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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!

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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

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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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The generation reaching consciousness in a society that lacked any. The generation that despite the consensus that declared change impossible hankered for change all the same.

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

His affection—that gravitational mass of love, fear, longing, desire, and lust that he directed at any and every girl in the vicinity without regard to looks, age, or availability—broke his heart each and every day.

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

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Little Women (1994)

One of my favorite movies. Winona made the perfect Jo.

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

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

Something had been peeled back, a covering or shell that works to protect us. I couldn’t decide whether the covering was something on me or something attached to every thing in the world. It didn’t matter, really; wherever it had been it wasn’t there anymore.

Girl, Interrupted (1993), Susanna Kaysen

Every window on Alcatraz has a view of San Francisco.

Girl, Interrupted (1993), Susanna Kaysen

And it is easy to slip into a parallel universe. There are so many of them: worlds of the insane, the criminal, the crippled, the dying, perhaps of the dead as well. These worlds exist alongside this world and resemble it, but are not totally in it.

Girl, Interrupted (1993), Susanna Kaysen

Currently reading: Girl, Interrupted (1993), Susanna Kaysen

Currently reading: Girl, Interrupted (1993), Susanna Kaysen