Surrounded by books!

Surrounded by books!

chroniclebooks:

Chronicle Books by the numbers. A visual history of our publishing, infographic style. Click here to scroll all the way through.

Cool.

chroniclebooks:

Chronicle Books by the numbers. A visual history of our publishing, infographic style. Click here to scroll all the way through.

Cool.

Gin, Cigarettes, and Desperation: The Carson McCullers Diet:
“During her most productive years she employed a round-the-clock drinking system: she’d start the day at her typewriter with a ritual glass a beer, a way of saying it was time to work, then steadily sip sherry as she typed. If it was cold and there was no wood for the stove, she’d turn up the heat with double shots of whiskey. She concluded her workday before dinner, which she primed with a martini. Then it was off to the parties, which meant more martinis, cognac, and, oftentimes, corn whiskey. Finally, she ended the day as it began, with a bedtime beer.”

Gin, Cigarettes, and Desperation: The Carson McCullers Diet:


“During her most productive years she employed a round-the-clock drinking system: she’d start the day at her typewriter with a ritual glass a beer, a way of saying it was time to work, then steadily sip sherry as she typed. If it was cold and there was no wood for the stove, she’d turn up the heat with double shots of whiskey. She concluded her workday before dinner, which she primed with a martini. Then it was off to the parties, which meant more martinis, cognac, and, oftentimes, corn whiskey. Finally, she ended the day as it began, with a bedtime beer.”

rifflescifi:

This is just the inspiration I need to build a house out of all my books…

“35 Things To Do With All Those Books” (via Buzzfeed)

How ‘bout read them!

Don’t get it right - get it WRITTEN!
Lee Child
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