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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
Make time to read.

Make time to read.

slightlyignorant:

"The Reader" by aimeelikestotakepics
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)
slightlyignorant:

"Love this little cozy spot" by Kimono Loco

slightlyignorant:

"Love this little cozy spot" by Kimono Loco

A couple who reads together stays together.

A couple who reads together stays together.

papertownbooks:

We have a new copy of this young adult bestseller by Gayle Forman, just released as movie.


De Boekenwurm by Anton Pieck

De Boekenwurm by Anton Pieck

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Anaïs Nin
Books open up fantastical worlds!

Books open up fantastical worlds!

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain; The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

thebookbabeblog84:

I completely agree with Helen!

Yup.

thebookbabeblog84:

I completely agree with Helen!

Yup.