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When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly: while you are making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity  (via awelltraveledwoman)

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The Mystery of Murakami


Dudes, this is very silly article. You can’t write 2000 words about Murakami’s sentence structure without mentioning that, oh, you know, the book is translated from Japanese. The article even misleadingly states, in the first sentence of the second paragraph, that “Murakami… learned to speak English by reading American crime novels” as if he’d written the novel in English.

Tsk tsk, Atlantic!

(Source: booksandpublishing)


There’s a very well dressed woman sitting next to me on the subway, with a pink business dress and a matching mani pedi and green Coach bag, writing a list into her notebook with the heading “PACKING FOR DRAGON CON”.


Creepy Type 2

This ‘oral alphabet’ must surely be a counterpart to the fleshy type I posted about a few months ago.

The toothy type has been created by Japanese designer Takayuki Ogawa who was inspired by the the mouth’s ability to express such a wide range of emotions by itself. This is clearly demonstrated in the many emoticons that use the mouth to describe the key emotion—  :) :D :p. :/ —etc.

Brilliantly executed, they have been made from stone powder clay, acrylic paint, varnish, wood and iron, though, you might think twice before using them on that wedding invite…


It’s weird that Amazon.com shares its name with the largest rainforest in the world, and yet the 2 products it manufactures are named after things that could destroy said rainforest, “Kindle” and “Fire”.