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​Almanac: Penguin Books

Setting up my new office/personal library. Still a work in progress, but it’s coming along.

Tempers flare at school board meeting in fight about 'Persepolis' Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

pantheonbooks:

Banned Books Week is not supposed to be taken as an encouragement to ban books, people!

Stop banning books. Read them instead!

His habit of reading isolated him: it became such a need that after being in company for some time he grew tired and restless; he was vain of the wider knowledge he had acquired from the perusal of so many books, his mind was alert, and he had not the skill to hide his contempt for his companions’ stupidity. They complained that he was conceited; and, since he excelled only in matters which to them were unimportant, they asked satirically what he had to be conceited about. He was developing a sense of humour, and found that he had a knack of saying bitter things, which caught people on the raw; he said them because they amused him, hardly realising how much they hurt, and was much offended when he found that his victims regarded him with active dislike. The humiliations he suffered when he first went to school had caused in him a shrinking from his fellows which he could never entirely overcome; he remained shy and silent. But though he did everything to alienate the sympathy of other boys he longed with all his heart for the popularity which to some was so easily accorded. These from his distance he admired extravagantly; and though he was inclined to be more sarcastic with them than with others, though he made little jokes at their expense, he would have given anything to change places with them.
W. Somerset Maugham; Of Human Bondage
Make Time To Read!

Make Time To Read!

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

C’mon men pick up those novels and read!!!

youngadultatbooktopia:

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Haruki Murakami

Make time to read!

Make time to read!

teachingliteracy:

Higher Learning by jhutter

Let reading take you places.

teachingliteracy:

Higher Learning by jhutter

Let reading take you places.

Read and Write - two essentials of life (other than coffee).

theparisreview:

Kurt Vonnegut reads from Slaughterhouse-Five. (via)

This is, to say the least, awesome!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, 9:45 AM|When Kathy Rackley told Malcolm Mitchell - a wide receiver at the University of Georgia - about her book club, she had no idea who he was, or what would happen next. Steve Hartman reports on what one college football player calls his greatest accomplishment.

"I’ve read some stories where it’s difficult to tell where the story stops and I begin. Those are the best stories."—TBV

"I’ve read some stories where it’s difficult to tell where the story stops and I begin. Those are the best stories."—TBV

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.

Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Read More || Edit || Quote by me.