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scatteredastrology · a day ago
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book recs for the signs
aries: 
energetic, hot-headed, courageous, fiery, competitive, heroic, daring
- the illiad by homer
- east of eden by john steinbeck 
- war and peace by leo tolstoy 
taurus:
homely, indulgent, sensual, tender, stubborn, stagnant, creative
- my year of rest and relaxation by ottessa moshfegh 
- on earth we’re briefly gorgeous by ocean vuong 
- the goldfinch by donna tartt 
gemini:
lively, witty, superficial, spontaneous, adaptable, curious 
- the secret history by donna tartt 
- and then there were none by agatha christie 
- lord of the flies by william golding 
cancer:
nurturing, moody, intuitive, sentimental
- the bell jar by sylvia plath
- the turn of the screw by henry james 
- mrs dalloway by virginia woolf 
leo: 
dramatic, passionate, vivacious, steadfast, playful
- the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde
- if we were villains by m.l. rio 
- the phantom of the opera by gaston leroux 
virgo:
meticulous, analytical, modest, critical, complex, distant
- the catcher in the rye by j.d salinger
- the stranger/the outsider by albert camus 
- sherlock holmes by arthur conan doyle
libra: 
romantic, diplomatic, idealistic, gullible, harmonious, aesthete 
- to kill a mockingbird by harper lee
- pride and prejudice by jane austen 
- little women by louisa may alcott 
scorpio: 
intense, perceptive, thoughtful, obsessive, elusive 
- inferno by dante 
- lolita by vladimir nabokov 
- these violent delights by micah nemerever 
sagittarius: 
philosophical, optimistic, restless, insatiable, adventurous, wise
- crime and punishment by fyodor dostoevsky 
- don quixote by miguel de cervantes
- the razor’s edge by w. somerset maugham 
capricorn: 
ambitious, reserved, dedicated, reliable, resilient, protective, melancholic 
- the great gatsby by scott fitzgerald 
- great expectations by charles dickens 
- anna karenina by leo tolstoy
aquarius: 
intelligent, unique, strange, detached, revolutionary, rebellious
- frankenstein by mary shelley 
- animal farm by george orwell 
- the metamorphosis by franz kafka 
pisces: 
introspective, yearning, dreamy, artistic, sensitive
- the haunting of hill house by shirley jackson
- the waves by virginia woolf 
- the starless sea by erin morgenstern 
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this is sooo gay, how the fuck did wilde think he could get away with it
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kkdejesus · 2 days ago
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annaleigh · 2 days ago
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he did it for the aesthetic
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elivictor · 2 days ago
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Carrying an Oscar Wilde book everywhere I go to look gay and mysterious and academic.
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anyother-candidate · 2 days ago
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the picture of dorian gray but everytime a character gets called anything along the lines of "good boy", it gets faster
we’re exposing oscar for this i see
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immortal-velociraptor · a day ago
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I want my name aesthetic to give off the vibes of a tortured queer poet in the 19th century!
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thegroovyfool · 2 days ago
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dorian gray adaption where it’s the exact same but david bowie is in the background of every scene. dorian kills basil and david just steps over the body and says “yikes” and it’s his only line
the only valid dorian gray adaptation pitch ive ever heard, everyone else can go home now.
by any chance are you familiar with the 1998 cult classic film, velvet goldmine??
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chaotic-angsty-teen · a day ago
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The urge to gatekeep The picture of Dorian Gray from straight people.
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persephonespoems · a day ago
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still need to read these books 💌
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metamorphesque · 11 months ago
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— Oscar Wilde 
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amvrleig · a month ago
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where do i exist if not within your voice? if not within the way you touch, or the way you say my name?
amber leigh
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mysharona1987 · 5 months ago
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ritikajyala · 7 months ago
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All my teenage years, I had bottled up anger and grief and promised myself I'd never cry but when I sat down with her hands in my hand and looked her in the eye, all the anger turned into tears. I sobbed for hours and she sat there, rubbing my back. That's when I saw. Growing up is also tearing down walls, it's also letting go of the anger.
-Ritika Jyala, excerpt from The Flesh I Burned
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aqua-regia009 · 3 months ago
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Gothic portrait of a young man (2016) by Oleksandr Balbyshev
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thewildetyme · 8 months ago
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“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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apoetsparacosm · a month ago
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“There seemed to be something tragic in a friendship so coloured by romance.”
-Oscar Wilde
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