The 2014 Man Booker Longlist Has Been Announced

So go out and live real good and I promise you’ll get beat up real bad. But, in a little while after you’re dead, you’ll be rotted away anyway. It’s not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn’t live.
Rich Mullins
slightlyignorant:

PREACH!
amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, JK Rowling, born 31 July 1965
12 JK Rowling Quotes

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, JK Rowling, born 31 July 1965

12 JK Rowling Quotes

Paris Review – How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dan Piepenbring

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library.
Maya Angelou (via bookporn)
Regno Unito, 3 novembre 1960: finalmente arriva nelle librerie L’amante di Lady Chatterley.

epicreads:

booksandhotchocolate:

Book Nerd Problems | Buying Too Many Books

As always, thanks for the GIFs!

Yup, I can completely relate.

ilovereadingandwriting:

Focus (via Pinterest)

Good idea.

ilovereadingandwriting:

Focus (via Pinterest)

Good idea.

hystericalspaces:

Wim Wenders - Written In The West

In preparation for shooting the film PARIS, TEXAS in late 1983, Wim Wenders traveled the West equipped with a 6 x 7 medium format camera searching out subjects and location that would bring that desolate landscape to life.

There is No Right Way, Just Write.
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

So true.

A Writer’s Tools

A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

  (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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