First he was chubby-faced Bobby Zimmerman, or Zimbo, a kid who “dressed like a nerd before there was such a term.” Then he was a teen iconoclast making himself over in the image of James Dean. Later, he wanted to be Woody Guthrie. Then he was a rock icon jaded by the over-earnestness of the folk scene. He refused to give straight answers to stock questions from reporters and talk show hosts. Was he gaming the system, exposing a vapid publicity machine, or was he just a spoiled brat who didn’t appreciate his own success?

Nathan Gelgud on Bob Dylan, over at Biographile!

Ernest Hemingway was not only a great writer; he was also an ambitious traveler who spent extended periods of time in Paris, Madrid, Pamplona, Venice, Havana, and Key West. No matter where he went, he frequented the best bars and restaurants, often writing about these places in his novels and short stories and thus ensuring their long-lived fame. In honor of Hemingway’s birthday—he would have turned 115 years old on July 21—Fodor’s has collected some of his favorite haunts around the world.  High-res

Ernest Hemingway was not only a great writer; he was also an ambitious traveler who spent extended periods of time in Paris, Madrid, Pamplona, Venice, Havana, and Key West. No matter where he went, he frequented the best bars and restaurants, often writing about these places in his novels and short stories and thus ensuring their long-lived fame. In honor of Hemingway’s birthday—he would have turned 115 years old on July 21—Fodor’s has collected some of his favorite haunts around the world. 

rachelfershleiser:

This is what it looks like when you are taking a BookSelfie with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (!!!) and Amber (rightfully) runs over to yell at you because she is your official photographer and what are you doing, and then you crack up and look evil/wolf-like.
Point being, I have heard nothing but enormously wonderful things about this book and I can’t wait to read it.

Look at this PHENOMENAL Tumblr book lady with this PHENOMENAL book! (Also with a Tumblr-y author! emilystjohnmandel) High-res

rachelfershleiser:

This is what it looks like when you are taking a BookSelfie with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (!!!) and Amber (rightfully) runs over to yell at you because she is your official photographer and what are you doing, and then you crack up and look evil/wolf-like.

Point being, I have heard nothing but enormously wonderful things about this book and I can’t wait to read it.

Look at this PHENOMENAL Tumblr book lady with this PHENOMENAL book! (Also with a Tumblr-y author! emilystjohnmandel)