Sara Zarr Was Here

Author. Person. Restless Christian humanist skeptic. Recovering codependent perfectionist. Manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts. Also making a long-running appearance at sarazarr.com.
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Were I to make the same reductive assessment of all adult literature that the genre’s critics make of YA fiction, then the serious novel would be about a middle-aged person struggling with career collapse and sexual frustration. I don’t want to belittle these topics, but they’re only serious to sexually frustrated middle-aged people, coincidentally being the same narrow demographic that adult literature seems to serve.
Damien Walter in the Guardian, responding to recent critiques of young adult books.

cassandraclare:

Inspired of course by by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.image

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.
She never tweets…

amywhipple:

freeindie:

Classics, Remixed

coffee-and-rainsticks
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sinfonian

This is definitely something that Lucy in The Lucy Variations would post to her tumblr or send to her fellow music nerds.

bunnyfood:

Yawn and stretch. 

In case amyspalding needs to see this.

bunnyfood:

Yawn and stretch. 

In case amyspalding needs to see this.

mmmmm kitty ears

(via bunnyfood)

catagator:

I was supposed to be in New York this weekend. I made plans with people I was really excited to see and spend time with. After a long, disappointing, and frustrating summer, this was a gift to myself, both for making it through and in light of my upcoming birthday.

It’s a birthday that…