Cry me a bloody river.

Yes, sometimes you just need to shut the self pity bit and move the fuck on, yeah.

Shit happens with books sometimes.

She looked so appealing.

Took one whiff of her and you are hooked.

She had blurbs that were so tempting.

Other people (smart people) were talking about her.

You love the way she was silent, withholding a gob of unknowns.

Ok, you did see the signs.

You should have seen a red, but deprived of logic you saw green (orange does not count, you just need to slow down, right?)

Then you get down and dirty but then reach a threshold.

What do you do?

Panic?

Trudge on?

Suffer through it?

Feel pangs of insecurity?

Something seriously wrong with your attention span?

Well the beauty of being unattached and having other choices means you just need to moove the fuck on, yeah.

So come on, cry me a bloody river.

Cry me a bloody river.

Cry me a bloody river.

Love this woman.

You might want to read this post.

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/19/why_this_iranian_born_writer_fears_for_americas_soul

50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked

Originally posted on Flavorwire:

Hollywood is famous for its treatment of writers. They are the low man on the totem pole, the person banned from the set, the guy who wrote the Great American novel drinking himself to death in Los Angeles, rewriting dumb scripts. It’s funny, as Hollywood — along with movies around the world — is obsessed with portraying “writers” on screen, which is a weird profession to lionize as writing is the least visually pleasing job of all.

There are a lot of bad movies about writers out there. At Flavorwire, we wanted to make the definitive list of the 50 Best Films About Writers of all time, with the requisite mix of biopics, book adaptations (what’s up Stephen King and John Irving), foreign films that actually feature female writers, po-mo meta surrealist studies of madness (very frequent), and the works of Woody Allen. (A thank you to writer Alexander Chee, whose…

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Taking a horse to the water and making it drink.

Sometimes clichés just do not cut it.

How do we get the horse – non readers, to read?

Unfortunately, we do not live in a culture where we can force feed people or do we?

Think about it, your soap operas, your favourite news channel, your paper, your line of sight while on the road – all those billboards.

Yes, whether you realize it or not you are being force fed.

Not quite in the way Alex was “re-rehabilitated” in Burgess’s awesome A clock work orange by the Ludvico technique. Beethoven is probably still twitching in his grave.

So we are going for a slightly passive-aggressive push.

Start with a desire, a desire to know more.

Take a library membership (if buying a bunch of books is too expensive an option). Take more than you need, if the book does not quite cut it, you can always return it later and still have another option. Today I found myself on a 3 hour journey and had 3 books at various stages of progress. Three fucking books. Yes, choosing which one to read is always a pleasure when you have a choice and choice you do have with a library membership.

Another benefit of having more than one book is at any point of time, if the environment is not conductive to reading, say your partner’s snoring just does not seem sound like the moonlight sonata any-more. Your concentration goes kaput and you need something lighter, say a lighter work of fiction that does not require your undivided attention.

Key is when you are selecting the books is to pick books that catch your attention.

Now here comes the aggressive push.

Do not start reading because you feel you should be reading. Reading beyond required material in school or college or work is forced reading, do you actually enjoy it? Read for the sake of pleasure or reducing your lack of knowledge would be good reasons to start.

Kind of like being single and having a superfluity of options over the weekend, wide open like endless rice paddy fields waiting to be explored. Not like the restricted skyline of a metropolis with small smatterings of space between a crowded skyline, compressed, boxed in.

Read, expand your mind space.

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Weird fiction by 10 authors.

Hokay, if you have been following this blog, you might have figured by now that we really are into weird stuff.

Check out this link with some pretty disturbing shit, which we love.

There are a few surprises in this list. :)

http://io9.com/10-science-fiction-authors-whose-books-just-kept-gettin-1645754545/+laceydonohue

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No time to read.

Working in a book store has its joys.

One of them is having to listen to peoples lame ass bullshit excuses – I really have no time to read, work, kids, wife, girlfriend, baby, commute…. blah, blah, I think I have heard it all.

Then to look them in their lying eyes.

Most actually believe their lame sob stories.

Hah.

Carrying a book is the first step for recovery from “no time to read” zombie-land denial – May the force be with you (hey this line is popular these days :P Click here if you did not get the pun)

Realizing that by not reading you are limiting your self to what you currently “know” or are exposed to – mass media, popular culture or the coffee/chai/cigarette/water cooler(who the fuck has a water cooler?) gossip.

You could be at the cusp of a  gargantuan change in your life.

With every passing moment of reading, you are a little less ignorant from what little you knew before. Trust me on this, one all those know it alls – do not know shit.

There is soo much you do not know and reading my friends will set you free from your self imposed exile from edification.

Yes, a lot of big words will drop of your tongue like the cum juice of your lover when you are done going down on them.

You will look forward to time found, your morning dump, lines, traffic, waiting rooms, your coffee break, lunch with a sandwich and a book.

You might meet another reader, probably a fiery nerdy bomb.

The first sign will be a book, with a reader.

Waiting for someone, waiting for a message, waiting for a call, waiting for a decision.

Fret not, you have a fucking book, or two – read dammit.

No more sighing, no more longing puppy eyes, no more tapping your feet, no more obsessing about that damn smart phone, you have a book – read it.

It may be more socially acceptable to check your phone or message someone – fuck that shit, read.

Want to catch up on that bloody expensive “collectable” indrajal that you just bought, read it while you are banging your partner doggystyle. The phantoms punches will never seem so lame, ever again.

Phantom riding a white horsie

Phantom, riding, white horse, doggy, style rainbows for background.

Think about it, if you meet someone really nasty you can plain and simple spank them with your paperback(hardbacks work better) using an object tends to be a little more disconnected than say a hand (your cheating ass might be able to get away with an uh-i slipped and fell on my ass today, haha).

The key is you need to be carrying it at all times.

Have the magical power to escape anywhere, anytime, especially when you have loads of time to kill.

In a tropical country? Got the runns? Your book will come to your rescue even in the most remote places.

You will look forward to those few minutes while liquid erupts out of your asshole.

When you are done and have no water to wash the remnants of the deluge, fret not, tear out a page of what you have just read and re-use the printed word, try and do that with an e-book.

Time to read, dammit.

Time to read bitches.

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” explained

goobes:

Wanna skip a tome with the help of an info-graphic and TED video to boot?

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:

A Piketty guide for lifelong learners.

When Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” was published earlier this year, it was something of a sensation. That’s no small feat for a chart-heavy doorstop on “the dismal science” of economics.

A fair portion of the book’s notoriety was due to its subject matter: wealth distribution, an intensely political topic if ever there was one. (Watch Piketty’s TED Talk: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century.)

What makes this French economist’s conclusions worth global notice? The short answer is that Piketty and his research team amassed a mountain of data, much of it going back centuries, suggesting that the concentration of wealth in ever-fewer hands is not an anomaly or a recent development. Check out the infographic below for a longer explanation:

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As the data visualization above suggests, this is simply how capitalism works. Without a significant force to counterbalance rising…

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