"We’re all so goddamned innocent and undeserving."

— Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

fallontonight:

The Roots shake it out while being filmed by a slo-mo camera!

Imagine what it would be like if you spent one day watching everything in slow motion? I mean, that day would be a thousand years long, but it would be pretty humorous.

hold-on-till-day:

I found my senior quote.

(Source: sensationalsherri)

Jack the Ripper: CASE SOLVED? →

maureenjohnsonbooks:

In the last day, a news story has been going around that an author claims to have solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper. My entire timeline is filled with this fact. The reason people keep sending me links about the news is because I wrote a book called The Name of the Star,

This is fascinating and well worth a read if you are at all interested in the Jack the Ripper murders or the history of detection as a profession and practice (you should also read The Name of the Star). I have nothing to add to it except that I went through a big true crime kick after I graduated from college and read a lot of books by John E. Douglas, one of the very first FBI criminal profilers (Jodi Foster’s boss in Silence of the Lambs was I guess based on him? I read that somewhere). He wrote a book called The Cases That Haunt Us in which he tries to solve infamous murders in history, applying his profiling skills when evidence is not exactly available or conclusive. 

Douglas takes on a lot of cases in that book (Jon Benet Ramsey, the Lindbergh baby, Lizzie Borden, etc.), but one of them is Jack the Ripper. If my memory serves, he also (like this latest spate of CASE SOLVED! articles) identifies Aaron Kominski as the likely perpetrator. 

Every book lover’s typical workday

penguinteen:

What I’m doing:image

What I wish I were doing: 

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manikinfear:

It’s so pretty I could cry, thanks for the rec magicofstories!

Yay, I hope you like it!

We got new coffee machines in the office today and everyone collectively lost their minds. It looks like a spaceship!

We got new coffee machines in the office today and everyone collectively lost their minds. It looks like a spaceship!

authorsarahdessen:

elysemarshall:

authorsarahdessen:

harryprobably:

I wasn’t looking for something to sink my teeth into,

I didn’t know what I wanted,

I never do

SO blaming Gayle Forman for my possibly age-inappropriate crush on Jamie Blackley. But it is REAL. 

Sarah, that is a completely legitimate crush. He is even lovelier in real life.

Now that Elyse has told me this, crush MAY elevate to outright stalking. Whoops! 

Age, schmage. We’re all eighteen at heart, right? 


I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

This book, you guys. I love it so much.

I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

This book, you guys. I love it so much.