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amiwithani:

I made some more fan art, this one from my favorite line in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. I loved Edie, and even though food was ultimately her downfall, there was something beautiful about her hearty enjoyment of it, which this line sums up perfectly. 
(I know the pub date for The Middlesteins isn’t until the end of October, but this was too good not to share immediately.) 

I love this book and I love this cross-stitch and I love to eat.

amiwithani:

I made some more fan art, this one from my favorite line in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. I loved Edie, and even though food was ultimately her downfall, there was something beautiful about her hearty enjoyment of it, which this line sums up perfectly. 

(I know the pub date for The Middlesteins isn’t until the end of October, but this was too good not to share immediately.) 

I love this book and I love this cross-stitch and I love to eat.

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I could take in a block of text or a whole paragraph in one visual gulp. It was a matter of letting my eyes and thoughts go soft, like wax, to take the impression fresh off the page. To the irritation of those around me, I’d turn a page every few seconds with an impatient snap of the wrist. My needs were simple. I didn’t bother much with themes or felicitous phrases and skipped fine descriptions of weather, landscapes and interiors. I wanted characters I could believe in, and I wanted to be made curious about what was to happen to them.

SWEET TOOTH, Ian McEwan.

minus the “impatient snap of the wrist” bit, this is the best description of what the reading experience was like for me growing up as i have ever encountered.

(via jennirl)

Yeah, this is… eerily perfect. Wow.

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Anyway, it was a lie, because lack of time partly resulted from my choice of priorities. I did not have to spend so much time at my friends’ places discussing life, love, politics, the world. I did not have to go out to all the plays, films, exhibitions and concerts that always seemed so necessary. I could stop going to parties. I could limit my environmental activism. It was just that my desire to write about the world paralleled my interest in participating in it, and whilst participating in it you cannot also write, unless you’re the type to scribble in cafes, which I have always thought pretentious.
page 51, Conversations With Mr. Prain by Joan Taylor

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He rationed exclamation points, cursed them by lunch, fell in love with them anew.

page 150, Zone One by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, Oct 11).

(Yes, it’s the Colson Whitehead zombie book, except for how it’s a book about zombies in the same way that Animal Farm is a book about pigs. Just finished it a few hours ago and am still letting it settle, but I think it might be my new favorite of his.)

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I like the immediacy and functionality of food shaped to post into the mouth.

from The Best Sandwich Ever? which is possibly the Best Headline Ever. It is sentences like these that make me wish I would make good on my continuous threats to start a tumblr called Things I Would Embroider On A Pillow If I Knew How To Embroider.

See also: “But for me the sandwich is also something altogether more serious.”

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