Tuesday, February 25, 2014
You’re off to a good start.

You’re off to a good start.

(Source: myarmisnotalilactree)

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sometimes that’s where you’ll find them.

Sometimes that’s where you’ll find them.

(Source: booksjustwhatweneed)

Saturday, January 18, 2014
swissmiss:

Yay Internet! #ilovetheinternetsomuch

SELFIE.

swissmiss:

Yay Internet! #ilovetheinternetsomuch

SELFIE.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
If a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh, I love this picture because it’s universal,’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.’ That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you.

This, from The Goldfinch, about art, is how I feel about books. (via irisblasi)

In my head books are wearing trench coats, barely visible in the shadows of the alleyways I tend to run away from, but that doesn’t make this any less true.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
This is how my library is handling S.

This is how my library is handling S.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
So…is it legal to marry a book?

So…is it legal to marry a book?

(Source: thecolorsofmymind)

Saturday, November 2, 2013
We have the idea in America that a book should have likeable characters and make us feel good by the end. This is a new and idiotic idea and erases 2,500 years of literary culture. Tragedy is about exposing our badness, laying it bare.

David Vann (via mttbll)

Which David does oh so well.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

SECTIONS IN THE BOOKSTORE

nevver:

  • Books You Haven’t Read
  • Books You Needn’t Read
  • Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading
  • Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before Being Written
  • Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
  • Books You Mean to Read But There Are Others You Must Read First
  • Books Too Expensive Now and You’ll Wait ‘Til They’re Remaindered
  • Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback
  • Books You Can Borrow from Somebody
  • Books That Everybody’s Read So It’s As If You Had Read Them, Too
  • Books You’ve Been Planning to Read for Ages
  • Books You’ve Been Hunting for Years Without Success
  • Books Dealing with Something You’re Working on at the Moment
  • Books You Want to Own So They’ll Be Handy Just in Case
  • Books You Could Put Aside Maybe to Read This Summer
  • Books You Need to Go with Other Books on Your Shelves
  • Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
  • Books Read Long Ago Which It’s Now Time to Re-read
  • Books You’ve Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It’s Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them

Italo Calvino

And I have been in all of them.

Monday, October 7, 2013
This doesn’t happen ever nope what are you talking about books are caffeine to me so energy much alert.
Except on Saturday.

This doesn’t happen ever nope what are you talking about books are caffeine to me so energy much alert.

Except on Saturday.

(Source: r0llcake)

Monday, September 30, 2013