We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
strandbooks:

More from Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, page 263.

strandbooks:

More from Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, page 263.

pantheonbooks:

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
from the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Weekly Book Quote

pantheonbooks:

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

from the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Weekly Book Quote

thelifeguardlibrarian:

vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

My brain likes things like this.

strandbooks:

Underlined passage, Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff, page 115.

Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
theparisreview:

“In our own lives, how do we get ourselves to think about how we think and why we think it? And then, of course, that’s the place essays come from. And where all writing comes from.”
An interview with Lynne Tillman.

theparisreview:

“In our own lives, how do we get ourselves to think about how we think and why we think it? And then, of course, that’s the place essays come from. And where all writing comes from.”

An interview with Lynne Tillman.

The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one’s life.
When your life is half over, I think you have to see the face of death in order to start writing seriously.
theparisreview:

Herta Müller, in 2009. “I wasn’t trying to write literature, I just put it down on paper to gain a foothold, to get a grip on my life.”

theparisreview:

Herta Müller, in 2009. “I wasn’t trying to write literature, I just put it down on paper to gain a foothold, to get a grip on my life.”

Take no heed of her…. She reads a lot of books.
Your head is a living forest full of song birds.
libraryjournal:

For those of you who prefer their Friday Fashion to be more casual. This would be good for Banned Books week, September 21-27, 2014.

libraryjournal:

For those of you who prefer their Friday Fashion to be more casual. This would be good for Banned Books week, September 21-27, 2014.

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more: http://nyr.kr/JWOmj9

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more: http://nyr.kr/JWOmj9