1001 Books To Read Before You Die

A quest to read the classic books of the past, in the present, and save the written word along the way.

Indie Bookstores. Libraries. Short Blurbs On the Classics.

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- May 25 -

julybugs-deactivated20121111 said: slightly irrelevant question: what to do with borders gift cards? just found some from a long time ago and it still contains some credit. /:

You can cut them up and use them for arts and crafts, or frame them as a relic of a time passed. I’m kidding. Unfortunately, no other book stores take the gift card. I thought Barnes might, because they acquired some of Borders assets when they closed, but no dice. :)

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Anonymous asked: Why do you write so much?

- May 23 -

taweesha:

Because kidnapping people and forcing them to act out your interesting make-believe worlds is technically illegal.

DEAD.

(via powells)

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You know, as much as I love Baz Luhrmann, this Great Gatsby trailer might be a little over the top. The modern music is bait that it doesn’t need. I know he always does this, but I think It’s “cool” on its own. Thoughts?


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- May 22 -

Hunter S. Thompson, author of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, making looking foolish look great, as he always does.

Hunter S. Thompson, author of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, making looking foolish look great, as he always does.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

I’m reading The Diary of Anne Frank—the version which put back much of the deleted material from her diary. The originally published version left out unflattering portions about her mother, and particular parts about her personal desires.

Except, I haven’t gotten to the diary yet because I’m reading all of the critical essays on her life, legacy and betrayal. Remind me to stop picking up revised, 100 millionth anniversary, critical editions of books with a forward, notes, essays, and an afterward in them, k?

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- May 21 -

vikingpenguinbooks:

THIS IS WHAT A CLEAN BOOK ROOM LOOKS LIKE! I know it’s hard to believe that this is clean but if I had any foresight I would have taken a before picture and you all would have been very impressed.
(Cleaning mandated by our facilities manager after deeming the “before” situation a fire hazard.  Reviewers/editors—this is the den from which your copies doth come!)

Ha!

vikingpenguinbooks:

THIS IS WHAT A CLEAN BOOK ROOM LOOKS LIKE! I know it’s hard to believe that this is clean but if I had any foresight I would have taken a before picture and you all would have been very impressed.

(Cleaning mandated by our facilities manager after deeming the “before” situation a fire hazard.  Reviewers/editors—this is the den from which your copies doth come!)

Ha!

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An underwater installation called “The Lost Correspondent” by Jason deCaires.


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