the lit i love
deep-dark-fears:

An anonymous submission to deep dark fears.
comicallyvintage:

I Need Human Companionship!

comicallyvintage:

I Need Human Companionship!

buzzfeedbooks:

These delightful book-themed benches are popping up all over London.

humanoidhistory:

Mark Twain inside the lab of Nikola Tesla, 1894.

humanoidhistory:

Mark Twain inside the lab of Nikola Tesla, 1894.

….I found in [Fifty Shades of Grey] was a very niche corner of female sexuality being presented as an everywoman coming-of-age fantasy. Fifty Shades Of Grey is about a shy, studious, 21-year-old virgin who, in exchange for being repeatedly beaten on the clitoris with a hairbrush, gets an iPad and a go on Christian Grey’s helicopter.

While I don’t doubt – and am wholly for – this being what some women want, the monolithic place this book was taking up in young girls’ sexual hinterlands I found disturbing. It’s the opposite of independence, rebellion, curiosity, rock’n’roll and the carefully attended forming of your own desires. Anastasia is essentially a thoughtless, desireless, empty girl who has sex happening to her, via a powerful and unstoppable man – and I don’t think I have to spell out why I find that sexual template deeply skeevy for, say, my own teenage daughter and her friends.

Caitlin Moran about 50 Shades of Grey. I disagree with her on a lot of points, but here she is bang on the money about why it’s a terrible book for young teenage girls curious about sex. (via bossistherozofme)
weareteachers:

Love this chart of wonderful words. 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/

weareteachers:

Love this chart of wonderful words. 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/

friendship is the most underrated form of love

isadorascouplets:

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Minimalism

                 The Baudelaires + The Quagmires

“It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel warm and safe, even if you are in the middle of a windy valley high up in the mountains.”