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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I’m Back Bitches

- November 15 -

….And I work at a library now.

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flavorpill: Why Aren’t More People Talking About Jesmyn Ward’s ‘Men We Reaped’? →

- October 7 -



"This past summer, America had a long conversation with itself about its pervasive culture of violence, a culture that often literally consumes the lives of young black men. I’m not saying it was a satisfactory conversation, that anyone came out of it feeling like we’d treated the subject…

(via citylightsbooks)

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“She had been too busy trying to transform herself into the kind of person who doesn’t need anything from anybody, a wall of pure bricks. In the meantime, she had forgotten that when people walk into walls of bricks, they get hurt.”

Unknown   (via seoulobsession)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via souzyandherbooks)

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“Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any ONE thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.”

Faber, Fahrenheit 451 (via upon-a-rainbow)

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Queens sixth-graders no longer must read racy →

- August 7 -


Instead of turning this book into a learning situation and discussing the issues in it, the parents go on a rampage and have it eliminated from the reading list so no one is allowed to read it. Gee, how archaic and immature.

It depends on what the book was like…..

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- July 27 -

“We all know that books burn - but we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (via booksandghosts)

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Thomas Ehgartner - Meaning Minus Truth Conditions (2006)

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11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos →

- July 26 -

(Source: librawrian, via ebookporn)

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