rvydaoz:

"I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn’t want to, but I did."  Paper Towns by John Green

rvydaoz:

"I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn’t want to, but I did."
Paper Towns by John Green

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incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

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slaughterhouse90210:

“Every error he makes is so profoundly, so irritatingly typical of himself, instantly familiar, like a signature, like a tissue scar or some deformation in a private place. As intimate and self-evident as the feeling of his tongue in his mouth.― Ian McEwan, Saturday

slaughterhouse90210:

“Every error he makes is so profoundly, so irritatingly typical of himself, instantly familiar, like a signature, like a tissue scar or some deformation in a private place. As intimate and self-evident as the feeling of his tongue in his mouth.
― Ian McEwan,
Saturday

That moment when you notice a stranger on the bus happens to be reading the same book as you:

teachingliteracy:

youngadultatbooktopia:

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25books2014:

Book 8 

Applause for the book design! More for the story!

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.

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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.”