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You don't own your Kindle books, Amazon reminds customer - NBC News

papertownbooks:

Nothing will ever be as good as a physical copy of a book. You own it, you have it in your possession, it takes no batteries, and it never goes ‘out of business’.

Also, most all of our common book titles are less expensive than their digital copies. Check out our website.

There is nothing like a physical copy of a book, it’s yours forever, it takes no batteries, and it will never “go out of business” or be taken away from you unwillingly by some major blood sucking corporation.

booklikes:

When it comes to books there’s no dilemma.

This is true. Rain or shine I’m always reading.

booklikes:

When it comes to books there’s no dilemma.

This is true. Rain or shine I’m always reading.

papertownbooks:

We have autographed books, First Editions, and more at our website.

papertownbooks:

We have autographed books, First Editions, and more at our website.

Gertrude Stein at home writing.

Gertrude Stein at home writing.

Odd Type Writers | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism

Celia Blue Johnson shares research she has conducted for her new book, Odd Type WritersAs a young writer Virginia Woolf preferred to stand while she wrote. Her desk was three and a half feet tall. Quentin Bell, Woolf’s nephew, concluded that the habit was spurred by sibling rivalry. Woolf’s sister Vanessa was an artist who painted at an easel. Bell noted, “This led Virginia to feel that her own pursuit might appear less arduous than that of her sister unless she set matters on a footing of equality.” Eventually Woolf transitioned from standing to sitting. 

In his late twenties, James Joyce wore a white coat while he worked. He’d put it on, climb into bed, and compose his work with a blue pencil. His sister Eileen noted that the coat “gave a kind of white light” that helped him see the page. Joyce battled eye diseases throughout his life. As his sight worsened, the resourceful author magnified his entire creative process, writing intricate sentences with colored crayons on large pieces of cardboard. 

Me too.

Me too.

Reading nook.

Reading nook.

theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”
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theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Yes, this is what I need …a char where I’m surrounded by books.

Yes, this is what I need …a char where I’m surrounded by books.




J.R.R. Tolkien in his study with his maps and books.

J.R.R. Tolkien in his study with his maps and books.

If you’re trying to decide what to write and you have one idea that scares you because you don’ know what people will think of it… write that one.
Brian Koppelman (via davidjwest)

Take time to read, it really does make you smarter.

Great article on the ever-growing importance of bookstores!

Be sure and check the online independent bookstores too …like www.PaperTownBooks.com

artesens:

Illustration, c. 1912
Karl A. Wilke

artesens:

Illustration, c. 1912

Karl A. Wilke

"Fall into a great book."

"Fall into a great book."