Kristen // 18 // Long Island

1. we were kids. we were friends. we were drunk. that party was terrible and you came to me, leaned close to my face and said ‘i would kinda like to kiss you’. i shrugged and my first kiss happened like this. it wasn’t something most girls dream of. it wasn’t special at all.

2. you happened at a party, too. i don’t even remember your name, but i think it’s okay, you probably don’t remember mine.

3. we were playing around. we talked a lot and we kissed when we were bored. somewhere between our deep conversations and rough kisses, you fell in love with me. i couldn’t feel anything and i tried to distance myself from you completely. i made you hate me, it was the best i could do.

4. you. oh, you. you were the fourth person i kissed but when anyone asks who my first kiss was, i always say your name. i hadn’t known it was possible to feel drunk when you’re sober until your lips found mine on that december day, when we were sitting on the stairs between the first and second floor. i know i wasn’t in love with you. not yet. but i’m sure as hell i tasted galaxies on your mouth and flowers started growing from my veins as you made my blood flow again. i had been drowning for years. you grabbed me and took me out of the ocean and gave me the kiss of life. i’ve been holding my breath since you last kissed me seven months ago.

—   notes to the people i’ve kissed (via marlboro-kisses)

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newyorker:

A look at this week’s cover, “Tiny Dancers,” by J. J. Sempé: http://nyr.kr/NJOAhx

newyorker:

A look at this week’s cover, “Tiny Dancers,” by J. J. Sempé: http://nyr.kr/NJOAhx

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becauseliteraturethatswhy:

March buys so far! 

becauseliteraturethatswhy:

March buys so far! 

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iliketoreadd:

i-lie-when-i-smile:

Hey!
Do you remember this moment?This is the book what I won! *very happy face* 
I love this cute card too! Thank you redragonss, thank you iliketoreadd! :)

I’m so glad it arrived safely!! :):)

iliketoreadd:

i-lie-when-i-smile:

Hey!

Do you remember this moment?
This is the book what I won! *very happy face* 

I love this cute card too! Thank you redragonss, thank you iliketoreadd! :)

I’m so glad it arrived safely!! :):)

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humansofnewyork:

A glimpse into the journal of a (quite intelligent) 16 year old girl. Photographed, with permission, in Central Park. 

humansofnewyork:

A glimpse into the journal of a (quite intelligent) 16 year old girl. Photographed, with permission, in Central Park. 

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englishrainstorms:

April Book Photo Challenge - Day 3: Spring

I first read this book during spring time when I was little and it instantly became of one my favourite books. It’s such a sweet story. 

englishrainstorms:

April Book Photo Challenge - Day 3: Spring

I first read this book during spring time when I was little and it instantly became of one my favourite books. It’s such a sweet story. 

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“We’ll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.”

—   Alexandra Braken, The Darkest Minds (via bookmad)

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metaphoricalanchor:

i want to write the kind of short stories you read in english class that are on this weird level of surrealism that they still haunt you years down the road

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strandbooks:

Postcard found in a book.

Darling, I am probably now more mixed up than before.

mister-smalls:

nylooms:

tupacabra:

image

it’s a metaphor

The best part is that the crab is the symbol for the zodiac sign Cancer, so in a way even the crab itself is a metaphor

The Fault in our (Lob)Stars

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asjuf:

Awesome Google! Charlotte Bronte’s 198th Birthday.

asjuf:

Awesome Google! Charlotte Bronte’s 198th Birthday.

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thefictionologist:

April Book Photo Challenge: Day 6 - Book & Animals
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
This novel’s world-building and magical aspect is so beautiful. In this world, everyone has an animal companion - a ’Dæmon’ - which portrays the person’s character (and can talk!). There is a special bond between the animal and its owner and being separated is immensely distressful to both. 

thefictionologist:

April Book Photo Challenge: Day 6 - Book & Animals

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

This novel’s world-building and magical aspect is so beautiful. In this world, everyone has an animal companion - a ’Dæmon’ - which portrays the person’s character (and can talk!). There is a special bond between the animal and its owner and being separated is immensely distressful to both. 

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ϟ The Magic Begins Challenge: A Scene You Really Wanted To Be In The Movies, But Wasn’t

Have a biscuit, Potter.

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