Girl Canon in W, by Katie Booms

You get to choose the books you give yourself to. Here are mine. Send yours (if you’re a girl) to Girl Canon.


  1. Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, because “sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” And because this little girl got to size change.

  2. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which my mom read us every winter—but only when the wind really started…

What I feel most moved to write, that is banned—it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot. So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches.

Herman Melville, Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne, June 1851 (via mttbll)

So writers are getting lucky, now, that none of it pays. We can have our freedom if we can stand it.
My love to the dark American Romantics.