“When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.” – Michel de Montaigne http://www.bquot.es/s/3295
Twelve of the world’s most beautiful bookshops http://gu.com/p/49pbx?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
“The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.” – Christopher Dawson http://www.bquot.es/s/3287
A closed mind is like a closed book just a block of wood. – Chinese Proverb
“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” – Mark Twain http://www.bquot.es/s/289
Born: April 10, 1941
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman – your alternative covers http://gu.com/p/47at7
“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” -Andrew Carnegie
You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one. -Paul Auster http://en.proverbia.net
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it. -Ernest Hemingway en.proverbia.net
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed. – Lily Tomlin Quote Source: Dumb.com
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Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. Harry Fosdick
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Even as the Internet has revived hope of a universal library and Google seems to promise an answer to every query, books have remained a dark region in the universe of information. We want books to be as accessible and searchable as the Web. On the other hand, we still want them to be books. […]
The article is from The Guardian on line. Found it to be an enlightening read. My top 10 unfinishable novels http://gu.com/p/42axe
So many books, so little time.
The 4th of July has come and one, but if anybody cares as to what I did on (Democracy Day, Independence Day), was watching the rain from Hurricane Arthur come down, which started shortly before noon. It came down heavy at times, but for the most part, it was a light rain. I actually enjoyed […]
You’ll never be alone if you’ve got a book. Al Pacino
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012 Source
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category. Source: tealdragon.net
Feeling a lot better than I did last week, and for the next few days will be posting off and on. Below, is a few of the books that I like to read.
Since the middle of the week, I have only posted once. There’s a reason for that. I came down with the flu, and it knocked me on flat on my ass. The worst part is over with, but the nuisance part of it is still with me. The flu is wide spread throughout four states: […]
Note: When I took a break from blogging, the very next day, I came down with a nasty head cold. And it happened on the first day of spring. So my thinking is still bit foggy. With that said, here is a bit of humor from the email inbox. Thought you should know that the […]
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It’s a day to stay inside. It’s a day to read a good book. It’s a day to drink plenty of coffee. It’s a day to do a crossword or two. It’s a day to spend lazily. It’s a day to watch TV. It’s a day to do all or whatever tickles your fancy.
Nothing can supply the place of books. They are cheering or soothing companions in solitude, illness, affliction. The wealth of both continents would not compensate for the good they impart. — William Ellery Channing
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. — John Ruskin
“A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books.” – Chinese Proverb
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. – Chinese Proverb
“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.” – Ray […]
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve compiled a book from the Internet. It’s a book of quotations attributed to the wrong people. – Jerry Seinfeld
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. – Paul Sweeney
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. -E.L. Doctorow
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A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -Chinese Proverb
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. –Bertrand Russell
The look of peacefulness. Source: TheFabWeb
Owner(s) of bookstore, do have a heart… Seen on: uberhumor
The passenger is a couple of dinner rolls short of a banquet.