"Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors."

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School  (via ablogwithaview)

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faantine:

do you ever just sit and think about how much you fucking love history

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Je suis prest.

I am noticing a disturbing lack of Outlander love around here, so I’ll just leave this here…

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sassyabrahamlincoln:

do you ever get your period and just think about your recent behavior like wow that explains a lot

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"

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.

"

— Rachel C. Lewis, Tell The People You Love That You Love Them  (via mandyohh)

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imajoyfulgirl:

My favorite movie of all time!

imajoyfulgirl:

My favorite movie of all time!

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livebetterandlaugh:

If it involves mountains, breakfast food, coffee or campfires- I’m in. 

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royalrory:

Caffé Florian, Venezia

royalrory:

Caffé Florian, Venezia

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"That day I carried the dream around like a full glass of water, moving gracefully so I would not lose any of it."

— Miranda July from No One Belongs Here More than You (via fuckyeahmirandajuly)

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