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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Rose has read 9 books toward her goal of 200 books.

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Poets are the trumpets which sing to battle.

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

another from The Art of the Book

How to Feel Epic in One Simple Step:
Lipstick the color of your enemies blood.

by erikkwakkel:

Heavenly library

Today I visited the medieval library at Merton College, Oxford as a guest of the Fellow Librarian. It is the UK’s oldest library that was designed to be used by scholars, and it has been functioning as such since its construction in the 1370s. You enter the library at the ground level through a massive door. Going up the stairs you reach the upper floor, where the books are stored. It is sensational to walk among the rows of book cases in the half-lit room. Their shelves are filled with hundreds of early-modern books (many still fitted in their original bindings), which are patiently waiting until someone will touch them again. Heavy benches hoovering over wooden floors are a reminder that this room was once filled with scholars leaning over their books, trying to catch the last light of the day. In the middle of the library a heavy 13th-century book chest is found, next to a small collection of shiny 14th-century astrolabes. What a heavenly place.

Pics (my own): library, book cases, consultation bench, book chest (13th century), stained-glass window (medieval), and entrance. More information about the library on Merton College’s website (here) and also here; more on Merton College, which dates from the 13th-century, here.

❝ A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. ❞

- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (via bookmania)

❝ Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul. ❞

- Joanne Harris (via a-thousand-words)

❝ She read books quickly and compulsively, paperback after paperback, as if she might drift away without the anchor of the printed page. ❞

- Jane Hamilton (via duttonbooks)

middle-earth history meme: {1/3} elves
→ maedhros

❝ Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here. ❞

- Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees (via themindofafictionbooklover)

· quote · Stories ·


April Book Photo Challenge [15/30]

Quote: I’ve always adored the preface of the Picture of Dorian Gray. 

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."


Favourite Writers:

Neil Gaiman.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

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