All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. … But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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Some of the books that I consider my favorite are ones that rock me to my core, that leave me feeling like someone squeezed my heart really tightly for those 300 to 400 pages. But the idea of going through that experience for a second time? No, thank you.

Not only do I not want to experience that kind of emotional roller coaster for a second time (let’s ignore the fact that I continue to go through it, just with different books), but what if it is worse a second time around? Now that I know what is coming, will the ride only be worse because I am just waiting for events to occur? Will I even have the strength to continue through the book a second time around? Part of me thinks it is like knowing that an oven is hot and choosing to touch it anyway.

from On Books I Love That I’ll Never Reread by Rincey Abraham (via bookriot)

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fearnotthepen:

I don’t understand why books have shifted from having summaries on the back of the covers to having one-line reviews.

Seriously though. I want to know what the book is about. Not that someone from the Evening Standard thinks it’s a masterpiece. 

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readtheprintedwords:

Books make me happy

readtheprintedwords:

Books make me happy

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sonnywithafairchance:

Someone buy this for me quick (X)

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redheadedmadness:

castleisaidlegs:

darladeville:

watchtheright:

iwasboredsohereiam:

takingshotswithjustinbieber:

freewriterandnaturelover:

eversolightly:

There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!

The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, California

This place is on my bucket list to visit.

this is the only place i buy books from anymore ((and im going there tomorrow i need some new trashy romance novels)))

cool fact: up on the second floor, 1 book only costs $1. and the amount of cool books up there is endlessssss. so if you have $5 to spend well lucky you

This place looks, like it smells sssoooo gggoooodd

Going.

Also going here!

Someone take me there and I’ll love you forever.

I’ve been there and they not only have books but little art and sewing/stitching classes and small art gallery thingies up on one of the higher floors.
Fun fact: the building used to be a bank and they have this actual vault that, if closed, will not open again and in the vault they keep all the crime novels and it’s super fucking rad

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interiorsporn:

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interiorsporn:

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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, S.E. Hinton, born 22 July 1948
10 Quotes
Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.
I really do like listening to stuff that’s happened to other people. I guess that’s why I like to read.
I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
Movies can’t ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him.
You know what the crummiest feeling you can have is? To hate the person you love the best in the world.
I wish I was a kid again, when I had all the answers.
I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.
Susan Eloise Hinton is an American writer best known for The Outsiders, which she wrote during high school.
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, S.E. Hinton, born 22 July 1948

10 Quotes

  1. Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
  2. I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.
  3. I really do like listening to stuff that’s happened to other people. I guess that’s why I like to read.
  4. I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
  5. Movies can’t ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
  6. I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him.
  7. You know what the crummiest feeling you can have is? To hate the person you love the best in the world.
  8. I wish I was a kid again, when I had all the answers.
  9. I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
  10. If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.

Susan Eloise Hinton is an American writer best known for The Outsiders, which she wrote during high school.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write


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johnlock-in-kneesocks:

katyhelena:

demigodofhoolemere:

this is an accurate representation of my entire life

Also applies to TV series.

Might I add, they’re reading Sherlock Holmes.

AND THEN THEY SPENT THE DAY COSPLAYING IN LONDON

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dressedupsoul:

Can we talk about how much I like reading nooks/alcoves? Like, look at these. I want one so badly. So cozy and secluded and comfy. (none of these images are mine- I’ve collected them over time because of my intense love of reading nooks v__v) 

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terrasigillata:

thedailylaughs:

Golden retriever puppies eating kibble for the first time [x]

WHY ARE YOU STANDING IN THE BOWL. DOGS. WHY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING. PUPPIES. DOGS ARE SO STUPID AND WONDERFUL

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