paperbackcastles:

This gorgeous Danish edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is illustrated by Tove Jansson (the author and illustrator of the Moomin series). 

(Source: paperbackcastles.blogspot.dk)

One of the biggest reasons I left Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies. That’s all. They were coming in the goddam window. For instance, they had this headmaster, Mr. Haas, that was the phoniest bastard I ever met in my life. Ten times worse than old Thurmer. On Sundays, for instance, old Haas went around shaking hands with everybody’s parents when they drove up to school. He’d be charming as hell and all. Except if some boy had little old funny-looking parents. You should’ve seen the way he did with my roommate’s parents. I mean if a boy’s mother was sort of fat or corny-looking or something, and if somebody’s father was one of those guys that wear those suits with very big shoulders and corny black-and-white shoes, then old Haas would just shake hands with them and give them a phony smile and then he’d go talk, for maybe a half an hour, with somebody else’s parents. I can’t stand that stuff. It drives me crazy. It makes me so depressed I go crazy. I hated that goddam Elkton Hills.
— The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger. (via savannahapples)

(Source: coffeeluverbabe)

 prettybooks:

(by Fran)
Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (via metalshell)

(Source: theanglicist)

To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.
Geraldine BrooksMarch (via bookmania)
 bibliolectors:

A book unopened is a world to discover / Un libro sin abrir es un mundo por descubrir (ilustración de Leonid Afremov)

bibliolectors:

A book unopened is a world to discover / Un libro sin abrir es un mundo por descubrir (ilustración de Leonid Afremov)

 

(Source: amandaonwriting)

 barbara-ott:

My comic about Virginia Woolf for LUKS III Magazine. Check it out here

barbara-ott:

My comic about Virginia Woolf for LUKS III Magazine. Check it out here

Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent.
— Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via diluvie)

(Source: fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)

 
 thelastparagraph9:

Happiness is a Cup of Coffee and a Good Book (by nbklx17 (Sandy))

thelastparagraph9:

Happiness is a Cup of Coffee and a Good Book (by nbklx17 (Sandy))

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
— Upton Sinclair (via nathanielstuart)
 nevver:

Born on this day, Octavio Paz

nevver:

Born on this day, Octavio Paz

(Source: bit.ly)

 teachingliteracy:

isabelle arsenault.