The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful; typing is...– Anne Enright
The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be...– anon. (via reqbat) (via directactioniswitchcraft) (via justjasper, directactioniswitchcraft-deacti) (via aaabbbbbbiiieee) (via ohmyegosweak) (via wholesomeobsessive) (via craftastrophies) (via mymilkspilt) (via sevenofcups)
The word: she tried to prevent it sounding in her thoughts, and yet it danced...– Atonement; Ian McEwan Isn’t that lovely? Goes some way towards redressing the treatment of a much maligned word.
And now, some naughty-naughty Victorian slang. →
jackdawandrook: Incredible collection of Victorian words and phrases for sex, and its associated objects and actions ;)
All the true artists I know are uninterested in the opinion of the world, and...– Stephen Fry; The Fry Chronicles.
Rare (lost) Words →
tristifical - causing to be sad or mournful. eternitarian - one who believes in the eternity of the soul. cosmogyral - whirling round the universe. siagonology - study of jaw-bones. autexousious - exercising or possessing free will. nepheliad - cloud-nymph. gardeviance -chest for valuables; a travelling trunk. ictuate - to emphasize. senticous - prickly; thorny. interfation - act of interrupting...
Lovely French terms with no sufficient English... →
cotillards: Dépaysement: The sensation of being in another country. La douleur exquise: The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have. Even a Sex in the City episode was named after it! Chômer: To be unemployed, but because it’s a verb, it makes the state active. Profiter: To make the most of or...
My thoughts on my new Kindle (goes to my blog) →
A while ago, someone on Tumblr posted (or reblogged, I forget) a snippet on why new books smell vaguely vanillaesque, and now I can’t find it. Does anyone know where I can? Cheers, m’dears!