ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
Excuse me while I memorize this list
I keep trying to tell people this but nobody believes me.
haha yea they edited bits of her diary out which included anne expressing attraction to girls and it’s even been banned from schools because of this!! fun fact
Looked this up and yeah it’s legit!
Unconsciously, I had these feelings even before I came
here. Once when I was spending the night at Jacque's, I could
no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she'd
always hidden from me and which I'd never seen. I asked her
whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each
other's breasts. Jacque refused.
I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did.
Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art
history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so
exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I
had a girlfriend!"
I learned something new today.
Audrey Hepburn with Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank and his second wife Fritzi, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1957.
“Anne Frank and I were born in the same year, lived in the same country, experienced the same war, except she was locked up and I was on the outside. Reading her diary was like reading my own experiences from her point of view. I was quite destroyed by it… It was in a different corner of Holland, but all the events I experienced were so incredibly accurately described by her—not just what was going on on the outside, but what was going on on the inside of a young girl starting to be a woman…all in a cage. She expressed the claustrophobia, but transcends it through her love of nature, her awareness of humanity and her love—real love—of life.” - Audrey Hepburn speaks about Anne Frank.
(Source: rareaudreyhepburn, via bookpillows)
“I'm the lonely voyager standing on deck, and she's the sea.” Do you know what this quote is like in japanese?
- Kafka on the Shore
"Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again."
It’s John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday! If you haven’t seen it yet, today’s Google doodle marks the occasion with illustrations of a bunch of his books, including Grapes of Wrath, which, in case you didn’t know, a lot of us are reading for the very first time.
So, first of all, happy birthday Steinbeck!
And, secondly, a reminder to our fellow GOW book clubbers: We’ll be gathering on Monkey See on Monday, March 3, at 3pm EST to talk about the book’s first 10 chapters. (Turtles, rabbits, cotton fields and a lot of deep thoughts about human nature!)
"We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other."
Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast
Dear people who have finished manuscripts: TODAY IS MSWL DAY ON TWITTER.
I REPEAT TODAY IS MANUSCRIPT WISH LIST DAY AGAIN ON TWITTER
*muffled excited screams*
What is that?
One of very few days every year where literary agents and editors post their fondest wishes, with the tag (#mswl), for the type of manuscripts they’re currently hungering for.
Why is this important?
Why on earth would you not want to know what various agents are specifically looking for? What if your manuscript fits something that an agent is looking specifically for?!
Do I have to be a member of Twitter to participate?
Heavens, no. Just go and search the tag. I would recommend opening a word document by the side and cut/pasting all the tweets you want to query/respond to.
Am I allowed to pitch to an agent who tweeted something exactly like my manuscript?
No. Its generally considered rude as hell to do this. This activity is mainly agents talking and throwing out wishes while authors/writers watch quietly, starry eyes and mesmerized.
Why are you still reading this?!
go go go
In honor of recently reaching my 1500 follower milestone, I’m doing another book giveaway! The novels up for grabs are some of my rarer favorites, and I want a different one to go to each of three winners. Here are the rules:
- You must be following me, theitchofliterature
- Reblogs and likes will count as entries, as many times a day as you’d like
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL through the Book Depository
- You must be willing to give me your shipping address
- The winners will be chosen through a random number generator
- I will be selecting which book goes to which winner (so you’ll be surprised!)
- Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win
- The winners will have 24 hours to get back to me via messaging before a new winner is selected
- The giveaway ends March 25, 2014
- If you have any questions, feel free to drop a line in my inbox
Thanks again so much to each and every one of you!