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"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." Italo Calvino

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angrylolita:

basedgosh:

*pretends to understand the movie reference you just made*

yeah, stay gold too, horse man…………………………whatever that means…………….

(Source: canadad, via booksandghosts)

— 17 hours ago with 153719 notes

or-even-cured:

smokingtowers-bluetwillgloves:

bedlamsbard:

The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant…

Accurate. Also ‘I have heard that x conquered the y nation and smashed all their mead benches’.

Very true.

— 1 day ago with 39253 notes
retitled ASOIAF novels:

mandalbrot:

Game of Thrones - Ned Stark Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Clash of Kings - Theon Greyjoy Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Storm of Swords - Robb Stark Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Feast for Crows - Cersei Lannister Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Dance With Dragons - Daenerys Targaryen Makes Poor Life Choices.
The Winds of Winter - I Wonder Who Else Will Be Making Poor Life Choices?
A Dream of Spring - All My Friends Are Dead.

(via knerdy)

— 1 day ago with 8306 notes

nprfreshair:

"I think there are two primary jobs that a jacket has to do: It has to represent a text and it has to sell it. In a way, a book jacket … is sort of like a title that an author comes up with. It’s one thing that has to speak to a big aggregate thing, which is the book itself. And it has to be compelling in some way such that you’re interested enough to pick it up — and perhaps buy it. … It’s like a billboard or an advertisement or a movie trailer or a teaser. …

I think of a book jacket as being sort of like a visual reminder of the book, but … it’s also a souvenir of the reading experience. Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”

- Peter Mendelsund, book jacket designer 

The Jacket Designer’s Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

(via vintageanchorbooks)

— 2 days ago with 703 notes

or-even-cured:

micdotcom:

Hilarious Tumblr Pop Goes the Penguin gives classic books a modern update 

I realize they’re just riffing off the titles, but come ON, Much Ado deserves better than that!

— 4 days ago with 1922 notes

nbcparksandrec:

On this day, three years ago, Donna and Tom introduced the world to “Treat Yo Self Day.”

Life has never been the same.

(via britishauthor)

— 6 days ago with 21624 notes
diggly:

mamacastiel:

why does this have 32k notes? it’s just a picture of a knife in a ranch bottle, is there some unspoken joke that 32 thousand people share? what is going on here, i dont get it. it’s just a fucking picture of a knife in a ranch bottle. is there some spiritual connection people have to this picture? is there some ominous and mystical reasoning that this has 32 thousand notes? do people reblog this because it makes them look like some indie blogger? or is there just something funny to this? someone please explain

no one tell him

diggly:

mamacastiel:

why does this have 32k notes? it’s just a picture of a knife in a ranch bottle, is there some unspoken joke that 32 thousand people share? what is going on here, i dont get it. it’s just a fucking picture of a knife in a ranch bottle. is there some spiritual connection people have to this picture? is there some ominous and mystical reasoning that this has 32 thousand notes? do people reblog this because it makes them look like some indie blogger? or is there just something funny to this? someone please explain

no one tell him

(Source: zero1infinity, via or-even-cured)

— 6 days ago with 611009 notes
"October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds."
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
(via aranrhod)

(Source: larmoyante, via literarynerd)

— 1 week ago with 11516 notes
kayleyhyde:

So excited to finally get around to reading Anne of Green Gables, especially cause of the gorgeous @riflepaperco design. In love 😍🌸

I’m loving this cover! Which edition is this?

kayleyhyde:

So excited to finally get around to reading Anne of Green Gables, especially cause of the gorgeous @riflepaperco design. In love 😍🌸

I’m loving this cover! Which edition is this?

(via noseinabook)

— 1 week ago with 157 notes
vikingbooks:

liblinks:

Know your rights.

Rockin’ this book party eight days a week.

vikingbooks:

liblinks:

Know your rights.

Rockin’ this book party eight days a week.

(Source: necclibrary)

— 1 week ago with 539 notes
Random Book Sale: Any: Amazon.com: Books →

(Source: books-and-butterflies)

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
Love Triangles

Is anyone else kind of getting sick of the trend of love triangles? In the beginning I was all for the angst and drama, but it seems as if they’ve become a cliche in the past decade. Recently, whenever I’m reading a book and I get a whiff of a love triangle brewing my heart begins to sink. I’m curious to know if it’s just me or is everyone getting a little tired of all these  love triangles.

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes