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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Haruki Murakami at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.

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Now, as anyone obliged to report on the industry can attest, book publishers tend to be easily spooked sorts who perceive themselves as moving through a dangerous environment stalked by large predators.

As a writer I can relate to this photo


As a writer I can relate to this photo

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Say it isn’t so! Buy more books, please.

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)

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No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

RIP Robin Williams. And thank you for everything.

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RIP Robin Williams :(

Dialogue novels and stories are worth reading not simply because of their unique structures, but because of how they engage us. We must become active readers and listeners. We must work to understand the characters’ perspectives and hear the real stories beneath the ones they’re telling. These dialogue novels and stories ask us to rethink conversations both in fiction and in life and to realize that the simple act of speaking, of talking to one other, is more than enough to convey even the most complex adventures.
“The.” “Dialogue?” “Novel!” by Alexander Kalamaroff (via therumpus)

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This is what I need about now. Peace.


"To the bookstore."


"To the bookstore."