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Happy Birthday, Stephen King b. September 21, 1947
“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”—Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Happy Birthday, Stephen King b. September 21, 1947

“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”—Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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The world is divided between kids who grow up wanting to be their parents and those like us, who grow up wanting to be anything but. Neither group ever succeeds.
Richard Russo; Straight Man
You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.
John Waters (via afternoon-tea-and-books)

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The Stranger, Albert Camus

How Well Do You Know Classic Literature?

I got 18 out of 18 ! How do you measure up?

I highly recommend these novels. 

I like to think that each book I start is a completely new departure … But I’ve learned that whatever you do, readers will have no difficulty assimilating it into what you’ve done before.
Indeed.

Indeed.

torbooks:

(via Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Winners | Tor.com)
Congratulations to all the winners!

torbooks:

(via Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Winners | Tor.com)

Congratulations to all the winners!

My God, he couldn’t help thinking, how terrible it is to be that age, to have emotions so near the surface that the slightest turbulence causes them to boil over. That, very simply, was what adulthood must be all about — acquiring the skill to bury things more deeply. Out of sight and, whenever possible, out of mind.
Richard Russo; Empire Falls

You think, as you walk away from Le Cirque des Rêves and into the creeping dawn, that you felt more awake within the confines of the circus.

You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream.

The 10 Best Beards in Literature - BOOK RIOT

Make time to read!

Make time to read!

Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)