The problem that marked his earlier years: almost everything is interesting. Books, in particular; and learning other languages, cracking their codes, beginning to see their patterns and their mutations; and history.
— Michael Cunningham, The Snow Queen (via distantheartbeats)
And again she felt alone in the presence of her old antagonist, life.
— Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (via innaudiblemelodiess)

(Source: ifveniceissinking)

 teachingliteracy:

Books (by 3kings2014)
You will exist, right there.
An eternal suspension
within me.
— Anna Akhmatova, from The Complete Poems (via violentwavesofemotion)
 theparisreview:

“I remember beard tennis: you counted the number of beards you spotted in the street: 15 for the first, 30 for the second, 40 for the third, and ‘game’ for the fourth.”
An excerpt from the first English translation of Georges Perec’s I Remember.

theparisreview:

“I remember beard tennis: you counted the number of beards you spotted in the street: 15 for the first, 30 for the second, 40 for the third, and ‘game’ for the fourth.”

An excerpt from the first English translation of Georges Perec’s I Remember.

 centuriesbehind:

The library of Lord Byron, in his palazzo in Pisa, Italy.

centuriesbehind:

The library of Lord Byron, in his palazzo in Pisa, Italy.

(Source: indecoroustaste.com)

 ebookfriendly:

This Louis XIV etagere serves as a bookshelf carousel / via Linda in Va. http://ebks.to/1q7fBxB

ebookfriendly:

This Louis XIV etagere serves as a bookshelf carousel / via Linda in Va. http://ebks.to/1q7fBxB

 

(Source: remniscent)

One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.
— K.L. Toth (via releasingmywings)

(Source: quotes-shape-us)

macrolit:

The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

 
I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.
 bibliolectors:

In the shade with reading / A la sombra con la lectura (ilustración de Dean Heezen)

bibliolectors:

In the shade with reading / A la sombra con la lectura (ilustración de Dean Heezen)

 readmyselfaway:

January Book Photo Challenge 08 - Reading In Bed

readmyselfaway:

January Book Photo Challenge 08 - Reading In Bed

All the literati keep at least one imaginary friend.