"classical music is boring"



Stravinsky’s rite of spring is about a girl who dances herself to death to appease the Russian god of spring.

When it premiered the crowd got so amped up they opened up a mosh pit in the theater and the night would be forever known as the “riot of spring”

There’s a piece in the bassoon repertoire called “Dead Elvis” and when you buy the music you have to contractually agree to only perform the piece in a full Elvis costume.


(via justanewworldfool)

"It’s still there, you know? All the love, it’s still right there underneath my ribs, begging you to pull them back one by one & crawl inside."

every time i’m about to reblog a teenagerpost i realize i’m not a teenager anymore and feel like a decrepit loser

  • me: do i have enough time to read these books?
  • me: no
  • me: *buys books*

A Book Addict's Vent

  • 1: Stop asking me how much I spend on my book hauls.
  • 2: Stop looking at my receipt--seriously?
  • 3: Stop silently judging me because my cart is full.
  • 4: What the hell does it matter to you whether I get to read all of my books or not?
  • 5: I am a book collector, not a hoarder. There's a difference.
  • 6: Yes, I am buying another book. Why do you care?
  • 7: No, I don't watch TV a lot because I'd rather be reading. What's wrong with that?
  • 8: It's cute that you think that just because I read faster than you, it means I don't fully appreciate books.
  • 9: If you're at a bookstore with me, you should know what you're getting yourself into--so don't even TRY to rush me.
  • 10: Young Adult books are about more than girls in dresses and vampires. Maybe you should pick one up some day and see for yourself.
  • Hey fellow book addicts, do you have anything to vent about? It's Sunday, let go of your stress for the upcoming week!

"I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled."

Diane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale (via duttonbooks)

(via bibliobrit)