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Currently Reading: The Divine Poems of John Donne ed. by Helen Gardner (poems and scholarship)

“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.”

(for curious-george007, the lovely runner-up of our giveaway)

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Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One’s Books | Georges Perec →
— 10 hours ago
#books  #bookshelves  #reading 

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August Book Photo Challenge: 27 - Coffee or Tea - Always.

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August Book Photo Challenge: 27 - Coffee or Tea - Always.

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"Walking the stacks in a library, running your finger down the spines—it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits."
Robin Sloan, from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012)

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"…but reading what one has written is like kissing a lover in a tram."
Rachel Ferguson, The Brontës Went to Woolworths
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#books  #reading  #writing  #literature  #publishing 
"A woman at one of mother’s parties once said to me, ‘Do you like reading?’ which smote us all to silence, for how could one tell her that books are like having a bath, or sleeping, or eating bread - absolute necessities which one never thinks of in terms of appreciation."
Rachel Ferguson, The Brontës Went to Woolworths
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Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

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Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

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