"I know exactly what I would do with immortality: I would read every book in the library."

— Mark Jason Dominus (via observando)
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"Hell hath no fury like a woman interrupted when reading a really good book."

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"Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again."

— Jo March, Little Women   (via worldfallsdown)
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literature meme: {1/10} prose || treasure island by robert louis stevenson

“That was Flint’s treasure that we had come so far to seek, and that had cost already the lives of seventeen men from the Hispaniola. How many it had cost in the ammassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.” 

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The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

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kittens and books should be a tumblr

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An Endless List of Things I Love | Beautiful Reading Spaces

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"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."

— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (via observando)
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"Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells, and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower, both strange and familiar."

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