"Of all man’s instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight; the telephone is the extension of his voice; then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else altogether: the book is an extension of memory and imagination."

Jorge Luis Borges (via observando)

cedaratlantica:

starry-eyed-wolfchild:

A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.

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did-you-kno:

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee says his favorite superpower is luck, because if you’re lucky “whatever you want to do, you accomplish… luck would be the greatest power in the world.”   Source

did-you-kno:

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee says his favorite superpower is luck, because if you’re lucky “whatever you want to do, you accomplish… luck would be the greatest power in the world.” Source

"If only he could be alone in his room working, he thought, among his books. That was where he felt at his ease."

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (via wavingtovirginia)

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If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.

And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.

"

David Foster Wallace (via forcingit)
tattoolit:

'Not all those who wander are lost' from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Combining my love of travelling and books in one awesome tattoo!

tattoolit:

'Not all those who wander are lost' from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Combining my love of travelling and books in one awesome tattoo!

"Don’t ever apologize to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that’s what they’re there for. Use your library). Don’t apologize to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend’s copy. What’s important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read."

Neil Gaiman 

"You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in."

Nick Hornby, How to Be Good
classicpenguin:

Woof!
(courtesy of @pixel_the_frenchie)

classicpenguin:

Woof!

(courtesy of @pixel_the_frenchie)

bookpatrol:

Stained glass with books

Here are handful of stained glass  pieces infused with books. From rural Kansas to Elk Grove, California books are seeing the light.

blotsandplots:

Five Fool-Proof Tips to Starting Your Novel

blotsandplots:

Five Fool-Proof Tips to Starting Your Novel

  • me: *owns 264 unread books*
  • me: *buys 17 new books*
  • me: *rereads harry potter*
did-you-kno:

There’s a Canadian dairy magazine called “Cowsmopolitan.”  Source

did-you-kno:

There’s a Canadian dairy magazine called “Cowsmopolitan.” Source