Posts tagged stories

ebookfriendly:

Kathryn Stockett http://ebks.to/Yy3QEe #books #quote

ebookfriendly:

Kathryn Stockett http://ebks.to/Yy3QEe #books #quote

You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.
John Waters (via afternoon-tea-and-books)

papertownbooks:

We have a new copy of this young adult bestseller by Gayle Forman, just released as movie.


We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Anaïs Nin
Books open up fantastical worlds!

Books open up fantastical worlds!

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain; The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
thebookbabeblog84:

I completely agree with Helen!

Yup.

thebookbabeblog84:

I completely agree with Helen!

Yup.

How Well Do You Know Classic Literature?

I got 18 out of 18 ! How do you measure up?

Happy birthday H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)
“I couldn’t live a week without a private library—indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”
Ten Things You Should Know About H.P. Lovecraft

Happy birthday H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)

“I couldn’t live a week without a private library—indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”

Ten Things You Should Know About H.P. Lovecraft

Make time to read.

Make time to read.

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.
Indeed.

Indeed.

What a story is, is devious. It pretends transparency, forthrightness. It engages with ordinary people, ordinary matters, recognizable stuff. But this is all a masquerade. What good stories deal with is the horror and incomprehensibility of time, the dark encroachment of old catastrophes…
Joy Williams (via mttbll)

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.

Make time to read!

Make time to read!