44,000 Books

Today I’m traveling to a small town just south of Dallas, TX to look over 44,000 books that someone is offering to sell me.

*I need to remember to bring an extra pair of underwear along.*   ;-)

“If they keep exposing you to education, you might even realize some day that man becomes immortal only in what he writes on paper, or hacks into rock, or slabbers onto a canvas, or pulls out of a piano.”—Robert Ruark; The Old Man and the Boy

“If they keep exposing you to education, you might even realize some day that man becomes immortal only in what he writes on paper, or hacks into rock, or slabbers onto a canvas, or pulls out of a piano.”—Robert Ruark; The Old Man and the Boy

No black woman writer in this culture can write “too much”. Indeed, no woman writer can write “too much”…No woman has ever written enough.
Bell Hooks; Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work
booksandnerds:

A book is a dream you hold in your hands @neilhimself by Kim Tairi on Flickr.

Nice.

cloudunbound:

"You do get to decide to worship, but that also means that you have to decide carefully to work hard and make choices that are genuinely meaningful to you”: Zadie Smith’s interpretation of the David Foster Wallace quote “You get to decide what to worship,” which opens her 2009 essay collection, Changing My Mind, on my TBR pile. 

A lovely clip courtesy of LIVE from NYPL. Full transcript (well worth reading) here.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway
littledallilasbookshelf:

bookstore by k.par.photo on Flickr.

Support your local bookstore.

littledallilasbookshelf:

bookstore by k.par.photo on Flickr.

Support your local bookstore.

Indeed.

Indeed.

love your blog! — Asked by Anonymous

Thank you! Cheers!

Novelists tell that piece of truth hidden at the bottom of every lie.
Italo Calvino 
“If you can’t laugh when things go bad—laugh and put on a little carnival—then you’re either dead or wishing you were.”—Stephen King, Under the Dome
[I spent part of my vacation time in Southport, N.C.. They are currently filming Stephen King’s Under the Dome. King was there at the same time I was, but alas, we never ran into one another. I did get some pics of the town and various sites that appear in the television series. Above is the radio station.]

“If you can’t laugh when things go bad—laugh and put on a little carnival—then you’re either dead or wishing you were.”—Stephen KingUnder the Dome

[I spent part of my vacation time in Southport, N.C.. They are currently filming Stephen King’s Under the Dome. King was there at the same time I was, but alas, we never ran into one another. I did get some pics of the town and various sites that appear in the television series. Above is the radio station.]

teachingliteracy:

 (by UNAMID Photo)

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”—from the film, You’ve Got Mail

teachingliteracy:

 (by UNAMID Photo)

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”—from the film, You’ve Got Mail

There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.
Flannery O’Connor; Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
Just one more book.

Just one more book.

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skafunkcrustapunx:

Allen Ginsberg reciting  ”The Lion for Real.”