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okuma-gunlugum:

2. “When I was younger, I wanted to be a quiet person and live a quiet life”

Toru Okada [the protagonist of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle] is my hero. When I was younger I wanted to be like him. I just wanted to be a quiet person and live a quiet life. It’s not so quiet anymore! Life is strange.

 amandaonwriting:

Bookish Comic
 teachingliteracy:

Lepidoptera (by Julianna Swaney)
The stars were my best friends. The air was full of legends and phantoms, full of mythical and fair-tale creatures, which suddenly flew away over the roof, so that one was at one with the firmament.
Marc Chagall (via misswallflower)
 bibliolectors:

Reading looking at us / Mirándonos en la lectura (ilustración Mónica Ramos)

bibliolectors:

Reading looking at us / Mirándonos en la lectura (ilustración Mónica Ramos)

 humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

As he writes, without looking at the sea,
he feels the tip of his pen begin to tremble.
The tide is going out across the shingle.
But it isn’t that. No,
it’s because at that moment she chooses
to walk into the room without any clothes on.
Drowsy, not even sure where she is
for a moment. She waves the hair from her forehead.
Sits on the toilet with her eyes closed,
head down. Legs sprawled. He sees her
through the doorway. Maybe
she’s remembering what happened that morning.
For after a time, she opens one eye and looks at him.
And sweetly smiles.
— "An Afternoon" by Raymond Carver (via vintageanchorbooks)
 distantheartbeats:

Two years ago, packing up my apartment.

distantheartbeats:

Two years ago, packing up my apartment.

 nevver:

Jorge Luis Borges
 theparisreview:

“Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes.” —Jorge Luis Borges, born on this day in 1899.

theparisreview:

“Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes.” —Jorge Luis Borges, born on this day in 1899.

 teachingliteracy:

last day @ woodloch.

teachingliteracy:

last day @ woodloch.

 bibliolectors:

Summer in books / Verano entre libros (ilustración de Miss Cyndi)

bibliolectors:

Summer in books / Verano entre libros (ilustración de Miss Cyndi)

It’s important to read a book, but also to hold the book, to smell the book… it’s perfume, it’s incense, it’s the dust of Egypt…
— Ray Bradbury (via observando)
 teachingliteracy:

talapishka’s #shelfie