From Passive Aggressive Notes:

Ever wondered what it would be like sharing an office with William Carlos Williams?

First with the plums, now lemons? Seriously, Bill?

I hope you enjoyed the half lemon I had just taken out of the fridge. Next time buy your own. We all Work for ourselves not to feed Strangers.

And by the way, I’d like my red wheelbarrow back, please. (So much depends upon it, after all.)

HELP YOURSELF But NOT to the Wheelbarrow (like last year) please!

nudityandnerdery:

Seanan McGuire went on a very long, very excellent rant on Twitter this morning, and I felt it deserved to be organized.

Arliss Grove →

Hi all! I’ve been pretty absent from the tumblrverse lately (thank goodness I queue’d like a maniac a couple months ago), but it turns out I’m approximately 873% more productive when I’m staying away from it.*

However, I’ve been channeling about a quarter of that newfound productivity into building a pseudo-professional author-type website, where I talk about writing things and review books and post gratuitous pictures of my library and whatnot.

So if you’re interested in any of those topics (or, um, me?), you should head over there and check it out — and if you comment that you were linked in from my tumblr, I will give you one (1) FREE virtual cookie!**

 

*I’m not a statistician or anything, but that seems a bit more causational than coincidental, so I’m choosing to stick with it.

**LIMITED TIME OFFER; ONLY VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

coeurduloup:

My favourite of @yaboychomsky ‘s tweets

wanderers-haven:

 

wanderers-haven:

 

mofeta-pestosa:

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)

mofeta-pestosa:

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)

incidentalcomics:

Day Jobs of the Poets

incidentalcomics:

Day Jobs of the Poets

nausten:

I SAID I READ IT, NOT THAT I CAN SPELL IT.
…also, since when was there a cap on how many genius female writers we’re allowed to appreciate at any given time? Blume is a one-woman-revo-fucking-lution amongst writers; and if Austen could, she could reach down from her heavenly seat and give Judy a goddamn high-five because FEMINISM, MOTHERFUCKERS.

nausten:

I SAID I READ IT, NOT THAT I CAN SPELL IT.

…also, since when was there a cap on how many genius female writers we’re allowed to appreciate at any given time? Blume is a one-woman-revo-fucking-lution amongst writers; and if Austen could, she could reach down from her heavenly seat and give Judy a goddamn high-five because FEMINISM, MOTHERFUCKERS.

Jane Austen: What books were on her reading list? →

westmeathlibrary:

Pride and Prejudice was published two hundred years ago. But what were the popular novels of the time? Who was Jane Austen reading, and who influenced her writing?image

(via FingalLibraries)

bookriot:

Ernest Hemingway: Salt water, rum, coconut and lime, cigar smoke, Spanish wine
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gin, citrus, oak (prep school, amirite), in a champagne-flute shaped bottle with gold flecks in it
Jane Austen: Darjeeling tea, snowdrops and pansies (flowers from her garden), meadow grass
More Perfumes Inspired by Dead Writers

There are a lot more there under that link. Click it! Yes!)

bookriot:

Ernest Hemingway: Salt water, rum, coconut and lime, cigar smoke, Spanish wine

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gin, citrus, oak (prep school, amirite), in a champagne-flute shaped bottle with gold flecks in it

Jane Austen: Darjeeling tea, snowdrops and pansies (flowers from her garden), meadow grass

More Perfumes Inspired by Dead Writers

There are a lot more there under that link. Click it! Yes!)

beatonna:

My friends at Idiot’s Books posted this, very cool! Click for the article. 

beatonna:

My friends at Idiot’s Books posted this, very cool! Click for the article. 

tumblush:

A set of Jane Austen stamps has gone on sale to mark the 200th anniversary of her novel Pride And Prejudice.

myjetpack:

A book of my cartoons will be out in late April.

myjetpack:

book of my cartoons will be out in late April.

Ten Songs Inspired by Virginia Woolf →

Happy 131st birthday to Virginia Woolf! Her life and works have inspired many artists of all forms. Here are ten songs she played muse for:

1. “Virginia Woolf” by the Indigo Girls
This song from the Indigo Girls’ 1992 album Rites of Passage was inspired by Emily Saliers’ reading of Woolf’s diary.

2. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Jimmy Smith
Released in 1964 on an album of the same title, this classic jazz track showcases some inspired improvisations by the legendary Smith.

3. “Paris” by Regina Spektor
In this pretty song Woolf surely would have identified with, Spektor struggles to reconcile her love for her man and her feminine independence.

4. “To the Lighthouse” by Patrick Wolf
Inspired by Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, this song is poetic and eerie. It also has an anti-war message Woolf (who wrote about the aftermath of war in Mrs. Dalloway) would appreciate.

5. “Rapture” by Laura Veirs
This heartbreaking, simple and gorgeous song is haunting and difficult in all the right ways, just like Woolf’s writing.

6. “Virginia” by Marissa Nadler
A song about Woolf’s suicide that is so sad but also sweet.

7. “Shakespeare’s Sister” by The Smiths
The track refers to a passage in Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, and the idea that if Shakespeare had had a sister, she wouldn’t have had the same opportunities as her brother because she was a woman.

8. “It’s Magnetic” by Assembly Now
This song from the unsigned British band Assembly Now mentions Woolf and got considerable airplay on BBC radio in England.

9. “Waves” by Princeton
In some of the sweetest twee pop imaginable, this song from the band’s EP Bloomsbury supposes the last thoughts running through Woolf’s head as she drowned.

10. “The Waydown” by Modest Mouse
Slightly discordant and melancholy, this track from the band that got its name from Woolf’s story “The Mark on the Wall” has a distinct Monday feeling to it.

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Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven” (read by Christopher Walken)

Happy 204th birthday, Mr. Poe!