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Currently Reading: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle; The Reading Promise by Alize Ozma (memoir); Jim the Boy by Tony Earley (reread); The Brown Reader ed. by Judy Sternlight (essays); The Divine Poems of John Donne ed. by Helen Gardner (scholarship); Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood; Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (essays)

bookishgospel:

I didn’t want to do this. I didn’t want to tempt you guys any further. But i can’t not share this picture. Ya feel me?

These are the current titles in the Puffin in Bloom series. I’m liking to a Pinterest board where you can find them, but you can buy these (for a reasonable price!) on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble (and allegedly Anthropologie).

bookishgospel:

I didn’t want to do this. I didn’t want to tempt you guys any further. But i can’t not share this picture. Ya feel me?

These are the current titles in the Puffin in Bloom series. I’m liking to a Pinterest board where you can find them, but you can buy these (for a reasonable price!) on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble (and allegedly Anthropologie).

(via tea-books-and-blankets)

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#books  #reading  #bookishgospel 
supermodelgif:

An Oxford student flipping through a book on sale. England, 1950

supermodelgif:

An Oxford student flipping through a book on sale. England, 1950

(via book-escapism)

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americanauthor:

I had some feline companionship this afternoon at Sellers Used Books & Fine Art in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

(via wonderfullybookish)

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12 untranslatable words (and their translations) →
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#words  #language 
"Earth’s the right place for love:
I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.
I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches."
Robert Frost, Birches (via likearegularbookworm)
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"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."
Robert Frost (via poetry-and-insomnia)
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#reading 
bookslooks:

So I always complain about how every publishing company make pretty Austen editions because every pretty book collector already have a fair share of Austen editions, we need no more, it would be nice to have pretty colletctions by some other author as well. But I’m a hypocrite and I recently bought these to prove that. 

bookslooks:

So I always complain about how every publishing company make pretty Austen editions because every pretty book collector already have a fair share of Austen editions, we need no more, it would be nice to have pretty colletctions by some other author as well. But I’m a hypocrite and I recently bought these to prove that. 

(via syllablesofvelvet)

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nowacceptingfirstborns:

People have been raving about cheap bookstores on the internet and I’ve rarely seen the beautiful Better World Books mentioned. I know that I’m just a tiny little blog over here, but oh well.

Many times they’ve even had the best prices! I don’t know much about…

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