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Humble Bookperk Bundle Presented by HarperCollins Publishers

harperperennial:

thebookmunkie:

I just purchased this bundle. Nice collection!

There’s some Neil Gaiman, some Paulo Coelho…

oooo, i’m marking this as relevant to my interests.

crownpublishing:

catsandtheirhumans:

distractions (by {cindy}

Squeeeeee!


my cat likes books tolerably well, but is against cuddling or showing signs of affection towards me ):

crownpublishing:

catsandtheirhumans:

distractions (by {cindy}

Squeeeeee!

beta books

my cat likes books tolerably well, but is against cuddling or showing signs of affection towards me ):

Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness.

- From Virginia Woolf’s final note to her husband, Leonard (via straymessages)

What desire can be contrary to nature since it was given to man by nature itself?

- Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (via vintageanchorbooks)

Aug 6

Wilfred Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth"

classicpenguin:

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, —
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing…

always reblog. 

Aug 6

onthestrand:

Love these rejected cover designs for the US edition of Lydia Davis’s short story collection, Can’t and Won’t

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/cant-and-wont-lydia-davis_n_5648702.html

only got into Davis very recently. Need to procure this.

Aug 6
vintageanchorbooks:

Guy de Maupassant was born on this day in 1850 near Dieppe, France."I entered literary life as a meteor, and I shall leave it like a thunderbolt."

vintageanchorbooks:

Guy de Maupassant was born on this day in 1850 near Dieppe, France.

"I entered literary life as a meteor, and I shall leave it like a thunderbolt."

Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness.

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Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband (via proustitute)

I mistook “is” for “as”, over and over, oops.

When the Great War broke out, it came to me not as a superlative tragedy, but as an interruption of the most exasperating kind to my personal plans.

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Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth


Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week. Throughout June we’re celebrating the literature of the Great War in honor of its centennial.

(via classicpenguin)

That would be the perfect first line to a book named Testament of Youth

"What I would like is to walk out of this house, and keep going, going, going, and never come back," she said.

"Take a boat," said Florentino Ariza.

- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (trans. by Edith Grossman)