Mary Anne Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era. She used a male pen name to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot’s life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances (x). 

“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”—George Eliot
Mary Anne Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era. She used a male pen name to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot’s life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances (x). 

“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”—George Eliot

I know because I read…Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating.
Libba Bray
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which man has many- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."—Charles Dickens

"Reflect upon your present blessings of which man has many- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."—Charles Dickens

booklover:

296/365 - Livros (by Bruna_Wretzky)

booklover:

296/365 - Livros (by Bruna_Wretzky)

The Bookshop has a thousand books,
All colors, hues, and tinges,
And every cover is a door
That turns on magic hinges.
Nancy Byrd Turner

papertownbooks:

We have several of J.M. Cotzee’s work on sale at 50% off. See them at our website.

Reading Chekhov, I felt not happy, exactly, but as close to happiness as I knew I was likely to come. And it occurred to me that this was the pleasure and mystery of reading, as well as the answer to those who say that books will disappear. For now, books are still the best way of taking great art and its consolations along with us on a bus.
Francine Prose; Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Find a place and write. Go! Now!

Find a place and write. Go! Now!

Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. Besides, in this random miscellaneous company we may rub against some complete stranger who will, with luck, turn into the best friend we have in the world.
Virginia Woolf; Street Haunting
Pretty much … nothing.

Pretty much … nothing.

The word for ‘book’ in all the known languages of the earth is vallon, ‘chamber of words’…
Sofia Samatar; A Stranger in Olondria

writeworld:

How to Build a Fictional World - Kate Messner

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling?

The full TedEd lesson may be found on their website.

Good stuff.

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, “The world is quiet here,” as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.
Lemony Snicket; The Slippery Slope
A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.
Henry Miller; The Books in My Life