1. tea-and-bookishness:

    July Book Photo Challenge [15] — OLDEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF

    This is such a lie. But if we’re looking at the publishing year [1943], it might be one of the older ones I own.

    (via sweet-peril)


  2. metaphorformetaphor:

    Don’t let thoughts of me hold you back. Just do what you want to do. Otherwise, I might end up taking you with me, and that is the one thing I don’t want to do. I don’t want to interfere with your life.

    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (Vintage, 2003)

    (via englishmajorinrepair)

  3. coffee-coffee:

    Click here for more coffee!

    (via journaling-junkie)

  4. teachingliteracy:


    Le baron perché, a second-hand bookshop at Mirabel aux Baronnies, Drome, France.  Being located in a small village, I understand the owner survives on internet sales and only opens the shop in the tourist season. I was impressed by his modular shelf design …


  5. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

    * finished 30 August 2014

    I’ve never been a runner. Any kind of runner, let alone a long distance runner. I’ve always been overweight. Even when I was working out regularly and playing varsity tennis in high school and lifting weights, I felt like I was overweight. Running always felt awkward and weird and hard and awful and not something I would ever want to be doing for any length of time, and definitely not for long distances. I ran laps in gym when I had to, and walked instead when I could. I ran laps around the tennis courts at the beginning of practice, slow as hell, I don’t think there was one time I finished with everyone else. usually I was lapped at least once, if not more than once. So to say I don’t have a frame of reference for all of his talk about marathons and running is an understatement. I really have no freaking clue. But the interesting thing about this book is how he tied his running to his writing life.

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  6. "Quiet people have the loudest minds."
    — Stephen Hawking (via attackonstudying)

    (Source: roseharryfranklin, via indigo-writer)


    1. Brother: Another book store? How do you find all these?
    2. Me: There was a sign back there.
    3. Brother: I swear to a god you have some inner magnetic sense drawing you to books. I bet I could drop you in Siberia and you'd be in a bookstore in a bloody day.

  7. "As a writer, you can’t allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward."
    — Augusten Burroughs (via aestheticintrovert)

    (Source: writingquotes, via englishmajorinrepair)


  9. "Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed."
    — Steinbeck, John. (1962, December.) Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.  (via wordsnquotes)

    (Source: wordsnquotes, via literatureismyutopia)