In which certain things are crossed out

book blog
(and some social justice, fem and mental health)
basically because language and lit are my life this tends to be...

zombowies:

calling out author kathleen hale for being a sketchy-as-fuck creeper

when you get a bad review of your book, eat a pint of ben and jerrys, feel bummed out, and move on

do not STALK THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE BAD REVIEW, YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER CREEP

goddamn and people are still defending her behaviour when she actually stalked someone, like showed up at their freaking house, all for writing a bad review of her book

(via bluestockingbookworm)

My English Class Makes Me Want to Weep for Humanity

We are currently reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Our discussions are disturbing. Yesterday someone said “If you’re crazy and can’t control yourself, you should be put to death”. Translation: Mentally ill people deserve to die. That would be genocide. How can she not see how that makes her sound like a Nazi? If a person has committed a crime because of a disease or disorder she would condemn them to capital punishment and deny them treatment and everyone else appeared to agree. Except me. I argued that A) Many of the cases we were discussing the accused did not claim to be mentally ill, but the media or the public and that adds to the stigma surrounding mental illness. B)There are evil people, but an inability to feel empathy is not equivalent to that. People can still be genuinely would and not be able to empathize. “Phycopath” is not synonymous with murderer. It means a person who has hallucinations. C) You cannot come to any conclusions based off criminal minds or other crime television (which they were). 

I spend my free hour crying because of them. 

taliabobalia:

freyjas:

dungeonsanddamsels:

once i had a breakdown and cried into my pillow and this happened and i feel like this is an accurate representation of my current mental state

it looks like the cover of the great gatsby


now it is the cover of the great gatsby

taliabobalia:

freyjas:

dungeonsanddamsels:

once i had a breakdown and cried into my pillow and this happened and i feel like this is an accurate representation of my current mental state

it looks like the cover of the great gatsby

image

now it is the cover of the great gatsby

(via yummyinusa)

I would not leave.

I would not leave.

(Source: memewhore, via yummyinusa)

Anonymous said: Hi Ive seen you and i just want to say that youre super cute and smart and i really enjoy your presence

That’s so sweet of you. Thank you, Anon. Was it you who asked how I was in another message? If so please come off anon and we can talk. I can’t publish it on my blog as it’s not a personal blog, but a book/social justice blog.