"Baby you make me as hard as a first edition."
"Call me Junot Diaz because white girls love me. Also everyone else loves me."
"I’m like Donna Tartt in that it takes me a really long time to come but each time the general consensus is that it was worth the wait."
"Are you a container ship en route from China and am I the entire inventory department? Because I’ve been waiting for you for what feels like forever."
"My favorite sex position is called "BEA" - at first it’s thrilling, and when it’s over your feet hurt and you don’t want to do it again for a year."
"Is your bed an embargo and are we the New York Times? Because…well, you get it."
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"How about you and I get together and make our own Night Film?"
"Goddamn, baby, you gotta hell of a backlist."
"Are you House of Leaves? Because you’re complicated, hard to read, and sometimes I have to flip you over to get the best angle."
I live to serve! And yes, I do have an entire “lit nerd” tag.
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
"Don’t make this about me,” Laura hissed. “You obviously don’t want me here.”
"I’m making it about me," Cath said. "It’s not my job to want you or not want you. It’s not my job to earn you."
You know that thing where everyone tells you how brilliant something is and how much you’ll love it and you know they’re right but you just don’t get to it right away? This is my thank you note to everyone who told me to read FANGIRL, and to Rachel for calling attention to it with the Reblog Book Club, and just… wow.
It’s such a nonjudgmental, sensitive portrait of mental illness and social anxiety and the writing is so emotionally true and resonant (see above) and it took me back (cliche, but it did) to being an awkward, mildly antisocial 18 year-old falling in love, and my god, the kissing scenes were sexy. Kissing scenes are almost never sexy, regardless of what they try to tell you, but Baz as my witness, these kissing scenes were sexy.
Also I have decided that Kat Dennings IS Reagan and there’s nothing any of you can do about it.