“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.”
(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
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.
Missing Girl: Arya Stark.
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This is from my ‘hood.
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.11 notes link >
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