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abookblog:

Choose carefully…

Pick your adventure …

abookblog:

Choose carefully…

Pick your adventure …

I think we are worlds compressed into human form.
Jeanette Winterson, The Daylight Gate (via thismetaphor)

awritersruminations:

This is what was bequeathed us:
This earth the beloved left
And, leaving,
Left to us.

No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.

No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.

No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.

That, and the beloved’s clear instructions:
Turn me into song; sing me awake.

—Gregory Orr, “Untitled [This is what was bequeathed us]

And a really good bookstore.

And a really good bookstore.

readthebloodybook:

Bloody Book Photo Challenge - October. 
2. Books about books
The Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Book Thief, Fahrenheit 451, and The Thirteenth Tale. 

readthebloodybook:

Bloody Book Photo Challenge - October. 

2. Books about books

The Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Book Thief, Fahrenheit 451, and The Thirteenth Tale. 

Good books are like that.

Good books are like that.

She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn’t exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.

And she was wonderfully unhinged.

Gary Paulsen; Mudshark
I’ve personally heard 8 out of the 10.

I’ve personally heard 8 out of the 10.

I fear I will be ripped open and found unsightly.
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
Hermann Hesse; Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend
papertownbooks:

My small haul from Paper Town Books arrived, thanks! Because you can never have too much Howard…or “Fritz”.
[We appreciate the business! And there’s plenty more where that came from, just check our website!]

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papertownbooks:

My small haul from Paper Town Books arrived, thanks! Because you can never have too much Howard…or “Fritz”.

[We appreciate the business! And there’s plenty more where that came from, just check our website!]

Support Independent bookstores!

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
Langston Hughes
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