so this has sort of morphed from a 31 day challenge to an ill-be-lucky-if-i-finish-by-the-end-of-the-year challenge.
pale fire is my favourite book, has been since i read it my senior year of high school.
nabokov is my favourite author by far.
my tattoo, which says "i have only words to play with," is nabokov. it's from lolita, though, not pale fire.
when i was first debating what tattoo i wanted i was considering:
"i was the shadow of the waxwing slain
in the feigned remoteness of the windowpane"
from pale fire
but i decided that was too long.
and i love my tattoo!