prettybooks:

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

prettybooks:

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

 
book reading by lisa c. shen on Flickr.

book reading by lisa c. shen on Flickr.

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She discovered that, while solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island (via misswallflower)

bookriot:

Which cover for Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam does it better? The hardcover or the paperback? We want to know.

When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.
— Salman Rushdie, Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005 (via hoomanao)

thevictorianlady:

Snapshots of Virginia Woolf taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell, June 1923.

Researchers have shown that reading fiction promotes empathy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Anne Dewdney, echoes that finding when she argues that, “When we open a book, and share our voice and imagination with a child, that child learns to see the world through someone else’s eyes.” Sadly, studies reveal that parents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain spend less time reading and telling stories to their sons than to their daughters. In fact, in as early as nine months, researchers found a gender gap in literary activities.
 teachingliteracy:

vintagelibraries:
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Fiction Alcove, Main Library, year unknown.

teachingliteracy:

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Fiction Alcove, Main Library, year unknown.

 murakamistuff:

THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE
 teachingliteracy:

incidentalcomics:
The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

teachingliteracy:

incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat

For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

 

(Source: thewritewire)

 margraery:


book covers redesigned

asked by tanaquil
Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
Alan Keightley (via wethinkwedream)

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 thefictionologist:

Penguin beauties. <3

thefictionologist:

Penguin beauties. <3

 chimneyfish:

Flow of Life(Elämän virralla), 1896
Hugo Simberg

chimneyfish:

Flow of Life(Elämän virralla), 1896

Hugo Simberg