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Currently Reading: The Divine Poems of John Donne ed. by Helen Gardner (scholarship); Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (essays); The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walter; So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan (nonfiction)

books0977:

Spring Stories. Greg Harris (American, b 1953). Oil on canvas.
Though his subject matter is varied, Harris is most well known for his paintings of beautiful and sensitive women in period settings. He carries forth the traditions of impressionism, while modifying and redefining the art form to make it his own.

books0977:

Spring Stories. Greg Harris (American, b 1953). Oil on canvas.

Though his subject matter is varied, Harris is most well known for his paintings of beautiful and sensitive women in period settings. He carries forth the traditions of impressionism, while modifying and redefining the art form to make it his own.

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"She carried a notebook with her everywhere and brimmed with ideas. She often woke in the night and switched on the light to scribble down her thoughts."
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon (via treesofreverie)
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vodkapirate:

Walking library in London, England - 1930s

vodkapirate:

Walking library in London, England - 1930s

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"Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via bibliophilebunny)
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"I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled."
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale. (via bookporn)
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"If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. 
That’s why we have to care about each other."
David Levithan, Every Day (via bookmania)
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15 Delightfully Inspirational Quotes from Great Writers →
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#writing  #quotes  #reading  #inspire 
15 Words You Didn't Realize Were Named After People →
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#words  #names  #language 
lindsaycummingsbooks:

I read a book one day that changed my entire life. Love it. #booknerdigans #balancekeepers #epicreads #thefiresofcalderon #books #harrypotter #percyjackson #divergent #thehungergames #authorlife #reading #harpercollins #tfios #mockingjay #ifistay #themazerunner #themurdercomplex #thefeartrials #thedeathcode taken from @fangirlingfandoms__

lindsaycummingsbooks:

I read a book one day that changed my entire life. Love it. #booknerdigans #balancekeepers #epicreads #thefiresofcalderon #books #harrypotter #percyjackson #divergent #thehungergames #authorlife #reading #harpercollins #tfios #mockingjay #ifistay #themazerunner #themurdercomplex #thefeartrials #thedeathcode taken from @fangirlingfandoms__

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friskyxd:

This Hipster | via Tumblr na We Heart It.

friskyxd:

This Hipster | via Tumblr na We Heart It.

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