vintageanchorbooks:

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul on this day in 1952. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”  ― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

vintageanchorbooks:

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul on this day in 1952.

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

 bookmania:

from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
 leeputt:

Book sale score. #sherlockholmes #british

leeputt:

Book sale score. #sherlockholmes #british

Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.
— In A Native Corner by Anton Chekhov (via lacalaveracatrina)

(Source: andhurl)

 apolloniasaintclair:

Apollonia Saintclair - 20140109 Murderous bookshelf
Fragment # 4/12 of a commission of 12 drawings.

apolloniasaintclair:

Apollonia Saintclair - 20140109 Murderous bookshelf

Fragment # 4/12 of a commission of 12 drawings.

 wavingtovirginia:

Virginia Woolf’s reading notes on Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina,1926.

wavingtovirginia:

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.
— Anna Quindlen (via taylorbooks)
 themirame:

Sunshine and Shadow, detail (c1895). Irving Ramsey Wiles

themirame:

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.
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via seabois)
 arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Cincinnati Library kids, c.1915

arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Cincinnati Library kids, c.1915

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
— Vera Nazarian (via bluestockingbookworm)

(Source: taylorbooks)

 explore-blog:

Kafka on books and what reading does for the human soul – spectacular letter to his childhood friend

explore-blog:

Kafka on books and what reading does for the human soul – spectacular letter to his childhood friend

(Source: explore-blog)

 bibliophilefiles:

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!

bibliophilefiles:

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!

Everything, alas, is an abyss, — actions, desires, dreams,
Words!
— "The Abyss," by Charles Baudelaire (via vintageanchorbooks)
 herbaljabbage:

This book just made me cry.
I can’t remember the last time a book actually made me cry.

herbaljabbage:

This book just made me cry.

I can’t remember the last time a book actually made me cry.