Posts tagged with "books."
Yo, I heard you like libraries, so I put a library in your library!
"We are the readers. We are the ones who want to know more. We are the ones who observe the fictional and the real. We are the ones who create the story, even when there isn’t one there to begin with. We are the ones you write for. We are the ones who make things more interesting because we can find the story in every conversation, in every interaction. We are the ones who will never stop learning, dreaming, hoping, finding. We are the ones will never stop trying to figure it out, and will always be aware that we never will… it’s what keeps us searching, looking, wanting."
"At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader."
"The words ‘far, far away’ had always a strange charm."
"Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page."
Cornelia Funke (Inkspell)
"You lost all interest in this world. You were disappointed and discouraged, and lost interest in everything. So you abandoned your physical body. You went to a world apart and you’re living a different kind of life there. In a world that’s inside you."
Got these Bloomsbury editions - a rarity, I’d say, here where the Scholastic ones are the norm - at a bargain bookstore. I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t have HBP and DH, but the cashier lady did give me a discount for this lot! :)
This subway library has posters of books and scannable barcodes—zap ‘em with your phone to get a 10-page preview while you ride!
Reversible book jacket design for The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
One side features an illustration based on Hazel, the other, Augustus. The design reflects the brilliant way in which John conveys the real effects of cancer. I think this is best summed up in his words:
‘I worked at a children’s hospital as a student chaplain for about five months, and I knew a lot of sick kids, and none of them had the secret of the meaning of life hidden deep behind their pupils… they were just people.’ - John Green on The Interview Show
"Reading hard things is like a yoga. Pose of Being Stretched By Literature. It can add vertebral inches."
Pop-Up Stories by Jodi Harvey-Brown / wetcanvas
Armed with the superpower of imagination, books can take us to any height, depth, or wardrobe to another world. Jodi conjures characters and events from the very pages they dwell in, giving gravity to two-dimensional words. Some of her book sculptures, as well as commission information, can be found on etsy.
Artist: DeviantArt / Website
"Those of us who love books, love to read but love to have fun too should stop conflating reading with isolation. Stop saying: “I’m boring, I just wanna go home and read,” because that doesn’t make you boring. It means you’re choosing one kind of fun over another, not doing the opposite of fun."