Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Inspired By: Books

On a cold gray day like today, all I want to do is curl up by a window with a pile of blankets, a cup of tea and read a book or two in the gloomy light. 

Whilst thinking longingly of the pile of reads next to my bed, I put together a little inspiration board about books and reading. 


"The first thing reading teaches us is how to be alone." - Jonathan Franzen

In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page. They were not necessarily the same sentences the professors pointed out, which would turn up for further explication on an exam. I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment. For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.
Jhumpa Lahiri, My Life’s Sentences

"If you think reading is boring, you're doing it wrong." -unknown

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”  Lemony Snicket

Read anything good lately?

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  1. I have a whole pinterest board about book stuff. this is my favorite quote about reading:
    “I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.” - Kurt Vonnegut

    1. that is an excellent quote. I'll have to find you on Pinterest. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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