The strength of the novel is that it gets read at a deeper level; it gets read over a long stretch of time by generations with a future. There is something about the form of a novel that makes it appropriate to political debate at a more fundamental, deeper, more universal level.

—Graham Swift, Making an Elephant

(via thedisillusionmentdiaries)

 stuckonthisdysfunction:

. by S.Tore on Flickr.
 aseaofquotes:

Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

aseaofquotes:

Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

 bookpatrol:

Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during visit to Dallas Street, Baltimore, 1945

bookpatrol:

Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during visit to Dallas Street, Baltimore, 1945

 
pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)Japanese | 懐かしいtip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.

 theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”

Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

 vintageanchorbooks:

“The lost glove is happy.”  ― Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

vintageanchorbooks:

“The lost glove is happy.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

 slnnn:

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slnnn:

Bugün beni ararsanız burada olacağım. #tolkienreadingday #jrrtolkien #johnronaldreueltolkien #tolkien #hobbit #thelordoftherings #lotr #lettersfromfatherchristmas #unfinishedtales #thefellowshipofthering #thetwotowers #thereturnoftheking #akallabeth #oftheringsofpower #roverandom #silmarillion #onfairystories #thechildrenofhurin #talesfromtheperiliousrealm #NowReading #currentlyreading #books #okumahalleri #bookworms #kitap #middleearth (Hobbiton’da)

I’d rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes.
— Jane Birkin (via calmingcalamity)

(Source: daybyd)

 mieslibrary02blog (by moshi moshi jonas)

mieslibrary02blog (by moshi moshi jonas)

And although Margarita lived in a world that predated Technicolor, she always dreamed of the boy in rich pastels.
— Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper (via tryhowandwhy)
 jose-ariel-cuevas:

Vladimir Nabokov: A man without a nationality.

jose-ariel-cuevas:

Vladimir Nabokov: A man without a nationality.

An unimaginative person can neither be reverent nor kind.
— John Ruskin (via nathanielstuart)