powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r

powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r

erikkwakkel:

updownbindery:

design-is-fine:

Recipe book for decorated paper, late 19th century. Germany. Koninklijke Bibliothek

So cool!


Cool sample book of marble paper, with such charming names as “violette 14”.

erikkwakkel:

updownbindery:

design-is-fine:

Recipe book for decorated paper, late 19th century. Germany. Koninklijke Bibliothek

So cool!

Cool sample book of marble paper, with such charming names as “violette 14”.

Spoiling myself with two new books by local authors from a local, independent bookstore.

Spoiling myself with two new books by local authors from a local, independent bookstore.

millionsmillions:

Why do we reread novels obsessively as children but hardly ever as adults? At The Morning News, Clay Risen discusses why rereading appeals to children so much. “It was a residual sense of wonder, left over long after I had accepted that the reality on the page and the reality beyond it are distinct.” Pair with: Our essay on the pleasures and perils of rereading.

millionsmillions:

Why do we reread novels obsessively as children but hardly ever as adults? At The Morning News, Clay Risen discusses why rereading appeals to children so much. “It was a residual sense of wonder, left over long after I had accepted that the reality on the page and the reality beyond it are distinct.” Pair with: Our essay on the pleasures and perils of rereading.

(via teachingliteracy)

40 Must-Read Books Set in the Pacific Northwest

powells:

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This round of Required Reading is dedicated to the place we at Powell’s Books call home: the great Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re from the area or you simply appreciate the region for its beauty, history, or temperament (or legendary bookstore), these titles will give you a more nuanced understanding of this peculiar corner of the U.S.

Click here to see the list!

teachingliteracy:

Books in Haight Ashbury (by d.guija)

teachingliteracy:

Books in Haight Ashbury (by d.guija)

therumpus:

19 Things Women Writers Are Sick Of Hearing by the lovely Saeed Jones, over at Buzzfeed Books.

25books2014:

Still working my way through these. It’s been slow going because my book time has been hampered by competing achievement goals*. I’m nearing the end of Sleeping with the Devil which has been pulling focus from Lawrence... simply due to its ability to fit in my bag easily. Reading a few pages as I wait or have lunch (I almost always work through lunch, though) has been great. They’re a perfect pairing and it’s fun to see the same locations, names, and companies mentioned in different texts. Maybe I should’ve been a history major after all.
* The goal thing…
Pop Culture - I’m trying to watch all of the nominated films for Best Picture before the Academy Awards this Sunday. Getting close, only 3 left. Can I do it???
Try Club - It’s a thing and my goal is to try and get my ass to a gym with regularity. The more focused version of this is to try and run, swim and get fit. This is less of a mental challenge than it is physical. I destroyed an ankle last year and my shoulder is on a downward spiral (there’s a lesson here, don’t let your kids become hardcore competitive gymnasts). I often feel like I’m in constant negotiation with my body. “Please don’t break down today, please? I’ll sleep 8 hours tonight if you just don’t break today.”

25books2014:

Still working my way through these. It’s been slow going because my book time has been hampered by competing achievement goals*. I’m nearing the end of Sleeping with the Devil which has been pulling focus from Lawrence... simply due to its ability to fit in my bag easily. Reading a few pages as I wait or have lunch (I almost always work through lunch, though) has been great. They’re a perfect pairing and it’s fun to see the same locations, names, and companies mentioned in different texts. Maybe I should’ve been a history major after all.

* The goal thing…

Pop Culture - I’m trying to watch all of the nominated films for Best Picture before the Academy Awards this Sunday. Getting close, only 3 left. Can I do it???

Try Club - It’s a thing and my goal is to try and get my ass to a gym with regularity. The more focused version of this is to try and run, swim and get fit. This is less of a mental challenge than it is physical. I destroyed an ankle last year and my shoulder is on a downward spiral (there’s a lesson here, don’t let your kids become hardcore competitive gymnasts). I often feel like I’m in constant negotiation with my body. “Please don’t break down today, please? I’ll sleep 8 hours tonight if you just don’t break today.”

bbook:

Read Kurt Vonnegut’s Letter to the Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088
powells:

Hey Tumblr! 
When I first joined the fantastic team here at Powell’s, we were a lil’ bookstore Tumblr with about 4,000 followers. Thousands of quotes, viral book photos, and staff picks later, we’re a bigger bookstore Tumblr with 21,000 followers. And now it’s time for me to move on.
The good news is that we’re hiring a social media marketing coordinator! You can find all the details by clicking “Employment” at the bottom of our homepage.
I’ve had way too much fun sharing baby animals pics and bookish things with you. Case in point: Roo and Penny, my new favorite BFFs. 

Take this tumblr and run away with it!

powells:

Hey Tumblr! 

When I first joined the fantastic team here at Powell’s, we were a lil’ bookstore Tumblr with about 4,000 followers. Thousands of quotes, viral book photos, and staff picks later, we’re a bigger bookstore Tumblr with 21,000 followers. And now it’s time for me to move on.

The good news is that we’re hiring a social media marketing coordinator! You can find all the details by clicking “Employment” at the bottom of our homepage.

I’ve had way too much fun sharing baby animals pics and bookish things with you. Case in point: Roo and Penny, my new favorite BFFs. 

Take this tumblr and run away with it!

slaughterhouse90210:

“But in life, a tragedy is not one long scream. It includes everything that led up to it. Hour after trivial hour, day after day, year after year, and then the sudden moment: the knife stab, the shell burst, the plummet of the car from a bridge.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

slaughterhouse90210:

“But in life, a tragedy is not one long scream. It includes everything that led up to it. Hour after trivial hour, day after day, year after year, and then the sudden moment: the knife stab, the shell burst, the plummet of the car from a bridge.”
― Margaret Atwood,
The Blind Assassin

teachingliteracy:

The Library at the Admont Benedictine Monastery, in Austria, dates from the late Baroque period; it is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Oh, it’s beautiful!

nprbooks:

artjonak:

The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

Although the author himself hoped to avoid such commemoration, a statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled last week just in time for his 202nd birthday. 


Wonderful!

nprbooks:

artjonak:

The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

Although the author himself hoped to avoid such commemoration, a statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled last week just in time for his 202nd birthday. 

Wonderful!

(Source: Daily Mail, via npr)

Literature is easy to adapt into film when you ignore history

lolmythesis:

Literature, Bowling Green State University

(Mis)appropriating (Con)text: Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in Contemporary Literary Criticism and Film

Read Thesis: tinyurl.com/pcehesu