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"We all accepted that this land was a gate to that other world, the realm of spirits and dreams and the Fair Folk, without any question. The place we grew up in was so full of magic that it was almost a part of everyday life - not to say you’d meet one of them every time you went out to pick berries, or draw water from your well, but everyone we knew had a friend of a friend who’d strayed too far into the forest, and disappeared; or ventured inside a ring of mushrooms, and gone away for a while, and come back subtly changed. Strange things could happen in those places. Gone for maybe fifty years you could be, and come back still a young girl; or away for no more than an instant by moral reckoning, and return wrinkled and bent with age. These tales fascinated us, but failed to make us careful. If it was going to happen to you, it would happen, whether you liked it or not."

Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest


"Come, dear heart. Lean on me and let us walk this path together."

Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows


"When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over."

Audrey Hepburn

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"If we think of the douchebag as a social identity as much as an accusation, as a subject with a distinctive persona locatable within the categories of race, class, gender and sexuality, then we find that the term carries a remarkably precise definition.
 
The douchebag is someone — overwhelmingly white, rich, heterosexual males — who insist upon, nay, demand their white male privilege in every possible set and setting.
 
The douchebag is always a white guy. But he is more than that. The douchebag is the demanding 1%, and the far more numerically significant class of white, heterosexist men who ape and aspire to be them. Wall Street guys are douchebags to be sure, but so is anyone looking to cash in on his white male privilege.
 
This narrowness of categorization — perhaps unique in the history of America’s rich history of racial and sexual slurs — is what makes the word douchebag such a potentially useful political tool."

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For — Medium

This is a great, interesting, insightful, long read.

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"They watched the sharks for a while, and were themselves watched."

Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni (via dannygoodmanwriting)


"The spell was Schall’s, yes, and he had done terrible things with them-but they could not be evil on its own, no more than say, a knife could be used to slice bread as well as injure a man. All must depend on the wielder, and the intent."

The Golem And The Jinni by Helene Wecker


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endless list of favourite books
↳ The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker

“All of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how any people surround us. And then, we meet someone who seems to understand. She smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears.” 

charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books

↳ The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker

“All of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how any people surround us. And then, we meet someone who seems to understand. She smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears.” 


jynxie:

So I just finished reading The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and I really like the scenes with Chava and Ahmad being dorks.  I really love their relationship…whatever it is. XD  Still not entirely clear on it, but I know I want more.
And not exactly how these moments played out, but close enough.  There needs to be more fanwork for this book, though.  Ahmed is delightfully arrogant and Chava is just lovely (and badass).

jynxie:

So I just finished reading The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and I really like the scenes with Chava and Ahmad being dorks.  I really love their relationship…whatever it is. XD  Still not entirely clear on it, but I know I want more.

And not exactly how these moments played out, but close enough.  There needs to be more fanwork for this book, though.  Ahmed is delightfully arrogant and Chava is just lovely (and badass).


"She tried to imagine herself chatting and laughing with a roomful of strangers, completely at her ease. It seemed an impossible fantasy, like a child wishing for wings."

Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni

Girl, I feel you.

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"Already she’d removed herself from his life. It changed nothing. So why did it still seem to matter?
For weeks now he’d tried to relegate her to some remote corner of his mind, only to have her reemerge when least wanted. Perhaps he was going about the wrong way; he’d never tried to forget anyone before. But then, he’d never needed to."

The Jinni (via thevagabondwolfe)


"Sometimes men want what they don’t have because they don’t have it. Even if everyone offered to share, they would only want the share that wasn’t theirs."

The Golem and the Jinni (via okiedokiesmokey)


"A man might desire something for a moment, while a larger part of him rejects it. You’ll need to learn to judge people by their actions, not their thoughts."

The Golem and the Jinni (via okiedokiesmokey)

I am so screwed.




"“And you have no romantic feelings for him at all?”
“I don’t think so. It’s hard to tell. ”
He snorted. “Maybe you should lie with him. It might clarify things.”
She jerked as though he’d slapped her. “I would never!”
“Never? You mean with him, or with anyone?”
She turned away. “I don’t know. it’s difficult to think about.”
It was a clear signal, but he decided to ignore it. “It should be easy. They’re the ones who complicate it beyond reason.”
“Of course you would say so! And I suppose I should follow your example, and take all the pleasures I can!”
“Why not, when there’s no harm done?”
“By which you mean that you aren’t harmed, and that’s what matters!” She’d rounded on him, full of ire. “You go here and there leaving God knows what in your wake, and the you think less of them for worrying about the consequences. Meanwhile, I have to hear every ‘I wish I hadn’t’ and ‘what’ll I do now!’ It’s selfish and careless, and inexcusable!”
Her startling anger seemed to have run its course. Frowning, she turned away in stony silence.
After a moment he said, “Chava, have I done something I don’t know about? Did I harm someone?”
“Not as far as I know,” she muttered. “But your life affects others, and you don’t seem to realize it.” She looked down to her hands, tangled in her lap. “Perhaps it’s unfair to wish otherwise. We’re our natures, you and I.”
Her words hurt, more than he’d have thought. He wanted to defend himself—but then, maybe she was right, maybe he was selfish and careless. And he was was right as well, to think her prudish and overcautious. Both of them had their reasons, as well as their natures. He looked out over the lake, which lay dark and still, somehow unruffled by their argument."

The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker pg. 278



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