What kind of life can you have in a house without books?
Book sale score. #sherlockholmes #british
Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.
Apollonia Saintclair - 20140109 Murderous bookshelf
Fragment # 4/12 of a commission of 12 drawings.
Virginia Woolf’s reading notes on Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina,1926.
Reading is not simply an intellectual pursuit but an emotional and spiritual one. It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that’s why it survives.
Sunshine and Shadow, detail (c1895). Irving Ramsey Wiles
Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star,’ I said. ‘It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist anymore. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.
Cincinnati Library kids, c.1915
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
December Photo Challenge day eighteen: Set in the past/future
This book is set in the past AND the future! I never would have read it but hubs pretty much forced it on me. It’s set in futuristic Oxford and Medieval Oxford, as the college has perfected (kind of) time travel and sends back historians to learn more about the past.
It’s a very interesting historical fiction novel. It’s also a conversation about medicine, disease, superstition, religion, love and sacrifice. It won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, which means it’s a science fiction classic - but without deep space :) It was definitely much better than I thought it would be!