Bookish Pelican

We are made for stories

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There are reality TV shows for aspiring designers, singers, and chefs, so what about writers? The Italian reality show Masterpiece will pit writers against each other in competition for a book deal. As judge Giancarlo De Cataldo said, “The book is dying, and we must do everything we can to save it. Even a talent show.” We expect a lot of dramatic crying at typewriters.

millionsmillions:

There are reality TV shows for aspiring designers, singers, and chefs, so what about writers? The Italian reality show Masterpiece will pit writers against each other in competition for a book deal. As judge Giancarlo De Cataldo said, “The book is dying, and we must do everything we can to save it. Even a talent show.” We expect a lot of dramatic crying at typewriters.

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Eleanor & Park isn’t some dystopian fantasy about a world where teenagers swear and are cruel to each other, and some kids have terrible parents.

Teenagers swear and are cruel to each other. Some kids have terrible parents.

Some girls have terrible stepdads who shout profanity at them and call them sluts – and some of those girls still manage to rise above it.

When these people call Eleanor & Park an obscene story, I feel like they’re saying that rising above your situation isn’t possible.

That if you grow up in an ugly situation, your story isn’t even fit for good people’s ears. That ugly things cancel out everything beautiful.

Rainbow Rowell on the censorship of Eleanor and Park. (via bellesbookshelf)

You can read more about a Minnesota county’s efforts to ban “Eleanor & Park” here:

http://the-toast.net/2013/09/17/chat-rainbow-rowell-love-censorship/

(via rainbowrowell)

THIS.  Here’s what censorship does: it says, “This is bad.  Let’s not look at it.”  Good art says, “Yeah, this is really shitty, but look at all the beauty all around it. There is more than just the crap.”

(via rainbowrowell)

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