Improperly Literate

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Farah has read 26 books toward her goal of 50 books.
3 of 50 (6%)
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Bookworm. Feminist. Anthropologist. Kuwaiti. Mawrter. Amateur Writer of Nonsense. Dreamer [usually in the middle of class]. Iced Tea Connoisseur. -------------------------------------------------------------- Multifandom. At times quite hipster. Lover of quotes. Sometimes I post my weird thoughts.
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I have found a new home, 07/14/14

1 hour ago + 430
We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art—we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.
The New Woman,
Anais Nin (via onlylivinggirlinla)
11 hours ago // Anaïs Nin - The New Woman - book quotes - life - onlylivinggirlinla + 4650


"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"One time back in 73’, I went to see a show at the Village Vanguard by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He was amazing. He could play three saxophones at one time. I went to his last set of the night, and I got there early and found him sitting at the bar. I went up to him and asked if I could join him on stage for a song, but he told me that he wouldn’t have the time. ‘If you change your mind,’ I told him, ‘I’ll be sitting in the front row corner.’ I told him exactly where I’d be because he was blind. Then right at the end of the show, he started waving toward my table. I got up there and started playing, and at one point he motioned for the whole band to stop, and I got to play a solo up on the stage. Everyone was clapping for me. I rode home on the subway that night feeling like a king. Feeling like I could play with anyone in the world."

12 hours ago // words - photography - music - inspirational - + 8722
12 hours ago // art - sculpture - artmonia + 177135


things I do not care about:

  • Piper Chapman’s storyline.

things I do care about:

  • literally every other storyline on this show.
13 hours ago filmsinthedarkofdawn + 24832
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.
Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via unusual-entities)
18 hours ago unusual-entities + 21529


Yarisal & Kublitz - Anger Release Machine (2008) - Vending machine, porcelain, crystal glasses, plates, statuettes, various items

1 day ago likeafieldmouse + 13397

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed. Art has remembered the people, because they created.

1 day ago // got - game of thrones - history - asoiaf - crossover - herbalistic + 55588
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Anaïs Nin (via observando)
1 day ago // Anaïs Nin - speech - essay - observando + 901


I probably will reblog this whenever it comes on my dash.. 

1 day ago calcium-waste + 55025
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (via itsfromabook)
1 day ago // walt whitman - leaves of grass - quotes - book quotes - itsfromabook + 3705
2 days ago // words - abstiegundzerfall + 25934



the fragility of life always haunts me.

i want things to hurt-

cigarette smoke to burn my lungs,

glass shards to cut my skin,

pavement to rasp against my knees.

i do not want beautiful;

i want a goddamn tragedy.

2 days ago // writingsforwinter - Tragedies - poetry - + 415
Emma is not a person. Emma is a place that you get stuck in. Emma is a pain that you cannot erase.
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on the album For Emma, Forever Ago (via a-train-of-thoughts)
2 days ago fernclub + 8619
… after the 1973 war the Arab appeared everywhere as something more menacing. Cartoons depicting an Arab sheik standing behind a gasoline pump turned up consistently. These Arabs, however, were clearly “Semitic”: their sharply hooked noses, the evil mustachioed leer on their faces, were obvious reminders (to a largely non-Semitic population) that “Semites” were at the bottom of all “our” troubles, which in this case was principally a gasoline shortage. The transference of a popular anti-Semitic animus from a Jewish to an Arab target was made smoothly, since the figure was essentially the same.
Edward Said - Orientalism, 285-286 [Emphasis added by me] (via arabicquotes)
2 days ago // anti semitism - arab phobia? - Orientalism - Edward Said - book quotes - essay - racism - Free Palestine - Palestine - + 21