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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.

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.

There are actually undiscovered books in tiny bookstore nooks waiting to be discovered. Doesn’t that get you excited?
TBV

She said it out loud, the words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.

With wonder, she smiled.

That such a room existed!

Markus Zusak; The Book Thief
Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.
David Foster Wallace; The Pale King
davidjwest:

I appreciate all the new followers. Probably mostly thanks to the Amy Jane pics, but I digress…I would be remiss if I didn’t pimp my new novel, Bless the Child I am donating 100% of the proceeds towards some very sick kids - the GAN Warriors, your support is truly appreciated.

Help support sick kids and local authors.

davidjwest:

I appreciate all the new followers. Probably mostly thanks to the Amy Jane pics, but I digress…

I would be remiss if I didn’t pimp my new novel, Bless the Child 
I am donating 100% of the proceeds towards some very sick kids - the GAN Warriors, your support is truly appreciated.

Help support sick kids and local authors.

A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.
Ian McEwan; Atonement

otherwinchester:

DA LIT MEME  (3/10 SERIES OR BOOKS)

→ THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D Salinger

I’ve always known that there’s more going on inside me than finds its way into the world, but this is probably true of everyone. Who doesn’t regret that he isn’t more fully understood?
Richard Russo; Bridge of Sighs
If you don’t like the world you live in, create a new one, put it on paper, sell it widely, and perhaps the world will finally understand what it needs to do to improve itself.
TBV; from a work in progress
On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (via feeling-natures-glow)

[Is it not Towel Day yet?]

And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
John Steinbeck; East of Eden
From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via bookporn)

papertownbooks:

We recently acquired—from Larry McMurtry—a Signed First Edition copy of Jhumpa Lahiri’s work title The Namesake. It’s for sale at our website.

susanandherbooks:

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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