Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision.
— Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl (via quoted-books)
 
 theparisreview:

“Literature is made of good and bad, demons and angels, and more and more [critics] are only worried about my demons.” Orhan Pamuk, as a young man, at his drawing table in Istanbul. 

theparisreview:

“Literature is made of good and bad, demons and angels, and more and more [critics] are only worried about my demons.” Orhan Pamuk, as a young man, at his drawing table in Istanbul. 

 aseaofquotes:

Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

aseaofquotes:

Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

 ercuillium:

Booksellers along the Seine by juliettetang on Flickr.
 poboh:

On the Balcony, Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny. Australian (1864 - 1947)

poboh:

On the Balcony, Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny. Australian (1864 - 1947)

What interests me about novelists as a species is the obsessiveness of the activity, the fact that novelists have to go on writing. I think that probably must come from a sense of the irrecoverable. In every novelist’s life there is some more acute sense of loss than with other people, and I suppose I must have felt that. I didn’t realize it, I suppose, till the last ten or fifteen years. In fact you have to write novels to begin to understand this. There’s a kind of backwardness in the novel…an attempt to get back to a lost world.
— John Fowles
 teachingliteracy:

(by La Petite Peregrine)

bibliolectors:

We began a journey of reading, from home to the world of fantasy / Iniciamos un viaje con la lectura, desde casa hasta el universo de la fantasia (ilustración de Kayoko Nagashima

 vintageanchorbooks:

The film based on Nobel Laureate Alice Munro's “Hateship Courtship Loveship Friendship Marriage” opens on Friday: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/hateship-loveship
"Kristin Wiig’s turn as a dowdy caretaker is the highlight of this contemporary American take on Cinderella." — The Hollywood Reporter”
"Liza Johnson makes fine, steady progress with this delicate and absorbing character study starring Kristen Wiig."— Variety
  In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film “Hateship Loveship”), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves. A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vBcde

vintageanchorbooks:

The film based on Nobel Laureate Alice Munro's “Hateship Courtship Loveship Friendship Marriage” opens on Friday: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/hateship-loveship

"Kristin Wiig’s turn as a dowdy caretaker is the highlight of this contemporary American take on Cinderella." — The Hollywood Reporter

"Liza Johnson makes fine, steady progress with this delicate and absorbing character study starring Kristen Wiig."— Variety


In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film “Hateship Loveship”), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves. A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vBcde
Sleep tries to seduce me by promising a more reasonable tomorrow.
— Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (via geizlieb)

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 Booklover turned 5 today! 
I can’t believe it has been 5 years! 5 wonderful years full of beauties thanks to you. Wish everyone happiness with books!

Booklover turned 5 today!

I can’t believe it has been 5 years! 5 wonderful years full of beauties thanks to you. Wish everyone happiness with books!

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An Endless List of Things I Love | Creative Bookshelves

I have likened writing a novel to going on a journey, with some notion of the destination I will arrive at, but not the whole picture - which emerges gradually as a series of revelations, as the journey goes along.
— Rose Tremain  (via amandaonwriting)
 
Have you ever met your bookshop soulmate? (Image by Furkan Ayhan)