Posts tagged reading

I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.
Roald Dahl

Marilyn Monroe
Photographer: Philippe Halsman, 1952
submitted by les-sept-couleurs

Marilyn Monroe

Photographer: Philippe Halsman, 1952

submitted by les-sept-couleurs

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell (via observando)

Mine too.

(via scrisori-de-sertar)

That about sums me up.

Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
Fernando Pessoa; The Book of Disqquotes
Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
Paul Auster; The Brooklyn Follies
Bestselling writer Stephen King reading in the middle of a Red Sox baseball game. His team, the Red Sox, were losing, so he made the best of that time. The book he’s reading is Kate Atkinson’s book, When Will There Be Good News?

Bestselling writer Stephen King reading in the middle of a Red Sox baseball game. His team, the Red Sox, were losing, so he made the best of that time. The book he’s reading is Kate Atkinson’s book, When Will There Be Good News?

 Infographic about how the brain responds to story (x)

atlasobscura:

Reading in Restraint: The Last Chained Libraries

In the Middle Ages, books were incredibly scarce, and although many wanted to share knowledge with the masses, they didn’t quite trust the public. So the chained library was born, and while most of these restrained reading collections have vanished, a rare few still exist, looking much as they did centuries ago. 

Come with us for a tour of the world’s last remaining chained libraries, on Atlas Obscura!

Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude
Marcel Proust (via rulesofearth)

What Your Reading Rules Reveal About Your Personality - BOOK RIOT

slightlyignorant:

WOOT!

It certainly exercises the brain! WOOT! WOOT!  :-)

slightlyignorant:

WOOT!

It certainly exercises the brain! WOOT! WOOT!  :-)

Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
Paul Auster; The Brooklyn Follies
I can say with confidence that no man, however mature, ever loved reading for its own sake more than I. I did not read because of any particular urge for learning, or to merely pass the time, or to escape the realities of life. I read simply because I loved reading for its own sake alone. The printed page was like wine to me.
Robert E. Howard