What made you become a writer? — Asked by ahsokatano23

I don’t know if there was just one thing that made me want to write. I began writing when I was about 9 years old, in school. I would write stories about my dog, or family. When I got older, around age 16, I was reading literature and the way the authors would arrange words was quite fascinating to me. Also, just the love of storytelling. All these factors played a role. Thanks for asking. Cheers!

Paris Review – The Tournament of Literary Friends, Katherine Hill

“Serious readers know we shouldn’t go looking for friends in fiction. Better to look for moral questions, social truths, emotional possibilities—the stuff of life. And yet, isn’t it sort of fun to imagine playing Eschaton with Michael Pemulis or cruising Mexico with the Savage Detectives? Isn’t imagining ourselves among fictional people actually pretty central to the experience of reading?”—Katherine Hill on the tournament of literary friends.

Support your local bookstore.

Support your local bookstore.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus (via 13neighbors)

[Normal is way overrated!]

littledallilasbookshelf:

Bookstore - Paagman, Hague, Netherlands

If you have any desire to write surround yourself with writers; especially ones who have published something. If you do, it will motivate you to sit in the chair and work.
TBV
literarylandofalysia:

The Moment
booksdirect:

“WARNING! May be habit forming.”

Best habit I’ve ever had!

booksdirect:

“WARNING! May be habit forming.”

Best habit I’ve ever had!

I can actually smell the books in these pictures … aaahh!

What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.
Neil Gaiman; American Gods
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.
Carl Sagan

helloyoucreatives:

You are never alone with a good book. This charming campaign is from Grey Tel Aviv. Via Taxi 

See, book lovers never go to bed alone.

thewhimsybookworm:

Just an endless line of books!

A book haven.

thewhimsybookworm:

Just an endless line of books!

A book haven.

Bookstore Names

[Answer as many times as you like]

If you were opening a second-hand bookstore, what clever name would you call it?

booklover:

Adkabooks by Gabriela Grossmannová on Flickr.

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booklover:

Adkabooks by Gabriela Grossmannová on Flickr.

Support your local bookstore.