Hell itself should gape and bid me hold my peace.– Prince Hamlet, Hamlet (via shakespearequoteaday)
powells: The five most stolen books, according to Publisher’s Weekly. We’ve got our eyes on you, Bukowski fans.
In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry...– Douglas Adams (via thechocolatebrigade)
Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero;...– Liz Feuerbach, The Women of The Harry Potter Universe (via writingadvice)
When you’re young, you always feel that life hasn’t yet begun — that “life” is...– Life After God by Douglas Coupland (via thechocolatebrigade)
baudei: I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can. Jack Gilbert
Weird Writing Habits of Famous Authors →
youmightfindyourself: Truman Capote Capote would supposedly write supine, with a glass of sherry in one hand and a pencil in another. In a 1957 Paris Review interview with Pati Hill, Capote explains: “I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping. As the...
Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him.– The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (via emptycarousels)
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an...– Walter Cronkite (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
You have to resign yourself to the fact that you waste a lot of trees before you...– J.K. Rowling (via blakehamilton)
People are motivated to write for a variety of reasons, but it’s the child...– Betsy Lerner (via blakehamilton)
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of...– Harper Lee, “To Kill A Mockingbird” (via nagging)
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to...– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (via drinkingbleach)
Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.– Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
3 Grown-up Books for the Hogwarts Grad →
That’s the whole trouble. You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful,...– Catcher In The Rye (via idratherlivebythesea)
1001bookstoreadbeforeyoudie: lol I don’t know how fashionable this is, but it’s a cute idea :)
Megsterr: 10 awesome literary Tumblrs →
megsterr12: Check out: 1.) http://iheartclassics.tumblr.com/ written by Sterling Publishing- They curate the classics so you don’t have to…mixing modern culture and classic lit. The classics are more relevant than you think! 2.) http://irisblasi.tumblr.com/ written by Iris Blasi- Coordinator of…
And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not...– A Man Without a Country | Kurt Vonnegut (via lifeofliterature)
Lapham's Quarterly: "Food": The Complete Reading... →
laphamsquarterly: There’s nothing more we love around here than a real long list of books, and for our Food issue we decided to take it to the next level with this list of all the books the editors of LQ used in our Summer issue. How many have you read? The Ancient World The Bible Life of…
So, I finished Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card around 1am last night. Starting the book, I didn’t intent to read the entire book in a day. Approximately 320 pages, the intricacy and desperation in the novel propelled me through each chapter caring more and more about what happened to the main character, Ender, and what he was going to do next. I think that my favorite part of the novel was,...
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just started to read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card It was recommended to me by a few friends who said it was an amazing book, so I’m giving it a try :) So far, it’s pretty interesting. As far as I can tell (and I’m only 26 pages in), there is a war between Humans and “Buggers” that the humans almost lost several decades ago. Set in the future, there is a...