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fairydrowning · 2 days ago
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"It seems to me, that if we love, we grieve. That's the deal. That's the pact. Grief and love are forever intertwined. Grief is the terrible reminder of the depths of our love and, like love, grief is non-negotiable."
-Nick Cave
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inkmage13 · 2 days ago
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The more time I spend with Frankenstein the more sympathetic I am toward Victor. He's severely mentally ill and has some sort of chronic illness. He's very queer. He's plagued by visions. He passes out from stress.
When I first read it I completely hated him, but now he's just like me fr
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princesskuragina · 8 months ago
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So tired of shallow readings of texts that begin and end with "these two men were gay for each other" ESPECIALLY bc it almost always goes hand in hand with dismissing all female characters out of hand. Yes nick was gay for gatsby but daisy is an extremely important part of novel and gatsby's relationship to her is absolutely vital. Yes goodnight sweet prince is a little fruity but I also care deeply about the tense gender politics of hamlet and ophelia's relationship and her position as a foil to him and also isn't it SO much more interesting if Hamlet really did love her? If he loved her and yet? Like I'm not saying these men aren't gay but it's not worth sacrificing the women of the story
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wedarkacademia · 3 months ago
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“What he knew, he knew from books, and books lied, they made things prettier.”
― Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
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macaulaytwins · 2 months ago
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he’s a 10 but one of his paintings keeps getting uglier and more horrific with each passing day
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janeandthehivequeen · 3 months ago
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Since Dracula Daily is on pause for a few weeks, now is a good time to promo an app I love. Serial Reader! If you've been enjoying reading a classic novel in serialized form, this may be of interest.
Serial Reader is a free app that lets you read books in the public domain, portioned out in chunks that take about 15 minutes to read on average. You get one chunk released to you every day. Their reasoning is that this serialization makes reading classics more exciting - and I think we've seen solid evidence of that with the success of Dracula Daily.
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You add what book(s) you want to read - there's tons of categories to browse, or you can search if you have something specific in mind.
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I'm reading Pride and Prejudice, and this screen shows my progress so far.
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And here's where I go to see all my issues! Unread issues have an estimated reading time next to them.
I've been having a lot of fun with this! There's also the potential for buddy reads. As far as I know, there's no official in-app support for that, but all you'd need to do is start your novel on the same day as your friend.
As far as accessibility features go, the font selection includes dyslexic-friendly fonts, and the font size gets pretty darn big (I can't speak on whether it gets big enough to be considered an accessibility feature, but I would guess so.) It also has different color pallete options.
The paid version has more features, such as the ability to hilight and make notes, but the free version is very usable, and add-free!
I hope you check it out and enjoy more classic lit!
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raskolni-kin · a year ago
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may i present you
penguin pingu classics
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lilllium · 5 months ago
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—E. Ethelbert Miller, from Beloved
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lifeofbrybooks · 2 months ago
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Because we’re apparently all whores for Norton Critical Editions, here’s my favorite note from June 29:
In all British editions, Dracula says only: “To-morrow night, to-morrow night is yours,” but in the 1899 American edition, this sentence begins with the line “To-night is mine,” stating baldly that Dracula plans to feed on Jonathan. Stoker’s deletion of this sentence was understandable, for it leads to a different novel, one probably unpublishable in 1897 England; Stoker may have imagined that the America that produced his hero Walt Whitman would be more tolerant of men feeding on men.
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Other June 29 stuff: the wolves, Stoker’s hierarchy of power
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brownsugarteathoughts · 4 months ago
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shipping characters from classic literature just hits different, you know? nick and gatsby. perfect. mina and jonathan. chef’s kiss. hamlet and horatio. angsty. achilles and patroclus. hella angsty. frankenstein and clerval. don’t even get me started.
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persephonediary · 3 months ago
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“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic”
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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fairydrowning · 9 hours ago
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I hope you heal from the things you don't talk about. I hope you heal from the things no one ever apologized for. I hope you heal from the things no one knows you went through. I hope you heal from the things you cry about at night. I hope you heal from the things and people that shattered your confidence. I hope you heal from the things you manage to hide so well. I hope you heal from the things which hurts you in anyway either emotionally, mentally or physically. I hope you heal both physically and mentally.
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sarcasticbookaddict · a year ago
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Jane Austen was really out there 200 years ago writing lines like “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more” that to this day are still so swoon-worthy.
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wisteria-lodge · a month ago
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wait are you serious. Jean Valjean made all his money by finding a cheaper way to manufacture black glass bead bracelets???
okay. if your modern day AU doesn't have Valjean as the founder of Claire's, then I don't know what to tell you.
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wedarkacademia · 2 months ago
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Chaos | Nikita Gill
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logophile-teen · 6 months ago
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It's sad actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
- Amanda Seyfried
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uzukaro · 11 months ago
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Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare dir. Josie Rourke, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate
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