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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- July 26 -

“I am mad for books, just mad for them, and I saw that for some people a book might be just another object, like a shoe, a loaf of bread, a cup. The universe of a book might not be visible to them, for a book’s universe of words does not exist without the participation of eyes.”

The Broken Book by Susan Johnson (via treesofreverie)

(Source: treesofreverie, via wenchingwithshakespeare)

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- July 24 -

wordpainting:

teachingliteracy:

 (by UNAMID Photo)

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”—from the film, You’ve Got Mail

wordpainting:

teachingliteracy:

 (by UNAMID Photo)

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”—from the film, You’ve Got Mail

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Currently Reading

- July 22 -

Paradise Lost by John Milton 

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- June 13 -

La Carreta Literaria ¡Leamos! de Cartagena (Cartagena’s Literary Wagon, Let’s read!).

Martín Murillo Gómez has been traveling with his wagon through Cartagena, Colombia. His is the only wagon that transports books.

He lends the books to readers and he also reads to the people who gather around him in parks, plazas, schools and universities.

Sometimes you’ll find him reading from a book with blank pages, stories that he has created for years to invite children to the world of literature.

His journey has led him to meet personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez, who found a copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude and sign it for him.

Thanks to Murillo’s effort and the support of others, the wagon that started with 120 books (some of which he bought with the money he made by selling water on the streets and some which were donated by people who believed in his project) now has 3,500 books.

With the support of sponsors, Murillo has been able to continue with his passion for reading and his commitment to spread the love for literature.

On Facebook.

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thelifeguardlibrarian:

sarahchristine:

Missing Girl: Arya Stark.
Posted under Bloomingdale Ave in Bucktown.

This is from my ‘hood.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

sarahchristine:

Missing Girl: Arya Stark.

Posted under Bloomingdale Ave in Bucktown.

This is from my ‘hood.

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The more I think about it, the more I need to stop playing and become a librarian. It is not normal behavior to ride past a library on your bike and squeal with delight. Seriously. 

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penguinoncampus:

Check out this NBC news clip where 600 people showed up for a book signing from author Khaled Hosseini, best known for his international bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.   Now with this new book, And the Mountains Echoed,he talks with Tram Mai in Phoenix.

:) 

penguinoncampus:

Check out this NBC news clip where 600 people showed up for a book signing from author Khaled Hosseini, best known for his international bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.   Now with this new book, And the Mountains Echoed,he talks with Tram Mai in Phoenix.

:) 

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