The Book Lady

"The person, be it a gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -- Jane Austen

I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.

—Sylvia Plath (via wordsnquotes)

(via myownliteraryself)

Good books tell the truth, even when they’re about things that never have been and never will be. They’re truthful in a different way

Stanisław Lem

Book Geek Quotes #608

(via bookgeekconfessions)

I hated knowing what I wanted and knowing what was right and knowing they weren’t the same thing.

—Maggie Stiefvater, Forever (via simply-quotes)

(via a-thousand-words)

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

—Muhammed Ali (via observando)

(via a-thousand-words)

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)

(Source: tirairgid, via literaryescapist)

—THIS IS HALLOWEEN (like youve never heard)

twitch-the-tiny:

kingkeenanthegreat:

dash-of-dark:

JUST FUCKING LISTEN. 

THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT

reblog so others can hear it!

Where the hell are the Victorian Goths they should be all over this.

*SMASHES REBLOG BUTTON*

(via literaryescapist)

abookthiefandawordshaker:

I hate second hand embarrassment in books
because like in movies you can just block your ears until it’s over
but in books you have to suffer through it.

Yup, no chance of getting away…

(via fuckyeahreading)

thebooker:

Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet

[GOODREADS]

Genre: Fantasy

When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history.

Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling–and forbidden–talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar’s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets.

Auralia’s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse.

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