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 teachingliteracy:

night (by randomeyes62)
War is what happens when language fails.
— Margaret Atwood (via nathanielstuart)
Reading brings us unknown friends.

Honoré de Balzac (via misswallflower)

Nice explanation of the tumblr book community!

(via breathingbooks)

awritersruminations:

And you are left in the end with all that pain cannot take from you.

—Carole Maso, Beauty is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo

nubbsgalore:

september 8 is international literacy day. globally, two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of the 126 million illiterate youth, are female. the discrepancy is a result of 33,000,000 fewer girls attending primary school than boys. but any child born to a literate mother is twice as likely to be immunized and live past the age of five, and is also twice as likely to receive an education. (sources here)

photos by (click pic) joey l. at a school for hamar girls in labaltoy, ethiopia; muhammed muheisen in pakistan; altaf gadri at an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; paula bronstein at a thai refugee camp for burmese refugees; reuters, from a school in bori bana, a slum in abidjan, ivory coast; zohra bensemra from a school at a refugee camp in islamabad; anja niedringhaus at a makeshift school in budyali, afghanistan; kate holt in makuyuni, tanzania; reuters, from a school in islamabad; and lana slezic from a bombed out school in afghanistan. 

 intheheatherbright:

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenin, translated by Constance Garnett (London: Heinemann 1966 [1901]).
Jacket designed by Colin Andrews.

intheheatherbright:

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenin, translated by Constance Garnett (London: Heinemann 1966 [1901]).

Jacket designed by Colin Andrews.

franny-squalor-glass:

Amazing Google Doodles for Tolstoy’s 186th Birthday

 ejmellowbookends:

Steps to reading
photo source: Tatiana Smirnova

ejmellowbookends:

Steps to reading

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Often then, still, now, always, if I can use the book as a compass I can right my way. Reading calms me and it clears my head. In the company of a book my mind expands and I find myself less anxious and more aware.
— Jeanette Winterson, A Bed. A Book. A Mountain. (via seabois)
 aseaofquotes:

Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

aseaofquotes:

Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

 artafrica:

Guti Kuli and Notebook, Hamar Tribe by JOEY L.

artafrica:

Guti Kuli and Notebook, Hamar Tribe by JOEY L.

 

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