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"Reading books outside of our age range and emotional experience can only deepen our understanding and appreciation of the world and the people around us."

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic writing a lovely and honest piece about re-reading the Ramona books as an adult and a parent. But it applies to so much more.

http://avidly.lareviewofbooks.org/2014/06/11/ramona-at-forty/

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It’s Friday which means it’s time to listen to @robinbenway’s 80’s playlist. I mean who doesn’t love “Islands in the Stream?”

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An almost perfect song.

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paulbogaards:

Things publishers say on bound galleys, advance reading copies, and TI sheets, all sourced from actual copies. Parentheticals added.

  • National media appearances (boilerplate, speculative)
  • National print features (boilerplate, speculative)
  • Major review attention (wishful thinking)
  • National…

Funny AND true if you work in or around publishing in any way.

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I wish the lady that yelled at me yesterday followed me on tumblr.

I wish the lady that yelled at me yesterday followed me on tumblr.

(Source: stoicvibez, via rachelfershleiser)

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Oh hi new hair.

Oh hi new hair.

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Hey Mark Wahlberg, say hi to your mother for me. #Ihadtodoit

Hey Mark Wahlberg, say hi to your mother for me. #Ihadtodoit

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Spending Sunday afternoon with Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Emma Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiofor at the LA Times Actors Roundtable is a pretty great way to close out the weekend. #latimes #hollywood #movies #losangeles

Spending Sunday afternoon with Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Emma Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiofor at the LA Times Actors Roundtable is a pretty great way to close out the weekend. #latimes #hollywood #movies #losangeles

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Los Angeles city hall reflected in LAPD headquarters. #losangeles #dtla #reflections

Los Angeles city hall reflected in LAPD headquarters. #losangeles #dtla #reflections

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Minimalist Eeyore - satisfying both my love of my favorite Pooh character and of minimalist art. From this “Art Inspired By Children’s Books” post.

Minimalist Eeyore - satisfying both my love of my favorite Pooh character and of minimalist art. From this “Art Inspired By Children’s Books” post.

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Jon Voight stuck around and told stories about auditioning for Otto Preminger after our @latimesevents screening of Casting By.

Jon Voight stuck around and told stories about auditioning for Otto Preminger after our @latimesevents screening of Casting By.

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joereid:

"Hey, are you watching Homeland right n—” 

joereid:

"Hey, are you watching Homeland right n—” 

(Source: noahhateseverything)

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"[Lou] Reed made me realize that, for all of my self-stylings as a rebel in love with noise that stripped away bulls—, I didn’t know the first thing about how rock music could provide a certain kind of unsought enlightenment."

— Ann Powers on what Lou Reed, who died Sunday, taught her (via nprmusic)

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Happy Friday! Meyer lemon jelly sours: gin, Meyer lemon marmalade, orange almond blossom honey, sparkling water. My new favorite cocktail. #cocktails #drinks #friday

Happy Friday! Meyer lemon jelly sours: gin, Meyer lemon marmalade, orange almond blossom honey, sparkling water. My new favorite cocktail. #cocktails #drinks #friday

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We started doing some of our screenings at the Laemmle Royal & there is a place next door that sells churros and coffee. Churros with Nutella while I work? Don’t mind if I do. #food #dessert #instafood #losangeles

We started doing some of our screenings at the Laemmle Royal & there is a place next door that sells churros and coffee. Churros with Nutella while I work? Don’t mind if I do. #food #dessert #instafood #losangeles