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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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booksturnmugglesintowizards:

fuckyeahsansastark:

Why Sansa Stark Is the Strongest Character on ‘Game of Thrones’ by Julianne Ross

Sansa is awesome and I can’t wait for her storyline this season

I never understood why I’m in the minority of fans who like Sansa. Throughout the series we’ve seen a lot of growth in her character and I’m interested to see where GRRM takes her story in the future. Most people in ASOIAF underestimate her and that could be their downfall.

(via literaryparadise)

— 1 week ago with 14218 notes

bookpillows:

To celebrate my 300 followers, I am doing a book giveaway!

Here are the rules:

  • Only reblogs count. You can reblog as much as you want but don’t spam your followers
  • You must be following bookpillows. (This giveaway is about thanking my followers after all)
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • You must be willing to give me your address. I promise this information will be kept confidential and secure.
  • Your ask box must be open so that I can contact you if you win. If you do not reply within 24 hours I will move on to the next winner.
  • Three winners will each pick One book. The winners will be chosen through a random number generator.
  • The winners will be able to chose any of the books listed above.
  • This is an international giveaway, but I will be using the book depository, so make sure your country is listed on their page.
  • This giveaway ends on May 3, 2014.
  • If you have any questions direct them here.

(via bookpillows)

— 1 week ago with 463 notes

randomhouse:

seasighing:

Life tip: bring a book with you everywhere you go

Life pro tip: bring two, in case you finish the first one.

— 1 week ago with 96604 notes
bookaddict24-7:

bookgeekconfessions:

true story

Yeah…the editing is the bitchy part.

bookaddict24-7:

bookgeekconfessions:

true story

Yeah…the editing is the bitchy part.

(Source: writingbox)

— 1 week ago with 2597 notes

bookpillows:

To celebrate my 300 followers, I am doing a book giveaway!

Here are the rules:

  • Only reblogs count. You can reblog as much as you want but don’t spam your followers
  • You must be following bookpillows. (This giveaway is about thanking my followers after all)
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • You must be willing to give me your address. I promise this information will be kept confidential and secure.
  • Your ask box must be open so that I can contact you if you win. If you do not reply within 24 hours I will move on to the next winner.
  • Three winners will each pick One book. The winners will be chosen through a random number generator.
  • The winners will be able to chose any of the books listed above.
  • This is an international giveaway, but I will be using the book depository, so make sure your country is listed on their page.
  • This giveaway ends on May 3, 2014.
  • If you have any questions direct them here.
— 1 week ago with 463 notes

nprbooks:

In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a writer relates the long and twisting life story of a hotel owner. It’s about youthful love and lifelong obsession, and while the story is original, there’s a credit at the end that reads: “Inspired by the Writings of Stefan Zweig.”

Last month, Anderson told Fresh Air's Terry Gross that until a few years ago, he had never heard of Zweig — and he's not alone. Many moviegoers share Anderson's past ignorance of the man who was once one of the world's most famous and most translated authors.

George Prochnik is out to change that. His forthcoming book is called The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. Check out his conversation with NPR’s Robert Siegel here.

(via nyrbclassics)

— 2 weeks ago with 1401 notes
In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Cornelius Fudge tells the Prime Minister that the previous one “tried to throw him out the window.” HBP is set in 1996, the PM was John Major. Before him it was Margaret Thatcher.

wenchingwithshakespeare:

fauxgingerwithasoul:

MARGARET THATCHER TRIED TO THROW THE MINISTER OF MAGIC OUT THE WINDOW.

SHE WASN’T CALLED THE IRON LADY FOR NOTHING.

I don’t normally post things like this, but it was far too good to pass up.

— 2 weeks ago with 104238 notes

harperperennial:

randomhouse:

melvillehouse:

randomhouse:

Hey. How you doin’. We’re a House with a hat.

All the cool houses somehow get their hats to float jauntily above their heads, rather than wear them. Everybody knows that.

*whispers* you’re just jealous

But I mean really, neither of us can talk. Penguin actually has a head on which the hat can perch:

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I didn’t want anything covering my crown but I just had to.

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— 2 weeks ago with 291 notes
ellenkushner:

nypl:

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg

I read this book so many times as a kid that the binding fell off. I used to love imagining all the different hiding places that I could take advantage of at the Metropolitan Museum. 

-Shannon from the Development Office

Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter!

Woohoooo!!!! This exhibit’s just been extended to September 7, 2014!

I loved this book as a child!

ellenkushner:

nypl:

by E. L. Konigsburg
I read this book so many times as a kid that the binding fell off. I used to love imagining all the different hiding places that I could take advantage of at the Metropolitan Museum. 
-Shannon from the Development Office
Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of ItWhy Children’s Books Matter!

Woohoooo!!!! This exhibit’s just been extended to September 7, 2014!

I loved this book as a child!

(via outofprintclothing)

— 2 weeks ago with 228 notes
"A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity."
Germaine Greer (via bookporn)
— 3 weeks ago with 2668 notes
"Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw."
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas (via bookporn)

(via wordpainting)

— 4 weeks ago with 17688 notes

ccballard:

barricadeponine:

you either loved the catcher in the rye with a burning passion and it touched your soul and holden caulfield was you in high school or you despised that book and threatened to burn it and holden caulfield was a whiny little bitch there’s literally no in between

So true it hurts.

(Source: lesbianvenom)

— 4 weeks ago with 17099 notes

literatebitch:

 March Book Photo Challenge

Day 14: Yummy

(via wenchingwithshakespeare)

— 4 weeks ago with 1293 notes

Signs that you might be reading a good book.

1:No sleeping.
2:No eating.
3:A sudden desire to find someone like the love interest in the book.
4:Slight drooling over certain moments.
5:Sudden bursts of emotion.
6:A need to share with the world just how fantastic the book is.
7:The realization that this book WILL end, eventually. And feeling ridiculously torn.
8:No socializing.
9:Extreme comparisons are made between your life and the characters' lives in the book.
10:Making irregular noises at 3 in the morning because something amazing just happened.
— 4 weeks ago with 8994 notes