7 Meaningful Sylvia Plath Tattoos

7 Meaningful Sylvia Plath Tattoos

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Sylvia Plath is a figure of both tragedy and genius. A pioneer of the confessional poetry genre and posthumous Pulitzer Prize-winner, she lived to be only thirty-years-old. Plath’s raw depiction of her personal struggles continues to resonate with many who share her feelings. All readers carry the impact of writing that touches them, but these seven tattoos help people to keep Plath’s words especially close.   The Bell Jar (1963)   Image via popsugar.com   1. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”   Image via loadtv.biz   2. I saw my life branching …

Seven Powerful Quotes from Nobel Prize-Winner John Steinbeck

Seven Powerful Quotes from Nobel Prize-Winner John Steinbeck

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On October 25th, 1962, fifty-six years ago, John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize of Literature. His vivid depiction of the rural American landscape as a projection of the human psyche is both haunting and poignant, supporting his enduring legacy as a literary great. Known for his portrayal of unfailing optimism in the midst of human suffering, it seems clear that his words will inspire readers and dreamers for generations to come. Here are seven powerful quotes to pay tribute to his memory and continue his legacy.   Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962)   Image via amazon.com   1. “A journey is …

Five Psycho-Supernatural Horror Stories for Fans of 'The Haunting of Hill House'

Five Psycho-Supernatural Horror Stories for Fans of 'The Haunting of Hill House'

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Some of the best horror skirts the line between psychological thriller and supernatural terror. In the spirit of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, here are a selection of terrifying books. Don’t lose your head.   House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski   Image Via Goodreads   My personal favorite book of all time. It’s about a House that’s slightly bigger on the inside than on the outside. Actually, wait, it’s about a documentary about the family living in the House. But no, that’s not right either, it’s about a critical review of the documentary about the House. Well, in truth, …

Five Psycho-Supernatural Horror Stories for Fans of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

Five Psycho-Supernatural Horror Stories for Fans of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

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Some of the best horror skirts the line between psychological thriller and supernatural terror. In the spirit of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, here are a selection of terrifying books. Don’t lose your head.   House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski   Image Via Goodreads   My personal favorite book of all time. It’s about a House that’s slightly bigger on the inside than on the outside. Actually, wait, it’s about a documentary about the family living in the House. But no, that’s not right either, it’s about a critical review of the documentary about the House. Well, in truth, …

11 of Our Favorite LGBTQ Characters from Books!

11 of Our Favorite LGBTQ Characters from Books!

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All of us have a something about our character that we’d rather keep a secret, and being honest and open about it can be the most difficult thing to. Many times inspiration is needed to see that everything is okay, and that you are okay as you are. That’s why we are so thankful for the writers who took the time to create inspirational characters representing diverse groups of people.   Today, in honor of National Coming Out Day for LGBT awareness, let’s celebrate some of our favorite characters who teach us to be true to ourselves! Whether you’re a part of …