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incidentalcomics:

The Story Coaster
Drawing for the 7/14 Sunday NY Times Book Review - thanks to editor Pamela Paul! 

incidentalcomics:

The Story Coaster

Drawing for the 7/14 Sunday NY Times Book Review - thanks to editor Pamela Paul! 

Americans are an honest people, we expect a fair deal. I know that a lot of other cultures used to think that was naïve and even childish, but it’s one of our most sacred principles.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

Isn’t that all we are? Just a brain kept alive by a complex and vulnerable machine we call the body?

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

Call it stagnation, call it rigidity, call it an unforgivable herd mentality. Imagine a group of people all staring at writing on a wall, everyone congratulating one another on reading the words correctly. But behind that group is a mirror whose image shows the writing’s true message. No one looks at the mirror. No one thinks it’s necessary.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity or weakness, that’s just human nature.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

But isn’t the human factor what connects us so deeply to our past? Will future generations care as much for chronologies and casualty statistics as they would for the personal accounts of individuals not so different from themselves? By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from a history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as the “living dead”?

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

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Word of the day: premonition

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Currently reading: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

Currently reading: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006), Max Brooks

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kimberlone:

Currently reading: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

Just Finished: Wow, what an incredible book. Absolutely one of my favorite books now. I can’t believe I didn’t read this sooner. I loved all of Diaz’s use of “spanglish” and the unusual combination of academic conventions (like footnotes), folklore, magic realism, geeky references, multiple narrators, and slang. It would definitely help to have some knowledge of Spanish, but honestly, the story is so compelling and well-written that I don’t think that should be a turn off. Seriously, I could not recommend this book more. 

kimberlone:

Currently reading: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

Just Finished: Wow, what an incredible book. Absolutely one of my favorite books now. I can’t believe I didn’t read this sooner. I loved all of Diaz’s use of “spanglish” and the unusual combination of academic conventions (like footnotes), folklore, magic realism, geeky references, multiple narrators, and slang. It would definitely help to have some knowledge of Spanish, but honestly, the story is so compelling and well-written that I don’t think that should be a turn off. Seriously, I could not recommend this book more. 

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Hello Summer!

Summer Reading © Doug SALATI (Artist). Surf the words.(http://www.dougsalati.com/)

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Hello Summer!

Summer Reading © Doug SALATI (Artist). Surf the words.(http://www.dougsalati.com/)

At college you’re not supposed to care about anything—you’re just supposed to fuck around.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

It was night and the lights of Nueva York were everywhere.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

In her mind, the U.S. was nothing more and nothing less than a país overrun by gangsters, putas, and no-accounts. Its cities swarmed with machines and industry, as thick with sinvergüencería as Santo Domingo was with heat, a cuco shod in iron, exhaling fumes, with the glittering promise of coin deep in the cold lightless shaft of its eyes.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

She pulled from strength, from hope from hate, from her invincible heart, each a different piston driving her forward.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz

marioncolibraries
marioncolibraries:

Baby got stacks!
Saw a photo like this of a bookstore and we had to make our own.

marioncolibraries:

Baby got stacks!

Saw a photo like this of a bookstore and we had to make our own.

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