"Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside of them"

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via bibliophilebunny)

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#tbt to 2009, when baby sister @kyra_kaplan had her high school prom. And now she’s all finished her first year of optometry school! #proudbigsister

#tbt to 2009, when baby sister @kyra_kaplan had her high school prom. And now she’s all finished her first year of optometry school! #proudbigsister

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"A book is kind of like a good Horcrux, if we can imagine that – a piece of the writer’s soul, preserved in a physical object for all time, and changing the lives of all those who come into contact with it."

Cheryl B. Klein (via writingquotes)

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With You

365 Showtunes DAY 113GHOST: THE MUSICAL - With You

I forgot how much I love this song. Ohmygoodness. It might have made me tear up a bit just listening to it right now.


Happy opening night to the Broadway cast in 2012! I got to see the show on its closing night, within the first couple weeks of moving to New York City. (I actually saw two closing performances that weekend, and I think seeing closing shows was solidified as one of my favourite things after that. Granted, both of the shows that weekend had the same leads in its closing cast as its opening cast, so that might have had a hand in it.)

I’m resisting the urge SO BADLY to talk about my feelings about the show. That wasn’t what this project was supposed to be - it wasn’t supposed to be Lea reviewing theatre she saw almost two years ago. It was supposed to be Lea fingerling over fantastic musical theatre, both old and new. That being said, I have some very strong feelings about this show, good and bad, and I want to share.

But I won’t. 

I will say, however, that Caissie Levy has an INCREDIBLY close place in my heart. She grew up not far from where I did, is from a good Jewish family, and is actually the sister-in-law to one of my roommate’s classmates. Lots of ties to her. I adore her, in everything she’s done (jesus do I have to get my act together to go see her in Les Mis!), and I think her talent rings true in this song. Annnddd okay I’m done with the fangirling now.

This was a particularly rambly night, especially compared with the last few, so thanks for reading, and as always, thanks for listening. Remember that my ask box is always open for suggestions and recommendations or else just to chat about musical theatre or anything! (Slash if you do want some Lea reviewing theatre, let me know! I’d be happy to, if it’s desired.)

Love you guys! 

Happy listening!! 

So I’m on the subway coming home from work today when I notice a girl (let’s be real she was probably my age if not older so really she was a woman) sitting across from me. We both have books. Hardcovers. With, obvs, the jacket off. I tried sneaking looks at her spine to figure out what she was reading but I couldn’t figure it out. It was a red case. She was near the end and kept sort of smiling and chuckling silently to herself and I just. Love it.

When we pull into my home station, both of us - at the same time - place in our bookmarks, close our hardcovers, and go to put them in our purses. We each notice each other doing this. When both of our books are away, we make eye contact, share a small smile, and then get up to exit the train.

I couldn’t decide which was the better term for what I was feeling: fast friends, or co-conspirators. 

Either way, this is why reading people are the best people.

I hope you enjoyed your book, lady from the 6 train who got off at 96th Street with me. 

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."

Anaïs Nin (via criticlyanonymous)

"To write fiction, one needs a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations."

Aldous Huxley (via writingquotes)

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Unless you write yourself, you can’t know how wonderful it is; I always used to bemoan the fact that I couldn’t draw, but now I’m overjoyed that at least I can write. And if I don’t have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself….I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me!

When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?

I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals, and fantasies….

So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It’ll all work out, because I’m determined to write!


Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (1995 Definitive Edition), 4/5/44

Just read this and it really spoke to me. So I thought I’d share it.

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