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anonymous asked:

What were some of your favourite books in high school?

here is my reading masterpost there are loads on there!

joan didion is my favorite writer so anything by her but my faves are probably slouching towards bethlehem, blue nights and the year of magical thinking. other books that i read when i was around that age that impacted me a lot are the awakening by kate chopin, mrs dalloway by virginia woolf, the catcher in the rye by jd salinger, the bell jar by sylvia plath

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With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

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Release Date : 2014-10-01
Category : Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Casts : Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Sean Guse, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Boyd Holbrook, Julia Prud'homme, Scott Takeda, Lynn A. Freedman, Casey Wilson, Jamie McShane, Samuel Baca, Antonio St. James, Leonard Kelly-Young, Cooper Thornton, Lexis Nutt, Ashley Didion, Pete Housman, Rosamund Pike, Casey Ruggieri, Mark Atteberry, Bill Blair, Darin Cooper, Lauren Glazier, Lee Norris, Emily Ratajkowski, Donna Rusch, Christina Alexandria, Carrie Coon, L.A. Williams, Cyd Strittmatter, Scoot McNairy, Blake Sheldon, Lisa Banes, Sela Ward, Kathy Sweeney-Meadows, David Clennon, Ricky Wood, Missi Pyle, Fred Cross, Kate Campbell, Marc Abbink, Ben Affleck, Lola Kirke, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Mark T Anderson, Brett Leigh
Runtime : 145 minutes

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“ With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. ”

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Release Date : 2014-10-01
Casts : Lauren Glazier, Lee Norris, Samuel Baca, Casey Ruggieri, Casey Wilson, Scoot McNairy, Kim Dickens, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Tyler Perry, Pete Housman, Lola Kirke, Donna Rusch, Brett Leigh, Cyd Strittmatter, Lynn A. Freedman, Sela Ward, Missi Pyle, Blake Sheldon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ashley Didion, Sean Guse, Darin Cooper, Ben Affleck, Patrick Fugit, Cooper Thornton, Marc Abbink, Antonio St. James, Kathy Sweeney-Meadows, Boyd Holbrook, Mark T Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Mark Atteberry, Lisa Banes, Jamie McShane, Ricky Wood, Emily Ratajkowski, David Clennon, Fred Cross, Leonard Kelly-Young, Carrie Coon, Julia Prud'homme, Lexis Nutt, Kate Campbell, Christina Alexandria, Bill Blair, Scott Takeda, L.A. Williams
Duration : 145 minutes runtime

One problem with the “personal essay” is that it requires the essayist to speak too plainly and for too many people “as a woman,” “as a black woman,” “as a black queer woman,” rather than to write in a womanly style, a black womanly style, a black queer womanly style—a personal style, the thing I feel so passionately and contradictorily about. There are so many essays with no style which are subsequently not essays at all. Didion said style was character. Hardwick said style was fate. Someone else I’m sure has said what I believe, which is that style is argument (again, there is nothing more stylish than an argument raged against yourself, and there is nothing less stylish than an argument raged against people who don’t even care about you, which is one of the traps of what we now call “identity politicking” (never mind that in America all politics are identity politics)).

Another problem with the “personal essay” in our moment is that it mistakes the first person for the personal. An essay can’t just be about something that happened to you because you’re you. Everything has happened to someone; what new can you make of it is the question. There is nothing more personal than the connections you see between seemingly disconnected things, the ability to do so being, as I learned in an old episode of the X Files, “a mark of genius”; I just think it’s a mark of individuality, which is normal and easy to confuse with genius. There are enough geniuses but not enough individuals. There are a lot of people who know a lot, but knowing a lot is no reason to write an essay. Neither is feeling a lot. Neither is having learned a lot: a good essay is not a lesson but a relentless taking apart of the object(s).

—  SNP (via her tumblr) where she generously answered a question about her thoughts on the personal essay 

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➣ Gone Girl Movie Storyline
“ With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. ”

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Release Date : 2014-10-01
Casts : Christina Alexandria, Mark Atteberry, Julia Prud'homme, Missi Pyle, Sean Guse, Samuel Baca, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Marc Abbink, Lee Norris, Lynn A. Freedman, David Clennon, Lauren Glazier, Boyd Holbrook, Darin Cooper, Cooper Thornton, Mark T Anderson, Jamie McShane, Kim Dickens, Ricky Wood, Pete Housman, Tyler Perry, Lisa Banes, Leonard Kelly-Young, Emily Ratajkowski, Blake Sheldon, Ashley Didion, Fred Cross, Scoot McNairy, Kate Campbell, L.A. Williams, Carrie Coon, Bill Blair, Donna Rusch, Lola Kirke, Brett Leigh, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathy Sweeney-Meadows, Antonio St. James, Casey Wilson, Cyd Strittmatter, Sela Ward, Lexis Nutt, Patrick Fugit, Scott Takeda, Casey Ruggieri, Ben Affleck
Duration : 145 minutes runtime
Rating : 8

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were. I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be; one of them, a seventeen-year-old, presents little threat, although it would be of some interest to me to know again what it feels like to sit on a river levee drinking vodka-and-orange-juice and listening to Les Paul and Mary Ford and their echoes sing “How High the Moon” on the car radio.
—  Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook”
Reading Masterpost

I get loads of questions about what I’m reading, where the excerpts I post on my snapchat and instagram are from etc.. so here is my books/poetry masterpost! This is a mix of my favorites and what’s in my queue, it includes poetry, classics, memoirs, novels. x

  • A Happy Death by Albert Camus
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
  • An Exclusive Love by Johanna Adorn
  • Antigua, Penny, Puce by Robert Graves
  • Ballistics by Billy Collins
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
  • Bits of Paradise by F Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Blood Tin Straw by Sharon Olds
  • Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
  • CP Cavafy Collected Poems by CP Cavafy
  • Crush by Richard Siken
  • Eve’s Hollywood by Eve Babitz
  • Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
  • Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
  • Heaven and Other Poems by Jack Kerouac
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • In Praise of Older Women by Stephen Vizinczey
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Journals by Keith Haring
  • Junky by William S Burroughs
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Love Me Back by Merrit Tierce
  • Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre
  • No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  • Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Queer by William S Burroughs
  • Recipes for Sad Women by Hector Abad
  • Said the Manic to the Muse by Jeanann Verlee
  • Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  • Sunlight on Cold Water by Francoise Sagan
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Tender Is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath
  • The Bones Below by Sierra Demulder
  • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
  • The Diary of Frida Khalo by Frida Khalo
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • The Holy Terrors by Jean Cocteau
  • The Island by Aldous Huxley
  • The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty
  • The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem
  • The Seven Ages by Louise Gluck
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  • Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska
  • Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement