readmyselfaway:

January Book Photo Challenge 08 - Reading In Bed

readmyselfaway:

January Book Photo Challenge 08 - Reading In Bed

 
 litographs:

The International Book Bank's Wendy Saul and photographer, B.D. Colen, take us through their wonderful work in Liberia here.

litographs:

The International Book Bank's Wendy Saul and photographer, B.D. Colen, take us through their wonderful work in Liberia here.

The Difference between Loneliness and Solitude →

onlinecounsellingcollege:

Loneliness
1. Loneliness is a painful, negative state.
2. It is where we feel alone, and cut off and estranged from other people. Thus, we may feel as if we are excluded, unwanted, unimportant or unnoticed.
3. We can be surrounded by people we know and love and still experience feelings of intense loneliness.
4. Loneliness feels like punishment or rejection. It is rooted in a sense of deficiency or inadequacy.
5. It is something that depletes us, and is imposed on us.
6. Loneliness can lead to self rejection, and even to self loathing and despair.

Solitude
1. Solitude is a positive state.
2. It is where we are perfectly happy to be by ourselves, and relish and enjoy our own company.
3. Solitude can help us get in touch with, or engage with, our true self. It allows us to reflect on ourselves, others, our life, and our future.
4. Often, solitude is a springboard to greater self-awareness, greater creativity, fresh insights, and new growth.
5. Solitude is something we choose. It is something that restores and builds us up.
6. Solitude grounds us in who we are – and that enables us to reach out and give to others.

 wildstag:

01 by snapshotsfromadream on Flickr.
 vintageanchorbooks:

"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."— Margaret Atwood

vintageanchorbooks:

"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."
— Margaret Atwood

 
by Velizar Anastasov 
 

(Source: word-stuck)

After all a book can be represented as a conversation with one’s demon.
 bibliolectors:

Light reading / Luz lectora (ilustración de Vladimir Kush)

bibliolectors:

Light reading / Luz lectora (ilustración de Vladimir Kush)

 
 vintageanchorbooks:

On 28 March 1941, Virginia Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home, and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until 18 April 1941.

vintageanchorbooks:

On 28 March 1941, Virginia Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home, and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until 18 April 1941.

 books0977:

Amerika. Franz Kafka. Doubleday Anchor, 1955. Cover by Edward Gorey.
Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself “packed off to America” by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures.

books0977:

Amerika. Franz Kafka. Doubleday Anchor, 1955. Cover by Edward Gorey.

Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself “packed off to America” by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures.

literaryescapist:

Friendly reminder that criticising a book or pointing out its problematic aspects does not equal shaming someone for what they read.

It is allowed and important to discuss problematic books.

lukurauha:

April Book Photo Challenge: Day 7

Socially awkward character

It had been a while since I last read About a Boy, and I had forgotten just how hilarious Will and Marcus are. After taking these photos, I ended up re-reading the book in one sitting, and I’ll probably have to watch the movie later tonight as well…

(Source: edennil)