Hermoine Granger is actually based on Rowling’s 11-year-old self. Precious.
“It is a good thing we only bleed on the inside, or this would be a gory, blood-smeared Earth.” – Go Ask Alice
When it comes to relating to the world as a woman, then, these are the books that have shaped how I feel about who I am, who I want to be, and maybe even how to bridge the gap between the two.
I have articles published on TC, I’m a frequent commenter on TC and I also share TC’s articles on Facebook and talk about them with friends: it’s a little awkward, but I have to admit that I contribute in a…
A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony; then from matrimony to that sticky, glowing night culminating in pleasure.
Do you feel alive?
We had quiet, godly conversations in the halls after service. No one ever shouted “testify” or “amen.” I just remember that we stood and sang old hymns a lot.
People often forget that getting wasted can be a two day contract. If you had plans to do something sporty the next day or even just get coffee with a crush or an ex, you might want to rethink that fifth shot.
I’ve never related to the classic idea of a writer—a miserable alcoholic who’s grossly underpaid and cynical about everything. Ernest Hemmingway drinking absinthe in a dive bar in Spain, Sylvia Plath putting her head in the oven: This is what it means to be a writer. Then you die at a young age and your value is only realized posthumously.
A girl who reads possesses a vocabulary that can describe that amorphous discontent as a life unfulfilled—a vocabulary that parses the innate beauty of the world and makes it an accessible necessity instead of an alien wonder.