bookpatrol:

Nostalgia by Jim Westergard. Wood engraving. Edition of 30. 6 x 4 inches. $60

bookpatrol:

Nostalgia by Jim Westergard. Wood engraving. Edition of 30. 6 x 4 inches. $60

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.
Truman Capote; Truman Capote: Conversations (Literary Conversations)
teachingliteracy:

Cornell Library Nook (by patrix99)

Nice.

teachingliteracy:

Cornell Library Nook (by patrix99)

Nice.

Wasn’t writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?
Ian McEwan; Atonement

hoplalalaa:

Classic Book Brooches made with Original pages by houseofismay

Make time to read.

Make time to read.

10 Great Novels That were Originally Published as Pulp

airshipdaily:

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Literary snobbishness bothers me, which isn’t to say I don’t understand or appreciate “great literature.” Rather, I reject the idea that there are hard and fast genera separating “the good” from “the bad,” or “the canonical” from “the campy.”

I would even go so far as to…

escapekit:

The Books Shelf

A personal typographic bookshelf sized to fit just those books you go back to time & again. 

Nice.

In describing a fairy-story which they think adults might possibly read for their own entertainment, reviewers frequently indulge in such waggeries as: “this book is for children from the ages of six to sixty.” But I have never yet seen the puff of a new motor-model that began thus: “this toy will amuse infants from seventeen to seventy”; though that to my mind would be much more appropriate. Is there any essential connexion between children and fairy-stories? Is there any call for comment, if an adult reads them for himself? Reads them as tales, that is, not studies them as curios. Adults are allowed to collect and study anything, even old theatre programmes or paper bags. … I think this is an error; at best an error of false sentiment, and one that is therefore most often made by those who, for whatever private reason (such as childlessness), tend to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large.
 ”I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”—Nelson Mandela (R.I.P.; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

 ”I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”—Nelson Mandela (R.I.P.; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Nelson Mandela (via papertownbooks)
In general I end my stories before I get a chance do something more aesthetically pleasing to me. But I’ve thrown whole stories away when all I lacked was a last line. Often.
justaguywithaphone:

Victorian house in Arcata, Ca

I’m pretty much ready to move in … NOW!

justaguywithaphone:

Victorian house in Arcata, Ca

I’m pretty much ready to move in … NOW!

navillus-nylamme:

Subway views.

navillus-nylamme:

Subway views.