Toria Reads a Book

Ask me anything   I am Toria. I like to read. I have a lot of time on my hands. This is going to be a literature focused blog so mostly including reviews, things I'm reading, quotes and general book related pretty things. My personal blog is here if you are interested


Currently Reading.... The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber

betomad:

early morning // cornwall, england

betomad:

early morning // cornwall, england

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#on a du maurier kick 
nypl:

The wonderful Mindy Kaling’s newest project is participating in ours - she Tweeted, “In between slayin dudes and eating BBQ, #ireadeverywhere. Where do you read? @nypl.” Answer her and tell everyone where you read!  

nypl:

The wonderful Mindy Kaling’s newest project is participating in ours - she Tweeted, “In between slayin dudes and eating BBQ, #ireadeverywhere. Where do you read? @nypl.” Answer her and tell everyone where you read!  

(via books-cupcakes)

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the-library-and-step-on-it:

MODERN TWIST:
Mary Yellan (Jamaica Inn, Daphne du Maurier).

I don’t want to love like a woman or feel like a woman, Mr Davey; there’s pain that way, and suffering, and misery that can last a lifetime. I didn’t bargain for this; I don’t want it.’

the-library-and-step-on-it:

MODERN TWIST:

Mary Yellan (Jamaica Inn, Daphne du Maurier).

I don’t want to love like a woman or feel like a woman, Mr Davey; there’s pain that way, and suffering, and misery that can last a lifetime. I didn’t bargain for this; I don’t want it.’
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#jamaica inn 
urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

(via thebooktarian)

— 5 days ago with 46446 notes
shitroughdrafts:

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.

shitroughdrafts:

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.

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audreyheckburn:

“There are two qualities that make fiction. One is the sense of mystery and the other is the sense of manners. You get the manners from the texture of existence that surrounds you. The great advantage of being a Southern writer is that we don’t have to go anywhere to look for manners; bad or good, we’ve got them in abundance. We in the South live in a society that is rich in contradiction, rich in irony, rich in contrast, and particularly rich in its speech”                                                                                 -Flannery O'Connor

N O V E L S / N O V E L L A S
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Beloved by Toni Morrison
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Light in August by William Faulkner
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
Sanctuary by William Faulkner
Sartoris by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
S H O R T  S T O R I E S
A Good Man Is Hard to Find By Flannery O’Connor
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
Barn Burning by William Faulkner
The Flowers by Alice Walker
Kneel to the Rising Sun by Erskine Caldwell
Mountain Victory by William Faulkner
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty
P O E T R Y
Southern Gothic by Rickey Laurentiis
Playing Dead by Andrew Hudgins

audreyheckburn:

“There are two qualities that make fiction. One is the sense of mystery and the other is the sense of manners. You get the manners from the texture of existence that surrounds you. The great advantage of being a Southern writer is that we don’t have to go anywhere to look for manners; bad or good, we’ve got them in abundance. We in the South live in a society that is rich in contradiction, rich in irony, rich in contrast, and particularly rich in its speech”                                                  
                               -Flannery O'Connor
N O V E L S / N O V E L L A S

S H O R T  S T O R I E S

P O E T R Y

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#southern gothic 

Oh my sweet summer child…

Oh my sweet summer child…

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#ha ha