“There have been daring people in the world who claimed that Fenimore Cooper could write English, but they are all dead now.”
Read of the Day:Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences by Mark Twain
Click the photo to read a copy of Twain’s hilarious criticism…though I’d advise you to avoid it if you are a Cooper fan without a sense of humor.
Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.
—Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
“I have felt as bleak as I’ve felt since puberty, and have filled almost three Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.”
Read of the Day: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Click the photo to download and read this humorous and insightful collection of nonfiction essays.
“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
Read of the Day: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
Click the photo to download and read a pdf version of this cult classic, which is often the subject of much controversy in the court of public opinion.
Write drunk. Edit sober.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Read of the Day: In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Click the photo to download and read a pdf version of Proust’s novel in seven volumes, which is often regarded as one of the greatest works of French literature ever written.
“What you have lost will not be returned to you; it always be lost. You’re left with only your scars to mark the void. All you can choose to do is go on, or not. But if you go on, it’s knowing you carry your scars with you.”
Read of the Day: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Click the photo to download and read a pdf version of this award-winning novel.
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
Read of the Day: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
This inspirational work of fiction, which originally appeared in The New Yorker. is available on amazon for as little as a dollar.