Posts tagged books

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

So true.

Home office/library

slightlyignorant:

I’d read in this nook.

slightlyignorant:

I’d read in this nook.

"When a new book is published read an old one."

papertownbooks:

Author Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era
[Image credit: iStock]

papertownbooks:

Author Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era

[Image credit: iStock]

okuma-gunlugum:


There are books, that one has for twenty years without reading them, that one always keeps at hand, that one takes along from city to city, from country to country, carefully packed, even when there is very little room, and perhaps one leafs through them while removing them from a trunk; yet one carefully refrains from reading even a complete sentence. Then after twenty years, there comes a moment when suddenly, as though under a high compulsion, one cannot help taking in such a book from beginning to end, at one sitting: it is like a revelation. Now one knows why one made such a fuss about it. It had to be with one for a long time; it had to travel; it had to occupy space; it had to be a burden; and now it has reached the goal of its voyage, now it reveals itself, now it illuminates the twenty bygone years it mutely lived with one. It could not say so much if it had not been there mutely the whole time, and what idiot would dare to assert that the same things had always been in it.

                                                                                                                          Elias Canetti

okuma-gunlugum:

There are books, that one has for twenty years without reading them, that one always keeps at hand, that one takes along from city to city, from country to country, carefully packed, even when there is very little room, and perhaps one leafs through them while removing them from a trunk; yet one carefully refrains from reading even a complete sentence. Then after twenty years, there comes a moment when suddenly, as though under a high compulsion, one cannot help taking in such a book from beginning to end, at one sitting: it is like a revelation. Now one knows why one made such a fuss about it. It had to be with one for a long time; it had to travel; it had to occupy space; it had to be a burden; and now it has reached the goal of its voyage, now it reveals itself, now it illuminates the twenty bygone years it mutely lived with one. It could not say so much if it had not been there mutely the whole time, and what idiot would dare to assert that the same things had always been in it.

                                                                                                                          Elias Canetti

Community Post: 11 Extremely Rare Books You'll Wish You Could Afford

There a few others I would add to this list, but wow, what a list.

explore-blog:

Teaser for Book Hive, an amazing interactive installation at Bristol’s Central Library from British art collective Rusty Squid – the best thing since this photographic love letter to public libraries.

A Literary Travel Guide To The USA

Must. Visit. All. These!

50 Cool Authors, Period - BOOK RIOT

INFOGRAPHIC: Word Counts of Famous Books | Electric Literature

Very Fascinating!

Nice

Nice

How The Big 5 Publishers Hobbled The Amazon Unlimited Launch | TechCrunch

Let’s piss off the publishing industry and get too big for our breeches, Amazon!

Interesting.

Interesting.