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50 Cool Authors, Period - BOOK RIOT

INFOGRAPHIC: Word Counts of Famous Books | Electric Literature

Very Fascinating!

Interesting.

Interesting.

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.
George Bernard Shaw;  [As quoted in Literary Censorship in England (in Current Opinion, Vol. 55, No. 5, November 1913)]
We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.
John Lubbock; The Pleasures of Life
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Yup.
A place to write.

A place to write.

pippinish:

Day 16: Favorite book fandom
Basically all of Middle Earth!

See that gold box set over to the left holding the other books up? That actual box set was the first American box set ever made. If you can find a first printing of that box set …

pippinish:

Day 16: Favorite book fandom

Basically all of Middle Earth!

See that gold box set over to the left holding the other books up? That actual box set was the first American box set ever made. If you can find a first printing of that box set …

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
That sometime human beings have to just sit in once place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is a such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness … That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be. That God - unless you’re Charlton Heston, or unhinged, or both - speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God. That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you.
David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest
There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.
Flannery O’Connor; Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
rednebulastudios:

Open book, reveal magic. Repeat as necessary for happiness.
This is one of those illustrations I made the lineart available on deviantArt for anyone to download and color! You can also see other peoples’ colored version of artwork here.
Art by Sarrah Wilkinson. This one’s available as 8.5 x 11 and 5 x 7 prints from our Etsy store, as well as on lovely gifts from Zazzle!

The magic of books!

rednebulastudios:

Open book, reveal magic. Repeat as necessary for happiness.

This is one of those illustrations I made the lineart available on deviantArt for anyone to download and color! You can also see other peoples’ colored version of artwork here.

Art by Sarrah Wilkinson. This one’s available as 8.5 x 11 and 5 x 7 prints from our Etsy store, as well as on lovely gifts from Zazzle!

The magic of books!