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In Famous Last Words by Katie Alender, a serial killer is stalking L.A. and reenacting famous movie murder scenes with his victims. In honor of this new release, here (in no particular order) are some of our famous last words… from books, that is! 
1. But there are much worse games to play.    - Mockingjay
2. And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!    - The Little Prince 
3. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.     - The Catcher in the Rye 
4. “I am so glad to be at home again!”    - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 
5. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.    - The Great Gatsby
6. She slammed the book and stood up. All three of them turned then and walked along the river.    - Harriet the Spy 
7. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”    - The Sun Also Rises 
8. All was well.    - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
What are some of your favorite last words?
Read an excerpt of Katie Alender’s latest thriller here!

thisisteen:

In Famous Last Words by Katie Alender, a serial killer is stalking L.A. and reenacting famous movie murder scenes with his victims. In honor of this new release, here (in no particular order) are some of our famous last words… from books, that is! 

1. But there are much worse games to play.
    - Mockingjay

2. And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!
    - The Little Prince 

3. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. 
    - The Catcher in the Rye 

4. “I am so glad to be at home again!”
    - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 

5. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
    - The Great Gatsby

6. She slammed the book and stood up. All three of them turned then and walked along the river.
    - Harriet the Spy 

7. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
    - The Sun Also Rises 

8. All was well.
    - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

What are some of your favorite last words?

Read an excerpt of Katie Alender’s latest thriller here!

My new book FAMOUS LAST WORDS is out today! Ghosts, murder, movies, the Hollywood Hills… good times! 

My new book FAMOUS LAST WORDS is out today! Ghosts, murder, movies, the Hollywood Hills… good times! 

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Society wants us to feel ugly. If we feel ugly, we’ll be dissatisfied.

We’ll need to fill that void with something. So we’ll buy more food to kill the pain, or we’ll buy vacations, or more weight loss programs, or more magazines to motivate us. If we all felt great in our bodies, if we all owned just a few outfits that made us feel fabulous, why on earth would we need to keep spending money?

Society has a vested interest in you feeling ugly.

Sheila Wray Gregoire

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

I don’t like the look of the guy with the camera.  Doug, go sniff him and report back.

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scholasticreadingclub:

A Code Name Verity inspired photoshoot by Margot Wood (x)

LOVE. 

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tastefullyoffensive:

Every time I open my laptop. [x]

Every. Single. Day.

tastefullyoffensive:

Every time I open my laptop. [x]

Every. Single. Day.

johnaugust:

And yet, as Gavin looked at the choices that had brought him here, he wondered if he’d won at all. http://ift.tt/JoJzIY

tastefullyoffensive:

Spotted at a Michael’s craft store. [x]

Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art (via emotional-algebra)

Parenting fail

Whenever my daughter interacts with anything overly princess-related, I always tell her that a princess’s job is to help people.

That way I figure, if she grows up wanting to be a princess, she’ll have to commit to helping people. 

But last time we talked about it, she got this really weary look and was like, “I don’t want to be a princess. I don’t want to help people.”

arcanja:

Par Dessus les Toîts by claude.lazar on Flickr.

I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

Five Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

shitroughdrafts:

shitroughdrafts:

Guys here is the new trailer for Shit Rough Drafts.

It features F. Scott Fitzgerald and his editor, Maxwell Perkins, fighting.

I promise you will like it. Watch it and share it.

Oh and Pre-order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

GUYS. The book is out TOMORROW!

GLARTSBY!

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