Spent my afternoon with The Great Gatsby and Cayuga Lake. Nothing like a good #book and some #nature.

Spent my afternoon with The Great Gatsby and Cayuga Lake. Nothing like a good #book and some #nature.

"She felt very young; at the same time unspeakably aged. She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was outside, looking on. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, fat out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day."

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

"This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely"

Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Things that make me happy: Old Books

Book porn

Review of A Natural History of Dragons and Unicorns from Jacquelyn White on Vimeo.

Review of A Natural History of Dragons and Unicorns by Paul and Karin Johnsgard

I had to read this little book for one of my classes and I just thought I’d talk about it a little bit. Quite honestly there isn’t a lot of analysis going on here, because there isn’t that much to analyze. I suppose this isn’t a review so much as an exposure. This book would probably be the most useful to those obsessed with mythical creatures, those that really enjoy high fantasy, and — thought I forgot to mention this in the vlog — those that need some ideas for their latest D&D campaign. Shout out to all my buddies at home, woot! :P Anyway, I suppose my point is that this video is pointless.

Review of Alison Lurie's Women & Ghosts from Jacquelyn White on Vimeo.

A Review of Alison Lurie’s Women and Ghosts

This is a little late getting put up on tumblr because life happened, as well as some technical difficulties. Here I’m reviewing Alison Lurie’scollection of short stories Women and Ghosts. The collection is based around – get ready for your mind to be blown – women and ghosts. However, the title is somewhat deceiving, as all of the stories are more genre-bending then the collection’s title might imply. Pardon the constant hair adjusting and general unorganized nature of the review. Though I love the weather, any sort of heat makes me stupid. That’s my theory anyway.

""Let time pass and we will see what it brings." For he was never as good a student as she was. His forced immobility, the growing lucidity of his conviction that time was fleeting, his mad desire to see her, everything proves to him that his fear of falling had been more accurate and more tragic than he had foreseen. For the first time, he began to thing in a reasoned way about the reality of death."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

"She was embarrassed when she greeted him, and he was more embarrassed by her embarrassment. The knowledge that they were both behaving as if they were sweethearts was even more embarrassing, and the knowledge that they were both embarrassed embarrassed them so much that Captain Samaritano noticed it with a tremor of compassion."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera