March 4, 2014
"Writers are readers who have been moved, by their practice, to emulation."

— Billy Collins

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January 9, 2014
Eye ChartYou start reading with the easy E.
It’s not expected, as with our poems,that all will get to the…View Post

Eye Chart

You start reading with the easy E.
It’s not expected, as with our poems,
that all will get to the…

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November 16, 2013
"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."

—    Stephen King

October 22, 2013
"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."

—   Katherine Mansfield

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October 19, 2013
"I have consistently loved books that I’ve read when I’ve been sick in bed."

   Tracy Chevalier

October 19, 1962: Happy 51st birthday, Tracy Chevalier. Her best-selling novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was based on a painting by Johannes Vermeer. The writer bought a poster of the painting as a teenager.

September 19, 2013
Damn reality (TV) !

Damn reality (TV) !

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September 11, 2013
Read what you enjoy, not what you think you’re supposed to be reading.

Read what you enjoy, not what you think you’re supposed to be reading.

September 7, 2013
The Graveyard BookI have more time during the week to read than in past years, but for some reason I still seem to…View Post

The Graveyard Book

I have more time during the week to read than in past years, but for some reason I still seem to…

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August 13, 2013

It’s a good day to read a book in honor of the birthday of the first man ever to print a book in English, William Caxton, born in Kent, England in 1422.
He was a wealthy trader and merchant, and also a part-time linguist and translator. He was living in Cologne, Germany, when he translated a book about the history of Troy. The printing press had been invented about 25 years earlier, but it had only recently started to spread beyond Germany. Caxton realized that the new technology of printing would make the job of distributing his book a lot easier. So instead of copying the book by hand, he had his book printed as The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye in 1475.


He eventually went back to England, where he established the first English printing press. He printed all the available English literature, including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1478).
For a long time, people in England called printed books Caxtons.

It’s a good day to read a book in honor of the birthday of the first man ever to print a book in English, William Caxton, born in Kent, England in 1422.

He was a wealthy trader and merchant, and also a part-time linguist and translator. He was living in Cologne, Germany, when he translated a book about the history of Troy. The printing press had been invented about 25 years earlier, but it had only recently started to spread beyond Germany. Caxton realized that the new technology of printing would make the job of distributing his book a lot easier. So instead of copying the book by hand, he had his book printed as The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye in 1475.

He eventually went back to England, where he established the first English printing press. He printed all the available English literature, including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1478).

For a long time, people in England called printed books Caxtons.

July 9, 2013
"Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives of those who write them. Readers and writers alike discover things they never knew about the world and about themselves."

Lloyd Alexander (Time Cat)

(Source: iamcharliesangel)

June 10, 2013
Love the fireplace as a reading spot but that tree is disturbing.

Love the fireplace as a reading spot but that tree is disturbing.

(via ayjay)

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May 25, 2013
Sometimes all the therapy a person needs is some time to read.

Sometimes all the therapy a person needs is some time to read.

(via pizzamia)

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February 28, 2013
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”― Groucho Marx

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
― Groucho Marx

(Source: joshuamartian)

February 28, 2013
"Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness."


Lemony Snicket

February 28, 1970: A most unfortunate day. Novelist Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, was once born in the benighted city of San Francisco and is now a dismal 43 years old.

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February 26, 2013
"I love the smell of book ink in the morning."

—  Umberto Eco 

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