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Oh No They Didn't! - The Very Weird Handwriting Of Very Famous Authors

“I am sure everyone has had the experience of reading a book and finding it vibrating with aliveness, with colour and immediacy. And then, perhaps some weeks later, reading it again and finding it flat and empty. Well, the book hasn’t changed: you have.”

—   Doris Lessing (via nighthawk-postcards)

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shaky-hands-steady-mind:

Alice.

(Source: cghub.com, via bookporn)

“Why did people ask “What is it about?” as if a novel had to be about only one thing.”

—   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via mar-see-ah)

(via booklover)

papertownbooks:

Many lives!

papertownbooks:

Many lives!

(Source: krissstrawberry, via booklover)

“But in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.”

—   Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Wind (via booksandhotchocolate)

(via booklover)

“The English major at her best isn’t used by language; she uses it. She bends it, inflects it with irony, and lets hyperbole bloom like a firework flower when the time’s right. She knows that language isn’t there merely to represent the world but to interpret it. Language lets her say how she feels.”

—   

The Ideal English Major

Complement with Virginia Woolf on words

(via explore-blog)

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thelinemaker:

Oscar Wilde.

thelinemaker:

Oscar Wilde.

(Source: blascoart, via scribebynight)

firstbook:

Or better yet, you can give happiness by giving books :)

firstbook:

Or better yet, you can give happiness by giving books :)

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explore-blog:

What a wonderful modern version of the best vintage ads for libraries and reading. Put it in action with some excellent books to warm your soul.
(Photo via The Paris Review) 

explore-blog:

What a wonderful modern version of the best vintage ads for libraries and reading. Put it in action with some excellent books to warm your soul.

(Photo via The Paris Review

simonpsaric:

waking up with a clean slate

simonpsaric:

waking up with a clean slate

(via teachingliteracy)

Happy New Year!
bookmania:

Edith Wharton’s Library. Edith Wharton designed her library for her own pleasure at the Mount in the Berkshires starting year 1902. Her library contains a rare collection of books from which her writings were inspired. It also houses 22 rare copies of her works. (Photo by Beatie)

bookmania:

Edith Wharton’s Library. Edith Wharton designed her library for her own pleasure at the Mount in the Berkshires starting year 1902. Her library contains a rare collection of books from which her writings were inspired. It also houses 22 rare copies of her works. (Photo by Beatie)