Karana Blue

All about a good mug of coffee and a good piece of fiction. Pen and paper. Scenes snips that sizzle. Read the Printed Word!

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We Live in Water
Beautiful Ruins
These Days
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: Free Preview plus Bonus Material

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I love short stories because I believe
they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.

Andre Dubus


Simple and to the point: Monday morning by the ever-wonderful Grant Snider. Wash down with how to avoid work and do what you love, and if that fails, learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee.

Think of your art and the thing you want to do, not the politics of your situation.
Mindy Kaling (via garfunkel)

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Literature seemed to be everything then. People looked to it for the strength to live, for guidance, for revelation.
Ryszard Kapuściński (via quotes-shape-us)
I must have books everywhere. They are the soul of a room - they reveal the taste, the interests and the secrets of whoever lives there.
Diane von Furstenberg (via bibliophilefiles)

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"If you’re very wise and very strong fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. Fear can make you kind."

And later, as the raising sun began to dim the glow of the lamp, I roused from a drifting sleep to hear Jamie murmur once more, “Does it ever stop, Claire? The wanting?”

My head fell back onto his shoulder. “I don’t know, Jamie. I really don’t.”

D. Gabaldon, Outlander (ch. 17, We Meet A Beggar)
I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.
Kurt Vonnegut (via maxkirin)

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