Who are they? Maybe they are some of mine :)
These shiny new books were delivered to my bed this morning (Yes, literally to my bed. The package arrived while I was still sleeping and Rosianna was kind enough to bring it to me). Can’t wait to start reading!
The Chaos Walking series is one of my all-time favorites. You won’t regret ordering these! Such a beautiful, dystopian-society-esque, innocent love story.
Has anyone on Tumblr actually read The Great Gatsby?
Because there is a lot of fantastical romanticizing going on over a book that is actually very unromantic and quite tragic…
“You’ll find our hearts not on our sleeves, but in the spines of our books.”
Haha Well thank you :) I will work on it more from now on!
Have you ever read a book that seems like someone else is writing out your story? Like the exact feelings that you didn’t have the right words to explain somehow just make sense as you read them in another’s experience.
That’s what happened to me in this book. For about 95% of the time. And the pain of depression I’ve felt before and sometimes feel today resonated with the main character, Charlie, as his life unfolds through powerful letters.
As in Dear Friend, kind of letters (which just happens to be something that is currently occurring in my life now as well).
I could feel the hurt, even when he didn’t say it, but the experience just exposes his heart and emotions and thoughts. Everything. Bare for all to explore, if they so choose.
It could be easy to read this book and not understand what is happening. Not know the torture of being trapped in a shell of pain that you can’t just crawl out of easily, and when he does, it’s usually through some mind-altering consumed product.
But it was great to read this and also feel his joy, his triumphs, his inner passions just bloom and light up everything. And to feel infinite.
There’s so much to say about this book, but the one thing I want to make sure I say is Please read it! It’s worth the time, even if you don’t empathize well. If you’re not reading it for you, read it for that friend or family member you know has been depressed and you had no clue what to do to help them.
Love, betrayal, incest, adultery, idealism, chivalry, sorcerers, knights, Christians, Pagans. From the very beginning of its creation all the way to a modern feminist retelling, I’ve tried to collect the history of the Arthurian legend. Enjoy!
De Excidio Brittonum by Gildas (~540) [PDF]
History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1136) [PDF]
Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1150) [PDF]
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (~1350)
Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485)
The Prophecy of Merlin by Anne Bannerman (1802) [PDF]
Merlin and the Merlinian Poems by John Veitch (1888) [PDF]
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1983) [PDF]
Related anthologies that have Arthurian legends in them:
[If any of the links are wrong or become broken, please let me know.]
There’s also “The Pendragon Cycle” by Stephen Lawhead which is absolutely stunning.
Seriously… it’s time.
You got’s to go.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE