiculous pretending that you don’t care about stuff!” I hate that.”
Daniel Radcliffe, on being jaded (The Daily Show)
391. OMG I FEEL THE SAME WAY (…clearly we should hang out)
“Nerds are allowed to LOVE stuff. Like jump-up-and-down-in-a-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it. When people call people ‘nerds’ mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a very good insult at all like ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.’” - John Green
Yes, both of these. ^ ME TOO!
For some reason your ask isn’t functioning, so to answer your q: Will Grayson Will Grayson is a wonderful book! I think this is the third time I’m reading it. It’s funny and sweet and uplifting. I highly recommend it.