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Currently Reading: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (reread); 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)

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) →
— 8 hours ago
#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)
— 11 hours ago with 24 notes
"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…

— 18 hours ago with 207 notes
generalgemini-booknerd:

My collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics thus far. I only have a little room left before I need a new bookcase! Aren’t they gorgeous?

generalgemini-booknerd:

My collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics thus far. I only have a little room left before I need a new bookcase! Aren’t they gorgeous?

(via thebooker)

— 23 hours ago with 3138 notes

the-boy-on-the-blue-moon:

consummateclassicsconnoisseur:

swoonreads:

fuckyeahawesomehouses:

More Bookshelves Hiding Secret Rooms

Yessssss.

There is no doubt that I will have one of these in my house some day.

Coolest people ever

(Source: onekindesign.com, via book-escapism)

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lockedin221b:

candoramity:

You know what I’m grateful for? That they never made movie covers for the Harry Potter books. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that?

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(via samreads)

— 1 day ago with 101098 notes
#harry potter  #truth